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~I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.~

~Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.~

~I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know
anything about.~

~Oscar Wilde





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Thursday, March 25, 2010

On-line Photo Frames & Collages


One of the Hewlett-Packard sites: HP Creative Studio for Home; Photo frames and borders offers free photo templates. Simply choose a template, upload a picture(s) and print out your creation! Other projects and decorating ideas are also available, and there is an email feature provided to easily send the project link to a friend. Most of the frames come in 2 sizes, i.e. 4x6 and 5x7. The collage style frame I am using as an example only comes in the 8x10 size. You are able to customize the frames according to the colors that compliment/contrast your photos, previewing as many colors as you like before printing. I printed out my finished projects on Kodak Premium Photo Paper, Glossy, Instant Dry. Visit the HP site  HERE.
 I first tried a collage of family photos from a recent birthday dinner. Some of the pictures are a bit dark, but they have great sentimental value! I chose black, as I often use it and really like the results. With these photos though, I ended up liking the brown much more.

Here are 2 versions using a brown frame.



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Next, I played with color using some of my favorite photos, and my current favorite, ~turquoise.

You can see where the horizontal version doesn't look quite right, and some of the photos do not fit well. I am much happier with the vertical version! The photos used in this turquoise frame are a mix of my own, and a couple of shared photos from the web. The fabulous turquoise sugar/creamer/white rose photo is from Leslie’s, A Creative Mint blog:
http://acreativemint.typepad.com/a_creative_mint/2009/06/playing-with-avocado-turquoise.html





HP displays this heart frame in red ~the photo I used did not look good in red, so I used their color re-set option. I was in a mono-chromatic mood and I thought I would like the green, but the photo looked washed out. I ended up with the orange/peach shade.






And, finally I played around with a colorful Easter Lily frame.

Have you used this site before?
What do you think?

Let me know what you come up with!

5 comments:

  1. oh wow! I LOVE all your beautiful pictures!! And I adore the *tea party* picture!!!
    So gorgeous!!!

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  2. btw thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    hugs

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  3. Loving you collages, I just learned how to do those myself when I started blogging. You have a pug and you like color...looks like you made yourself a new friend!~ Hope to see you again:)

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  4. nice photos! i was also looking for a collage template. thanks i ran into your blog!

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