Friday, May 22, 2009

Your desktop image??

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So today I offer you a challenge.
I was so tired of turning on my computer and looking at the same image over and over on my desktop that I created the one above.
Of course... I think it turned out super cool. :)
What do you have on yours? Don't you think it should be something you kreated yourself? Of course you do!!
I can hear you saying... I can't do that..... but I know you can!!
Here is what I did.

On my desktop screen. I right clicked and chose properties. Then I went to settings. This gives you your screen resolution. Create a new document the same size. Next I found an interesting scrap paper. I made mine, you can download it here
Next I added an image, changing the blend mode to soft light and used my move tool to bump it over to the left. I knew I wanted a scroll around Grace's eye so I dug around in my brushes for something that would work. Stamped a new layer and used Ctrl T to freetransform it to fit. Played with my blend modes until I found an interesting effect. I found the flower swirls in my swirls stash. (sorry I don't know where I got them) I did a little burning here and there. I wanted my edges a little darker so the icons on my desktop would show. I then saved my image as a jpeg to my desktop. Double clicked to open and chose, save as desktop background. Now I see Grace's gorgeous blue eyes every time I turn on the computer. What could be better than that!

I do hope you give it a try. A new kreation just for you will always make you smile.
Happy Weekend!!
~kimi~

12 comments:

Katherine B said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Kim! And thanks for the paper! =)

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 22 May [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 23 May [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Joanie said...

Kimi, I did this back in December... I post the results on my blog if you want to take a look.
http://joaniesbalonie.blogspot.com/2008/12/sharing.html

shari aka smiles said...

Kimi, this is beautiful! I will give it a try! Thank you for the paper!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Uncategorized post on May. 23, 2009. Thanks again.

~Kristie~ said...

Darnit! I wish I knew how to do all of this too! That looks really good.

Bimba said...

Very nice, thank you :)

kimi kreations said...

Well Kristie since it is your child I can probably give you a copy for your computer if you like. LOL!!

Joanie said...

Kimi, I use the Minima stretch template and then customized the colors and background. I love how I can get enormous photos with the Minima stretch template. I use Photobucket to post my photos (large 640 x 480) but you can go larger than that. If you have anymore questions don't hesitate to shout out to me either hear or on Facebook. I have long been inspired by your work.
Thanks,
Joanie

Sunny Archibald said...

Pretty, Kimi. Thanks for the cool paper.

Simone said...

Thanks for the idea and tut!soun ds great will try it thanks for the paper also.

baroochi@yahoo.com said...

Thank you for the paper it's great. Have been trying your technique, not quite there but I'll keep at it as I love the effect you achieved - brilliant. Thanks again. Barb