Sunday, 22 January 2012

A change and a holiday

They say a change is as good as a holiday … and now, it seems I’ve had both.

Inspired by the holiday we’ve just had and the fact that Picnik is closing down (more on that later.) I have just wiled away an hour or two changing my blog header and layout. (Also,  I’m still kind of on holiday mode and finding a bit hard to get back into the swing of things.)

Summer blog header

Back to the Picnik news – Picnik (in case you don’t already know) is a website where you can edit make collages of photos. I discovered it soon after starting blogging and every now and then use it to make a collage. I normally only use the free features, but they have just recently announced that they are closing in April 2012 (boo hoo!) and until then have offered the ‘premium’ features which normally cost for free (yay!)

Wanting to make the most of it (and obviously not realising that I still had a couple of months to do so) … I went and collaged up a storm.

Picnik collage - Summer

I really love the 1960s photo effect (previously a premium feature) … it give that slightly yellowed, rounded edges look to photos – all that’s missing is a piece of old cello tape here and there…

You can see that the image on the right has this effect (while the one on the left is natural.)

047summer Isy

You can see that I kinda LOVE this photo – she looks so grown up here!

The photos with this effect remind me of a whole lot of old photos of our holiday location, Waimarama that were up on the wall of the local general store. I wanted to take a photo of them, but didn’t want to appear a weirdo – well that and every time we were in the shop I was instead busy stopping Noah picking multiple items off the shelves!

OK – so two blog posts from me in one day and far too much internet time for me today already means that I really should be off…

But can some please tell me of another Picnik type alternative, for me to use come April?

Jen x


Days Of Our Lives said...

ohhh love the new look. :)

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Picnik is moving to google+ so we can still use it- we will just have to relearn it!