Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Honeybee showcase ~ Altered Photographs

Welcome to the HoneyBee Showcase for this Wednesday!  It's Altered Photograph week here in the hive, and we have some sweet projects to share with you!  We started out on Monday with Rosemary's tutorial on how to use imaging software programs to alter your photos before you print them... Now we have some that are altered after the fact!  Let your creativity be inspired to fly!!!
This is my take on the Monday Motivational tutorial at Betty Bee's Buzz by our Honeybee Rosemary on altered photograph. I used my parent's wedding picture to make a page for a 75th wedding anniversary album. I used my printer to print out 4 copies of the picture. My Copic markers colored Mom's bouquet. I then cut out each of 3 copies of the picture - one with Mom and Dad, one with Mom, one with the colored bouquet. I seperated each with a 3D dot. The sheet music was made from an online source and the embossed paper is from Tuesday Morning. The lace is from my stash.

Thanks, Rosemary, for the great motivation! Lots of great ideas to keep trying this again

on some other old photos, too! Let's see what you can do now!!!Judy Ford


I made a LO with my altered photo.  (The altered photo is the top picture).  My children love this little concrete bench under an elm tree in my parents' yard.  We can rarely get a good picture of either of them, but on this particular day we took several photos and one was cute of J and another was good of K.  DH & I combined the two photos!  The tree and bench are not quite right if you look really, really close, but for the purposes of my LO, it worked perfectly :)

June Houck

Look who's early this week me, me, me, me! this technique, Rosemary! Thank you so much for the inspiration.  I used my Copics on my picture and did they ever work like a dream!  This is my grandson, Lucien, taken this past week-end at a Heritage Festival

I colored in the cute little bunny that he is so gently holding.......isn't that sweet?  Here is the scrapbook page I did with this image.
Lucien saw so many cool things on Saturday that I am making him his own 8x8 album, (Thought I would use this page as the cover) so he can share it with his daddy, who was not able to go because he had to work.
Hope you join in and share your photo's with us.  We would love to see them.

 I followed Rosemary's suggestion, but since I am still at the hospital with DH, I did a quick and easy version with a printout of a cropped photo of my granddaughter, and added  wonderfully blended colors with Copic markers.  There is a tiny bit of color to her lips, and I did her eyes blue, but it doesn't show up... anyone have an answer to this?  I tried all of the colors in my arsenal, and went back and made the white reflections white again.  Thanks to my sweet daughter for the beautiful velvet Mother's day card that serves as the mat for my card!  (Not bad for creating under adverse circumstances!!)

Betty Brett
It's YOUR turn!  Show us your altered photo projects!!  You can use digital alterations, or you can alter the print using ink, paint, or your choice of other medium.  We'd love to visit your blog, and find out what creative ideas YOU have!  You can link below, and everyone can come and visit,  or you can send us an email at BettyBeesBuzz at  
and the HoneyBees


Beth said...

Beautiful ladies,

Judy love the 3-D effect you did on your parents picture stunning.

June awesome job on your picture guess I will have to put my PSP back on computer so I can really play with this.

Betty hope hubby is home soon and oh what a precious little cutie patootie just enough color and still focus on that sweet face.

June Houck said...

HoneyBees, your photo work is bee-utiful! You all did a magnificent job. Kudos to Roe for the inspiration :)

Court said...

Great job honeybees!!!!

Judy Ford said...

Love all the great versions of Roe's tutorial! Going to have to get some software for my computer!!!

Rosemary said...

Wow, love all the different altered photos! Great job on your projects!!

Judy Ford said...

Beth what an adorable bunny picture! looks like he had a great time!

June I love how you made a picture out of two pictures. Gonna have to get me a photoshop program.

Betty your granddaughter is beautiful.

Great job! everyone!

I'm doing pretty good overall. Hope to get back to

Judy Ford said...

crafting soon!