Thursday, March 15, 2012

Early Morning Shadows, Baby, and PicMonkey

The sun was shining in the bedroom window the other morning, casting the most beautiful shadows across the bed (and Baby).

 I love this photo of Baby sitting on the nightstand at the foot of the bed. I thought it would be a perfect photo to "play" with. Claudia posted a great tutorial of PicMonkey the other day and it looked like so much fun that I had to give it a go.

 I absolutely love the results! I softened the image, darkened the edges, and framed it. I may have to get a real frame for this photo!

Here's another photo with the sun creating beautiful shadows.

And here's the same photo using HDR, darkened edges, rounded corners, and again a frame.

By now Baby had moved to the bed, totally enjoying the warm sun shining through the window.

And here's the same photo after adding Yester-Color, darkening the edges (again), and using the Polaroid frame with text. I think I'm totally addicted to PicMonkey now!

Would you just look at how beat up the finish is on our poor bedroom furniture? We've had this set since 1989 and my nightstand has been the springboard to the bed for all of the beautiful kitties we've owned since then (it's a VERY high bed). Clearly their claws have done a number over the years. It's a good thing I'm into old, rustic, and distressed!

Clearly Baby doesn't seem to be concerned about the marks she and her predecessors have left on the nightstand. She knows some of those marks are also from puppy paws over the years, trying to see which kitties are snoozing in the bed.

Baby looks lost in though in this photo. I do hope she's not feeling bad about the furniture after all. Don't worry about it, Baby. I'm not.


A final photo of the gorgeous shadows on the bed... Happy (almost) spring, everyone!

I'm linking up to Cindy's (My Romantic Home) Show & Tell Friday. Be sure to pop over!

Donna

15 comments:

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

These are beautiful photos and definitely frame worthy....love them! I have four kitties and I can totally relate to the "footprints" they leave....

Enjoy :)

Lou Cinda

Deb said...

These are just gorgeous. All of them. "Hi Baby". Deb

Donna Marie said...

Lovely photos, both the befores and afters. Baby is so sweet. I love your matelasse bedspread.

Happy almost Spring to you, too!

Donna Marie

Donna Marie said...

Lovely photos, both the befores and afters. Baby is sweet. I love your matelasse bedspread.

Happy almost Spring to you, too.

Donna Marie

P.S. Sorry if you get duplicates of this comment.

Cozy Little House said...

You know I love that Baby!
Brenda

Lyn said...

beautiful photos shadow and a pretty cat, two of my favourite things.
xxx

sheri said...

Awww, Baby is so sweet, enjoying the warm sunshine. The photos are fabulous. I've never heard of picmonkey, but I think I will become quickly addicted! Eh, what's a few scratches on furniture. It's our beautiful companions who make it all worthwhile.

I love your bedcover, too. That's something that's been on my wish list for a while....maybe next time I'm in HomeGoods.....

sheri said...

Awww, Baby is so sweet, enjoying the warm sunshine. The photos are fabulous. I've never heard of picmonkey, but I think I will become quickly addicted! Eh, what's a few scratches on furniture. It's our beautiful companions who make it all worthwhile.

I love your bedcover, too. That's something that's been on my wish list for a while....maybe next time I'm in HomeGoods.....

Donna said...

How lovely! I especially love the treatment you did for that first photo! Exquisite...

Susan said...

Darling photos of Baby. Love that cat! Nice job. Susan

Syndi of Beachnut Lane said...

I use photoshop elements, but after seeing the great effects you achieved with picmonkey, I am trying it out today! Thanks for sharing pics of your cute Baby!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love that one of Baby staring out the window. Great job. She definitely deserves a frame!
Hugs,
Patti

The Sweetest Days said...

That Baby, she certainly does have a good life, doesn't she? And the bedspread is so pretty, Donna!

Enjoy this gorgeous sunday!

Chatelaine said...

Great shots of Baby. It certainly pays to know your subject. Baby is a beauty. It's fun to play around with photos.

I would framne them all and hang them as a series.

Brenda Anderson said...

Baby is adorable! Thanks for sharing the PicMonkey love. You've done a great job with your editing. The Monkey is impressed!

Cheers! Brenda ~~ PicMonkey Team