by Janet Blue on April 4, 2015

floweryI wanted to create a bright springlike photo for today’s post in celebration of Easter. But just like other weeks, I was unable to decide which creation I like best. Here’s the original photo of big-eyed Fiona with Mauricio in the background. He does not appear in any of the other versions.

floweryHere’s the first incarnation created using a double exposure feature from PhotoFunia. I thought it was lovely but wanted some type of frame.

I began looking for a frame in PiZap. Not finding exactly what I wanted, I started tinkering. I added a sparkle overlay and changed and boosted the colors slightly. I added the frame with Picasa.

Here is that version.




I think I achieved what I set out to do. However, while still in Picasa, I was curious as to how this would look as a pencil sketch. With one click on my track pad, that’s exactly what I had.




I absolutely love how this turned out. I think it looks like a page from a coloring book. I am going to print it, get out my colored pencils and have fun creating yet another look.

neonWe are joining Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. You can see all the submissions or add one of your own by clicking on their badge.

Cat4So tomorrow is Easter Sunday, and we know many of you may be busy, but we will be hosting our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. If you can take a few moments away from your planned activities to snap a selfie, we’d like you to join us again or consider joining us for the first time. We had our best turnout to date last week with 59 (including our own) entries. We are so pleased and appreciative to have so many participants and such great support.


Cathy Keisha April 4, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Whoa! That’s pretty in color but I’m not so sure about the sketch until you color it. Happy Easter!
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Ellen Pilch April 4, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Very nice art. We look forward to hopping with you tomorrow.

Angel Abby April 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Fiona you are a breathe of springtime beauty.
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Dezi and Lexi April 4, 2015 at 8:25 pm

You look just gawjus Fiona. All da fotos awe bootyful. And yesfurdays foto wuz ppawsum too. Mommy dusn’t have very many fotos of hers selff when she wuls yung. So moost of her lelowies awe just memowies in hers minds eye. Hav a pawsumly BLest Easter.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi
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Melissa & Truffles April 4, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Your artwork is always SO beautiful and creative!!!
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The Island Cats April 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

We love these! We ‘specially like the different shades of purple in the one.
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Brian April 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

You are one pretty flower gal!!!

Flynn April 4, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Those are all great, but I like the second one the best.
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The Florida Furkids April 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Great artwork! We love all of them!

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies and nose kisses to Mau from Allie
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Linda Arthur Tejera April 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

These came out great! 🙂
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Penelope April 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm

These is glorious and mes LOVES them all – especially the pencil sketch!
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Austin Towers April 4, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Very Very cool artwork!!
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The Swiss Cats April 4, 2015 at 11:39 am

Beautiful creations ! We love how you play with your photos ! Purrs
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Little Binky and Granny April 4, 2015 at 10:31 am

When they’re all good, like yours Fiona, you don’t have to chose, but show them all 😀
We don’t know if we’re in time for the Selfies tomorrow, so we want to bring you today Pawkisses for an eggstra Happy Easter and hope your Easter Bunny Day is filled with fun in every way 🙂 <3
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Kitty Cat Chronicles April 4, 2015 at 9:50 am

Love how the photo turned out with all of the purple flowers. It’s gorgeous! And Fiona – those eyes!! Absolutely stunning.
We will be looking forward to joining you for Sunday Selfies tomorrow!
Sampy sends 2934572934534534 kisses to Astrid, and we all send lots of love!

lorraine williamson April 4, 2015 at 9:44 am

I love both one you can color which is good for your health and the other for easter so pretty will be posting frankies photo later had an old one where the computer lights make his feet glow will see what I can make of that have a great easter
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McGuffy Ann Morris April 4, 2015 at 9:19 am

I really love this! I would frame it! Happy Easter! ~xo~
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Katie isabella April 4, 2015 at 7:23 am

Fiona, I really really love this. You did furry well. xox

Sammy April 4, 2015 at 7:15 am

Fiona! What a gorgeous job your Mom and you did on your flowery portrait today! Really beautiful and very “Spring-like” too! My Mom hopes your Mom got all the photo ops she sent for the Paris trip………….

Love, Sammy
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Cat Scout Charles April 4, 2015 at 6:33 am

We love the final picture. The pencil sketch makes Fionas beautiful face pop out of the picture.
Happy Caturday to all and special Nose Kisses to my sweet Ms Lisbeth.
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Mariodacat April 4, 2015 at 6:20 am

I like those very much. The eyes really stand out. Good job.

Peaches & Paprika April 4, 2015 at 5:59 am

Hello, wondering if anyone would know how I participate in Caturday Art? Peaches and Paprika have a great photo they’d like to share but didn’t see link. Thanks for any help you can advise.

Gattina April 4, 2015 at 5:36 am

Beautiful creations ! A real spring greeting !
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Molly The Wally April 4, 2015 at 5:02 am

Blooming marvellous. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
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Athena April 4, 2015 at 4:41 am

We love them both!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Maureen April 4, 2015 at 4:27 am

I love playing with photos as well. This one is great – but the pencil sketch loses it
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Summer April 4, 2015 at 1:55 am

You came up with a lot of cool, creative approaches!
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Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles April 4, 2015 at 1:22 am

Love those blossoms on your head! And the pencil drawing is so pretty!

Clooney April 4, 2015 at 12:24 am

That is such a lovely, cheery art photo of you Fiona! Really gorgeous. Sending cuddles to you and G…
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