As I mentioned in a previous post, I do also enjoy crafts and currently have two separate cross-stitch projects that I am working on both with a garden/plant theme. However, I hope to soon be finishing these and am looking forward to new projects.
I wanted to have more pictures/images of our allotment around our home especially now plot 1 is looking much better and ‘prettier’ and rather than just have photos I wanted to do something a bit more creative where I can play around with colours and contrasts etc.
I want to capture allotment moments when the plots are in ‘full bloom’ and as the projects I have in mind require photos as a starting point, I feel that photo taking will be a job for Sam as I am not a good photographer at all.
I have two projects in mind:
The first project is an arty project where I will turn my photos into paintings. I have found a website where I can upload photos and turn them into a number of different style paintings I have already tried it on one of last year’s allotment photos and I have to say, I quite like the imagery.
The program itself offers the ability to play with contrasts. brightness, hues etc and can be found via this link
I plan to take several photos of each of the plots and have a play around with them in this way and put together a collection of photos to hang somewhere in the house.
The second project is to take either photos of the allotment or allotment themed paintings and turn them into cross-stitches. Again I have found a website that can turn a photo into a cross-stitch pattern and tells you which colour skeins to buy and the number required!
I think this will be a nice way to stitch the things I want to stitch without spending hours searching through various kits (and spending a fortune on them!), however I think these will be longer term projects as they can take quite a long time to stitch!