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    Christmas is coming and it seems like my brain has taken an early vacation. Every year I produce a christmas card to send to my close friends and family - and possibly some clients to remind them I am still alive and in the business!!

    This year though it seems that I have gone dry. I have spent hours at my computer screen staring at images that just don't seem to be exceptional - or just have no feeling.

    Retouchpro is the only place where I see work that I get inspired by - so here I am asking for some help.

    Please help inspire me.....
    Clare


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    I apologise if I have repeated a thread that is already here or this is in the wrong place!!!... I'm having a bad day.

  • #2
    Clare,

    Just a thought. Thomas Kinkade (and others) have quite a few paintings that might inspire you. You might also consider something along the lines of Norman Rockwell for a more human touch. We had a challenge or two around Christmas last year that produced some pretty good ideas too. I seem to remember at least one in the photo art category also. Hope you come up with something good. I'd like to see the final results.

    Ed

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    • #3
      Thanks Ed - I'll look these artists up and I will definately visit our gallery challenges.

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      • #4
        Check out this site. Perhaps some of these will strike your fancy.

        BTW: The admin (Ian) at FreeFoto.com graciously allows me to post images from this collection for mini-challenges.

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        • #5
          Thanks Danny this has given some ideas to work on. I'm still not to certain which way this years pic will turn out - I never am until I start, but this has given me some much need inspiration.

          I have attached last years image

          Greek Angel
          (I can't remember whether I have posted this here before if I have I am sorry for the repeat!)

          Clare
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          • #6
            I don't remember seeing this one before. But even if it was posted, it's still worth seeing. I'd say that one captures the spirit of the season. Very nice.

            Ed

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            • #7
              Thanks Ed
              I am finding it a little bit difficult to follow that one!

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              • #8
                Hey Danny, I checked out FreeFoto.com, chose an image and made a Christmas card......just playing around.

                The top is the original and the bottom is my new version

                Marlene
                www.thedigitalspectrum.com
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                • #9
                  Clare,
                  That angel is really beautiful.

                  Marlene,
                  I love what you did to that image to create a Christmas card. That's really pretty. You should print and send them. It's better than the cards they sell.
                  DJ

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                  • #10
                    Clare -- the scanned background from your maple leaf would look beautiful on a card.

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                    • #11
                      D.J. Thankyou! I'm going to be printing up postcards and I may include this.

                      Claire...lovely Angel!

                      Marlene
                      www.thedigitalspectrum.com

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                      • #12
                        Thank you all for your kind comments on the Greek angel.

                        CJ - I think you have a good idea there - and it will give me somewhere to work from - the blank canvas has probably been the thing that has been holding me back this year. I will definately give this a try.

                        Marlene - I like what you created with your image. It is very effective - I prefer your image to the original.

                        I am going to revisit Dannys link and see what I can come up with.
                        Hopeful my next post will include an image

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                        • #13
                          Well with Christmas looming I have finally finished my card. I have posted it in the gallery (click HERE).

                          Thanks to all for your inspiration, Have a fantastic Christmas

                          Clare

                          - - - - - -
                          Added link to the gallery post. - DannyR

                          Last edited by DannyRaphael; 12-09-2002, 11:18 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Clare:

                            That's a lovely image. Just wonderful.

                            ~Danny~

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Danny

                              Thanks for putting the link in I should really learn how to do that!!!

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