Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Creative Thank You

Since November is a month of showing gratitude, I thought this would be a great project to share. Back in September, my in-laws took our family on an incredible vacation. We wanted to do something special with our kids to say thank you. We decided to make a picture with the kids holding up letters that spelled out THANKS.

I thought I'd learn some new skills in Photoshop, so I decided to digitally add the letters. I also could have cut them out of foam board, poster board, or cardboard.
I took a picture of each of the kids holding some wood blocks. I originally tried to take a picture with all 6 kids at once, but that just did not work! I couldn't get them all to hold still and look at the camera and smile. It was so much easier to keep their attention and get a good picture when I did one at a time.
I used Photoshop and added each letter. I erased part of the letter so the fingers would show.
Then, I erased most of the background

and pasted them into the big picture.
These pictures are so fun and since you can spell anything are great for any holiday or occasion! Joy, noel, peace are great words for Christmas and love, hugs, kiss(es) would be cute for Valentine's day.

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12 comments:

Priscila said...

Oh this is too cute! I love love it!

Priscila @ jensennp.blogspot.com

Grammy Goodwill said...

This is the cutest thing I've seen.

Janny said...

What a great idea to take the picture of each kid individually. I would have never thought of that. Instead my face would have turned red out of frustration. How long did it take to edit Photoshop?

Artsy VaVa said...

This is the cutest thing EVER! The kids aren't bad either!!! Such a wonderful idea.

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

aw, what a great idea!

Natasha said...

what an amazing idea!!

Would Love it if you could share this on my linky party - Serenity Saturday -
www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xx

Edith said...

Now that was a clever idea.

Amy said...

That looks aMAzing! Wow, I can't believe you photoshopped each one in...you can't tell at all!! Would you pretty pretty please share this here?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/our-home-for-holidays-party.html

Donna said...

OMG! What talent you have. A super creative idea! My photoshop skills are no where near this but you dear, rocked it! I am visiting from Tidy Mom and glad to have found you!

Karen said...

What a cute idea! I love the picture:) You can't even tell you photo shopped! Awesome!!

gail said...

Angie--I LOVE this picture! Oh my, I don't have photoshop, but even if I did, I know I could not do the magic you did! Fabulous job!
gail
ps catching you this week, thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can!

Amy B said...

Love, love, LOVE this idea!!!! Gonna do this with the kids I work with!!!!

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