Yesterday I finally shared the completion of my daughter’s room and now I am going to begin sharing how some of the projects came into place.

The first one I am going to share is the photo canvas that is above her desk.

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This picture started like this…

Last November my hubby and I had an amazing opportunity to take a quick trip to Paris.

When we were there, we happened upon this…

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One of the bridges crossing the Seine had all these locks with messages on them.

We found some really fun ones likes this…

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And this….


Then, we happened upon this one that happens to be our girl’s initials.

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After we got home I went on Picnik. (picmonkey should have this now) Are you familiar with them? They are great site to do some fun things with your photos even if you don’t have a whole lot of knowledge in that area. There are a lot of options you can use for no cost or you can pay a yearly fee for the Premium package that does have lots of options.

Even though I am getting more familiar with using Photoshop, I still often turn to Picnik for quick and easy changes.

In this case, I used a process called Neon under Edit – Effects.

If you look on the bottom left corner here, you can see once you choose you can move the circle along the color scale until you find something you like. In this example, I chose a bright blue color.


The one that is in my daughter’s room came out like this.

neonmp2I then had it printed on an 8x10 wrapped canvas. I wish I could remember who I used, but I don’t. There are many options out there for having photos printed on canvas.

Once again, this is what it looks like in her room.

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A fun way to add a little personalization to her room.

Thanks for stopping by!

November 09, 2011 — Laura Putnam