Special Offer

For a limited time I am offering 10% off your purchase at my Gallery when you spend $25.00. There are also additional discounts when you purchase more. 15% off when you spend $50.00 and 20% off when you spend $75.00.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Contest? Of sorts...

Ok, I keep seeing and hearing about all these giveaways and contests on other people's blogs. So I'm thinking to myself, I love contests (having them, not being in them cause I never win anything usually). How am I going to have a contest when I have only just started this blog, and I don't have the followers and the resources to get the 'free items' to give away. So I had this idea, I can't afford to buy anything to give away so what if I made something. Actually, it would be more like altering something. Some of my few readers are good friends of mine and are familiar with my love of altering photos. I can change a photo a little or a lot depending on how I feel it needs to be changed. for instance, something as simple as making a B&W photo out of a color photo and re-entering one accent color for punch.

Or do a lot of color saturation and other techniques to turn a regular fairy into a bright and intense fairy.

Or how about introducing the main subject onto a different background.

and another example...

I have also had some success in the past with making old photos that had turned red, if not totally original color, at least less red and with some color replaced. I can also remove simple unwanted objects from the original background, like the window blinds from this one.

Sorry, I did not keep the original image on this one.

So here's the deal... I need to know if anyone would be interested in something like this as a giveaway contest. Basically I would have you post a comment to enter, telling me what photo you want 'altered' and how. After a length of time I will pick a winner and alter thier photo how they wish (or to the best of my ability). Catches...of course there is a catch. The image needs to be digital to start with, as large as possible. And I will return the altered image to you as a digital file. You will have the opportunity to print as many as you want, the cost will be your responsibility. To make sure there is enough interest, I would like to see at least 10 different people comment that they are interested. So those of you who read my blog already, if you like the idea, post a link about this on your blog.

Thanks for reading!!


  1. I think this is a great idea! And I have seen your work. What a great Christmas gift this would make for someone.

  2. This is so cool! I had no idea you could do this. You are a talented lady. I'll get a post up and try to spread the word.

  3. Wow, you do really good with pictures. I think your idea is really great. I recently did a book giveaway on my blog only after a couple weeks of its birth, haha. So I know how you feel. Happy weekend! :)

  4. Your are amazing! I love what you do with the pictures. This would be a fun giveaway.

  5. Popping in from SITS!
    I love the idea of this type of contest! Let me know what you decide and I can help promote it.

    I'm now following your blog!
    I'm at http://www.jaelcustomdesigns.com

  6. Happy Saturday Sharefest. I think that photo altering is a great way to have a contest without spending money and it is more personal anyway. I'm sure if the word got out lots of Moms would want family or kids photos done.

    I just launched my first contest too, and it is a bit discouraging in the beginning seeing so few entries but good luck.

  7. This is a great idea. I've seen others do this type of contest in the past and people were interested. Most know some basics of photoshopping but nothing to the extent that you are doing. I say "go for it"


Welcome to my little corner. Please leave me a note. I hope you enjoyed your stay.