Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thinking about Gardening for Mosaic Monday

mosaic on pale green paper
Lately I have been potting up the bulbs that I have overwintered in the basement and thinking about the new gardening season.   I am sure you are too.   The gardening magazines coming in are full of beautiful gardens and they are inspiring me to think about what I am going to do in ours.  This week I learned how to take photos using a white background to isolate the items I am taking photos of.   A mini studio if you will.   It consists of one of my dining room chairs holding the white bristol board and the items and me on my hands and knees behind the tripod with camera attached.  The other lesson I learned was to incorporate a patterned piece of  scanned scrapbooking paper onto the back of the photo.  There are some beautiful papers out there and those of you who do scrapbooking know that.   I am an amateur at all this.  
I am joining Mary at DearLittleRedHouse for another session of Mosaic Monday.   Join us won’t you.   I hope that you have an inspiring week.   Valerie.

19 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, Fabulous mosaic. Love the background. Have a wonderful week.

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Great colours in your mosaic, love the print:)

Bernie said...

That is a lovely background and it really does add that something special to this mosaic. Roll on spring!

LDH said...

Getting excited about the warmer days and looking forward to a bounty of flowers and veggies as I enjoy your lovely mosaic!

Pondside said...

Thank you for those tips - they really make a difference.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a pretty mosaic! It could be printed and framed! ♥

EG Wow said...

Pretty soon, Valerie!

Jeri ~ said...

Gardening is on everyone's mind for sure! Great mosaic, lovey background!!

Wendy said...

Love your photo's you choose for your mosaic, and I agree I am ready for spring and having fun looking through all my books and magazines!

Genie said...

This mosaic brings to my mind the happy thoughts of spring. I cannot wait for it to get here. Soon I will be out in the barn trying to find all of my tools and pots so I can get started planting. Your photos are lovely. Happy MM.

Snap said...

Love this post! Looks like you are all ready to garden!

theresalwaysthyme said...

Love your mosaic! The background looks lovely against such gorgeous shots! Can't wait for the spring blooms and color!

Sarah said...

Lovely mosaic and post. I've got gardening on my mind these days! ~ Sarah

Lorrie said...

Thanks for sharing the photography tips. I'm always looking for ways to improve my photos.
Flowers and gardening are on a lot of minds these days. We're all impatient for spring.

Sheila said...

Your mosaic is great - full of hope and dreams of sunshine and gardening!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty mosaic - you did good. :)
The snow pictures were taken in Jan. and Feb., and I hope we don't get anymore this Winter.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful mosaic.

Meri said...

Garden catalogs are great inspiration, as are the garden shows that are held about this time of year. I need some more lily bulbs.

Jill Harrison said...

It is great fun learning new things. You can also try different coloured card for the backgrounds instead of the white - depending on the item you are photographing. Also a piece of white card acts as a good reflector if you want to put more light on the object. Have fun!
And thanks for coming to my blog and for your comments.
Have a great week.