Sunday, February 19, 2012

Golden Montage

This Montage uses all the things I have learned lately. Making the background is challenging and a real pleasure. Finding the right pictures and especially pictures that go together I find to be the difficult part.

Thank you all for your comments on my other montages. My Purple Hydrangea Montage, my Follow the Sun, and my Birds and Dots. They say practice makes perfect so I will keep practicing. Please keep commenting and let me know if you think changes would make it better.


I keep collecting bits of paper and things to print with. Lots of ideas floating around in my head. But when I have a little time, I find myself looking forward to creating on the computer.

I love the way I have complete control to delete layers, change colors of anything, erase edges, blur colors or change opacity. By using the eyedropper tool I can match any color in my picture. The possibilities are endless.

We had an impromptu dinner party tonight. Last week I had cooked so much the refrigerator was full of goodies - (some people call them leftovers). Our son called to say he was dropping in for a visit and would stay for dinner. Friends were going to stop by later so we asked them to come earlier and have dinner. Out came the roast turkey leftovers and the gravy. We mixed up a batch of dressing using Pepperidge Farm sage flavored bread crumbs and put it in the oven while the potatoes boiled and my son-in-law tossed a green salad. I set the table for seven and we sat down to turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and more. There was even dessert on hand. All eaten at the dining table in the living room near the fire. It was a lovely evening. Here is our table on another evening set for dinner.



Thanks to Melody of Fibermania for her recipe of Lime Cheesecake Bars.  I used a lemon and pecans instead of walnuts. It was my turn to provide refreshments at the Garden Club meeting this week and I was brave, or foolish, and tried this recipe for the first time. All turned out well. These are delicious. Two people asked for the  recipe and I shared, giving Melody full credit. And there were some left over for tonight's dessert along with a coffee cake and coffee of course.

11 comments:

Pondside said...

I like your golden montage. I can't wait for the sun to come back and paint the world bright again!

Stephanie said...

I am enjoying your montage very much and your homes looks so cosy. I took your advice on fixing up the blog to look wider. I need to read up on the html on how to make it all wider like yours. The codes for deciphering has changed I noticed. It takes me a few extra minutes to do too. I do this as I found that I was getting an awful lot of spam. I know it takes a bit of extra time but is worth it in the end. Are you going to share the recipe or do I click on the Lime Cheesecake Bars on your blog? It has different colored font. Tomorrow I will come back to check it out. I had a very busy busy day on Saturday and this is the first chance I am getting on to the computer all day to check out the blogs I follow.

TexWisGirl said...

your montage is beautiful! really nice!

(and you made me hungry!)

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your montage is lovely, so clever how you created it! Your impromptu dinner party sounds like fun; you pulled together a feast in no time at all!

Shirley said...

This golden montage is beautiful. Now I simply must check out your others. BTW, the cheesecake sounds divine!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a beautiful montage.

andy said...

Looks great !!! the table looks very cozy for a warming dinner

Linda said...

It's a good thing to follow your muse. The reason I'm doing so much cross stitch is just because I want to. I enjoy doing it. I think something will come out of it eventually. Your table near the fireplace looks so cozy, a wonderful place for a small dinner party. I responded to your comment on my post, but I don't do that kind of baking. I use almond flour, no grain at all because of the diabetes. It's lower in carbs. but I'm glad for the info for other people that might be reading. So thanks for sharing. Linda

Icy BC said...

Sounds like a lot of work and time consuming. The result, though, is so gorgeous, and worth the effort.

Sheila said...

The colours in this lovely montage speak to me. you are so talented and obviously enjoying the creative process of creating montages. I would love to learn how to do this.

Irene said...

Nice work, I love the layers and palette!