Sunday, January 8, 2012

“The Heart of the Sea” Mosaic Monday

I was so fortunate to find ‘the heart of the sea’ when we walked on Apollo Beach Christmas day.

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This is the very first heart I’ve ever found…a treasure indeed.

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I made this mosaic in Picassa and Picnik.

I started with this photo…

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But I want to tell you about a fun and easy photo editing tool online.

I was on Living, Laughing and Loving and saw these wonderful blogging tips. HERE!

In Part 4 she mentions Pixlr 

It’s very easy to use and you save your photo…be sure to rename it so that it doesn’t overwrite your original…right onto your computer!

I used it here…

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and here.

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday! I hope you’ll join us, too!

I love working with photos!

PS I’ve had so many people ask….yes, I think it IS a rock but it was in the perfect shape of a heart! When I picked it up, I put it to my heart!

Have you learned a fun editing tool lately?

55 comments:

Ann said...

I have never seen a "heart of the sea" before! Thanks for sharing and what a terrific find. ~Ann

Marydon said...

I 'ditto' Ann ... never before viewed one, but sure is pretty. So glad you shared ...

Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I've never seen one either. Never even heard of one. That must be like finding a four leaf clover or a penny on the sidewalk. It really is pretty. Your photos look great and the last one is nice with your much loved bottle. Take care!
Shannon

Renee@LivingLaughingLoving said...

Thanks for the shout out!! I love all the constant blog tweaking and improving!! :)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

How exciting...now what exactly is a heart of the sea. I have found heart shaped sea glass and heart shaped rocks from the ocean but I have a feeling that this is different?

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I'm in the dark about the Heart of the Sea too?! It look cool!
Haven't done any editing because I'm a chicken when it comes to "playing" on the computer.
Warmly,
deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think it IS a rock but I was so surprised to find one heart shaped! Thanks for the sweet comments everyone! And thanks again to Renee! ♥

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely find! I have not heard of the "heart of the sea". Thanks for sharing!

Pondside said...

Thank you for the link to the tips! I could use a little help. I too collect heart-shaped rocks on the beach. They just jump out at me.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what a great find and what an awesome editing tool!

ellen b said...

What a fun find! it is fun to play with editing...

Lorrie said...

Heart-shaped rocks are a great find. I love the name "heart of the sea."

No tips on photo editing here, but I think I'll check out your link. Can always learn something new.

pam @ i Love Shelling said...

I must be hungry and in need of a snack since it looks like a heart shaped cookie to me...yum! LOL
It may be from a slab of concrete from crab traps. I find a lot of those pieces in fun shapes but not a Heart Of The Sea! Whatever it was to begin with, it has had a change of heart. xo

Cranberry Morning said...

And that's a beautiful platter, by the way! Nice mosaic. :-)

Sandy said...

It looks like a cookie... are you sure it's a rock? I could take a bite out of it. It's cool, whatever it is. xoso Sandy

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The heart was meant to bring you joy! Thanks for the website for photo editing!

laurie said...

this is something new to me and its lovely, just beautiful, thanks for sharing this treasure,

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a neat find! Cool effects, love the edits. Going to check out the link, thanks!

Jordan@the2seasons said...

Wow the heart is amazing. I need to play around more with photo editing. It seems the possibilities are endless.

Kasia said...

What a sweet find! :) My girls always find and bring me back nature thingies in heart shapes! :)

Hugs,

Vee said...

Neat photography tricks! Do you save all rocks that you find that are shaped?

Elaine said...

Indeed a sea treasure.. Thanks for the hints on the photo tips

Tammy said...

Oh Diane! What a wonderful find!! I blogged about playing with pictures in Picasa today. I haven't tried Pixlr. I'll have to give it whirl. Have a great week!!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Thank for the tip. I haven't tried Pixlr and it might be fun to take a look!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

My first thought was that it was some sort of sea sponge! LOL

Hugs,
Pam

Nan said...

I used to do a lot of photo editing with Paint Shop Pro then when I switched to an Apple that program I had to give up and I have never mastered Adobe Photo Shop Elements! I really really miss it to because there was little I could not do with PSP.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi Diane - it's amazing, isn't it?
My daughter found a smooth rock in the shape of a heart at Scusset Beach in Bourne. They are real treasures.
I've tried to do photo editing and I can't seem to 'get it'. Oh, well
I'll stick to stitching I guess.
Blessings,
Susan

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

I love this heart!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a lucky find! It makes for a pretty mosaic for Mosaic Monday.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I've never heard of it...such a beautiful find! Love the picture touchups, very nice effects! Have a GREAT week!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What a perfect gift from the sea!

mary said...

You are very lucky it's kind of rare ^_^

MM

KAT said...

how wonderful to find a sea heart and take it home to love. YOU are a sweet-heart.
- KAT -

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Diane, wow! What a find. I love it.

Happy Monday...isn't it a beautiful day?!

Barb ♥

michelle said...

Beautiful heart of the sea Diane. It is so fun to find such treasures on the beach.
xoxox

It's Just Dottie said...

Your heart from the sea reminds me of my heart shaped tomato growing in my garden last summer!!!!
Smiles,
Dottie

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I've never heard of "heart of the sea" either....how interesting!!! So are your mosaics!!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh I am lost. What is heart of the sea? I used to use photoscape another wonderful editing program that is free. V

Chatty Crone said...

I learned how to make a button. sandie

Trace4J said...

Just beautiful. What a treasure!
Hugs Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Nezzy said...

'Never seen one before sweetie, I do believe you've found a rare treasure there.

I have to tell ya once while on a canoe trip hubs passed a rock on his paddle in front to me. I took the rock and as I did he said, "I give you my heart." It was a perfectly little pink shaped heart rock.

Now ya can say...awwwwwwwwww! Heeheehhee!


God bless ya and have an awesome week sweeite!!!

Kim K. said...

I swear you find the best stuff on your outdoor adventures. What a lovely treasure. Happy Monday!

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, how amazing, Diane!!! I've got some news to share with you--come take a look at my new post!!! XO
Cindy

Donna said...

Cool! I hadn't seen that one before! I'll have to give it a test drive sometime. Thanks for the info!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I have to start trying out some photo editing tools. By chance, do you know one that lets you change backgrounds on photos?

Kathy said...

Great photos! I think it is fantastic that we can have access to such great tools for photos online! How cool is that!
Kathy

Ali said...

"Heart of the sea", what a pretty name for it. I love beachcombing. You can make some great finds.

Ali x

Freckled Hen said...

It is so pretty! My sister is always finding neat things like that..I love the editing-thanks for the info!

Freckled Hen said...

It is so pretty! My sister is always finding neat things like that..I love the editing-thanks for the info!

Della said...

That is a perfect heart! What a treasure! I love the pic you tinted in blue, it's very pretty.

Betsy said...

Thank you Diane for the editing tips. Haven't had much time to play with software these days, but always on my list of things to do.
I love that sweet rock, it almost looks like a cookie.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your mosaics, and that heart is beautiful. I have been working with Kim Klassen's videos about Photoshop and textures. I joined her test kitchen and between all the free textures and her wonderful tutorials I have enough to keep me busy for a while. I love learning new things too.

Have a beautiful evening.

Karen

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

How cute! We always spend Xmas day walking on the beach..no matter how cold:)
Photo editor looks cool..I'll have to check it out!
Happy New Year Diane!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Whoa! That is SO cool!! Will definitely be checking out this new photo editing site too - thanks!

Porch Days said...

Wow. Amazing to find something so perfectly heart shaped. It is fun to work with photos. The clock seem to tick faster when I get so absorbed! Do you feel that way too? Nancy