June 22, 2011
June Stitchalong: Week 2
(my June Stitchalong project in progress)
Yay! We've already had a great response to the June Stitchalong - we've got new projects in the pool, along with some free patterns designed by you guys! Remember that for this stitchalong you are welcome to stitch any free pattern that you like (even one you make yourself) - but please post a link to the pattern you use so we can stitch along with you. :)
For this post, I wanted to show you a great tool freely available in Flickr that you might not know about: Picnik!
Ever take a picture of your stitching and think it's too dark or you wish it reflected the actual colors better?
Here's some stitching from the super-talented lilyvanilli72:
You can tell, without a doubt that this is an amazing work, and the details are nice and sharp, but it's kind of dark and hard to see the actual colors...
Well, here it is after a quick Auto-fix in Picnik:
Isn't that awesome? Thanks, Lily, for letting me share your stitching!
Here's a pic stitched by life is crafty (wonderful stitching, by the way, Jeanne!) for the June Stitchalong:
After Auto-fix in Picnik:
Nice, huh? The original photo was fine, but Auto-fix added an extra pop of contrast and tweaked the color temperature to the cool side. I've used this tool a lot, and like any tool, sometimes it works better than others, but it is definitely worth a try.
Here's how to use Picnik (tips from Flickr):
How do I start editing with Picnik
Now, back to the June Stitchalong...
A few of you have already stitched some of the freebies I posted!
How about this cutie stitched from the Wild Olive pattern:
Stitched by Now I'm Found
I love this white stitching on blue:
Stitched by ~ PixieFey ~
And, just in time for this stitchalong, Digital Misfit posted a free pattern on her blog:
Get the pattern
As for my project, I am finishing *cough* last month's stitchalong and stitching Carina's free pattern on paper:
(my progress again)
Can't wait to show you more! Until next week, have fun stitching, guys! :)