Sunday, February 21, 2021
This was so much fun to work on yesterday. I created a digital scene with John's 3 photos of his micro 1:144 town. You can see the 3 photos together in the previous blog. For those of you who use Photoshop you might like to know how I did it. I opened a layer and added a scenic photo from Pixabay which is a great place to download images because they are copyright free. I enlarged the scene and moved it so that very little of the sky is showing and it was mostly a green landscape. I opened the 3 sets of photos John had taken of his micro town and turned their backgrounds transparent. Then I added the 3 transparent photos to the scene on their own layers. I moved the top photo down to look more realistic behind the 2nd photo. Using the clone tool I saved various images of the soil and added it to the background scene to make roadways for between the buildings and added them to the front to look more in scale, less rocky, more dusty looking. Then I went to each building layer and added shrub looking plants from the cloned background and a mossy look with transparencies in front of the buildings . The horses were downloaded from Pixabay as well. I created transparencies, cropped them and applied styles and adjustment layers to change the colour and added inner shadows. then placed them between the second and third layers. Fun moving them here and there to see what was the best fit. It was interesting to extend the railroad and add dust here and there too. Thanks for looking, Mini Hugs, Jean. .
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
I hope you are all staying healthy and doing well in these very difficult times!
Last week I finally had my hair cut after a year and it is part white now, Ombre, LOL. It seemed like a good time to grow out the white. Maybe I will start acting more mature and show my age, perhaps be more wise, I can always hope!
There are 4 new quarter scale kits from January too, that I have not shown. 2 new French Frame kits, a French folding screen and French Fireplace scree that matches the folding screen are all of Etsy now too.
A Mini Miniature Show starts Feb. 17 until Feb. 21, these shows are always so much fun with lots of dealers offering fabulous minis. https://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/ starts tomorrow.
John and I will both be offering the Mega Roundtable. Mine is the Quarter Scale French Canopy Bed and John has designed a Micro, 1:144 scale Farmhouse, the first in his Series of an 1800's Town which is very exciting! You can see the other buildings he has designed in the middle photo.
Stay safe and all the very best!
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Snow Day! I had so much fun adding snow to one of my new deep red paper kits. It was like playing in the snow. I added embossing paste for snow and painted the houses and trees with white acrylic paint. Amazing how I was finding snow everywhere! Can you tell I miss snow!!! We rarely get it here.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
New Quarter Scale Kits I will be offering during a free online Mini Miniature Show starting tomorrow,
Here are the 2 new quarter scale kits I will be offering for the November Mini Miniature Show starting tomorrow. I think you will love it!!
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Happy Halloween everyone!!
This is a kit I had so much fun designing, mind you I always love designing but this was extra special since I have always enjoyed baking, especially around Christmas. When my sons were young it was so much to bake gingerbread houses that they enjoyed devouring. One year I wanted to do our tree in a baking theme....I hung all the gingerbread men and cookies I baked. I also bought small copper cookie cutters that were on sale and tied them with red ribbons as well for the tree. Red felt decorations, garland and red balls finished the tree. Fun times!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Halloween is such a fun time! I love all the Halloween miniatures people have designed and I really enjoyed designing these wreaths and laser cut them in heavier black paper for quarter scale. They are a bit late for this Halloween but are available in my Etsy shop at an introductory price. Enjoy all of your Halloween goodies! Mini Hugs, Jean
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Happy Fall! Here are a few new kits I will be offering for the Mini Miniature Show starting tomorrow. These will be roundtables. The new Christmas Wreath kit in quarter scale was so much fun to design and make.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
A Mini Miniature free online show starts today until Sunday! Fun times! I hope you will join us for a virtual tea or coffee and lots of treats! https://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com/. 😁🥳 a
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
June Dollhouse Miniature Show!
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
I am showing 2 new kits that I'm offering as Roundtables for A Mini Miniature Show that is a free online show starting tomorrow until the April 19!!! You can even stay in your PJ's and enjoy the terrific dealers and fun!!https://aminiminiatureshow.weebly.com
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Please stay healthy everyone and do everything you can to lift your spirits as well as staying informed about the Corona Virus!! Mini Hugs, Jean