We'd REALLY like to see spring come soon here in New Hampshire. I have friends calling "UNCLE" all over Facebook. That being said, I made a springy project I will call a "poster" - as it makes me think of the posters I used to collect back in the day.
I have been dying to know how people make the printables, posters and cool photo pieces I've been seeing on Pinterest. So, I Googled it! I ran across a site called PicMonkey. Oh, man... it's great, super easy, FREE and so much fun. **There are effects you need to join to use, but there are plenty available in the free version.
To start with, you need to open a picture using the "OPEN" button on the top gray bar. It opens your computer and you just need to select the photo you want to start with. I started with this picture of forsythias I took last spring and opened it in PicMonkey.
Ready for text? Click on the "P" and a text box opens ON your image. Select the font you want to start with and start typing. I took a saying that I thought matched the photo, and typed it into the box. The box starts in the center of your image - you can change the box size and move it around once you have your text. WAIT till then as I found that if I moved the box and then added text, it centered on where I was then, and I had to move it again. You can shrink the box and slide it to the side, as I did, to get the text running down the side. Play around with font, text size and color, if you'd like.
I am going to play around some more (hence "Part 1" in the title) and I'll let you know what else I discover. I will also post the ones I create and you are more than welcome to use them!
Have a wonderful, creative day, folks!