Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mosaic Monday: With a Vintage Feel



Mosaic Monday originally started out because I couldn't think of anything to post about, but I had photos aplenty. I put several of them together, and voila -- Mosaic Monday. Usually, I would choose my photos not for any special occasion or subject, but rather because they fit into a certain color theme. And that is just what I have done today. So really, I can't imagine what to say about this grouping, except that I love whites with a vintage feel. In case you are interested, the photos of the flowers, the snow and the books were all edited using the Nodding Violet Cotton Candy Photoshop actions pack. The books have a texture on them as well. The post cards are part of Sarah Gardner's papers collection.

I'm feeling the urge to start a weekly photography project with a different theme each week -- a color or a subject... Is anybody else up for something like that? If so, let me know in the comments or shoot me an email. Click on my profile to find my email address.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. It has been cold here in New Jersey, but beautifully sunny. Here's looking forward to March! I want to take a moment to thank all of you who take time out of your busy day to visit here. I hope you feel welcome at Little Red House, and please know that your visits and comments are so greatly appreciated! xoxo

Here are the instructions to join today's post:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.





40 comments:

  1. Perfect textures! I have yet to learn how to do this.

    I'm back after a long absence from MM.

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  2. Beautiful texture and effects! Very pretty shots.

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  3. Whatever you've been doing, you've been doing it very successfully because I always come in here and oooh and ahhhh over each submission. Beautiful, dreamy, vintage, and color coordinated. Simply lovely!

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  4. Oh, Mary, I am sorry, I didn't type my name and I didn't see a way to delete it.

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  5. Very dreamy mosaic Mary! Love it...

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  6. Incredibly beautiful, Mary.

    Your weekly project sounds good to me. It would give me the push to try something new/different each week.

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  7. Hi Mary, your photos are gorgeous. I love the soft colors. Your projects sounds like fun. Have a great week!

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  8. Your mosaic is lovely! I, too, love the whites and the vintage feel. Your photo reminded me that we haven't had much snow this year.

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  9. I think it would be fun to do a theme sometimes! See what we can all come up with! Love your vintage feel...beautiful mosaic! ♥

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  10. Would you let us know on Mosaic Monday what the next week would be? That would work well, I think! ♥

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  11. Yes.. I think a color theme would be great. I am currently doing a 52 Color Project on my blog and am having a wonderful time creating colorful palettes. I was with you this week too.. had a hard time putting a post together then BAM! LOL.

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  12. Beautiful pictures! Vintage is so nostalgic...brings back memories! Cathy

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  13. Mary, I love these images ... they are all so romantic!!!

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  14. I love the old postcards and the stack of books -- wonderful!! Thank you for sharing and for hosting.

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  15. It would be great to have a topic to concentrate on. Good idea. I always like you mosaics. I remember learning how to do them from you. Blessings
    QMM

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  16. I am interested! I need to move forward! =]

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  17. Beautiful, Mary....and I might be able to find some time to play along sometimes. It's difficult to keep up regularly but occasionally might work :)

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  18. You're right Mary, they really don't have much in common except that they are each lovely on their own. I think using a theme is a wonderful idea!

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  19. Yep, I think it would be fun to have a weekly project. I need some inspiration! Thanks so much for hosting these mosaic mondays...they are wonderful and have introduced some wonderful photographers to me.

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  20. Your images are so pretty! Love the soft whites.
    I like the idea someone else suggested - post what the next week theme will be. But what ever works best for you is good. I really appreciate your hosting this event each week and I try to participate when I can. Thanks for taking your time to host this event each week - you are appreciated.
    Have a great week.
    Glenda

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  21. Mary love the look of this mosaic! I am interested in your photoography project idea!

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  22. I love all the textures and effects you apply to your photography, Mary. They look like works of art!

    I'd be very happy to join you in a theme day if I am able. It is always fun to search fro appropriate photos among the many in my files ;)

    X0,

    Pat

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  23. I'm not participating this week, but wanted to stop by and see your mosaic. Your theme idea sounds like it might be rather fun.

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  24. I love this images!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Markus

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  25. What a delightful collection of images you have gathered for your mosaic this week.
    I would be interested in learning more about your idea for a themed photography project.
    Have a wonderful week in New Jersey, Spring is just around the corner!

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  26. I like your mosaic today especially the old books. I might be interested in your new idea. Thanks for hosting each week Mary. Blessings, Pamela

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  27. I love your weekly project idea - I take so many photos and don't always have anything to write about them other than "here, look at these".

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  28. Hello, it my first time here, and I absolutely love your blog! I am in the beginning of my photography adventure, and would like to participate in one of your projects (when I learn how to do mosaics).

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  29. You mosaic this week is lovely - and in a happy coincidence, I believe it goes with my post!
    Someday I will focus and try to learn a little more of what you do so beautifully with your photographs.

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  30. Thanks for hosting Mosaic Monday Mary. It was a great idea and I've enjoyed coming here on Mondays! I'm trying to organize and prioritize all of the weekly linky parties I share in now and it's a little overwhelming! It seems I could use a little more focus and not feel the need to do so much! No matter what more you do, I will always be here for Mosaic Monday I'm a huge fan of your blog and have been since my beginning. Which reminds me, please stop by Sall's Country Life and register for our anniversary giveaway! Thanks again!

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  31. I love your pictures very much. They have such a soft feel to them. Kind of mellows your mood. I would love a photo challenge. It gives me a chance to use my camera and hopefully artistic flare. Have a wonderful day,
    Brenda

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  32. Hi Mary!
    I love the mosiac and the old books look nice. Thank you for hosting Mosiac Monday. Have a lovely day.
    ~Clara

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  33. Hello! I like the look and feel of your Mosaic.
    Thank you for hosting.
    Pat

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  34. Lovely books. I especially like the books. :-)

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  35. It's Monday and I'm here! Can't hardly remember a time that I have missed. So much fun. Thank you for helping me to learn to make collages.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  36. I love the mood quality of the images in your beautiful mosaic Mary. Thank you so much for hosting Mosaic Monday. I have only been learned about this meme 3 months and I so look forward to it. I am sometimes slow to get to everyone's entry, yet make every good effort. A theme would be great. I begin thinking about my next entry sometimes a week in advance. Knowing the theme a week in advance would be great, so that we could gather our images to support it...it all works for me~

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