Lisa Leonard Designs

photo play

February 27th | photography



playing with picnik and various images

to create a collage around the idea of

‘i held the moment in my hand’




i love layering the images

and using pictured with text to tell a story




it really takes the pictures to a new level

when you add a few graphics, a little text and a little layering.




i’ve never been much of a scrapbooker

but i can see how this would be addicting!



our saturday is very mellow, rainy and quiet.

we ate clam chowder and ritz crackers for lunch.

perfect comfort food.

enjoy your saturday!

30 Responses

  1. JD says:

    Love layering things and squeezing more meaning into one image!

  2. Holy criminy. I will resist the dark pull of this possibility of wasting more time. Will. not. go. see. how. this. works…

    But it is lovely.

    And I am weak.

    Who needs a clean house anyway? Really, we can turn our clothes inside out and wear them yet again. Why says that groceries must be bought?

    Will. resist. picnik.

    Well, maybe just a peek!

  3. LOVE that. is that layering option only available with premium account? i let mine expire. :(

  4. Philippa says:

    Hi love the layering look.. I am not a scrapbooker but love mixed media collage so yes it is addictive!! Woke on Sunday morning here in NZ to a nationwide tsunami warning after a large earthquake 8.8 in Chile. Feel for them so… East coast of NZ (not where I am) experiencing tsunami surges right now. How amazing and yes slightly scary! We have been told not to go near any beaches in the whole country for 12 hours as totally unpredictable! Gorgeous sunny day here… and so long to go to the beach! Smiles

  5. Laura says:

    You made these on picnik? Wow, I’m going to need to play around on that a bit more.

  6. Southern Gal says:

    Do you pay for Picnik? I don’t find as many options in the free version. Your pictures are lovely.

  7. Jenny says:

    I wish I knew more about how to do this! I think it’s beautiful… I’ll have to play around with it.

  8. janine says:

    Clearly I’m going to waste most of tomorrow on Picnik playing around with this! Thank goodness mini-rugby was cancelled :) Beautiful images as ever.

  9. Rachel says:

    You did that on PICNIK? clearly, I’m missing out and I have the premium membership.
    Lisa, that’s gorgeous.

  10. LOVE it!!!! You have inspired me to play…. I am with Rachel… I have a premium membership and I am missing out! wink!!
    BIG HUGS!!

  11. Lovely! I just joined picnik and have a lot to learn but am excited!

  12. rani says:

    very cool! gotta try piknic myself!

  13. denise says:

    lovely. i love story telling in pictures.
    i am a picnicker, but cannot figure out how to do this. and i upgraded. any suggestions?

  14. Courtney says:

    These images turned out just great! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. lisa says:

    thanks for all the sweet comments. layering on picnik is a little hard to figure out, but here’s a tutorial. hugs!

  16. Bonnie says:

    Thank you SO much for sharing. I just got a picnik account and I’ve been playing on it all night. Very addictive! I really should sleep…

    Your photos are lovely. I can’t wait to try some out myself.

    Thanks again!!

  17. elizabeth s says:

    <3 I can just imagine printing some of these onto a nice archival paper and tacking them up …. :)
    and I just LOVE that quote (“I held the moment in my hands”) because isn’t that how we live? God only gives us a moment at a time, we hold it ever so briefly (O, thank goodness for cameras!!!), and then life moves on whether we are ready or not.
    Thanks for posting!

  18. Marilyn says:

    I wish I lived close to you — you could teach me so much.
    I am a want-a-be photographer. Just don’t know much.
    Your pictures are just beautiful. I look forward to them everyday.
    Marilyn in TN

  19. Kristi F says:

    Just incredible. You would be a FABULOUS scrapbooker; one of those I envy at every turn for their spectactular brillance. And it truly is addicting.

  20. Brenda says:

    I’m pleased that you’ve found my Picnik Layering tutorial video useful. :) These are wonderful creations! -Brenda, team picnik

  21. zalaine says:

    Having beenplaying too. Many ideas – thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Suzanne says:

    Loooove these! Thanks you for sharing the fun and creativity.

  23. Lisa says:

    Lisa, I watched the tutorial. thanks for sharing the link. I’m wondering how to get the pictures or textures that people are using for them. i saw that there are flickr groups with textures and see that you used textured text, but how do you get them into flickr and where do you get them? thanks for sharing.

    love your work.

    hoping you all are getting rested and getting well.

  24. Megan says:

    How cool is this, amazing pictures!

  25. more fun things to do with photos! Thanks for the inspiration! P.S. your lunch sounded so simple and satisfying!

  26. Jeri says:

    I had been admiring your photos, then spotted the post about Picnik, so excited to try it out! I too want to get better at the techie-photo stuff, but this will be fun in the meantime. Found you thru Artful Blogger mag. Congrats!

  27. I love the color tones of your photos…. do you use photoshop or picknic to do that? Beautiful!

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