September 29, 2016

52 Cards - Week 39

52 Cards - Week 39. David Hayes, 2016

Oh my gosh...this one is a real mish-mash! After the paste-up, I started with iColorama, then used a bit of Repix, maybe Snapseed...but I'm not sure about that, and finished with some of this and that added in Procreate. Happens when it took several days to get something I was happy with...

The original card:

September 19, 2016

52 Cards - Week 38

52 Cards - Week 38. David Hayes, 2016.

I kept this one fairly simple...a quick paste-up followed by letting iColorama do its magic!

The original card:

September 12, 2016

52 Cards - Week 37

52 Cards - Week 37. David Hayes, 2016.

This week's featured apps are: Repix and Distressed FX!

The original card:

September 6, 2016

52 Cards - Week 36

52 Cards - Week 36. David Hayes, 2016.

I threw a little bit of everything at this card...cut and pasting then the apps Distressed FX, iColorama, and Stackables. A glorious mess!

Here's what I started with:

August 29, 2016

52 Cards - Week 35

52 Cards - Week 35. David Hayes, 2016.

Some grunge for this week's card. Started with a paste-up, scanned then Stackables followed with a touch of Snapseed!

Here's the source card:

August 22, 2016

52 Cards - Week 34

52 Cards - Week 34. David Hayes, 2016.

iColorama and Stackables. Seems to be a great combination for this series!

The "source" card:

August 15, 2016

52 Cards - Week 33

52 Cards - Week 33. David Hayes, 2016.

This one leans a bit more to the abstract side than the others...I am having fun seeing what I can do using iColorama on these cards. Good stuff!!

Here's the "source" card:

August 12, 2016


Home. David Hayes, 2016.

Very excited to be able to announce that my image, Home has been selected as one of the twelve winners in the #Greenwich_Mobile competition sponsored by Greenwich Workshop. A big thanks goes out to not only Greenwich for their sponsorship of this competition but also to everyone who voted for my image!

Greenwich Workshop is now the exclusive dealer for this image so if you would like to order a very high quality print of Home, just follow this link: #Greenwich_Mobile. You can also see the other great winners in this Instagram competition.

August 9, 2016

52 Cards - Week 32

52 Cards - Week 32. David Hayes, 2016

More playing around with the app, many possibilities!

Here's the source card:

August 1, 2016

52 Cards - Week 31

52 Cards - Week 31. David Hayes, 2016

Tag ends from a couple of faux mail art pieces I'm working on at the moment...I'll post these soon...then the app iColorama to bring it to life. Good stuff indeed!

Here's the source image:

July 27, 2016

Reintroduction - Part 2

Birds. David Hayes, 2016.

In a post last week, I reintroduced three of my mixed media collage note cards. Today I'd like to feature three more in this series! Each of these cards are one-of-a-kind made from different elements that have been shaped, added, and arranged with the individual card in mind.

Blossom. David Hayes, 2016.

These note cards measured, folded, 4.25 x 5.5 inches and come with a mailing envelope. 

CEK. David Hayes, 2016.

All cards are available in my Etsy shop should any take your fancy. Perfect to mail to a favorite someone...or keep as a fine art collectable!

July 26, 2016

52 Cards - Week 30

52 Cards - Week 30. David Hayes, 2016.

Here it is week 30...and the cards are starting to look at little much alike...have to work on that. Come up with a different approach...a twist. We'll see...

The "source card":

July 21, 2016

A Reintroduction!

Summer. David Hayes, 2016

Going through some older works, I "discovered" a series of paper collage note cards that I made last year. Thought a bit of a reintroduction was in order!

Espana. David Hayes, 2016.

Each is a one-of-a-kind creation, made from different elements that have been shaped, added, and arranged with a particular card in mind. Every card is folded and measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Threesome. David Hayes, 2016.

There are a total of eight in this series...I'll spotlight the others in future posts. If any of these strike your fancy, they are all available in my Easy shop:

July 18, 2016

52 Cards - Week 29

52 Cards - Week 29. David Hayes, 2016

A couple of hand-drawn umbrellas...cut out and pasted on a black card...apped with Procreate and Stackables....

Here's the "source" card:

July 11, 2016

52 Cards - Week 28

52 Cards - Week 28. David Hayes, 2016.

Some of this and some of always. Apps used...Procreate and Stackables. As always. Something tells me that I need to mix things up a bit...

Source image:

July 4, 2016

52 Cards - Week 27

52 Cards - Week 27. David Hayes, 2016

This one turned out differently than I first imaged. Seems to work that way...

Apps used: Procreate and iColorama.

The "source" image:

June 28, 2016

52 Cards - Week 26

52 Cards - Week 26. David Hayes, 2016.

Week 26. Half way there! Probably should have done something special to mark this point...but I didn't realize this until now...

Had some fun with this one...used one of my old photos for the "paste-up" image of a tree and the handwriting from my digital files...the dragon fly came from a digital kit. Apps used....Procreate and Stackables.

Here's the "source" image:

June 21, 2016

Collages - Three More...

Collage #8 (6-11-16) David Hayes, 2016.

Three more in my ongoing series of mixed media collages. It's been interesting to see how each of these collages turns out...I do start with some sort of notion but then let the bits and pieces show me the way!

Collage #9 (6-15-16) David Hayes, 2016.

As with the others in this series, all are available for purchase in my Etsy shop!

Collage #10 (6-19-16) David Hayes, 2016.

June 20, 2016

52 Cards - Week 25

52 Cards - Week 25. David Hayes, 2016.

I discovered this tiny photograph in my stash...just seemed to fit where I was going with this week's card! Apps used: Procreate, TitleFX, and DistressedFX.

The "source" card:

June 13, 2016

52 Cards - Week 24

52 Cards - Week 24. David Hayes, 2016.

Now this one is truly a little bit of this and a little bit of that! Stumbled about putting this one together I must say!! Alls well that ends well...

Some cutting and pasting, a touch of digital art from KPertiet...apps used: Procreate, iColorama, and Stackables.

The "source card":

June 10, 2016

Collages - White Flowers

Collage #5 (6-4-16) David Hayes, 2016.

Collage #6 (6-4-16) David Hayes, 2016.

Collage #7 (6-4-16) David Hayes, 2016.

These collages are a series within my continuing series of mixed media collages...inspired by the concept of "white flowers". (I have Amy Duncan of Four Corners Design to thank for the idea.) Each of the collages feature one of my photos of a different white flower, handmade papers, and other such stuff. All are available on my Etsy shop:

June 8, 2016

Ferris Wheel

An annual event here in Milford, Ohio, Frontier Days follows the Memorial Day holiday as a kick off to summer. There is always a parade on the first day of the festival with three days of festivities over the week-end. We live only blocks from the fair grounds so it’s an easy walk for us to amble over, pick up some cotton candy and a fair waffle…and take pictures!

Opening the image in the app iColorama, I first did a square crop, focusing on the wheel itself and leaving a bit of negative space in the top right corner. Clicking “Apply”, I moved to the next step.

Still in iColorama, I next went to STYLE > TENSOR to give the image a painterly feel.  I used the default preset (1/4) and left the Opacity and Amount also at the default settings. Clicked on “Apply” and “Save” to finish up in this app.

Here’s a look at the image so far. Time for the next app!

Opening the image in Stackables, I applied the “Summer Glow” filter with a blend mode of Overlay @100%.  Saved this to my camera roll.

A quick look at the image after using Stackables.

Moving to the app Repix, I first went to “Rain Drips” and painted this effect over the entire image.

Wanting a bit more grunge, I then used the “Cracks” effect and painted this over the entire image.

After applying the two effects in Repix, the image is looking pretty good but I’m thinking it needs a bit of tweaking as well as a grungy frame. Snapseed is the perfect app to do both these things so that’s where I went next!

Once opened in Snapseed, I used the “Glamour Glow” effect 5/5 at the default settings.

I then used the “Tune Image” function to first adjust “Brightness” to -35.

Secondly, I adjusted “Saturation” to -44.

For a finishing touch, I opened “Frames” and applied Frame 8/23 with a width of -10.

Here’s the final version of Ferris Wheel! Quite a change from its source image wouldn’t you say!