Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Button Pumpkin


Button Pumpkin by Jeanne Selep
Button Pumpkin view 1

This year I decorated an artifical pumpkin with repurposed old metal buttons to create a unique fall decoration.

Button Pumpkin by Jeanne Selep
Button Pumpkin view 2
Although the project took a lot longer to create than I expected it to, I'm happy with the result.  (Don't you find many "quick and easy" projects take much more time than you expected them to?)

Button Pumpkin by Jeanne Selep
Button Pumpkin view 3
One of the best aspects of the project was sorting through hundreds of old buttons and finding the "cool ones" that called to me.  

Metal Buttons closeup by Jeanne Selep
Metal Buttons close-up - Save for free screen saver
The buttons above with the rooster and the boat stood out from the eagles, shields and anchor buttons.  Can you find the clock face button above?


Metal Buttons closeup by Jeanne Selep
Metal Buttons Closeup - Save for Free Screen saver
There were more men's faces than women's faces, and lion faces were scarce.  Can you find the button above featuring an old style car? 

Button Pumpkin by Jeanne Selep
Autumn Button Pumpkin view 4


Happy Halloween!  I hope you enjoy the autumn season, Halloween and Thanksgiving!   


Click on the images to see them enlarged. (Yes, you can see these images even larger!)  The best way to see the images in their largest format is to (on a windows system) right click on the image and select "open in new tab" from the option box that opens. This bypasses software that limits the size of the image opened.  On the newly opened image, click on the image again to see it  zoomed maximum.

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I am linking to these parties:
IShould: Inspiration Mon (Entry ? of 425.)
Dwellings: Amaze me Monday 238 (Entry 123 of 129.)
BNOTP: Metamorphis Monday 457 (Entry ? of 90) *
* Stroll Life: Inspire Me Tues 397 (Entry 193 of 223.)
Cupcakes: Project inspired 247 (Entry 127 of 131.) 
Mersad Photography: Through My Lens 118 (Entry 44 of 48.) 

Savvy Style: Wow Us Wed 360 (Entry 178 of 178.)
Gingersnapcrafts: Wow me Wednesday 323 (Entry x of 240.)
DIY dreamer: Let's Share 286 (Entry 195 of 326.)
Jan Olson: Share your Cup of Tea Thur 270 (Entry 8 of 107.) 
A Delight: Home and Garden Thur 297 (Entry 22 of 92.) 
Snapshotandsnippets: Pinnable Party (Entry 54 of 79.)Essence of home: Share your style 142 (Entry 46 of 331.)

Grandmas House: Wed Party 60 (Entry 98 of 113.)

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Kaleidoscope Images Part 5


Kaleidoscope desktop free background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H1: Free desktop background

These kaleidoscope images were created from a photograph I took of a hydrangea's flower.

Kaleidoscope free desktop background by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H2: Free desktop background
The same source image was used for kaleidoscopes H1, H2 and H3.

Kaleidoscope H3 by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H3
The source image for kaleidoscopes H1 - H3 is shown below.

Hydrangea Flower Center by Jeanne Selep
Hydrangea Macrophylla (icecap) Flower Center
The image spoke to me and I have used it as a screen saver -- it reminds me of undersea corals opening at night, of fireworks, and of star cluster images from a far away galaxy.


Hydrangea Macrophylla lacecap flower
Hydrangea macrophylla (lacecap) flower
The actual plant was a fantastic macrophylla lacecap hydrangea that unfortunately needed water and was drooping slightly.

Hydrangea Macrophylla lacecap plant
Hydrangea macrophylla (lacecap) plant
Sometimes I discover something beautiful, but don't realize that it is also unusual or rare.


Kaleidoscope H4 by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H4
When I saw the plant more then five years ago, I barely knew what a hydrangea was.


Kaleidoscope H5 by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H5
I realized the plant was near the peak of "full bloom", but I didn't realize that the plant was a unusual hydrangea variety and a large and prolific specimen.


Kaleidoscope H6 by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H6

I didn't realize that I was unlikely to see a plant like this again. 

Kaleidoscope H7 by Jeanne Selep
Kaleidoscope H7
I have since learned that when you see something you think is special, enjoy it!  Because you might not be able to see it later. 



More Kaleidoscope images can be found in other posts linked below.



Click on the images to see them enlarged. (Yes, you can see these images even larger!)  The best way to see the images in their largest format is to (on a windows system) right click on the image and select "open in new tab" from the option box that opens. This bypasses software that limits the size of the image opened.  On the newly opened image, click on the image again to see it  zoomed maximum.

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Kaleidoscope Part 1
Kaleidoscope Part 2
Kaleidoscope Part 3
Kaleidoscope Part 4
Kaleidoscope Part 5
Stained Glass
Mosaic Window






















I am linking to these parties:
Rustic Refined: Table It 168 (Entry 191)
Dwellings: Amaze me Monday 234 (Entry 126)
BNOTP: Metamorphis Monday 453 (Entry 87) *
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tues 380 (Entry 63)
* Stroll Life: Inspire Me Tues 393 (Entry 126)
Macro: Macro Monday (Entry 16)
Cupcakes: Project inspired 243 (Entry 197)
Mersad Photography: Through My Lens 114 (Entry 36)
Good Random Fun: Good Random Fun (Entry 38)

Southern Daydreamer: Outdoor Wed 456 (Entry 1)
Girlish Whims: Your Whims Wed 323 (Entry 180)
Savvy Style: Wow Us Wed 356 (Entry 176)
Gingersnapcrafts: Wow me Wednesday 319 (Entry x186)
DIY dreamer: Let's Share 283 (Entry 195)

Gotta Create: Wildly Original 244 (Entry 11 of 104.)
Jan Olson: Share your Cup of Tea Thur 267 (Entry 19)
A Delight: Home and Garden Thur 285 (Entry 15)
Katherines corner: Thurs favorite things (Entry 143)

French Country: Feather Nest Fri (Entry 38) *
A Glimpse Inside: Handmade Hangout 174 (Entry 78)
Craftberry Bush: Inspiration Gallery 162 (Entry 83) *


Chic: Flaunt it Friday 225 (Entry )
Tatertots: Weekend Wrap Up (Entry )
Elizabeth: Be Inspired 190 (Entry )
Pieced Pastimes: Saturday Sparks 82 (Entry )
Maleviks Rose: Saturday Show Off (Entry )
Be Diff: Show and Tell Sat (Entry )
Classical Home: Homemaking Party (Entry 60)
Love of Home: Sun at Home 87 (Entry )

IShould: Inspiration Mon (Entry )
Uncommon Slice: Inspire Me Monday 90 (Entry ) 



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