It is cold and snowy outside in my neck of the woods and I wanted my New Year's background/wallpaper to reflect not only the coming of 2017 but also the winter season so these glittery snowflake ornaments and white tinsel were the perfect way for me to create this scene. The color palatte of cool blues, whites and greys also contribute to the wintery mood. I added some white stickers to the center of the snowflakes to create the year and layed it all out in my SHOTBOX. It was a pretty simple project and turned out exactly as I hoped it would!
When I took the picture, I left some empty space below the snowflakes so that I could add a New Year's message on my background/wallpaper. I added the text in Adobe Fireworks and used the "Fill Options" tool to copy the shade of blue from the ribbons that are attached to the snowflakes. Some areas of the ribbon are lighter than others so I selected an area that is closer to the tinsel and slightly shadowed by it, thus having a darker shade of blue. I love the way it turned out and I can't wait to share it with my family and friends and, of course, all of you! Happy New Year!
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Photo shot with SHOTBOX and my Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone.
Below you can see the setup inside the box. The wood plank background is a picture that is printed onto plain, legal sized paper. There are actually two sheets of paper that are sitting side by side but you can't tell because they meet up along the darker lines of the wooden planks, thus hiding the seam. I layed out my design on the base of the SHOTBOX and had to stagger the height of the ornaments so that they would fit within the available 14" width of the box. I used the center topshot hole to take the picture. The snowflake ornaments appear to be hanging on a fence but in reality, they are laying inside of my SHOTBOX!