This Page

has been moved to new address

Last chance to enter the Kodak Big App challenge

Sorry for inconvenience...

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
Alexander Residence: Last chance to enter the Kodak Big App challenge

Friday, 18 November 2011

Last chance to enter the Kodak Big App challenge

The Kodak Big App challenge continues, with a chance to win a Kodak printer or camera.  If you haven't got on board yet, here's a run down on how to turn your photographs into art, and maybe even prizes.  And if like me you need to see some before you get inspired, I have collated some great ideas too.

In a nutshell
Take one cool snap, give it the Big app treatment via the free Big App on the Kodak site.  The App will turn it into a PDF dividing the image into as many A4 sheets as you choose.  Print the PDF, then either fix it to the wall directly, or frame your creation. Kodak ink is more affordable than other inks so you can go as big and as colourful as you want. It's also great quality and highly smudge resistant, so perfect for little fingers.

My projects
So far I have used the Big App to remind myself to keep practising the skills I learnt on my photography course, by turning this picture into a collage above my desk.  Here's me looking pleased with it:


I blew up this photo of my daughter shell hunting on the beach in Wales for her bedroom wall.


And I captured my son in the midst of his favourite activity, pirating! A little Jack Sparrow appearing out of the bushes. His collage was bigger than his sisters, she wasn't impressed.  He loved it though.


Then my husband wanted to know where his photo was. So the next one's for him.  And I need to raise the stakes on my daughter's image.  I have some ideas. And I will remember to lose the margins when I print to make this one seamless, and stick it up straight, and perhaps even frame it to give it an even bigger wow factor.

Challenge entries
Still looking for inspiration for your entry? You have until Tuesday 22nd November. Let me share some ideas I really like from the entries so far, it was impossible narrowing it down, but here goes.  

I love Kate of WitWitWoo's Skimming Stones, moments like this encapsulate so much about the parent child bond, about growing up and learning.  They totally deserve to take over a whole wall.


Again, this shot is just pure magic, and it took Rebecca of Here Come the Girls hours of manipulation to achieve (pop over and find out how she did it).  I can imagine it looking absolutely amazing blown up, and Rebecca's talking a whole 24 A4 sheets.  She would easily get this many sheets, and many more, out of £10 Kodak colour cartridge.  Bargain.  You can't beat fairies for capturing small people's hearts and minds.


Mamsaurus is going to put this in her dining room.  For me it is a million times better than any plaster cast or handprint kit of your baby's hands, and so much cheaper to achieve too. Plus the colours are just awesome and it's going to inspire more fabulous art, whilst looking every inch a piece of modern art in itself.


Although I am rubbish at minimalism in my interior design life, I can dream.  I can dream of clean white flowers, blue cloudless skies and a very different, and beautifully relaxing approach from Gadget Mum.  I love the way it changes my perspective, literally and mentally.


So that's what we did with the big app, what would you do?

All the information on the Big App Challenge you need is here.

I'm a Kodak Printer Projects Expert!

This is a sponsored post in association with Britmums and Kodak

Labels: , , , , , ,

3 Comments:

At 18 November 2011 at 16:13 , Anonymous Mammasaurus said...

Ooo thank you for featuring mine!
Love your pirating picture - it looks like a window through into another world how you have set it up!
I'm loving the whole Big App challenge - I'd never thought about doing anything like this on a wall before - but now just try stopping me! I best go and buy a printer now!!!

 
At 18 November 2011 at 16:38 , Blogger The Alexander Residence said...

Oh yes, I see what you mean about the window now. Love that idea. I'm addicted, I was only asked to do one project but I can't stop.

 
At 22 November 2011 at 14:29 , Blogger Here come the girls said...

Thanks for including my pic. It's good to finally do something with it. I spend so long making it and then it's just sat in a file in my computer.

 

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home