Okay, I tried it out, and here's the fastest way to get the basic idea down;
Import image. Go to "filter" in top toolbar. Scroll down to "texture". In that rollout, select "patchwork."
This will give you the basics. If you are having problems decideding whre one color starts and another ends, follow thiese steps;
Import image to another document. Go to "image" in top toolbar. Select "mode" (at very top) and go to "greyscale." Hit "yes" when it asks about discarding color info. This will show you the value of the color in each area.
I actually sent out the pringles cans on Tuesday after LONG, obnoxious battle with the post office. And I'm sorry, but I was so agitated I forgot the get a tracking number.
On a happier note, I did get one of mine, and it was awesome! I got a felted notebook and keychain, a little monster, a pencil topper, two green and black skulls bracelets (which I'm wearing) and a beer cap necklace (wearing that too!!!). I was wearing the button hairpins yesterday. I think that's about it. Oh, the cans was collaged with flowers. My roommate loved it, so it's now in her room. Thanks!
I found a bunch of bags I like at Urban Outfitters, but I am cheap and don't want to buy them. But here's the real trick. There are features of two bags that I want to combine, and I'm not sure wuite how to go about it. So if anyone could point me in the direction of an appropriate pattern, tutorial, or anything that could help, I would love it.
The fishnet bag (1st link) rocks. I love the wide strap and the style. However, I plan on using this bag over the summer, so I want it to be more bike-friendly. I want to alter this purse to be shaped a little more like the second purse I have a link here for, but a bit bigger, like massenger bag size. I'm going to use it for paints, sketchbooks and lots of tools, so pockets are good too. Sooooo.... I guess if anyone can help me in anyway, that would rock. If I haven't described it well enough, please ask me any questions you need to to help.
I am also a lucky lady! I got a super cool bracelet with irridescent ribbon and two beads. It's very simple, but very nice and not boring. Plus, I got the COOLEST microscope slide necklace! It was flower stamps in the center and a place for a medical emblem, all suspended from the coolest wild purple yarn/thread I have ever seen!!! I'm thrilled because I think this is my fave of all swap packages I have ever recieved. :
OH MY GOSH!!! I wanted this shawl so bad...and then I saw this thread...and then I tmade it in two nights! I kicks major butt. I made it with green and rainbow leftover yarn I had, plus some blue, pinks and purle leftovers my roommate gave me. And I put little flowers all over it. I LOVE it. It's not very big, and not as drapy as hers, but it's warm and I love it. Thanks for the pattern!