I saw this project last year on a blog post (sadly, that blog is no longer active) and was excited to try it.
This is my friend Robin's beautiful home. I took a picture on a sunny day and uploaded the photo in Picasa.
I then turned it into a pencil sketch, sharpened it, and resized it to fit an 8x10 frame.
I'm really happy with it! And I think Robin is too :)
Centsational Girl (my new best friend from Northern California, check out this post to see how talented she is!) has a great post on using Picasa. Picasa is FREE, and really easy and very helpful considering my complete lack of photo skills. Disclaimer - the two photos have not been improved with Picasa - just the sketch itself!
I hope you are ready for Christmas! Santa comes tonight so we can celebrate tomorrow and head out of town on Thursday so we're pretty excited around here!