Snow White visits the Mile High City

This week’s Mash up assignment was particularly difficult for me to conceptualize.  I read through every option and was not inspired to do any of them right off the bat.  I found one finally that sounded like something I could relate to my Denver theme.  The directions were to mash up a children’s book based on another cultural reference.  I would have to say the most difficult thing about this assignment was thinking about what people thought about this state.  Aside from legal marijuana South Park immediately came to mind.  I searched Barne’s and Noble and Amazon for books and nothing seemed to tie into South Park (which as I reflect back makes sense).  I made a 7AM I phoned a friend who said why not use Snow White?  Perfection!  The south park characters would seem like dwarfs to her so the tie in was exactly what I was looking for.  No one said the inspiration had to be my own.

I researched various programs to use to accomplish merging several different graphics.  After seeing Kirk’s work in the last screen cast I was hoping to learn how to use Adobe.  No such luck was made as you have to pay for this service or download it as a 30 day free trial.  I was working on this project at home and at work so I was unable to download it.  I found Kirk’s work to be inspiring, although it made me feel a bit like I was lacking in the technical department.

I ended up finding a great back ground picture of South Park and I snipped a picture of Snow White.  I wanted to make it seem like she was much larger than the “dwarfs” from South Park.

SW1South Park

I then located a picture I liked of the 4 main characters from South Park which I individually inserted into the picture.

South Park 2

I then googled “Disney font” and found a free websites you could enter text and it converted the font in your chosen color. I threw all the pictures together and used Paint on my computer.  I used the “color matcher” snip(for lack of a better term) to fill in all of the edges that were left from snipping so many different pictures in one.  All of these instructions may sound simple; let me reassure you this is a very time consuming process.  I am not sure if anyone knows of a better program than this??

I love the results and I think it fits in as best as I could make it, with my theme.

Snow White visits the mile high city