It’s all the craze at the moment and there are shed loads of software applications you can download, especially onto smart phones which can create these artistic effects.

So I thought I’d give it a go using some of my photos from recent years.

I used an app that I downloaded onto my iPad called PicFrame, which is quite user friendly and can create some good effects quickly, and what’s more it only cost 59p from the Apps Store.

All very arty!