Friday, September 30, 2011

Photo Art Friday...Candy Lily....

Candy Lily Bloom.

This is a photo of last year's bloom.  This year, the Candy Lily didn't bloom.  Too hot?  Too dry?
We've certainly had that, here in Central Texas.

Maybe next year....

Created with:
My image
Pixel Dust Texture~Old Master Dust~Soft Light 69%
Pixel Dust Texture~Old Master Dust~Soft Light 93%
Shadowhouse Texture~Aged Photo Effect~Hard Light 73%
Shadowhouse Texture~Aged Photo Effect~Linear Light 83%
Background~PSE filter paint daub and Gausian blur @soft light 100%

I'm linking up Bonnie today, for 
Photo Art Friday.
Click on the link below to see more beautiful art made with photos.

Have a good weekend.

Photo Art Friday

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Texture Tuesday...Love and Roses....

Last year's Anniversary roses.

This week's challenge for Texture Tuesday is 'Love'.
What says love better than roses?  Especially, if they are an anniversary gift from your one true Love.  

Created with:
My Image
Background copy desaturated @ Linear Burn 17%
Kim Klassen Texture Crackerjack @ Mulitply 58%
Kim Klassen Texture Crackerjack @ Hard light 47%
Kim Klassen Texture Waterstain Frame @ Hard light 51%
Repeat Waterstain @ Hard light 51%
Kim Klassen Nature's Beauty @ Linear Burn 70%
Kim Klassen Nature's Beauty @ Soft Light 29%
Kim Klassen Waterstain Frame @ Linear Burn 51%

  Wow...that was a lot of steps.

Be sure to visit Kim for more great photo art.
Click on the link below.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sailing Away from Costa Rica....

We took a cruise last spring, down to the Panama Canal. 
On the way back, the ship stopped in Costa Rica.
It's a beautiful place.
Storms were forming, over the mountains, as we sailed away at sunset.

Created with:
My Image
Kim Klassen texture, Thursday
Pixel Dust texture, Silent Memory
Pixel Dust texture, Blue Me Away
I flattened these layers before I wrote down the recipe....drats!
Framed it up with a vintage frame from Coffeeshop.  I used the black & white conversion and the vintage texture layers.

Here's the original..

I'm joining Bonnie, over at Pixel Dust Studio, for Photo Art Friday.
Click on the button below to see some more photo art.
Have a good weekend.

Photo Art Friday

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

By the Sea...

We were in Playa del Carmen, walking on the beach.  This fishing boat was pulled up to the shore.  
I kinda like that fisherman....

Created with:
My Image
Background copy @ multiply 58%
Kim Klassen Pumpkin Grunge texture @ Soft Light 62%
Kim Klassen Crackerjack texture @ Multiply 20%
Kim Klassen Crackerjack texture @ Soft Light 100%

Thanks Kim, for the textures.

I'm joining Kim's Texture Tuesdays.
Click on link below to see some amazing texture photo art.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Natural Beauty.....

Native and Natural Texas Wildflower.  Mexican Hat.

Created with:
My Image
Pixel Dust texture Linen Blind @ soft Light 100%
Pixel Dust texture Studio Made Texture @ multiply 100%
Pixel Dust texture Studio Made Texture @ multiply 100%
Shadowhouse Creations Aged Photo Effect Mask @ soft Light 100%
Background copy desaturated, PSE9 paint daub filter, & watercolor filter

I'm joining Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art
for Photo Art Friday.
Jump over and see all the good art displayed.
Thanks Bonnie.

Photo Art Friday

Friday, September 9, 2011

Blue Mood....

Plumbago is one of our favorite flowers here.  They give a cool feeling to the summer.

Created with:
My image
Posterized in PSE9
Pixel Dust textures applied
  Desert Canvas @ multiply
  Studiomade Texture 8 twice  
   once @ soft light
   once @ linear burn.
forgot to write down percentages.

I'm trying something new.  I'm linking to a party.
This week is the first week for Photo Art Friday.
Thanks Bonnie, for hosting.
And, thank you for the textures.

Photo Art Friday

Thursday, September 1, 2011