Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just Playing Around

It's been so hot (111'F in our area)
that I figured I'd spend my time 
trying to learn something new.

So here is my first real try at textures.

I'm joining
Kim Klassen
over at the 

I realize that I'm a 
tad late but the link is still up
 so what the heck!

If you haven't tried doing textures
with your photo's you should give it a try
it's a lot of fun.

I hope you'll head over to Kim's
and check it just
might become addicted!

Have a great day!

Maura :)


Julie Harward said...

That is very pretty...something I need to learn to do! :D

Pondside said...

Oh dear - I don't even know where to start. Good for you - very nice!

Anonymous said...

Maura! That is so funny. That is what I did yesterday too AND I did a photo with a sunflower and our new kitty Izzy the Busy. I was going to post it today :) I think your first attempt is very pretty. Those sunflowers, what's not to love? I did Kim Klaussen too!

Country Gal said...

That looks great ! Yup hot and humid here had a day or two of cooler weather and now we have rain that we need badly ! Have a great day !

Leslie said...

Maura.. I love that!!! when I have a few HOURS to mess around ( I'm a slow learner) I will surely go try that out. Gorgeous.
Have a great day.

Kath said...

Your sunflowers made me smile, I just photographed a house that colour in our town!

camp and cottage living said...

That looks fun. I really like the textured overlay. Your sunflower is bearing the heat fabulously!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Lovely and looks like fun.. I will put it on my list of things I should do.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Yikes - that is hot!!! Love the effect on the sunflower photo - textures are such fun - and much better than being outdoors in 111*.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

yes it is HOT! I am not going out all day I have decided.....oh yes, I need to water my poor plants!

Jooles said...

Hi Maura!
thank you so much for your lovely message on my blog. I love your photo it looks so impressive.

My tablecloth... It is from Cath Kidston and yes it is oilcloth, i bought a length of the oilcloth fabric and hemmed it. They do sell pre-made oilcloth tablecloths at CK but i had fallen in love with this particular pattern and they didn't have that.

here is a link to the fabric...

the picture in the link looks quite dull but in real life the red and pink roses are quite vibrant and they are on a grey/blue background.

I hope that helps, if you need any more info don't hesitate
stay cool:o)
jooles x

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Addicted is right...... I spend hours playing with textures!

Love your sunflowers
Miss Cherry Heart

Garter Mademoiselle said...

Maura, you are much more talented then I will ever be when it comes to doing anything with a photo on the computer. I some times even have to call for help from the boys when I can not figure something out! I am a slow learner when it comes to graphics and computers. This old dog is trying to learn new tricks, but it is slow going. :-) I love your sunflower, and I will hop on over to the other blog to find out what the textures is all about. sounds like fun. And it just might be something I can manage without calling for help from the younger generation here in the house. Phew, I hope you are staying cool inside inspite of that temp on the outside. It is hard to imagine a day so hot (only 70° today and raining again, what else!!). :-)

Robin Johnson said...

Looks like your a pro! I love the photo, it would be beautiful all by itself but with the texture - - yummy yummy!

Bearly Sane said...

Love what you have achieved here Maura! Sunflowers are a favourite of mine and they look so lovely against that vinage paper...I think it would make a great blog background!
Warmest hugs,

Bearly Sane said...

I love what you have achieved here Maura. Sunflowers are a favourite of mine and they look so beautiful against that vintage paper...I think it would make a great blog background.
Warmest hugs,

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Lovely smiley flowers :)
I've thought of you, when the national forecast shows how HOT Kansas is right now !
It really makes one a hermit, and I've been staying inside until early evening on most days.
We are surely looking for Fall already, this is just too much sun !!
Have a wonderful weekend, doing what you love most.

Unknown said...

Beautiful Maura! Just be careful, textures are addictive!! ; )


Catherine said...

Hello Maura!
it's a nice picture, i love the background. Have a nice weekend, Catherine

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I think I've died and gone to Heaven!!! I've been wanting to learn how to do more with my pictures. I didn't know about Kim Klassen until now...I just signed up for her tutorials and lessons!! Thank you so much for to find the time to be able to play and learn!! :)
Great pic of the sunflowers!!! I'm creating a new blog...same floor plan just a different name...with sunflowers as a subtle them throughout.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love your sunflowers Maura. Job well done.

Unfortunately I do not have PhotoShop.

I am just learning GIMP so am looking for tutorials on doing textures with that program. I also have PSP Ultimate which I've been using for my photos.

Happy Texturing ~ FlowerLady


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