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 
inside
trying to learn something new.

So here is my first real try at textures.

I'm joining
Kim Klassen
over at the 
'cafe'
for


Yes 
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 out....you just
might become addicted!

Have a great day!

Maura :)


21 comments:

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!

sweetdaysundertheoaks 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.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) 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...
http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/p-13580-cath-kidston-spray-flowers-oil-cloth.aspx

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
Hugs,
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!!). :-)
~Debby

Robin 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,
Sandi

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,
Sandi

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.
~Jo

Rural Revival said...

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

~Andrea

Catherine said...

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

Velma (Dawggone Cute Creations) 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 sharing...now 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 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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