Tuesday, January 31, 2012

texture challenge results

Sunday, January 29, 2012

latest obsession

while visiting my friend carmi on wednesday

she introduced me to kumihimo

it reminds me of a combination of macrame and corking
once i got home i went through my 4 tubs of assorted cord, ribbons , threads and yarns

i wanted to experiment to see how different materials would work

molly was fascinated by what i was doing

and of course i had to try some wire

(who needs viking knit, sorry karen)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

change in weather

sunrise in the country


back in the city , my front yard

one day snow the next, rain and fog

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

texture challenge

for this weeks texture challenge i found some rust!!

i love rusty things

so i decided to keep the color as is

which made for some interesting effects

above a simple photo from a few weeks ago

i added grunge layer 5 and 6

set the blending modes to vivid light and difference

all these textures can be downloaded from my flickr page here

i will post results next tuesday so if you would like to join in

please send me your work

Sunday, January 22, 2012

my favorite tree

every time i visit the farm i have to stop and take a look at my favorite tree

no matter what time of year it always looks amazing

for my last texture challenge i added 8 telephone and hydro poles to my flickr page

while playing around i decide to take just one of the textures cropped it square

and duplicate it 4 times rotating each layer first 90 degrees then 180 and 270

creating a new texture which i used in the above project

(available on my flickr page to use)

i added to my tree photo and set the blending mode to color dodge

i also added a bokeh layer and some text

finishing it off with a frame

Friday, January 20, 2012

sketchbook challenge

this months theme for the sketchbook challenge

has been doodling

i'm finding it very therapeutic

i was inspired by some wallpaper
one thing i like about wall paper books is seeing the same pattern
in a variety of colours
so after a bit of fun in ps
i came up with a variety of schemes

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

texture challenge results

after playing around with all 8 of the textures i settled on just using one

duplicated it 4 times , added some text and a layer mask


Sunday, January 15, 2012

snow much fun

as the snow melts in the city, i had fun if the country with sidney

he loves the snow!!!

and i love watching him trying to find the ball

Thursday, January 12, 2012

texture challenge project

the next day i started out with the above project and decided to play a little more

(you can add the color fill layer to any of the b/w textures i've

provided on my flickr page for this challenge)

the key is to PLAY!!!!

and of course have fun with it

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

texture challenge

i love texture and one of my favorite places to find it is on

telephone and hydro poles

some of the best grunge around

especially if they have been covered with hundreds of flyer's and tape

metal poles have the best rust

if you would like to join the challenge

download the textures from my flickr page
have fun playing with them

and if you would like to share your finished project

please e-mail me the results by next tuesday

and i will post them on my blog

Sunday, January 8, 2012

oohdooles of doodles

while blog hopping i notice several people posting for

the sketchbook challenge

this months theme doodles

i found it very meditative to sit and before i knew it

hours had passed

after i scanned my projects i couldn't resist by adding some
colour in ps
i think i will doodle some more!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

time to play

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