Monday, 18 July 2011

Wild Flowers

Wild flowers from Jersey CI
I used two textures by Kim Klassen: Aurora and Dusty Rose.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Getting Ahead

For Texture Tuesday 28th June. I'm getting ahead of myself, but as I have a few spare moments, I'll post this now. I used Kim's texture "Golden" set at "Colour" 48%,  and then "Stained Linen" set at "Darken" 71% and erased "Stained Linen" from the flower heads.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Texture Tuesday

In advance for next Tuesday. I took this photo at a local folk festival and this couple seemed mesmerised by the clog dancing. I thought they looked so sweet and relaxed in each other's company.
For this image, I used Kim Klassen's textures:
In The Pink set at Colour,
Grey Day Stone set at 22% and luminance,
Grey Day Stone set at 40% and luminance with centre erased to fade the background/ see more of the couple

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Ham Hill

Time for Texture Tuesday at Kim Klassen's place. Two of her textures were used here; first "Golden" set at luminance to lighten the area under the word art, then two layers of "Stained Linen" again at luminance. The word art is by Tina Chambers from Digital Scrapbook Place. To finish it off, I added a frame.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Have You Seen My Goldfish? Freebie

It's a new little scrapping kit for you at 300ppi.

Here is the download LINK

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Tools of the Trade

For Texture Tuesday 31/5 on Kim Klassen's site.
A photo from my greenhouse.
Using the texture "Breakfree", which already had the gardening-friendly word "soak", I added a couple of other words and used the texture first set at "colour" 79%, then again as a grunge border. I reduced the photo opacity on the right,layering it over a third copy of the texture.

Below is the original


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Chelsea Potter

For Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday. Yes, I know today is Wednesday, but if Barack Obama thinks it is 3 years ago, one day is nothing.
Here is a photo of a London pub. I used Kim's texture "Yesteryear", twice in fact and used sketch filters.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


I like to see wicker baskets on bikes. This is what I did with this one for Kim Klassen's challenge.
Photo A, Duplicate photo A then "Filter Forge photo effects Grunge, Nelly Nero action "Shabby Suicase" Kim Klassen texture "Breakfree at soft light and duplicate layer, inverting the texture the second time. Duplicate photo A then filter, coloured pencil 20% (this will become the top layer). I also blurred some of the outer parts of the photo.

Original photo

Sunday, 1 May 2011


Just a quick post to say "welcome" to Linda and thanks for following my blog.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Time for Tea

Another "Texture Tuesday" at Kim's. This was a photo taken with my phone, so not the greatest quality, but using Kim Klassen's texture: "Golden" made it a more interesting. The main part of the process was to use the texture over the photo, set at hard light 87%. I added another photo layer emphasising the edges of the cup. A copy of the original, shows difference.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Cape Goosberry

I was concentrating so hard playing with this photo that I forgot to note down the method I was using. I used Kim Klassen's textures.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Seeds already!

A photo taken today in my garden (yes it has some weeds). Some of the dandelions are in seed already. I used Kim Klassen's latest freebie texture: "Serendipity". In case you are interested, this is what I did with the layers:
Photo, Serendipity using soft light at 65%, Serendipity using hard light at 22% with some deletion over seedhead.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Moth Orchid

More playing with adding textures by Kim Klassen to a photo.
Layer details: 1) Photo, 2) "Silence" Soft Light @100%, 3) "Silence" Multiply @ 90%, 4)"Sweettreat" multiply @100% with soft erasing over parts of flower.

Thursday, 31 March 2011


Various hellebores are blooming in the garden now. One in particular has beautiful markings. I used Kim Klassen's texture: "Warmsun" in this.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Kim Klassen's blog party.

Kim Klassen produces wonderful textures and is generous in offering some of them free. I used "Camomile" to take part in her blog party.
Here it is:

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Freebie: "A Touch of Japan"

Here is a kit for you, with a Japanese feel. 300ppi

Sunday, 6 February 2011

My Mr. Valentine freebie

Here is a little Valentine kit for you. It is 200ppi, so quite a small download.