Photo Art Friday – Three

Bonnie’s challenge was around the number three/s or to use one of her new textures.  I have combined both and used pdpa Off Kilter.




Layer 1. Texture at Hard Light-100% opacity

Layer2. Fish Blending Mode Overlay- 100% opacity

Layer 3 cut out of fish  repositioned and smaller Blending mode – Normal-100% opacity

Layer 4 cut out of fish converted to a shadow

Credit: Balistapus-undulatus from Wikipedia Commons

Background pdpa Off Kilter by Pixel Dust


The theme for Tuesday Texture with Kim Klassen is to use one of her textures with the theme of “Open”, the texture I have used is “Wonderful Magic”, the images are from my personal collection of an old shearing shed and the silhouette is from photographs of friends.



The recipe:

L1. Wonderful Magic

L2. Clipping mask to alter the Hue and Saturation

L3. Shearing Shed at Pin Light Blending Mode – 100% opacity

L4. Silhouette Normal Blending Mode – 86 % opacity

L5. Wonderful Magic with clipping mask – gradient fill and use of brush (black)

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Photo Art Friday – Old Lawn Shirt

This weeks challenge was to use one of the freebies at Pixel Dust.  I decided to make a collage from photographs from the garden, a vase and the had wheel from a photograph I took of an old steam engine.


Layer 1 Old Lawn Shirt 100% opacity Normal Blending

Layer 2-6 Wheel  100% opacity Hard Light Blending (different placements)

Layer 7 Clipping Mask using Posterize

Layer 8 Right Hand Side Leaf 100% opacity Overlay Blending

Layer 9 Left Hand Side Leaf 100% opacity Lighten Blending

Layer 10 Vase 100% opacity Hard light Blending

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Sea Shells

The challenge for Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen is to use her texture called “Embrace”.  So I have used sea shells and the beginning of a poem by Violet L.Cuslidge.  I did not make many changes just altered the texture a little with Hue and Saturation and had three layers of the shells..2 at Overlay and 1 at Soft Light.  I also used a large deco brush on the background. Click on the Kim Klassen button to view other entries.


Sea Shells

Photo Art Friday

To begin this years “Photo Art Friday” we have the choice of posting a photographs from 2011.  I was fortunate late last year i was using the Macro feature on my camera ( Nikon Coolpix L120) and caputired one of my roses, that became one of my favourites (there are so many). Click on the button in the right-hand-side bar to link to Photo Art Friday to see other entries.



I have some wonderful hibiscus plants in my garden, so it is only natural that the flowers get photographed.  Here I have used the Luminosity blending on the original photograph and “Splendid” texture from Pixeldust.

original Photograph