Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

beyond layers week 47 - holiday sampler

i started off using the teastained texture kim provided and
wasn't happy with the way my holiday sampler was evolving.
so instead the alphabet part of kim's sample got me thinking
of a bookmark.  i used a paint splatter brush and added the
alphabet on top using a font called stencil brush.
ran it through rad labs a few times and came up with these
two bookmark samples.
i haven't tried this yet, but thinking they could be printed
on heavier weight paper... maybe glued on cardboard
and ribbon or tassel added to top...  so many possibilities
maybe little stocking suffers for the readers on my list.

Friday, November 30, 2012

beyond layers week 44 - your take

edited Kim's photo using texture 'Linda' and added the quote...

Friday, November 16, 2012

beyond layers week 42 - make it golden

out for a walk after our second major snowfall
used kk_kristin and make it golden recipe

Monday, November 5, 2012

beyond layers week 41 - a quote challenge

using kim's photo taken at huntington beach...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

beyond layers week 40 - let's make some art

what a super fun challenge!  oh the possibilities :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

texture tuesday

just finished the round trip class kim offers and i must say it's awesome. i highly recommend it.
i'm having so much fun now playing in lightroom.
all editing of this picture i did in lightroom. i finished it off with a final touch of texture in pse
kk_naturally soft light 43%

Saturday, October 6, 2012

that look

is it just me... or does that look tell it all :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

beyond layers week 37 - inspiration

this weeks challenge was to find inspiration from the book cover 'Beautiful Disaster'
no photo inspiration came to mind so i started a layout in pse using the two textures kim
gave us.  kk_naturally (normal 100%) and kk_steelish (hardlight 80%)
from there i added the jar and than started using different shapes and brushes
moving, re-sizing and re-arranging them all.
i could have kept going and going, but finally decided to stop here...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

texture tuesday

something orange and kk_paperstained_music

Saturday, September 15, 2012

beyond layers week 34 - sweet adjustments

great sweet adjustments video.  i used kim's download picture first and went followed the exact steps.
than decided to try it on one of my home-made grape shots with some tweaking to fit my image.
love, love, love this recipe.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

texture tuesday

raindrops using kk_sunkissed

be sure to pop over to kim's cafe to see all the great tt submissions...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

texture tuesday

prairie sunset using kim klassen's deardreamer, paperstained_music and coolgrunge

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

texture tuesday

this weeks theme over at kim klassen cafe is 'look-down'
i used kim's happyheart and dream textures over this picture of ali.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

water ball

we got an early start to a hot summer day

Sunday, July 29, 2012


seems i've been in a creative rut lately.  i haven't even picked up my camera for almost three weeks.
so to start again i went outside this morning and shot some pictures of the grass before the blades of the mower whipped them away...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

i heart roses

from my garden - 'i heart roses' color storyboard

Thursday, July 5, 2012

beyond layers week 26 - color storyboard

ok, i cheated a little bit... i started off doing a color storyboard - honest, but than got this
idea to place several different mug shots of max instead.  i have so many pictures of him
with different expression it was hard to narrow it down to just six.  the background shot
was sooc... glad now that i didn't toast it.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

texture tuesday

on hot summer days ali's favorite fun is diving into the water after a ball (or rock or whatever)
i managed to get off a few shots by getting my camera focused on the spot i thought i could
throw the ball to.  not sure who was goofier looking - me or ali
anyway... here's a fun 'no' texture tuesday collage

Saturday, June 30, 2012

beyond layers week 25 - polaroid love

having fun playing with old polaroid frames...

and here's a  before  and  after

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

texture tuesday

'textured flower photo' is the theme this week over at kim klassen cafe
i used kk_stamped_softly.  the font is called luna bar

Monday, June 25, 2012

beyond layers week 24 - mug love

this week we're pulling out our mugs to shot ...
here's two that were both gifts from friends and i love em both

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

texture tuesday

using kim klassen's texture 'kk_peony to create 'soul mates'

Monday, June 18, 2012

beyond layers week 23 - a fun processing challenge

this week kim offered us one of her photos to process any way we want.
i didn't use any textures only brushes and gradient map adjustments.
i finished off running it through radlabs.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

beyond layers week 21 - a little of this and that

we were presented a few new techniques to try at beyond layers this week...
using gradient adjustments for a soft dreamy effect and adding a border also using
the gradient adjustments.
here's a few takes on the techniques shooting more peonies from my garden...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

texture tuesday - the quote edition

my first harvest of peonies from my garden made for a great photo for this week's submission.
i used kim klassen's 'dear dreamer' and dear dreamer2' textures... as well as playing with gradients

Thursday, May 31, 2012

beyond layers week 20 - intentions

for lack of imagination ...

Monday, May 28, 2012

beyond layers week 20 - week of inspired quotes - life

this week over at beyond layers we're doing a week of quotes.
today's word prompt is "life"

Saturday, May 26, 2012

storm walk

there was a lull in the storm the other day so i decided to take the dogs to the park.
with the lighter skies behind me and the storm clouds in front, it made for some really
cool contrasty (sooc) shots...