{Texture Tuesday} – the Free & Easy eDition

Just because….

Wow where did that week just go! It is Tuesday again, so I have edited another photo for Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday, this week Kim just told us “Your photo must contain at least one layer of any of my textures…that’s it..that’s all.” 🙂

Well what I did was as follows:

Adjusted the white balance in Lightroom 3 to warm the image (increased by 500).
Added a little fill light (5%) in Lightroom 3
Decreased the vibrance (5%) in Lightroom 3
Increased the saturation (18%) in Lightroom 3
Adjusted the Sharpened the image slightly (15%) in Lightroom 3
Transfered to Photoshop Elements 8
Cloned out the dark spot at the top.
kk_plaster squared, multiply @ 50% opacity
Created a Layer mask and reduced the effect of the  texture on the tulips, with the brush opacity at 50%.
Text layer and watermark added.
The pre straight out of camera shot which I was not impressed with at all is here below

I would love to know what you think?

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE – enjoying and recording the everyday moments of life.


{Texture Tuesday} – the Wise Words eDition

I thought I should spark my creativity and join in with Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday again, it has been a while! Today’s theme is centered around the the theme of “Wise Words”. The image below started off looking quite dull as it has been raining here all day, the light was poor and I was so dissatisfied with it that I nearly deleted it.


One of the joys of processing an image in Photoshop though is the ability to work with layers and textures. It is incredible what you can can come up with when you mix an image with a texture and how you can totally change the feel of it.

In Lightroom I adjusted the white balance a little and added some fill light before sharpening the image slightly then transferred to Elements. In Elements I made the following Layer adjustments.

kk_isobel, soft light @100%

kk_plastersquared, soft light @20%

kk_violet, soft light @ 20%

Text Pea Tammi in bold, the text colour was set from the wooden house itself.

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE – enjoying and recording the everyday moments of life.

Windows to the soul

Window to the soul

I find eyes fascinating, especially when seen close up, the colours and details are just fantastic. I LOVE that you can read so much in the eyes. I’ve seen anger, sadness, happiness, surprise, tenderness but what I love most of all is the look of love. You just can’t beat that!! 🙂

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -Audrey Hepburn

Baby Blues

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE – enjoying and recording the everyday moments of life.


I often wonder what my children will become, at the moment my daughter has decided she would like to be a doctor or a teacher, she is pretty bright and so good with people that I can see her doing either. My son wants to be either a professional footballer or own his own company!

I was surfing the web and found the quote below and thought it was perfect to go with this photo, as I know I just want then to grow up healthly and to be as happy as they can in whatever direction they choose.

“I hope your dreams take you……to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and the most special places your heart has ever known.”