Monday, June 20

texture tuesday~ peeps

phew~ fresh back in town from a week on the bay and it's texture tuesday time! this week kim's challenge was to use an image with a person or people in it.
yikes, i have deer, fox, fog, mossy trees, boats...and one of my youngest son cullan. bingo.
cullan has always been able to brighten my day. he has the wonderful ability to let things that bug him just roll off his back like the proverbial duck. the past year he has really grown into a great person and a hard worker, and it showed this week at the cabin. he knows how to second guess his dad on the boat. he zigs when he needs to and zags if he has to. hauls firewood without being asked. mowed the lawn without being asked. didn't even argue about slop bucket duty. tolerated going slow on the four wheeler for me. things like that just make a mom proud. sadly, he still won't eat crab or broccoli. i guess there's still time for that.

our new texture "grannys cupboard" from kim added the perfect amount of "grunge" to this photo. there wasn't a lot of contrast in the sky behind the mountains, but after playing with the levels & contrast i got the clouds pulled out a bit. i placed the background layer on softlight blend, then posterized it at 40. i added a yellow warming filter for a little depth, then placed a layer of kim's lifesgood texture on softlight at 100% followed by granny's cupboard on multiply at 86%. sorry, couldn't resist the title.

please take a minute to go visit all the other texture tuesday artists at kim klassen's cafe



18 comments:

  1. The texture so suits this image - Fab!

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  2. Your son sounds like my son... your Cullan looks the same age as my Nout (almost 19...) Shall I find more similarities between the two of us when I get to know you better? I hope so. I already have the feeling I just met a kindred spirit. Enjoy your day Deb!

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  3. another great image - love the way he looks as if he is walking out of a grungy background - a great teenager look

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  4. Love the grungy look of this image.

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  5. Love this image - and wow, what a good natured kid.

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  6. Great photo Deb!
    Tell Cullan that there are some places in America where we can't afford crab for dinner so he is a very lucky guy!
    I wanted to ask you a question about soldering jewelery so I will be emailing you if that is ok?
    Have a wonderful day up there in Alaska!
    Tina xo

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  7. What a great picture -- he looks like he's a pretty good catch, actually. I love what you did with the textures.

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  8. What a sweetheart, great capture.

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  9. What a great way to use the textures, you did a fantastic job, great photo.

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  10. Perfect! The son and the texture.

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  11. I love everything about this -- great image, great kid... wow!

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  12. Oh, this is awesome!! You have so much of a story in each of your photos, Deb,
    xo
    lynn

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  13. Perfect texture feel for this very masculine photo...love it!

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  14. Lovely image and choice of texture. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!

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  15. Great shot and texture work, Deb -- congratulations on having such an honorable and respectful son :)

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  16. your fella not only has very good looks going on dear Deb...he sounds like quite a catch some years down the road for some lucky girl (don't want to rush that)!

    Love what you created with your photo and textures and beautiful boy....

    we went out for blue crabs for Father's Day...don't do that too often...had to come home and make a salad too!
    oxo

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  17. What a perfect texture for this shot. It worked out beautifully. He is most handsome. Great work. Genie

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