This digi art effort started out for my 365 day photo (the end is near!), then realized I could use it for the scavenger hunt hosted by Ashley, then if I added a texture I could use it for Texture Tues with Kim. So, here goes:
The 2 photos I started with are:
I cropped the one of me and cut me away from the background (I didn't get enough tree bokeh). I love the colors in the frosty leaves so placed me over them. I duplicated the background, changed it to soft light 45% and did a strong blur so it's mostly color, no shapes.
Then the magic of textures takes over. I used 2 of Kim's: autumn burst @ soft light 90% and crackerjack @ hard light 50%. I added a bokeh texture that I think is from Shadowhouse @ soft light 100% to arrive at the final image.
This is linked to AEDM (day 28 already!), Texture Tuesday and on Sunday will be part of my scavenger hunt (portrait) with Ashley.
ED: I just went to link to Texture Tues and realized this week is about gratitude. While I didn't take or process this photo thinking of gratitude, it could certainly apply - look how happy I look! That's because I'm grateful for my life - I have the best husband and great kids; we have our health and we all have jobs; I have a circle of supportive and encouraging friends. So many people don't have home computers (yes, it's true!) and easy access to the internet so I'm grateful I have the tools and time to develop my creativity. The list goes on and on, but basically I'm grateful I have such a comfortable and loving life. I wish the same for you.