texture tuesday: gratitude

This week I used some of the new techniques learned in Kim's Skinny Mini texturing class - it's free!  Per challenge instructions, I used a couple of Kim's textures (empty page and a gray smoosh that I've lost the name of) and her great technique to boost the contrast:  duplicate the original photo and change the blending mode to soft light - instant drama.  If it's too much, it's easy to reduce the opacity to achieve the look you want.  Then add a texture or two and experiment with the blending modes and opacity til you find a combo you like.  Thanks Kim!

Check out Texture Tuesday at Kim Klassen's Cafe to see other interpretations of 'gratitude'.  Also, I just found Photo Art Friday in my blog hopping and totally love this idea!  There are so many amazing photographers who love tweaking their images with a little Photoshop play and textures so visit this site to see some amazing creativity!  So for this week I'm having my gratitude do double duty.


  1. Oh my, this is soooooooooo beautiful. You did an awesome job.

  2. So pretty, I love the beautiful green setting off the gorgeous flower.Is this Crepe Myrtle?

  3. Anonymous5:26 PM

    Great job! It's oh so soft and gratitude is the perfect word to describe it :).
    Stay inspired!
    Brain Angles - Invisible Ink

  4. Gorgeous! I love the pink. The photo is very soft and very beautiful.

  5. What a wonderful photo! Valerie

  6. Really nice, Terrie. I like using that little trick to boost the contrast too. Kim's classes are the best.

  7. Beautiful flower and colors!

  8. Anonymous8:24 PM

    It's beautiful and I love the effects you added. Oh the Photo art thing sounds really cool..gotta check it out! Thanks!
    have a great weekend!

  9. Terri this is so beautiful... I feel grateful that you have shared it!!!


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