Wednesday, November 25, 2009


A few months ago I took a free course in framing and special effects from Jessica Sprague. One of the best things I learned was about the use of textures. Jessica shared some links for freebie textures on Flickr, but I have since found out about a wonderful blog from Rita at Coffeeshop. It is called Shadowhouse Creations and features his wonderful artwork, plus some free textures and brushes. It is well worth a visit. I downloaded some of the textures and started playing.

This is the photo I used - straight out of the camera, no adjustments.

This was with tone textures from Shadowhouse Creations - #3, soft light, opacity 50%

Then I added tone texture #4, soft light, opacity 100%

On this one I used the soft translucent tone #9, Shadowhouse Creations, color burn, opacity 75%

On this one, I used tone texture #10, again from Shadowhouse Creations, overlay, 100% then added his painterly effect texture, soft light, 75% opacity.

I love what these textures can do and how they enhance photos.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Freebie Mini Kit

I did these papers back in May for a photo of orchids taken at Longwood Gardens. They were just sitting on my hard drive, so I thought I'd share them. Hope you like them. If you do download, please leave a comment. They are much appreciated. You can get the mini-kit         (Sorry, link expired)

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Template Freebie

I just did another template. My templates and layouts tend to be very simple. Hope you like it. If you download, please leave a comment.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Snowflake Freebie

I found a tutorial by Marge Wirth for making snowflakes and had a grand time playing. There is one snowflake with five different styles. If you like them feel free to download, but please leave a comment if you do.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Red Letter Day and New Freebie

This has been an exciting day for me - both DigiFree and Creative Busy Hands have several of my freebies listed. There have been over twenty downloads too, which really made me feel good. I just wish someone would have made a comment though.

Oh well, today I have a template which I made for an exchange earlier this year. It is the first, and the only, one I ever did. So if you like it, feel free to download it, but please leave me a comment if you do.

You can get the template here:
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Add-On for Hummies Color Challenge

I just did an add-on for the November color challenge at Hummie's World.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Kit

I just designed another small kit for a color challenge over at Hummie's World. If anyone is interested in downloading, the links are:   Sorry, links expired.
 I just have a free account at Mediafire, so it will take a bit of time to download. If you download, please leave me a comment.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tessa - A Tribute

We lost our sweet little kitty on Saturday. She was 18 and was my companion for 17 years. I really miss her - she was the best and the prettiest little kitty in the world.