Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Texture lovin...


{peeling paint}

Happy Tuesday!  Today I am linking up with the fabulous Kim Klassen and her Texture Tuesday Blog Party.

I have not been in Photoshop to "play around" in quite some time, so I thought this would be a great chance to get in there and have a little fun :))


{organic}

We are supposed to show you our favorite textured photo {using some of Kim's amazing textures}, however, once I started editing and playing with my photos, I had a hard time choosing which exactly was my favorite...so I figured I would just show you all of the images I altered yesterday!

I've noted which of Kim's texture I used under each picture.


{vintage}

Sometimes I left the texture at close to 100% for an obvious look, and other times I dialed it way down for a more subtle look...I like having a mix of both...

I would love to know which is your favorite?


{layers}

{primmed}

{boutique}

{vintage}

{platinum}

{warm sun}

{warm grunge}

{warm sun}

{platinum}

 
{burnt edges}


To see more links to Texture Tuesday, or to play along yourself, visit



Have a great day!


Tracey

67 comments:

marga said...

Love them al Tracy!
I realy have to get me a newer version of Photoshop.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Morning!!! Oh I love all of them...how cool is that..think my favorite is the first "peeling paint" So happy to see you had a new post...now I feel inspired,think I may freshen up the sunroom..thanks! Talk soon,xo

Sarah said...

Wow! The tool caddy with caning is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

paige said...

i always love seeing your gorgeous images. the textures are wonderful!

sarah atmyyellowhouse said...

Well, they're all beautiful but I especially love Warm Sun. The photos were just gorgeous to begin with though!
I think I'll play around today too!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

They are all so gorgeous!!!! Have a beautiful day ~ Rebecca

Leah C said...

Each & every texture Kim creates is a work of art! I love them all, but my "current favorite" is warm sun:) Your photos are gorgeous, Tracey...those textures just add a little extra-something!

Rebecca said...

You're right I can't choose which photo is the best they are all beautiful... maybe by subject matter, let me see, hmmmm nope! I love them all
Have a great week
Blessings
Rebecca

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Tracey, your photos are exceptional in their original state...combined with Kim's textures..the effects are amazing! Love that peeling paint one but they are all fantastic! :)

Val said...

Every single one is just gorgeous - maybe Peeling Paint has a slight lead?

Kim Klassen said...

mwah..... :)
you are the sweetest most super talented girl around!!!
i was so thrilled to see your name on the list.... (which btw i was expecting thumbnails when i woke up, not just names... next week, there will be thumbnails!)
back to the subject at hand....
thank you for playing along... and can i say....
jaw dropping... WOW!!! I mean...seriously...
'sigh'
there's no way I can pick a fav.
i love the way the textures add a cool patina to your walls...
i love every image.... i LOVE. :)

xxo, Kim

Myszka said...

Absolutely breath taking - all of them!!!

Anita said...

I like layers...and the flowers are lovely...

Elyse said...

wow, tracey -- they're all beautiful. lovely compositions and subjects made even prettier with the textures. beautiful.

xo
elyse

At Home in English Valley said...

I'm imagining the smell of the handfull of Lily of the Valley, and enjoyed each beautiful photo.

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Tracey~ YOU made my day!*!*! Lovely dreamy photos... "TWO" FaVoRiTe Pics - "peeling paint" - I REALLY THOUGHT YOU DID THAT TO YOUR WALLS!!! and "primmed"- BOTH are Just FaBuLouS Eye-Candy!!!
Jeanine, ChiPPY!-SHaBBy!

Beach House Living said...

I like the first "vintage" photos of the candlesticks and primmed.
Is this Photoshop Elements or Photoshop?

Delightblog.blog said...

I love everyone of them! Thanks for the link to Kim!
Linda

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Wow,
gorgeous photos Tracey!! I agree, it would be hard to pick a favorite texture, they are all so fabulous!
Have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

the growers daughter said...

I need to get photoshop. Except, I have a feeling that if I did, I would be spending way too much time playing around with things.

These are gorgeous! I love the boutique one.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I SO have to figure out how to use my Photoshop Elements 8! I haven't been able to find any good tutorials...so I've been dragging my feet about using it (for the past year!) Any advice? Your shots are so beautiful and really professional looking. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy

decorina said...

wow...great textures.... that makes your great photos very vintage.
I love it! And i'm a texture Lover. I use them too.

Hugs
Nicole

Bente said...

I love all of the photos. Fantastic.

Have a nice day

Bente

Sandi said...

What gorgeous photos Tracey! I love the peeling paint, primmed and burnt edges the best. Very favorite is the peeling paint!

You should give people like me photoshop lessons. LOL!
Blessings ~

designbygutschi said...

Dear Tracey,
i have to say thank you for the great link to Kim Klassen Cafe.
Many Hugs
from Germany
Jutta

Tricia said...

Absolutely beautiful... wonderful blog! =)

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

They are all just FABULOUS! But if I had to pick my fave...the very first one with the peeling paint texture. It really sings to me!
Gorgeous blog!

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
Kim´s Textures are so great!
Your photos are so beautiful!
What a wonderful idea to make a Tuesday Texture Party!
Have a great day, too!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

i've long admired and been inspired by your photography! so fun to see the textures on your works of art as well!

julie said...

You've GOT to be kidding...pick a favorite? Impossible. These are ALL just stunning, mag worthy beauties. Absolutely outstanding shots & gorgeous texture. WOW :)

Megan said...

These are beautiful images. No wonder you had such a difficult time choosing a favorite! I really like the boutique, vintage and warm sun textures. So pretty.

Morning T said...

Ooh I can't choose, I love them all! Your stunning photography provides the perfect backdrop to any photoshop effect.
xo~
T

Rachel Noelle said...

They are all so beautiful!;) Love the vintage texture~ Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Marina Mott said...

I love all of them!!xx

Cedar said...

Those are all great! Though I think I like the first one the very best!

It's me said...

So beautiful post again.......love love love Ria.....xxx...

Lesley said...

Every one of these is stunning! I really love the one with candlesticks and mirror.

Lille vildand said...

It is so beautiful! I want to learn. WoW - I am amazed!

Kristy said...

So beautiful! I love them all!

paperbird said...

i have always been inspired by your textured photographs tracey and kim has some of the lovliest textures to be found.
they are all so pretty but i especially love layers and primmed.

happy day to you.

Alice said...

I could see how you would have a difficult time picking a favorite since they're all lovely!

I've never had the money to splurge for Photoshop (plus the fact that I'm pretty inept when it comes to techy stuff) but seeing these lovely photos makes me want it badly.

Marianne said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely photos! I could almost smell those gorgeous Lilies of the Valley!

Ashley said...

These pictures are absolutely wonderful!! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

Vintage Home said...

Vintage & Warm Grundge...But it is the subject matter that is so charming in any light! Thanks for sharing.

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...fantastic...each and every one!

Looking Glass said...

I love "peeling Paint" the first one, the best! Amazing!

~ Clare x

Karen said...

What beautiful photographs. I really like the look of the Vintage texture that was applied to your photos.
Always a joy to visit your blog.

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm going to go with primmed because it looks like an old mirror texture and it goes so well with your old mirror. But, I must say all your photos are stunning. I better get busy, I need to use some of Kim's textures! Thanks for sharing

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I have never used Photoshop - your photos are unbelievable! Mine are right off the old point-and-shoot!
My favorite is the girl holding the lily of the valley, and 2nd favorite is the jar with the map lid. I love how the blue bottles are faded in the background - is that one of the effects?
Linda

Gale Wall said...

Really like the candle sticks on the mantle.

Robynne's Nest said...

Hi Tracey, beautiful photos as always...but I think my favourites are the vintage strawberries and the platinum cutlery shots! I'm heading over to Kim's to take a look. Robx

flowers on my table said...

All gorgeous Tracey, but my favourite is Layers with the roses and the lettering, so romantic. You are very talented. Have a lovely day, Linda x.

d. reyné said...

Post card worthy!
I love all of your attention to detail Tracie!
Have a fabulous rest of the week!

Barbara said...

What fun, Tracey, Each and every photo is lovely, but I am crazy about lilies of the valley, so that one is my favorite. Was she going to her first communion, one wonders?

The Paper Mulberry said...

So pretty I love the colours and the first photo is divine!

amber heagerty said...

Hi Tracey...I used some of Kim's textures on my photo also (on my blog)...

you have such amazing talent!
Your photos turned out gorgeous...every time I visit I leave so inspired :)

Dyche Designs said...

Such beautiful shots and I love your use of textures on them.

Martha said...

they are all very beautiful Tracey!!! gorgeous photos!

KarenHarveyCox said...

These photographs are all beautiful. I love how you created such a soft effect.
Karen

very merry vintage style said...

I love Kim's textures and they add to these photos... but the photos alone are RidiCuLouSly GoOd!

Joybird said...

Primmed and vintage, although burnt edges was nice, too.

La Belle Vie said...

I love the peeling paint!! They are all lovely. xx

LuLu said...

Oh gosh i love them all! Really what fun!!! I could spend hours just playing with photoshop but i think even if i did your pictures would still be soooo much better then mine!
xo,
LuLu

Becky C said...

Somehow, I missed this post! I really can not in no way pick a favorite...they are all just perfection :) And I love every single one with its special beauty and texture. Amazing!
Please just start your very own magazine- you as the photographer, designer and writer, OK?? with photos of your home as the collection...I will subscribe :)
Blessings
Becky C

laura lee said...

sooooo lovely. light and airy- i enjoyed them all.

Lili said...

I sighed through this entire post. I just cannot express myself very well, except to just keep shaking my head and repeating "so gorgeous, so VERY gorgeous". xoxo ~Lili

Mike said...

Those strawberries look super yummy. I love strawberries. They are my favorite fruit.