Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Sun Flare Textures

I went outside a few weeks ago, to capture some sun flare, so I could add it as a texture to my images. After working through quite a few of them, and creating some useful ones, I decided they should go into sets for others to use, too!

Here they are, lots of them to choose from. I find when you put them over your image, setting them to the blending mode of screen in photoshop gives you the right look.

Get yours here at DEVIANT ART ( you will find all the rest if you look at my gallery. Don't forget to show your appreciation by clicking like on my facebook page too! )



And I have some gorgeous Bokeh textures for you, too! 


Little Red Hen

One of our Little Brown Hens. I adore my chooks! Their so sweet! They never peck and always run up to greet us! So much fun for the children, to collect their eggs, too! Once you have had then, you will never look at supermarket meat the same way, again!


Little nest with her eggs!
 

Fennel

Growing along the side of the road. I always look at it as I drive my children to school. 
The smell is almost aniseed - ish, and quite strong. But the plant is quite fragile, with its feathery leaves and delicate flowers.


I used my action Ring - a - Ring - a - Rosie for this edit, with one of my sun flare textures added.
You can get the action at my etsy store 

 

Bees and pollen


 At my sons school there is a beautiful garden, where all the children have a plot in which they grow veggies and flowers. These are some of the gorgeous sunflowers that are there! What's more to love than a sweet buzzy bee collecting pollen!





Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. 
~ Hans Christian Anderson

Gerda

... Just at this moment it happened that little Gerda came through the great door of the castle. Cutting winds were raging around her, but she offered up a prayer and the winds sank down as if they were going to sleep. She went on till she came to the large empty hall, and caught sight of Kay. She ran toward him and threw her arms round his neck. Gerda held him fast, while she exclaimed, “Kay, dear little Kay, I have found you at last.”

But he sat quite still, stiff and cold.

Then little Gerda wept hot tears, which fell on his breast, and penetrated into his heart, thawed the lump of ice and washed away the little piece of glass which had stuck there. Then he looked at her, and Kay burst into tears. He wept so that the splinter of glass swam out of his eye. 

 Then he recognized Gerda, and said, joyfully, “Gerda, dear little Gerda, where have you been all this time, and where have I been?” And he looked all around him and said, “How cold it is, and how large and empty it all looks!” He clung to Gerda, and she laughed and wept for joy. It was so pleasing to see them that the pieces of ice even danced about and when they were tired and went to lie down, they formed themselves into the letters of the word which the Snow Queen had said he must find out before he could be his own master, and have the whole world and a pair of new skates. 

Then Gerda kissed his cheeks, and they became blooming; and she kissed his eyes, and they shone like her own. She kissed his hands and his feet and then he became quite healthy and cheerful. The Snow Queen might come home now when she pleased, for there stood his certainty of freedom, in the word she wanted, written in shining letters of ice. Then they took each other by the hand, and went forth from the great palace of ice. 

Gerda.

 


Thursday, 6 February 2014

Swish Textures

I was playing around with my camera the other day. It was late in the evening, and if you know me, I hate using a flash. And I had my settings wrong and accidentally moved. When I looked back at the image, I thought, what a mess! The I looked again, and thought, what an awesome texture! Well, then I got quite snap happy, creating out of focus blur on flowers and plants in the garden. Swishing my camera each time, to create a nice blur! The result is a set of textures, called Swish Textures. Some are as the were, a lot of them I overlaid with each other, at different opacities,  and twisted them around a bit.  A bit of fun, and I love the result! Not bad for a mistake!


You can download them at my DEVIANT ART page!