Happy Valentine's Day, dear readers. I hope you have all shared some love today with the special people in your life. I also must thank you all for such encouraging comments on my last post . . . I appreciate your prayers and comforting words.
One of the pluses of not working is more time to play with photo art and the joy of discovering all that my new software can do. This week's challenge from Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art was to use the free texture "Bamboo Dreams" as one of the elements in our creation. I came up with three different pieces which I am very pleased with.
First off is this piece featuring magnolia blossoms which I felt were a perfect match for an Oriental mood. I used a Comic Book Filter on the image before applying the texture at Multiply 100%.
This next one I forgot to write down the steps I used for the different layers but I love everything about it and feel a strong continuity of the "dream" theme.
Oh, how I love dragonflies! Such vibrant colours and wings like stained glass masterpieces.
The texture is not so obvious in this piece but is there none the less and contributes to the final product. I applied the texture in Burn blend mode at 72% then used a lens vignette filter and made a slight curves adjustment.
Come check out the gallery for this weeks creations . . .