Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Somewere in Time

I've been lost somewhere in time.  Can't believe it's been so long since I posted.  I finished Susan Tuttle's Photoshop class and immediately started another Jessica Sprague class on photography.  I needed to learn how to use my DSLR.  There is so much to learn and practice and never enough time.  The first class was about shutter speed and our assignment was to take a picture of something moving.      Thankfully, my greyhound was happy to oblige me.    She is always happy to oblige as long as food is involved!  Here it's a carrot.  Click on the image and you can see the carrot in the air.  We were asked not to digitally edit our photos, so our instructor could evaluate and give us suggestions to help us be better photographers.   So this is exactly what came out of the camera.   

Monday, March 15, 2010

Street Team Challenge #38

What a fun challenge.....
I had some painted tissue paper left from the collage I did after watching Carrie Burns Brown video.  I glued to my journal.  I don't usually work with this color combination, so it was nice to do something different.

I added some painted corrugated light bulb packaging on either side, a couple rubber stamps and affixed some "hardware" on the right side.
Forgot to take a picture with the red stamps and the dry brush paint, but you get the idea..... I then added my drawing of the two women with Photoshop Elements.  It could have been done just as easily using a transfer or transparency.  I'm just showing off my new skill!!  
You might want to look at lots of great "street team" art on Michelle Ward's blog 
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Monday, March 08, 2010

Shattered Rose Collage

I started this with a simple photo of a rose shattered.  I darkened the contrast and then added one of my portrait drawings, then some sheet music, then a frame and finally a bit of text and yes, my watermark in the top right corner.  I don't know if the watermark is dark enough or too dark.  I made it into a brush so I can stamp it easily on any image.  Let me know what you think.