Monday, February 06, 2012

Anxious for Spring

Though we don't have really cold weather in Southern California, it's all what you 
get used to.  I've been ready for spring since beginning of December.  In view of that, I will probably be posting more floral
images like this one.  I thought this was a good one to use for Texture Tuesday.  Kim gave us a "free" week meaning no theme......just use at least one of her textures.  
I using her "Annabelle" here.
I used several filters to achieve the watercolor look and added "Annabelle" twice....once on 
color burn at 75% and once again on soft light at 65%. 
I just watched Kim's video in the Test Kitchen on framing an image using a texture (in this instance I used Kim's "embrace"). 
I can't wait to see what everyone else does for TT this week.  See
the other examples here:


kimklassencafe



13 comments:

HeidiRose said...

That is truly amazing - and SO beautiful!
Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Heidi (via texture tuesday)

Sandy said...

just beautiful Marilyn! I love how it looks like a pretty painting!

xo

PrairieJill said...

Beautiful! I love the combination of the watercolour effect and the texture.

Carole M. said...

the pelargonium; I just love those!

Mona's Picturesque said...

Lovely! What a wonderul idea "the watercolor look" :) Like it a lot!

kimB said...

What a lovely entry for this week's challenge! Gorgeous colors, image and processing -- well done :)

Pat said...

Are these geraniums or impatiens, or...?

In any event, I love the results of your edit. You asked me how I did my photo enhanced sketch - I sent you an email regarding this - hope it makes sense to you!

Terrie said...

Gorgeous! It's a perfect harbinger of spring - with our unusually beautiful Seattle weather lately, I'm getting in the mood too. Beautiful use of Kim's texture.

Kathleen said...

I love your watercolor effects and the textures work very well with your image. There really must be something in the air today because everyone is talking about spring! I am definitely ready for it, and your flowers make it all seem possible....

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

So pretty, Marilyn. Love the vibrance -- I'm so ready for spring too! :)

Light Trigger said...

very creative work!!!!

Light Trigger

Ruth said...

I love the painterly effect you've got here, and yes, I'm trawling through my summer files for colour too :)

lisa said...

We have plenty of cold weather here in NY (not much snow at all this year though)!

I cannot wait to see beautiful flowers like this once again!