Thursday, March 15, 2012

Weekly Challenge - PAF

For this week's Photo Art Friday challenge, Bonnie gave us  three choices....something green for St Patricks Day,  something with a hidden element in plain sight or any piece of photo art.  That gave us great leeway.

I had this piece of artwork....actually a page from my journal.  Sorry the image is not very good.... I played with the wave filter randomized on squares and then used Bonnie's "statement frames" texture since it had squares in it.  Then I added some text which is next to impossible to see and finally used Topaz Adjust on it and then a frame from Photo Essentials 4.  Doesn't look very St. Patricks but it's green.

This is my workflow

The finished image looked like this

After I did this, I decided I could make it into a shamrock shape so it would be more in keeping.

Happy St. Pat's Day everyone!

But wait......I also edited one of my sketches of two women.   I used a wonderful texture from DJ Pettitt and two of Bonnie's textures - "chunks of vivid light" and "old ornate linen" on this.
I like the way this turned out.  The original sketch is below.
Go here to see other artists's entries and do have a fun art-filled week!

Photo Art Friday


Anonymous said...

Great work, it is a great image.

Sherri B. said...

What lovely effects! I love your shamrock, and your art work is beautiful!

kareninkenai said...

Marilyn - you always come up with such fun stuff. This is great. Were these the faces with Sharon? I absolutely adore them - great job. Always... hugs from Alaska. Karen

Ida said...

These are both really great. I've got to say thought that photo of the ladies is quite captivating.

Leovi said...

Excellent and exquisite compositions, I love these delicious colors and textures, pure creativity. Greetings.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice work.

Regards and best wishes

Kathy said...

I love how you cut it out to look like a shamrock...great editing and very creative. The one of the two women is definitely one you could hang as a fabulous piece of art.

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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Deb Crecelius said...

You certainly jumped wholeheartedly
into Bonnie's challenge;
I like both of your results!

lisa said...

Each of these is so creative, Marilyn!
I just love the green and yellow!
Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend!

ceevee said...

Great pictures and such a nice blog.

PrairieJill said...

Wow - these are great! I love your green image, but I really love the second one. The effect of the textures on the sketch is amazing!

Deborah said...


Sivinden said...

Very creative, - a piece of art!

Clairejustine said...

Wonderful work :)

Gail P said...

The shamrock is so much fun. the sketches were nice on their own, but wow! that background works so well. XOXO