Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I’m Late! I’m Late…


…to announce a very important date!

It’s time for the third annual Where Bloggers Create Party hosted by Karen of My Desert Cottage. It’s days worth of visiting studios from all over and seeing the wonderful things crafty bloggers are making.

So get out the feather duster

Feather duster

and polish that studio! See you there!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Texture Tuesday for the first day of summer

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This weeks challenge is to texturize people – these two do a pretty good job texturizing  themselves with dirt!  Brownie is always helpful so he joined in with the weeding. I removed a bit of the texture from man and dog, the heavier texture on the background blends the different elements and high-lights the central figures. The first layer of texture is “Granny’s cupboard” multiply 67%, the second is “chamomile” multiply 47%.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Texture Tuesday for June 14

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The Audrey headframe at the Little Daisy mine in Jerome. This is the largest wooden headframe still standing in Arizona.

The first layer is straight from the camera, the second layer is a copy of the background changed to black and white and set at colour dodge 67%, then the texture “stained linen” at multiply 61%.

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The headframe has been opened to the public – the shaft is covered with glass and you can stand on it and look down, if you dare! This picture was taken through a grate next to the glass. The shaft was used to bring ore out of the mine, it’s 1900 feet deep and the water level is at 1500 feet.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


For some reason I don't seem to be able to comment on some blogs so I want to thank you for all your lovely comments on mine while I try to work this problem out...