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Friday, February 8, 2013

Inspired by. . . a challenge

I've missed participating in Photo Art Friday lately. We've been so busy the last couple of weeks, I just haven't had the time to sit and be creative! ~ I've missed it!!!

When Bonnie put out this challenge 10 days ago I knew it would be fun, and I was right! I can't wait to see what everyone came up with!

The challenge:

Create a piece of abstract photo art using these components:

*  pdpa Dropped Petals texture/background

one other pdpa texture, and

one or two images of your own, or images procured from the web

*  the above 3 or 4 required components can each be used more than once in your abstract


After reading over the challenge again just now, I realize I did not use a second texture in my image. So I guess I "failed" the challenge. No worries! It was fun, fulfilling and I'm pleased with the final result.

That's what matters, right!




I didn't have any idea at all what I wanted to do for this challenge. I just started looking through my cache of pictures and let the pictures inspire me. Here are the components I used:




I started with the garden image in Photoshop. I played around with some of the artistic filter options, finally settling on the fresco filter. I then applied Bonnie's texture. I forgot to write it down, but I'm pretty certain I used the color burn blend mode. The rose image was next. I reduced the "fill" of the rose layer quite low and used a soft brush to erase the square-ness of the image. I played around with another texture over/under the rose, but decided I liked it this way. The image still needed something, so I added the text.


If you haven't played with the filters in Photoshop very much, I encourage you to do so. I admit, I haven't used them very much, but every time I do, the result is very fun and pleasing!


Bonnie's texture really is lovely. Thank you, Bonnie, for sharing your beautiful textures and encouraging us with this challenge!

Don't forget to click over to the gallery to see how everyone used it in their art. I'm heading there now!


Have a wonder-filled day!



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  1. This is a lovely piece. It is so soft and dreamy.

  2. Beautiful pics and colouring.

  3. WOW.... That is awesome - I like the above one - I think that is the way to be hanging on a wall?? - Splendid!!!

  4. This is stunning and I really love the color! :)

  5. June, a really gorgeous result. The color combination is my favorite.

  6. Really like your creation of this lovely abstract,and enjoy that you showed us your photos that you used also. Lovely looking at how you put these all together!

  7. So pretty and romantic feeling. You did a great job with this piece.

  8. So pretty! Perfect for this week of romance.

  9. just delicious!! I love how you embraced the challenge and made it your own!!


If you read something here that inspired you, I’d love to hear about it. Please know I appreciate every comment! Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings, June