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Spice Up your Images with 2 Fab Freebie Textures


Happy Friday!  How’s the weather in your world? It’s been unusually frosty in ours.  I actually put the extra quilt on our bed last night!  Yikes!  I’m hoping we will have a little more summer before we head into our frosty winter months. But my oh my… I’m all about warm and cozy these days.  There’s something wonderful about snuggling under the covers, when the air is chilly. Thick socks and cozy sweaters…..spicy candles burning.  I love it!! Autumn is my favourite season by far.

So this cooler weather seems to be inspiring warm and cozy textures as well. I have 2 freebies for you today. Cinnamon and Nutmeg.  :) And a few before and afters to share. Be sure to mouse over to see the before image.

But first here’s today’s textures.

cinnamon texture by Kim Klassen

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Here’s my sweet daisies with today’s textures. I desaturated the image and then  used both textures set to soft light at 70% opacity.  The textures seemed to create an old world effect.  I think.


And my sweet portable typewriter is still posing.  I converted this image to a basic black and white and then added both textures at soft light opacity 55%.  This i think has a mysterious feel to it.  Gosh I love what a texture can do to an image.  ‘sigh’

So that’s it for now.  I have to tell you the cookbook is coming together.  But not quite as quickly as I had hoped.  I won’t make anymore promises.  But my hope is Monday’s post will be all about it!  I’m seriously bursting.  This week was a little less productive.  I’ve been fighting a sinus infection and dealing with some other ‘life’ stuff….  but it’s all good! 

Happiest weekend my friends!  lots of love….



Reader Comments (28)

OMG I LOVE them!!!! You know I like dark and dirty! hehe

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue Allemand

Oh my goodness...these are so wonderful...going to go "play" right now:) Thanks, Kim!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeahC

Thank you! These are beautiful and wonderful inspiration too!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Thank you for the lovely textures! They do make Friday that little bit better-and Friday is good anyway!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Hope things pick up for you over the w/e!
These look gorgeous, and I can't wait to play!
Thank you! And for your explanations!
Bernie x

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBernieTuffs

Hi Kim,
Again THANK YOU for getting the creative juices going for me! I'm new at this Photoshop thing and playing with pictures so I appreciate all the information you give us. I'm going to have fun playing with I just need to decide on which of my pictures I want to use! Thanks again.
Maura :)

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaura @ Lilac Lane Cottage

perfect textures. perfect for this time of year. I agree, i love fall. can't wait to use these.
♥ maureen

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaureen

oh, where are my manners. thank you, thank you, thank you! for sharing such wonderful textures!
♥ maureen

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaureen

These are so nice! Thank you, Kim!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArtmix2

Love these warm and cozy textures. You are so generous, Kim. Thanks for sharing!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

These look wonderful--thank you!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarole

So rich and warm! Makes me dream of a hot cup of tea cuddled up in front of a fire!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie S

Sooooo love what you do with textures....thanks so much for sharing these!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCindie

Thanks so much! I can't wait to play with them this weekend!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristy Life-n-Reflection

Yet again....gorgeous work!!! :-) You always inspire me.
Yes it is chilly here too, had to run back outside when I realized I could see my breath in the night air to see what it was and it is actually 49 degrees at this moment, so I'm thinking it will be much cooler come morning. Guess I should start covering the tender flowers and plants to protect them for a bit longer. Have a wonderful weekend ~ Rebecca

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

oh thank you so much for all the sweet comments. So happy you like them!!

have a most fabulous weekend.... xxo, kim

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkim klassen

Oh, your textures are always so beautiful! I love your new autumn look as well!

We're heading into spring here, but it stays pretty dang cold all year long. But I am so happy the days are finally getting longer and the temps are creeping up slightly!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterheather

What a wonderful surprise to come home to on a tired Friday evening. Thanks so very much!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLorena

Thank you!! Your textures are gorgeous!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenN

thank you kim - have a great, cosy weekend my dear :)

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommentersilviaON

As always, loving your posts, Kim!
Almost decided on the new camera...
Still holding out hope the old will show up.
Coming home from a trip tomorrow and
am inquiring at the airport, again.....
Then I have to make the leap, as not
having a camera is just a plain ODD
feeling! Hope you are enjoying a lovely
and cozy weekend.
xx Suzanne

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterprivet and holly

such a rich are such a giving person kim..take care this weekend and rest~ELK

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterELK

i feel warmer already just seeing and thinking about playing with
these deliciously HOT textures!
can't wait to play ...
thank you SO SO much ...

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterprairiegirl

btw ... i do ... i really do
have a folder named 'playground'
where i play with your textures!
: )

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterprairiegirl

Well again your generousity is overwhelming. You are incredible girl so kind with all your amazing hard work. It is warming up here, we are now officially in Spring, but we still have cold toes in the morning. Hope you are better over the weekend.
Thanks again

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Box of Chocolates

Terrific!! Fantastic color and effect. Love the end result!!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie

What a charming site you have! And these textures are so wonderful! Wow!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKia

Kim, I am just getting around to "last weeks" emails...over a hundred emails and of course, I had to open yours first...absolutely beautiful textures...lovely work Kim :o)

thank you so very very much...all my best to you, Dawn

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawn R. Smith

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