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Day 1 of the 12 Days of Textures

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Welcome to Day 1 of the '12 days of Textures'. I'm super excited about this!! 

I have more than textures to share with you over the next few weeks.

I will be posting part 2 of 'my story'.... I have some new offerings to tell you about....and I thought I'd share a little Christmas tour of our home.... I'm almost done decorating.....  woo hoo!

Let's ease into it all..... and start simply with our Day 1 texture ~ Lilly.....

I used 'lilly' on my image above.... Here's the easy-peasy recipe. Lilly did all the work on this one. 

  • Layer 1 - Image (white balance and exposure edited in lightroom)
  • Layer 2 - Lilly at soft light 100%
  • Layer 3 - Blank layer at soft light blend mode. Painted black using a soft round brush at 80% opacity to faux burn the left side of the image. 
  • Layer 4 - Black and white adjustment layer at soft light 45% opacity.
  • Layer 5 - Final curves adjustment to darken the inside of the image.
  • Layer 6 - Added the quote.

Okay I'm going to leave you here....

Feel free to use the 'inlinkz gadget below' to share your '12 days of textured photos' only throughout this series, . Please link back to the series. The gadget will remain open until December 25th.

You are welcome to right click and copy the 12 day banner above if you wish or grab the button code at the bottom of this post.

Basic texture party rules apply....  :) Your image must contain one of the textures from the 12 day's series.

Click HERE to download 'Lilly'.

I will be back again tomorrow with your Day 2 texture and some holiday decorating photos.


New to the Café and Textures? Wanna build your texture stash, check out the 2011 Texture Collection.

Get the saving's details HERE.


Share a 12 day button on your site if you like. 

Kim Klassen Café


Reader Comments (62)

oooooh... I love this one! Love the musical notes...
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanie
Kim, thank you so much for all you share! I so appreciate your generosity!

Barbara Carroll
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Oh I am lovin this one.....I especially like the textures with music or writing. Thanks again!!!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna
Kim - Thank you so much for this beautiful music! I love it!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
thank you so much for the freebies! You always go above & beyond! :) Merry Christmas!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSkye
thank you so much Kim!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbarbara
oooohhh...... love this.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchasity
Thank you so much Kim, for this awesome texture!!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
oh, kim, i love this one! gorgeous... can't wait to play with these gifts all month. thank you so much!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
Lovin your quote and texture today, Kim. Thank you!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura K Aiken
Thank you Kim, Merry Christmas to you. I wish we could all send you gifts too, you are so generous with us.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPat Mark
How fun is this! Looking forward to participating... love your Lilly texture - looking forward to "part 2" Thanks, Kim!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJune Scott
Love this one. Thanks so much.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie E.
I love the musical notes on this one. Perfect for designing a layout for a sick friend who is a singer. As always, Kim, you hit the mark! Thank you so much.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLorena
Thanks, Kim.... you are always so generous and such a loving person to your followers.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana
Thank you!! So amazingly beautiful!!! Your the best!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJayne
Great texture! What is the font you used?
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternorah
Thanks so much, Kim. What a beautiful texture! I'm so anxious to see and use the rest as the days go by! 8-)
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Ann Potter
happy *sigh*...LOVe this introductory texture Kim...Gorgeous image.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
I love your idea of the 12 Days of Textures! This is bound to be awesome.
Thank you for all your work on these textures, because I appreciate them!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPixel Berry Pie
Awww, I love this one so so much! I adore all your musical textures, so artistic and beautiful. Can't wait to have a wee free time and play with it. :)
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia
Thank you so much, Kim, this is so pretty and can't wait to see the remainder of your 12 days of Christmas! Warm Christmas Wishes to you and yours:)
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiginanLiz
EStoy encantada con estas maravillosas texturas
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara
I hear your praises sung on many of the blogs I visit. Your textures are amazing. I'm a texture novice and am just now getting interested in using them in various ways. Your photos are so inspiring!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Thank you!! This is beautiful.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenN
Kim - thanks so much for your generosity!

Wishing you just as much kindness and generosity this holiday season !
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMela
Thank you, Kim! Really love this texture a lot. I love the musical chords. Soooo pretty. :) You are lovely beyond words and so very generous. Warm Hug to you! xo
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
Um... musical notes I meant! Ha hah! I haven't had enough caffeine this morning so it seems-brain is still in "fog" mode. And it's Monday. But what a lovely Monday it is, thanks in part to sweet you! :)
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
Thanks so much...I just got Photoshop Elements 10 and hope to figure out how to use it over the holidays and try out all the textures! This one is really special with the music in it!
Jan Castle
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJan Castle
Those dried flowers look amazing :) happy 12 days of celebrating!

Can't wait for your tour..... x.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterXanthe
Your textures are always so fabulous and I am so grateful for your willingess to share them for free!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
What a lovely texture to begin with !
Thanks for all your beautiful textures and inspiration, Kim !
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
what a beauty!!!
thanks for the textures and the 12 days!!!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeggy gatto
Oh, I'm sooo excited to here you're story: part two. Looking forward to participating in the 12 Days of Christmas. Happy Holidays to you Kim. You are so generous. Only good can come of that.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLissa
thank you for sharing, your textures are great and love the tut too
Sue : )
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersue
Love this texture and it's name. It's my daughter's name! It is even spelled the same way.Thanks!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscrappychick
Thank you very much for all this wonderful textures and the inspiration to try some new work.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSynnöve
Thanks for the 12 Days of fun, fun, fun.

Although I don't post to a blog, I use the textures often and enjoy the 'difference' in the picture. It's like I have a little secret no know else knows how I did it but they notice something is different.

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
Thank you Kim! This is so lovely!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebi
Oh Kim!! You are so sweet to offer this to us, out of the goodness of your beautiful heart! Thank you from the bottom of mine:)
Barbara Wessel
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Wessel
oh, my.... this is just beautiful!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergretchen
Oh Kim this is gorgeous. Can't wait to use it. What a lovely first texture. I love that quote and used it just recently on another one of my pieces. At least now I know who quoted it .. so will go back and add that, thank you.
Have a delightful week, my friend. Thank you for your kindness and always sharing your wonderful talent with us.
Hugs, Joy
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
You always create the most beautiful textures :) :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :) :)
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather :) :) :)
What a neat idea! You are so creative.
I LOVE THIS TEXTURE!! Anything with musical symbols.....
I will try this 12 days of texture, but it might be near impossible :( . This full time job I have is seriously getting in the way of my creative life.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie
Thanks so much for the lovely new texture 'Lilly.' And also the opportunity to fill in my collection of your 2011 textures. You are a good-hearted woman.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Deal
This whole experience is so exciting :) thank you so much!
December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNeringa
Kim, Thank you for your generosity. Your textures are a delight.
December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara B.
I absolutely love your Christmas decorating! Thanks for sharing it here, and thanks as well for today's beautiful texture. What a lovely way to celebrate this most blessed season.
December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Ann Potter
I love all your textures but this one is just so extra special. Thanks so much for sharing xx
December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Thanks so much Kim!
December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa F

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