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{Texture Tuesday} Guest Hosted eDition

photo by Barb from Keeping Up With the Time......mouse over to see the before

Hello fellow texture lovers!

It's Barb Brookbank here from Keeping up with the times. Today I am the guest host for Texture Tuesday! An honour beyond my wildest dreams - thank you Kim! You are the sweetest person ever!

This Week's TT Challenge details:

This week's TT theme is free & easy...anything goes...the only requirement is your image must contain at least one layer of any of Kim's textures.

The textured photo that you see today was my submission for the guest post. I picked some delicate grasses that were growing along our dock and after I put them in an old 'Watkins' jar I knew I had the makings for a great TT image.

First I adjusted the exposure and cropped the photo. I added a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and adjusted the greens to -40 and the yellows to -42. I added one layer of Kim's 'Sunkissed' on soft light at 100% opacity. The quote is by Victor Hugo and the font is DJB Gimme Space by Darcy Baldwin.

Before we start linking up, let's talk next week's Texture Tuesday theme!!

Tuesday, August 7th's TT Guidelines:

As always, the first Tuesday of each month is Not Necessarily Texture Tuesday. What does this mean? So glad you asked! :) This is a chance to link up your fav photo of the month. It can be textured, untextured, edited, unedited.... or even an instagram or phone photo. Fun stuff!

I can't wait to see what all you ultra-talented artists come up with! It will be an extra special week for me and I will be visiting as many of you as I possibly can. I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has visited my blog and left a loving and encouraging comment. This is the best community ever!

Love and hugs from Barb Brookbank - wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, scrapper, artist, and the person behind Keeping up with the Times.


Big thanks to Barb for hosting this week's TT. Her photo is absolutely breath-taking.... truly....adore.

Please.... leave Barb some love in the comments...and pop on over to her site to say hello..... There's nothing sweeter than a little love and encouragement along the way. Don't you think? :)

happy sigh.....xo, Kim

Reader Comments (24)

hello Barb, so nice to meet you! that is such a beautiful photo and i just love it :)

I went to your site and just loved it especially your ten things.

July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandy
oooops sorry Kim! guess I didn't read everything!

but a big hello to you toooooooooooooo!

sandy :)
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandy
Hi Barb,

Your photo is gorgeous - I love the whiteness of it with gentle touches of color. I'll be popping over to your blog to see more goodness.

Sharon :-)
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
Beautiful work Barb!!!! So glad you're hosting :)
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMona
Fantastic Barb those bottles and your technique.... Fab.....
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterViv Halliwell
Beautiful shot and edit Barb. Congrats on hosting this post.
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNadege
wonderful photo barb...and congrats on hosting!
beautiful image! love the soft tones and subtle textures. :)
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
Lovely work, Barb!
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPat
Barb, I love your dreamy photo and also the quote - that font is lovely! Thanks for hosting! :)
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherri B.
Amazing image! The texture work is beautiful and Iove the subject you chose to photograph. The grass is so soft and airy.

July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
I adore glass jars and you have showcased them brilliantly. congrats on being a guest host!!!
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Beautiful photo Barb!
Congratulations on being Texture Tuesdays 1st Guest Host. Looking forward to stopping by your blog ♥
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb
I check your blog everyday. How fun to see you over here.
Great texture usual.
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda/patchwork
beautiful photograph ....
with or without the texture and text!
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah
Beautiful inspiration!!!
thank you for the awesome background!!!
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpeggy gatto
Barb - great job as guest host!

Kim - another great TT!
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol
I wasn't the least bit surprised you got to be first host! Lovely photo. Noticed it this morning on Digital scrapper and wondered why I hadn't seen it before.
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoxi
Lovely guest post, Barb !
Your photo is gorgeous and beautifully textured !
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
Gorgeous picture!
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMama Zen
Beautiful photo Barb. So gentle.
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCherie
Barb - this is absolutely gorgeous! Love your bottles. Isn't it amazing what just some feathery grasses can create?!
Awesome AWESOME job!
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl M
What a beautiful image, Barb! Congratulations on being the first TT Guest Host!
August 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElaine B
Lovely photograph, Barb!
August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarissa

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