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{Texture Tuesday} The Garden Party eDition

Hello my sweet texture lovin' friends!

How are you?  I would love to report the sun is shining here... But sadly it's another downpour. 'sigh'  Man oh's raining!

Ben has his head on my lap... looking up at me... 'mommy, when can we go for our bike ride?' Rain or shine we go.... so after I finish up this post...schedule it for midnight we are off to get drenched! Ugh.....

{note to self..... kim, stop your have not one thing to complain about } 

Let's get this party started!

Okay so, this week's TT theme is gardening..... and I my images might appear to be more 'front porch' themed....  But the main focus of each photo is the herbs we picked up at the nursery or a few of the plants we potted. :) I say 'we' as in John... :)

I have a few versions to share.  I used this past weekend's texture 'stained linen'........ on the above.... and this one below....


 Then I thought I'd test a black and white eDition... love it with a touch of sepia.

And just one more.....  a broader view of the porch.... in true colors without texture.

I will have to share a little front porch tour soon.  It's definitely a wonderful place to just 'BE'......


Okay so, I'm so in awe of the amazing TT participation!  Wowzer!! Absolutely INSPIRED. Thank you!

You all deserve a crack at a little give away!!  Don't you think?

So this week..... I have 2 3 chances for you to win!

Give Away #1 - a FREE SPOT in my Essentials eCourse that starts on June 21st!

Give Away #2 - a Free 4 month subscription to the Test Kitchen.

Give Away #3 - a chance to win the entire fine art Studio Collection Texture set.  

To Enter, simply link up your Garden Themed Texture Tuesday image.

To qualify, you must include a mention of Texture Tuesday in your posting and a link back to the Café.  

The winner will be announced on Sunday, June 5th.  

And how about next week?  We need a theme!  

Next week, let's get a little creative... and add some 'words'.....  

What do I mean?  Well, any words will do....(preferably happy and uplifting)....

You can add some text to your image, like I did in the today's top photo....or share a photo with words already in it. And of course it must contain at least one layer of any of my textures.  :)

I think that covers it...... Can't wait to see what you share...... I haven't been able to visit every link...but I love looking at all the pretty thumbnails!  Bravo, my friends.... Bravo!!

If you are brand new to Texture Tuesday, you can find all the details HERE.  Be sure to grab the TT button and invite others to join the party!!

Thanks again, sweet peeps....... Good luck with the Give Away! Let's get this Garden Party started!

Signing off.... xxo,

p.s. for those who have been waiting..... registration will open for the Skinny-Mini eCourse later this week!  The next round will run in July!  

(just a note: You do not need to have taken the Skinny-Mini eCourse to register for the full Essentials Class. We will start from the very beginning).....


Reader Comments (36)

First time joining in on TT. Thank you for all your free textures. Love your photos this week. The 2nd one is my favorite.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoadside Rustic
Thank you for all the fun.
Lovely texture to play with.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoco
Oh your pictures look wonderful Kim! I should try to do something sepia. I never really think of that. By the way, it's been raining here a whole lot too, so I feel your pain.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia
Thanks again Kim for your texture, I have also chosen to use stained linen on my image this week. I love your porch and the wonderful old-style rocking chairs, your photos are great, I particularly love the B and W and the sepia.They both marry so well with your lovely chairs.I have linked and mentioned your textures on my blog. Thank you.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjenni Connolly
Herbs never looked so good. Beautiful porch shots! Thanks for having us over!
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherry
What a nice porch! And beautiful pictures! Thank you for the wonderful textures.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMagic Gypsy
Magnificent shades of white, excellent texture. Nice pictures. Greetings.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeovi
love the stainded linen texture, your porch is gorgeous, wonderful photos.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdymphie
I love your porch and those rocking chairs. I have always wanted the big porch but it is not so usual here in Finland, it is a american way or Canadian way:) If I ever build the house there must be porch, that's for sure. Now we line in row house with little yard.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHenrietta
Kim I love the stained linen texture on your first photo. So pretty! Your porch looks like a delightful place to just be.

How exciting that you are giving away more wonderful freebies! I am thrilled with the Test Kitchen and have just scratched the surface of all that there is to learn. Perhaps lightning will strike twice and my number will come up again! Your first give away is a biggie!

Hope you have a happy Tuesday. Happy to report that we have a dry, sunny day here on the east coast. Sending sunny thoughts your way.

May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
this weekly post has really inspired me to work more with textures. thanks for this, and for the giveaways!
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterurban muser
Love the cafe and your new post and the new Stained Linen Texture, Kim!
Thank you.
Also want to say I followed all the instructions but could not make a post - sorry if I messed up (just delete =D)
Here's the link:
Don't know what happened :(

xx Rosy
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosy
I didn't have a chance to participate this week Kim, but will enjoy seeing everyone else's work. Somehow I lost all of my actions and textures in the folder that I had them in on my computer and am needing to rebuild it this week....accck!

May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanet (Shabbyfufu)
Kim - I love your textures so so much. Although my photo today doesn't fit your theme at all, I still wanted to join. I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley Sisk
Ciao Kim, happy Tuesday!
What a nice porch you have! The last shot, in particular, is awesome!
Wow, already many gorgeous entries. Alas, Flickr has been a real pain in the neck for us... again! We could not upload our image for today's TT. Snif! Too bad... but best of luck to everyone else for your generous giveaway! :)
*hugs* and hope to be able to play along next week.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia & Zeno
Another fun & inspiring week of texture! Absolutely love your photos and texture treatment...really, really gorgeous!! Once again, Kim, you've "set the bar" quite high:)
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah C
I arrive with anticipation and I leave inspired...every.single.time.
thanks for the blessing this site is Kim!! LOVE it!!

May 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlori
This was a fun theme to work with! And thanks for the giveaway; I would LOVE to be part of the Test Kitchen!
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
i asked my readers recently who their favorite photo blog was and i got directed over here. i can see why. just beautiful work!
Great shots Kim :)
I almost forgot, so I just whipped something up with textures from your Studio Collection. Hope it has finished raining here too, I can't wait to plant these flowers.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynn
So wish I had a porch. The house I grew up in had one and I always loved sitting out there in the summer with a good book. Your photos are fabulous as always, here's hoping the sun has made its way to you. xo
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
This was an awesome texture to work with! Thanks, Kim!
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmarie
The long weekend has me a bit out of wack. A little late linking up. You porch looks lovely Kim. One day I will have a porch with a rocker :)
This is my first time joining in with all you talented ladies, and what do you know I made a ash of the link & it is showing a srew driver & spanner LOL just my luck,

May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam
I second your "ugh" sentiments for those times when the sun stays hidden for too long! But despite the lack of good light, your photos are once again, dreamily wonderful! A front porch, rocking chairs, galvanized tin, and flowering plants are all the right ingredients not only for great photos, but for some serious relaxing! Xo
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue@MyArtsDesire
Hi Kim - thanks for another chance at a fun give-away :) I posted a mention of Texture Tuesday and a blinkie on my blog...

Have a great week -- hope it dries up for you soon ;)
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterkimBinAK
Your photos inspire me so much Kim! They also have a very calming effect on me... what a wonderful place your porch is, to just sit and dream or do some useful things too ;-) I'm loving your new texture, so pretty!
The garden party is brimming with some gorgeous shots, time to checke them out :) Love your challenges and I'm so looking forward to the next one :) xxoo
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnia
Better late than never to your party.....I would love a chance to win and learn more with you! xo, Janet
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanet (Shabbyfufu)
This is my first time posting in texture tuesday and am wondering about the contest...I don't have a blog and curious where do I mention texture tuesday and this fantastic blog to be qualified for the contest? I love your textures and would LOVE to win one of your classes!

For my photo I used PWs' action Soft faded and the Stained Linen texture at 88%. Loved what it did to this picture!

Thanks so much for sharing your textures and the opportunity to win!!!!


P.S. I love reading your blog, especially when you mention Winners. My dad is from Canada and most of his family still lives there; I have an uncle who LOVES Winners and everytime you talk about that store it reminds me of him.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkmillionar
Your porch is a dream as well as your photo's! Very nice!
June 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersandra
Hi Kim! I've been a reader of your blog for a while now, but this is my first time participating in TT! Thanks for the continual inspiration!
June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Warren
I love you photography work and thank you for all the texture info I've been learning a lot. Everyone's posts are so inspiring.
June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPamla
Beautiful... thanks for inspiring me to get back on the texture saddle again ;-P
June 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSerline
Hi Kim, What a beautiful image of your porch and the flowers!! Thank you for sharing this texture with us and for the generous giveaway!! Have a Happy Weekend! Wini xo
June 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwini
thanks for the texture and the challenge!
June 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrani
So many beautiful images. I wish I could visit every single one. Thanks, Kim, for all the wonderful freebies and this wonderful community to participate in.
June 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErika

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