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{Texture Tuesday} The Movie Lovin' eDition 

and a Surprise!

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Hello my friends!

It's time for another Texture Tuesday Linky Party!!

This week's theme is movie titles... 

Pick a title of a favorite movie, and then share a photo that depicts the title.....

Can you guess my movie?  

Maybe yes, maybe no? 

Bryce didn't get it at all... and he is a total movie freak....he looked at my photo and said.... 'key and a bottle?' 

I was like... 'Bryce...think of a movie I love with the word bottle in it...'

and he was like...

'ummm... Message in a Bottle...what does a key have to do with that?' In his extra-special condescending way.... Ugh....

And maybe he's right...but the bottle seemed a little boring without the key... and there is a little paper message in the bottle...  Ugh...

Oh and it gets better.... I called John in to check it out... he stood here, over my shoulder...and out of his mouth...came....

are you ready for this?.... 

'key .... and a .....(long pause).....bottle?' and then he proceeded to say pretty much the same thing Bryce did....

UGH... Some days I feel like I'm so alone in this house of men... haha...

Here's my recipe for today's photo. 

  • Layer 1 - Background 
  • Layer 2 - Black and white adjustment layer. Reduced the opacity to 55% to bring back some color and create a sepia tone.
  • Layer 3 - Added my latest and soon to be released 1,2,3, Texture at soft light 100% opacity. I'm madly in love with this texture. Seriously. 
  • Layer 4 - Added Magic Grunge from the Ultimate Bundle at screen blend mode 100% opacity.
  • Layer 5 - Added Magic Scratches (rotated 90 degrees) from the Ultimate Bundle at screen blend mode 50% opacity.
  • Layer 6 - Added a gradient adjustment. Choose a copper brown to transparent gradient and set the angle to -32 degrees. Set the style to linear.
  • Layer 7 - Added a new blank layer set to soft light and with a black soft round brush 50% opacity, I brushed over the message and the bottle. (a little non-destructive burning)
  • Layer 8 - Stamped it with my watermark. (scroll down to check out the watermark tutorial on this page)
  • The End

But wait, remember that 1,2,3 Texture I mentioned in the recipe? .... well, take a peek....  'sigh'

You would not believe the layers that went into this baby!! But it was worth every bit of time and effort.... 

True Texture Love....

I know it's not the weekend.... but I have to share this baby with you all!

Like NOW!

Click HERE to download 1,2,3, by me....

Okie doke.... let's talk next week's theme!!

Thank you again for all the fabulous ideas you shared last week....  Here's a suggestion that at least one lovely commentor mentioned... 

Back to School....

The TT Theme for August 23rd is...
Back to School!!

And to spice up the challenge a little... You must use at least 2 different textures on your photo! 

Sound like a plan, Stan? :)

(Bryce loves when I say that....haha....)

New to Texture Tuesdays? Here's the short and sweet TT rules.

  • please link directly to your post, not just to your blog or flickr stream.
  • please link back to the Café. You can grab the TT button HERE, if you wish.
  • please visit the other TT participants and leave them some comment love. Remember it's a party.... and what's a linky party without lots of comment love? Right! 

Want more details? Click HERE for the full scoop!

Phew.....I think that covers it!! 

Thanks for joining the TT party.... can't wait to see your lovely thumbnails popping up.

Love & Gratitude... always...


p.s. Have you see the Ultimate Bundle? 80 fabulous textures in one beautiful bundle. Click HERE to check it out.

Reader Comments (36)

Kim, this is an absolute stunner . . . .love it !!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteresa
Thank you, Kim, for giving Tuesdays a special shape for us.
Hosts like you are special and I want to emphasize how much it means to be given this chance each week. We often take too much for granted in this life.
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjocodeane
Kim, the "1,2,3 Texture" is awesome, wow! Thanks so much for the wonderful gift! :)
Love your photo for today, but we have never heard of your movie. We must check it out.
Ok, need a coffee 'cos it's only 6:20 am here and we are still half asleep, LOL!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia and Zeno
It's a beautiful photo - even if the guys don't get it. Thank you for all the wonderful textures and how-to's!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMagic Gypsy
Love this new texture. Thank you so much Kim. You are such a wonderful giving person. I LOVE Texture Tuesday really give me that extra boost to get creative.
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPat Mark
wonderful photo processing on yours. thank you so much for the lovely 123-texture, i can almost feel all the layering you put on it (makes me want to pull out some paint :))
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdymphie
Beautiful Kim. Thanks once again for a fabulous texture!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
Lovely and a FUN theme! So fun to see everyone's titles! Thank you for your lovely textures and hosting this party!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCedar
Nice photo, I have been a nice composition, I love the artistic effects that provides the texture.
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeovi
This was an interesting theme, love your message in a bottle.
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn Dyche Dechairo
I guess you have to be a woman to get it right away ;-) so funny, I can totally see my husband being clueless too LOL!
This took my breath away Kim! So beautiful and the tones are just stunning, perfectly fitting this beautiful image :) xxoo
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnia
So beautiful, Kim !
Thanks for the surprise, wonderful texture !
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
You crack me up. I see a Message in a Bottle.... men can be so literal sometimes! Love, love, love the new texture, you are so sweet and generous. Already loving this week's entries so far, so many great ideas!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
Oh what a gorgeous texture this one is!!! Thanks so much for sharing it!! : )
The key really threw them, Kim :) Great texture - love it! Thanks for hosting such a fun party!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJune Scott
Love your interpretation. And thanks for your fab new texture!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNeringa
Such a beautiful image - and thank you sooooo much for the stunning texture! You are so generous with us! Cheers
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercathy @ ma vie trouvee
Well, if it means anything....I got it right away! The key did throw it off a bit, but hey, when it comes to composition we have to get it right!! ;-)

Thank you so much for that lovely're too generous!!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJillsy Girl
great texture! thank you very much for sharing.
and i love "the message in a bottle" . Such a beautiful photo and gorgeous edit!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEsra
Thanks for offering the past textures at a great deal. Can't wait to have time to play!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeb
dear Kim, you're so sweet and it's always a treat when you have the time to comment on our blogs too. thank you. I couldn't resist on using today's texture for this TT :) I'm the chocolate lady! xoxo

counting the days to Essentials course :)
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAna Eugenio
This week's theme is so much fun! I love your newest texture too and used it on my photo.
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPat
Beautiful as always!
Thank you for generously sharing your wonderful Textures Kim ♥
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb
I think this challenge has produced the most stunning interpretations so far! Love everyone's work!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdiane stanley
Love that this link leads to so many great blogs to visit. Also, visited many postings from FlickR today, and when I commented it wouldn't go anywhere so know that I did visit even if didn't comment. I try to visit many of the links for support. Have a great Tuesday anyone..and Thanks Kim for the sharing of your talents.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeabea
I love your idea don't always twig do they? ;)

Thank you so much for the new texture, can't wait to try it out, have a great week, not long till the new class starts...yay!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRH West
Oh my, another week of your stunning work!! are such a fun person. So passionate, and are contagious.

So glad I found you!

Hope you have a blessed week♥
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Zen
Awesome theme for the movie/photo, this was sooo much fun to relate a movie. Your photo great,, thanks for detailig the steps you did to manipulte it. Wonderful new 1,2,3 texture, can't wait to try it out, thank you, thank you.!
August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle
I love your newest 123 texture. I haven't tried yet but it looks so beautiful even it self alone:) Thank you.
August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHenrietta
Kim, this has been a great TT - theme and I've enjoyed immensely catching up and looking at everyone's photo's.
I 'got' your photo...and thankyou so much for sharing your talents and textures wwith us.I look forward to next week!
Have a great week.
August 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteryvette
Kim, thanks again for these lovely textures :) Here's a photo I took last night and edited today, using your 123 texture. Hope you like it :) Oh - the "formula" is described in my blog...

Hugs from Alaska - kimB
August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterkimBinAK
thanks for the fun challenge!!!

For the last week linky is not letting me in at all the challenges. I will keep trying!!!
August 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeggy gatto
I got it in the thumbnail and the link is

August 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeggy gatto
How happy I am to have found this site! I've been having difficulty finding a good group of photographers who love textures as much as I do. Looking forward to participating next Tuesday :)
August 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersheila
Thanks again for this lovely texture, Kim!
January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZeno

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