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Two New Textures and a Few Updates

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Hello friends...happy Sunday.... It's a long weekend here in Canada... not sure about the rest of the beautiful world? yes? no?... My boys are all enjoying the fact that they have an extra long weekend.....Me, personally.... well, I find long weekends cut my 'work' week up....  which rarely ever feels like work... So I'm not nearly as excited about the holiday.... 'smile'.... But it's all good!!

So, I have several tidbits for you today.......  

First, your new textures! I used both on my image up top..... Check out the magazine (Somerset Life)... I've booked an hour with myself on the front porch to soak it up after I take Ben out... woo hoo!

Anyhow, here's today's lovelies...  they have great chalky qualities... which I really like in a texture.

Texture Lovin' Listers... the download link is coming your way. Not on the list, click HERE to sign up and start receiving freebies right away.

Here's my recipe for the photo above.

Opened the image in Lightroom.... tweaked the exposure, and reduced the saturation a little. Added a little tone curve bump...then headed right into photoshop to work with texture and type..... I added a layer of today's 'printed' at soft light 75% opacity and then a layer of 'way' at soft light 100%. Finally I added the quote.... The font is Afta Serif.

As promised I must announce the give away winner of, The Natural Home.....

Drum roll please....  Congrats to Sarah. Please send me a note so I can get you all hooked up with the book.


eCourse Updates

The Skinny-Mini eCourse begins tomorrow. You can sign up here.

Behind the Scenes - a creative guide to blogging your passion is open for registration. All the details here.

Round Trip - from lightroom to photoshop and back again is coming soon. Registration will open this week. Bursting about it..... For a little teaser on this class, click here.


Fun Stuff: Shutter Sisters has an entire month of awesomeness planned...... Elevate the Everyday with new prompts each day in August.....This is inspired by Tracey's beautiful new book, Elevate the Everyday. Pop over for more details.... fun stuff!! Today we are sharing 'curves'. My post curve photo...probably won't surprise you. (textured with today's 'word' as well.) Come share your curves with us. We'd love to see!


Test Kitchen Members, I posted a new recipe (image below) and a lovely new watercolour texture set. Be sure to pop in and grab 'em up.

mouse over to see the original ~ textured with the lovely yellow texture below.


Okie doke, that's quite enough for today... 'smile'.....

Off to the trail I go!! Have a beautifully inspired day!

Until next time....xo, 

Reader Comments (8)

Nice! I'm so glad you won the book, Sarah! It's fun to play Kim's challenges and discover someone I've connected with won the prize. ;->
Congratulations Sarah on winning that lovely book.

Can't wait to dig into the new textures and try the latest Test Kitchen recipe. I've been with you well over a year now and my tummy still tingles when your emails pop into my inbox. The excitement never goes away. Always ready to try something new and your generosity is overwhelming.
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranne hartman
Hi Kim,,
Great post today - I'm loving the photos and textures. The gerberas are so happy, I think that's why I love them. I had to pick up some bright yellow ones yesterday (even though pink is still my fav color) because they inject so much sunshine into the room.

Question: I had trouble finding the dates that your new class Round Trip will be running, could you please let me know? I want to upgrade my Lightroom 3 before it starts (even though I still don't know how to use that version - ha ha!).

Happy weekend to you,
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
Congratulations Sarah! Kim, lovely LOVELY photo as always and I can't wait to play with the watercolor set!
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl M
A beautiful post Kim...Enjoy your magazine. I have that issue and I have read it cover to cover. The perfect summer Sunday read...
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.
I just had to give you a high 5 and a squeeze ... no reason ... just because you have become so much a part of my life. You have motivated me to expand waaayyyy beyond what I would have tried 6 months ago. Unfortunately ... I have veered off into realms other than our 'homework', but it is your encouraging voice I always have in the back of my brain ... be it Beyond, Reflections, this blog or whatever. You are just AWESOME!! and thank you for that:-)
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen G
Congratulations Sarah, it looks like a lovely book!

Kim, ... you should be booking more YOU time on the porch these days. You give so much and I'm sure you forget about yourself too often. Nice to see you taking some now.

As always, thank you for all you do for us ... you are an amazing person and I feel privileged to be included in all the awesome things you share. These are gorgeous textures.

Have a lovely long weekend my friend.

Hugs, Joy xo
August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
Hi Kim,
You may have discussed this in one of your tutorials, but I've not been able to find it. How do you stamp your text circle on a four image collage such as the one you have for your watercolor texture set? I've saved my circle text as a brush preset, I think, but don't know how to use it as you have done.
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

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