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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Photo Art Friday - Dec. 2-4

Hello!  Well with the holiday season in full swing now I haven't had a lot of time for editing photo's and such.  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US I was unable to participate last week for Bonnie's, Photo Art Friday challenge.  I have prepared something though for this week.

We were to try a new technique or tutorial etc...that we've been wanting to try. I really didn't have a lot of time to try and learn a new technique or find a tutorial to try and follow.  So I went with something that I sort of understand now how to do. 

Here is my "Before" photo:

This is my newest Christmas decoration.  I fell in love with this Angel the minute that I saw her.  She is so beautiful.  The problem was that she was a bit "spendy" ($75) so I called hubby and asked if it was okay to buy her.  He said, YES!


So I have edited my photo using one of Bonnie's FREE Christmas textures that she offered here:  This one is called, Christmas Music.

I used the GIMP program and did a few adjustments (which of course I didn't write down) and then went into Picnik and edited the photo, went back to Gimp and reapplied the texture again using different settings, back to Picnik and voila~ finished up with this:


I hope to get by all your blogs to leave comments but time is so limited these day with so many things to do before Christmas arrives.  So if I don't get around to commenting on your blog please know that I truly enjoy all your work and hope that once the New Year is here life will once again settle back down to a normal routine and I will have more time for commenting.











Before I close I'm going to share a picture of the Angel in full length.

22 comments:

  1. what a beautiful seasonal texture usage. (I just finished one using the Christmas Tree, also; but, didn't post it for this PAF - next one maybe.) I really like it. thank you, karen

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  2. Beautiful processing with the angel.
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  3. what a beautiful angel; i can see why you would want to have her grace your home; lovely texture processing and great composition. thank you, karen (visiting from Photo Art Friday)

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  4. So gorgeous artwork, Ida! Beautiful peaceful and colors. Nice image prosessing :)

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  5. She's beautiful! I love it. Enjoy your angel!!

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  6. Your angel is wonderful! I just love everything about her. Your editing is beautiful.

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  7. Incredibly beautiful.

    A link to my Friday post: Part 1 of our Road Trip

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  8. Oh , Ida...where did you find her? You've done such a wonderful job with this new, created image!

    Where is the scene that's on your header? Some day, I want to visit it!

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  9. I love the results you obtained in applying this beautiful texture. Greetings.

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  10. love your new angel, and I'm amazed by the transformation that Bonnie's overlay made, so soft and subtle!

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  11. What a beautiful angel! Beautiful edit also!

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  12. Ida, You've given your photograph such a vintage Christmas feel. Beautifully done! Thank you for sharing this piece with Photo Art Friday and have a great weekend.

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  13. you did a great job with the texture. But...I love that angel the ways she is. A gorgeosu piece to have in a home.

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  14. The angel figurine is beautiful! I love the editing you did on this photo!

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  15. what a treasure she is; a really sweet Christmas statue you will have forever. The texture/music looks fabulous too.

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  16. Hello,
    I love your angel! I think the full-length photo is my favorite, though the adjusted image has a certain appeal to it, too.
    Thanks for your visit to my blog and comment on my Macro Monday raindrop photo.
    Merry Christmas!
    Lea

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  17. Neat photo Ida. Love what you did with it. The angel is lovely too. :o)

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  18. So glad hubby said "ok". It's beautiful. :)

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  19. Wow, this is probably one of my favorites this week! WOW! I really love what you did to this, it has so much emotion and feeling in it, and it would make a beautiful Christmas card. Just love it!

    Thanks to your hubby for letting you buy it and turn it into art! ; )

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  20. the angel is so beautiful and the musicsheet is a perfect overlay! wonderful piece!

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  21. I love your angel. She is beautiful and the perfect Christmas decoration.

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  22. Ida, this is truly beautiful!
    Your processing has added so much to an already wonderful image.

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