Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kuter, Kitty or Kangaroo??

This Alphabe-Thursday is the letter "K". Which is cuter....This adorable sleeping Kitty...

Or....this sleeping Kangaroo? We went to the LA zoo this past summer. It felt like it was 110
So, he was taking a bit of a snooze
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Girl Statue

The original photo is in the previous post. I erased the contraption on the left, took out the walkway. Added a few grunge backgrounds added the rose down in the corner and a piece of
of a post card that DJ gave us to use for our personal use. What do you think?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Trip to the Mountains

I found some lovely things to photograph

A little texture

Alisa Burke Inspired

I was visiting Pam Garrisons blog Saturday morning, she said to go check out this video at
Alisa Burkes Blog away I went. I had a few minutes before taking a day trip up to the mountains into the fresh sunny air. So I quickly watched the video.
Out the door I went, with my pens and pad in hand
I opened my watercolor journal
I need to give it a try. I didn't watch the video THAT carefully, so I thought, ok, I'll just use it for the inspiration that it was...and I started...
Oh what fun, and something I could do while riding in the car. I had my watercolors with me too.
So here is what I came up with...
I tried the top one on dried watercolor
The one above was a very light wash of watercolor, then I went in when I was finished inking
and added more color
The one above, I doodled first then went in with washes of watercolor
This is the beginning of an other one.
Since I was doodling in the car, on bumpy back roads,
I did a rough draft in pencil.
Then when we stopped for lunch I doodld with permanent markers.
On the way home I played with the watercolors.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

Playing with Photoshop
Pink Roses on vintage cups. I have listed these on my EBAY
starting bid...99 cents for 3 cups
This set too. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday. Thank you for visiting me, You can visit more
Posts by visiting Beverly, our host, at How Sweet the Sound.

Roses and Roses and Roses

I'm selling some painting books, these all show how to paint roses

I started most of these at 99 cents, if you're interested, go check them out, my EBAY
button is on my side bar.

Portland Oregon

These guys have been on Food Network. Little teeny tiny shop. We went there once...just once
It was sooooo good. I had their famous Bacon Maple Bar...yummm. Stacey had an orange one that had Tang on the icing.
This is the entrance. This line....around and around the block. Huge long line, we didn't wait.
You have to have cash only. If you are ever in the neighborhood, give them a try

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday "J" Jelly Beans!!

Mrs. Matlock (aka Jenny Matlock) I hope you like Jelly Beans and Jelly eggs.
I played around in Photoshop a bit. Added a Gaussian Blur then cleaned up the front Jelly Beans
These are Jinormous...yes, I know, I spelled it wrong, but it should be spelled this way. lol and I wanted to use another "J" !
My favorite...licorice! So, I paired them with the vintage enamel pot adding a touch of the architecture photo (below) It looks like lace. I let it seep into the pot but took it out of the
Jelly Beans
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What is YOUR favorite flavor???

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

White on White and Shades of White

I used 3 of these elements to put in the photo in my banner
They don't make buildings like this any more

Love this design up above

Hope you enjoyed this little tour of beauty
These photos were taken by my daughter Stacey

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cool Photos

What do you take pictures of when you are walking around???

The photo above is a close up of this post. It will make a great background

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Vintage German Clock And Baby Shoes

These little shoes only have one day left on my ebay auction. My link is on my sidebar
I just listed this little clock on my Ebay. Isn't it a beauty. Works great!

Altering Staceys Photos

Stacey (my daughter) took some fabulous pictures when the sun came out on Friday. I couldn't leave them alone now could I.

I added about 5 layers
There was some gravel down in the lower left corner that I got rid of then tinted the photo
Now, that was a good time! I must say, I am a huge fan of Photoshop Elements 8!!
Can you tell??