Sunday, June 3, 2012

Boxed Layout

Using images from, I created these Boxed Layouts using a tutorial from the February 2012 Photoshop User magazine by Corey Barker. The original article features a car. I wanted to create a more feminine design. This is our tutorial this week for Arttechniquesdigital Yahoo group.

Monday, May 7, 2012

This is a lighthearted piece done in response to a Digital Whisper Challenge. We were to extract the woman image from her background and then create our own piece. She looks very Steampunky, so chose a great clock background from Added some Steampunk men from Cecilia Swatton's Steampunk digital collections which can be found at The woman's image link is:  I titled this piece, "So Many Men, So Little Time." Definitely supposed to be a bit of humor. :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

One of my Broadway roses. Playing with my new camera and Filter Forge!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day!! The roses are blooming, the sky is blue, spirits soar with the glory of God.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Enjoying the lovely ocean while a seagull perches on the balcony railing hoping for a handout. The rhythmic waves are so soul-soothing. The waves Had to visi the Ball & Skein in Cambrian yesterday. They have the loveliest yarns. Had dinner at the Sea Chest which gets a C rating. Lovely sunset view but food just all right. Living in Sonoma County spoils you regarding restaurants! Are big and blustery. Walking the Moonstone Beach boardwalk is always so relaxing. Besides the squirrels and birdies there were little cottontail bunnies feasting after the rains yesterday. Adorable!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

From the Summer Garden

I am doing a Nigel French series on using textures in Photoshop CS5 on and played around with an old photo I took of some of my roses. I learned how to separate out the different values in an image and then I either applied a filter or blend mode or both to the separate value layers. I used filters from Mister Retro Machine Wash Deluxe and Filter Forge. Great fun!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mooonlight and Roses

Digital challenge made for Arttechniquesdigital. Theme is Night. White roses gleam in moonlight, so I chose three images and had fun using Filter Forge filters.