explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Monday, February 20, 2012

Inspiration Avenue: Textures






I love to play with textures in Photoshop Elements. For this challenge, I started with a photo I had taken in Israel of some grass with an unusually fuzzy texture (I believe it was at the Baha'i Gardens near Haifa).  I applied some Photoshop Elements effects, among other techniques.  I altered and added the door image from Last Door Down the Hall and the woman's figure from Stampington (originally in sepia); and I used digital tree and lace brushes from Obsidian Dawn. (Don't know the source for the crumpled paper background.)

14 comments:

Bill said...

Wonderful textures! I love doors out-of-place like that. They have to open to some wonderful imaginary world.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous textures, Sherry!

peggy gatto said...

awesome work!

linda said...

Wonderful, Sherry! so much texture, and combined beautifully!

Jeanette said...

Fabulous texture and I love all of the greens.

Evil Edna said...

lovley and soft and mysterious.EE

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Really pretty--I like the trees!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is STUNNING. You do digital SO well!

Anne said...

Love the textures of this mysterious and fabolous image! <3

Magpie said...

It looks as if you could touch all of the textures. I love the door standing in the landscape also. Mysterious!

artangel said...

Intruiging and lovely collage - that grass looks like I could reach out and touch it!

IMGIRL said...

This is beautiful! I just want to walk through that door and join her in the grassy hillside! Loving the door and brick!

IA Love ~*
Kim

Diane ~ said...

wow this is gorgeous!! it's so very beautiful & romantic, LOVE it! :D

gma said...

That grass is really interesting and adds so much to this piece.
:-)