Tuesday, December 6, 2011

tis the season to celebrate...

it is texture Tuesday again!
Our assignment this week was to center our photo around the concept "celebrate" and to apply any of Kim Klassen's textures. 
And what better way to celebrate the season than with the jolly old man himself!

A few weeks ago i was lucky to be able to purchase a DeeGaan santa.  Dee makes them all by hand using all vintage fabrics and treasured objects.  I am in love with all things vintage, so these santas really capture my heart!
Put him together with Kim's beautiful textures, and i am in heaven!

Below is the original photo i worked on.  As you can see, i desaturated some of the colour in order to soften it.  I also darkened it up alittle. 
I then applied Kim's February magic edges using the screen mode at 100%.  Then i applied her new poetic texture at around 45% opacity using the soft light mode.  I created a new layer and added the vertical text and lowered that opacity also! 
It is amazing what magic Kim's textures can create with just the right photo!
Thank you so much Kim!!

Be sure to click here to see all the other celebrations!

"The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate."
~Oprah Winfrey~
Until next time...


  1. Delightful!
    Both in words and image.

  2. Very sweet! Great image for the theme!

  3. What a delightful Santa,truly special. Love what the texture did for the shot.

  4. Oh, gorgeous Santa, and beautiful texture work!

  5. beautiful texturing and such a lovely purchase, a beautiful vintage santa. thank you for sharing. {visiting from TT}

  6. Gorgeous!!! He says it all. I hope you have a great holiday and take care.

  7. What a beautiful Santa! I love your photo!

  8. love these Victorian Santas! beautiful work here!

  9. What a beautiful effect that texture has on your photograph.

  10. Cute Santa and the processing made his magical! Great job!

  11. I've never heard of a DeeGaan Santa before. He's a fine fellow. I can see why you're so happy to celebrate with him this year.

  12. He is quite the spritely little fellow. Yes, he is much more exciting with the textures. Nice work.

  13. Love this Santa, great job on the texture work. I have a Santa similiar to this only it is a gardening Santa...same face tho. Hope you are enjoying your holidays.


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