Wednesday, November 30, 2011

In Death There is Always Life

a little before and after..... original...not much is long as it's in focus...
we can do pretty much anything with it (lol)


so i copied the layer and roughly painted the whole background white


added this really gorgeous texture from Shadowhouse (Jerry Jones) aka Skeletal Mess on Flickr


i don't remember the exact formula here...after i cropped, my usual procedure is overlay and multiply, which often has to be brought down to about 50% opacity....there you have it!

in death there is always life

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fall Winter Trends

It's been ages since i've posted some of my favourite fashion picks, and i've been feeling myself stagnating with the colder weather hitting gemini self is desiring a little fresh air and newness...what better way to feel better than to pull everything out of the closet and put together some fun looks for the winter. I very rarely shop...i can always find something that is still in fashion from last year, or something of the latest colour in my bin of sweaters! for the first time in years (many many years) i haven't had to worry about pregnancy or nursing and can wear just what I want!! some fashion fun...please click thru to polyvore for links to purchasing anything in this post!

casual with a bit of pizzaz

The Latest: France

adorably lovely

If loving fashion is a crime, we plead guilty.

super reds for the hols!!

Untitled #262

some orange punch!!  yes i know a little bright but i couldn't resist, my favourite colour is orange!

Blogger Style : White Lace

and some frosting on the cake!!

Happy birthday lilly rose! ♥


Tuesday, November 1, 2011


gliding..........for sliders sunday

How wonderful it would be to just glide around in such a colourful world. I was bored at home without my computer so I tried out an editor on my daughters laptop. Here's has I got this effect, if you play around in any editing software you should be able to get something similar. This works really well with a photo that you may really love, but is out of focus!

First I blurred the picture twice then added a watercolour effect with extra saturation and a very light texture! In pse the watercolour effect is very dark, but you could try some of the other effects light paint daubs and dry brush to get a similar effect.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Falling our Way

Just a little bit of's been quick mild here in NY
and the trees are changing very slowly.

sleepy hollow

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Tourists

Debbie is an old school friend...we were friends when we were about 13. She came over to NY 2 years ago and we spent a day catching up and walking around the city. She was in town again this week and we had a lot of fun shopping and walking around central Park, eating and drinking! I have to say it was a lot of fun doing the tourist gig...something i never do in NY....must do it again sometime!

window shopping

deb & i posing as tourists ;)

Monday, August 8, 2011


Cedalmere by shelle777

Cedalmere, a photo by shelle777 on Flickr.

I went for a little ride on Saturday to take photos of the home of William Cullen Bryant  This is the man Bryant Park in NYC was named after and of course my local library. Cedarmere is open to the public....the house is in desperate need of repair and is locked. Of course there are many more photos...which i'll upload soon...what a place to be!!! 

Here's the edit process in case you're interested:

adjust Shadows and highlights
coffeeshop Ice pop action
Color fills cream faeed0 and blue 06122f from the velvet truffle action
Flypaper paper soft light
adjust Shadows and highlights

and in case you don't have photoshop like Kate and would like to try something other than to edit your photos here a couple of more sites!! Stop by her blog and you'll see some fun edits she's done for the August Break!!

don't forget and the free downloadable softwares at:

Well...that should keep you busy for the rest of the summer....just in case the kids are having a hard time doing that lol....have fun!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Old Photos


In my last post i mentioned the old photo effect...this is a really wonderful little action that takes just a second to do. Open the image

on the right section you'll find a tab with all the on that and go almost to the very bottom of the icon list. you'll see and brown square with an apple and if you position your cursor over it it says old paper. apply the effect then go to the layers section, make sure your layer (the new effect) is highlighted and chose soft light. You can then adjust the opacity and in the case in the image below i brightened the original.