February 19th. Up north here we are in the grips of winter. Spring arrives on March 20th. That is not to say that on March 20th we will wake up and the trees will be budding, birds will be singing and we’ll be running around in shorts and t-shirts. Most likely there will be a snowstorm.
So this morning I went into my archives and stared lovingly at all my flower photos. These beauties are at least 3 months away… but dreams can happen at any time and dreaming is what I am doing.
Today is Texture Tuesday at Kim Klassen Cafe. The only requirement is that we use one of the textures from the Downton collection. I chose kk_cora on soft light, white oak on soft light, and sheet music on darker. I played around with the opacity of each layer until I was happy.
Speaking of Downton – we’re catching up on the third season – I’m not going to discuss it because I know others are still catching up too. Wish I could talk….
One more thing – I just found out that one of my recipes has been accepted to Food Gawker!!!! Oh Happy Day! I’ve only been rejected a hundred times… It’s my Roasted Sugar Pumpkin Soup – it will appear sometime today – do check it out!
Here’s my texture recipe (oh, yes, and that sweet font is “I Love What You Do”)
This is absolutely gorgeous, Barb!! Super work. :)
Beautiful! Congratulations on your recipe being featured!
beautifully done, Barb – I like everything about this piece!
Wow. This is beautiful. I like how soft and delicate it looks, and the texture you added is superb!
A beautiful photo and great use of the textures.
Barbara Hurst says
Beautiful, so soft and a breath of Spring.
Gorgeous, Gorgeous Photo! Congrats on the recipe. I will be making that. I just happen to have a few of those in my garage. I’ve been saving them for seeds for this year.
Beautiful!! I don’t know what else to say, lol! It’s simply stunning.
Rosie Grey says
Oh, how beautiful! I love your photo and texture processing! Congratulations on being accepted on Food Gawker – I’ll have to check it out! :-)
So beautiful Barb love your process and congratulations ….
Deanna@Snippets from Springdale says
What a gorgeous image…and the texture is perfect. I could see this hanging over my bed. And congrats on your recipe…I will surely check it out!!
What a beautiful picture to see on a dreary winter day! And congrats on FoodGawker! I have a love/hate relationship with them…love the traffic, hate the constant rejection!
So soft and lovely, Barb !
Beautiful texture work and I love that font !
Have a nice week,
jeanne stone says
Lovely new Blog Barb, and now I have you back on my reading list! great work
This entire post is charming! Love that photo & affect. Congrats on the recipe. Now I have to go back in the archives and look for some florals to play with!
well first of all congrats on your recipe. and secondly your lilac photo is really beautiful. love the soft colors and texturing.
What a beautiful photo! Lilacs are one of my favorites and you did a wonderful job with the textures and wording : )
That’s so awesome to have your recipe featured! It sounds delish. Your lilacs and edit are beautiful. Downton Abbey…I’m heartbroken. :(
Oh Barb, your photo is so beautiful!! i love every single thing about it. Congrats on food gawker.
This is beautiful, lilacs are one of my favorites.
Marl1's Images says
Gorgeous edit with that texture combination! Love it!
Pieces of Sunshine says
Beautifully processed. Everything about this is wonderful!
[sigh] Lilacs… I do love lilacs… thank you for sharing, Barb! and for sharing the font name too! (I’ve already downloaded it!)
This is just beautiful!!
Gosh, this is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Isn’t the Cora texture gorgeous? I love using it :)