Monday, May 16, 2011

Texture Tuesday

Last week Kim gave us a heads up about this week’s theme for Texture Tuesday saying it would whatever comes to mind based on the word vintage.  My first thought was old cars.  I wouldn’t be my father’s daughter if I thought of lace hankies now would I?  :)

I did not get any new pics of old cars but I did dig out one that I took a while back.  Here’s that lovely old thing after running a vintage action and applying one of Kim’s new magic textures as well as her history texture.  I love the crackly effect the magic texture gives.

OldTruckFlowers

This one I took at one of my favorite restaurants over the weekend.  I think the chairs are a bit vintagy, don’t you?  This was after a MAJOR desaturation, addition of another of Kim’s magic textures, then I added a sepia layer and brushed over the chairs to bring some red back.

Jimmy Macs, lunch with Jamie and the kids

Lastly, and what turned out to be my favorite of the set is this old sewing machine that I found in one of the yarn stores I visited over the weekend.  I converted it to black and white and added one of Kim’s really extreme grungy type textures and that was it.  I really love what the texture did, really, really love it!

Unraveled, Federal Way

I’m looking forward to seeing what others have posted.  Go check it out:

Kim Klassen Café

27 comments:

Cedar said...

These all turned out great! I think my favorite is the sewing machine, but I'm not sure...Terrific!

Halie said...

Really wonderful job! I love the car and the sewing machine!

Miriam said...

I love your sewing machine, but the whole set is gorgeous. Fabulous textures.

Kia said...

Beautifully done! Your sewing machine is gorgeous! :)
Seen in Texture Tuesday.

KathrynAntyr said...

Excellent subjects for the theme. Love them all. Great angle on the truck photo. The sewing machine reminds me of my talented grandmother. Well done!

KarenHarveyCox said...

what wonderful photographs of some pretty powerful Vintage images. The textures are perfect.
Karen

the little things... said...

all 3 photos turned out great, I really like the look of second one! should be framed and put up in a 50's diner! stopped by from tt.

Dyche Designs said...

Great images, the sewing machine is my favorite.

Barb said...

They are all terrific but my favourite is that truck! what perspective, and the flowers in the foreground and building in the back - love it!

Anika said...

Those chairs are AWESOME!! Love the angle, the light, the processing...wonderful!

i.ikeda said...

Wow! I absolutely love all of your photos here, but especially the car and the sewing machine. Perfect representation of vintage to me. Great job.

Stampmouse said...

love the shot of the truck good job

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful vintage feeling....

Happy to be following you now!

Jill said...

Great! I'm not sure if I love the table and chairs or the sewing machine more...both are favs!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

These are all great...but the sewing machine, well that is just wonderful!

- Jessi - said...

Loving your first shot, def vintage!

paperbird said...

all so wonderful but i do love the the truck- the colors are wonderful.

Heartaday said...

They're all great but I have a fondness for old sewing machines. :)

nancyjean said...

all three of your photos are wonderful! I love the old car photo!!

snapshots2011 said...

Beautiful job! I especially love the sewing machine1

Georgia Girls said...

I LOVE that first one -- reminds me of home with old trucks and a red barn. LOVE the soft colors. I'm new to this, and need to experiment more :)

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

I love the sewing machine -- glad to have found your blog --

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

I love the sewing machine -- glad to have found your blog --

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

I love the sewing machine -- glad to have found your blog --

Alana Jo said...

These are very nice! The first one is my favorite.

Lynne said...

All three photos are gorgeous! I don't know which I would choose as a favorite. I love the angle of the truck, your view of the old table and chairs and the sewing machine is a jewel!

jan feehan said...

I love all the photos that you used. Especially the truck. I do love the way the textures lend themselves to mood. Nice captures, great processing!