Textures, Photoshop and Mosaics

Lacy textures

post decorated bookmarkLeslie Nicole creates beautiful textures and brushes to use with Photoshop.  I have shown her textures before on another post.

French Postcard
lacy textures
post decorated bookmarkI purchased Fantin_Edged from her recent collection.  Leslie has some great video tutorials on including her textures in your work and other tip.s

lacy textures

post decorated bookmarkThen using her texture, and lovely French Kiss brushes I created this piece.  Here is the recipe.

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French postcard with FK textures
lacy textures
post decorated bookmarkLeslie is an American Designer and Photographer living in Loire Valley France.  I signed up for her newsletter, and I enjoy reading her tips on photography and Photoshop.

You can sign up for her newsletter and Free textures on Leslie's facebook page.

post decorated bookmarkSpeaking of lovely photographers, today is Mosaic Monday and I am joining Mary from Little Red House.

French postcard with FK textures

The music is an enchanting little French song sung by Stacy Kent .

If you would like to read an enchanting post, you should stop by Sandra Evertson's blog.  Her post is called A House into a Home.

lacy textures

French Postcard
lacy textures
Riet said...

What a beautiful post Karen. I love all you did with your photo's.Lovely mosaic too.
Have a nice day

Carol at Serendipity said...

I will sign up for th newsletter and visit her sight. I am taking Kim Klassen's photoshop class. Determined to work with PS.
Your pictures today are just lovely. Thanks for sharing this information.

Vee said...

Ohhh. This is nice. The backgrounds, the borders that add extra richness. You're having too much fun, Karen. Is that even possible? I'm off to read Sandra's post. House to Home is my kind of reading, I'm sure. Have a great day!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Karen,

These are lovely as ever. You really know how to manipulate these tools and I signed up for what I thought were freebies with KK, but I still haven't figured out how to access them through the plethora of emails sent to me, so I have given up. BUT this is wonderful and I will always admire your art as one of my favorites and all-time inspiring places to come...much love, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest,

I am so thankful that GOD breathed into your daughter's heart the wisdom to give you kind words. These symbols that created meaning, are a gift from above. We are creatures destined to be shaped by THE WORDS and MEANINGS behind them, and to ultimately be IDENTIFIED as HIS CHILDREN THROUGH the promises of HIS WORD. What a mystery but what a wonderful revelation at the same time. THANK GOD for your daughter.....dearest, you are special. One day, we shall see HIM and our lives are they truly are.

LOVE, Anita

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning Karen!!. I am going over to visit. Thanks for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How interesting...these make a beautiful mosaic! Happy Monday! ♥

LNicole said...

Thank you for your delightful post, Karen. Love what you've done with the the texture and brushes and thank you for your kind words and links for French Kiss Textures. xx Leslie

LNicole said...

Thank you for your lovely post featuring French Kiss Textures and brushes, Karen. Your post and image is delightful. Love how you've also used the texture as a background. xx Leslie

Only Cute Things said...


Love, Love your post!
You're invited to my party "Step by step on tuesday"


Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Well you got my attention with that Karen. I love textures and brushes so I am going to check it out. You did a marvelous job of adding them to your photo. V

Dolores said...

I'm headed over to visit Sandra's site...
You pictures.......mosaics...and borders are so beautiful!

Alison Gibbs said...

Beautiful photos thnks for sharing

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Veronica said...

Happy to find your blog today! Your photos and mosaic is gorgeous as is your blogheader with the hot air balloons!!! I just posted my French Bucket list with a picture of a hot air balloon and thrilled to find your cute ones!