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Welcome to CLIQUE!

I can trace my love of photography back three generations, to the early 1900s and my paternal great-grandfather, Henry Mattson. I have a really cool photo that he took of the old family homestead in Minnesota, sometime before 1910. According to family history, Grampa Mattson frequently took photos of his world - the people and places that he loved.

It warms my heart to know that this love of photography didn't skip any generations as it passed down to me! I am blessed to have such a legacy and I hope to pass it on to my own children and grandchildren some day.

I experience a physical and spiritual thrill whenever the Lord shows Himself in His marvelous creation around us and in the people I meet. My dream vacation would be to spend a year or two just traveling around the US, stopping at little out of the way places and photographing the interesting characters and the beauty of nature to be found along the way - those things that draw me closer to GOD and help point others to Him, too.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Texture Tuesday ~ the Aurora eDition

Kim Klassen's challenge for this week was to use her texture, "Aurora" on one of our images. Here's my submission -- I used Aurora twice (pin light blending mode @ 60% and color burn blending mode @ 65%); also used Kim's Stained Linen texture (overlay blending mode @ 60%) and a texture found at Flickr by "groundfloor" (soft light blending mode @ 75%). Clipping mask made using a brush from Anna Aspnes' "Hipster Plume Korners N Edges, No. 1" found @ www.designerdigitals.com. Quote found in the "Pea Soup" section at www.twopeasinabucket.com; fonts used are Angelic War ("Gratitude"), Carpenter ICG ("blossom") and Century Gothic.


~ klb


Kia said...

Ciao, over from Kim's. I love what you did with her texture, so beautiful!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I enjoyed all the different layers that you used. I came out just lovely. V

Sandra said...

VERY beautiful!!

Evelyn said...

Both your images are stunning but I really love your textured version!!

Linda Makiej said...

Really beautiful use of this texture!! :)

Pat said...

Everything about this piece is lovely. I love thee quote. Thank you for the link to the site where you found it.

Anonymous said...

This looks beautiful with the texture.