Do you ever wonder what in the world to photograph? At times I find myself thinking that there's nothing left to photograph...at least not close by. I dream of walking the streets of great cities and snapping photos with wild abandon. I long to visit the elegant, yet haunting cemeteries of Europe filled with exquisite statues in poignant poses capturing their essence as this very talented photographer has. Instead, I searched the house for inspiration.
I found four slim volumes in French with a 1925 copyright. There's something about the French language that invites romance, even when I have no idea what the actual words say.
Dreamy fabrics always catch my eye and once upon a time I had a small shop where I concocted delicious potpourris from the leftover petals and leaves of herbs and flowers. Sweet bags were sewn from the brocades and I recently found the box holding the leftover fabrics. The soft floral background is one of those brocades.
I added layers of detail via Elements. A gaussian blur and levels adjustments captured the soft feel I was looking for. Then it was time to layer with textures. I used Solitude by Kristy at Live and Love Out Loud. Kim Klassen's Sweet Treat texture was added twice using soft light mode.
The other two photos also have textures and I used a brush from the French Kiss sampler on the top photo.
I'm linking up with other photographers who are sharing their texture creations at ....