Tuesday, August 16, 2011

'Days of Wine & Roses'

For today's Texture Tuesday, Kim asked for suggestions for the theme. She received many wonderful suggestions but she chose 'movies' as the theme.
As soon as I read her choice, I immediately thought of 'Days of Wine & Roses' knowing exactly what I would photograph. Pretty easy one I know, but it was my first thought so I ran with it. It's not my favorite movie but it makes a great photo!
Here it is~
I didn't fuss with trying to create a back drop, just opened a bottle of wine, poured myself a glass and went outside a picked the few 'Fairy' roses that are blooming right now.
I layered Kim's 'just stitched'
texture x 2. One at color burn
and one at soft light.
Then I layered Kim's 'water stained frame' texture at luminous. (sorry that I didn't write down the opacities of these layers)
Then I added the text layer & voila!
Oh yeah, just remembered that I also used a mask on the second layer of 'just stitched', as well as a layer mask on the  layer 'water stained frame'. I did reduce the opacity quite a bit in the layer mask on the 'water stained frame' layer so that it wasn't a stark outline.


Can't wait to go over the Kim's site and see all the great movie titles recreated in photos.




Live your life creatively, always carry your camera AND stop to smell the roses & enjoy a glass of wine once in a while~
cathy
kimklassencafe

19 comments:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Excellent photo and treatment, Cathy. And the best part, you got to drink the props afterwards. :)

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Most definitely: )) Thanks!

Lauri said...

Love your movie reference and texture work - linked from Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday

Dyche Designs said...

Love this image and the use of texture really adds something special to it. Beautifully done.

Ana Eugenio said...

what a delightful idea :) and the textures work just perfectly! well done Cathy :)

Sylvia said...

Lovely photo, Cathy, beautiful with these textures !
Love the soft touch of the pink roses !
Wish you a nice week,
Sylvia

Deanna said...

Really lovely, Cathy...great choice!!

Barb said...

ahh, wine and roses - a beautiful combination turned into art - great texture work!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks so much everyone!

deb duty said...

This turned out beautiful. Love your texture work and all the details you provide. I have a bad habit of flattening my image without making note of what I did.

Peabea said...

Not sure I saw this movie, but I do recognize the name. Great photo to go along with the title.

Neringa said...

Love the composition and the idea. Great processing too. Haven't seen this movie though, must check it out.

Sandy said...

This is really gorgeous and looks so classy and professional. Reminds me of an art print for purchase.

Makes me want a glass of wine LOL

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks so much everyone!
The movie was a 60's movie with Jack Lemmon. He becomes an alcoholic. So not exactly a happy movie.
But the title was fun to depict in a photo!

augcott said...

I ♥ the shot and the texture used ... well done!

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Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
Cathy, this is a perfect interpretation of the movie. Nice texture work!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks so much to you all!

geetlee said...

Adore adore the shot! It's so romantic, the composition is perfect and I love how you used the stitched texture... it all fits in so well! Love it! :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Thanks so much!