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Thoughts on a Bridge

AggieB
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The tutorial that was in the Aug 31 newsletter really was great! This is what I did trying to copy the techniques in GIMP. There are two photos and one background paper with lots of fuzzing on the edges of the photos. I also used the Value Mode which is the GIMP equivalent of the luminosity for photoshop, I think. I made one mask on my own & used one GIMP brush mask. Oh, I also used a bit of a color overlay to make the skin skin color instead of green. I had such a lot of fun with this, thanks so much, Brandy!

 

My poem if you can't read it:

Water rippling over sunlit rocks,

I stand above and watch the play

of moving sunlight over time smoothed stone.

Then I take up my pack again

this bridge is but a begining,

the woods - a tiny patch of wild -

is calling me.

 

I used:

SNU_NovemberSky_Emb-BttrflyTrailShdwDots.png

TYO_Campfire2_Paper_GreenBasic

font: Segoe Script bold

brushes: KSC Breathe Swirls, MST Scrap Simple Striped Ribbons

created with GIMP


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This is beautiful! And so is your poem. Very nice job blending! The butterflies and yellow border are perfect accents.

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Lovely job here, Aggie! I too have been enjoying the blending tutorial - you put it to great use here. And your poem fits so well here.

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This is beautiful! Your poem is lovely--I can just imagine that perfect moment of tranquil stillness, and then it's time to move on. Such is life! Beautiful blending work.

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Aggie, this is such a gorgeous layout! I love how serene it is and your photo is great, too -- I love what you did with it and thanks for explaining how.

I also really like the swirls along the bottom and the pretty butterflies and your poem is perfect.

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