Jul 24, 2009

205- Gerbera Watercolor

Today in little spare moments between bathing and clipping Harley, laundry, changing sheets and cleaning I managed to find time to play with this Gerbera daisy photo that I took a couple of days ago. I captured it in the late evening and it has that wonderful bokeh background that I just love.

First I ran a new action (Orton Effect) that I got over at CoffeeShop (she has some lovely actions that are very useful), then I played with some filters (watercolor and stylized-find edges). You should have seen me. At one point I'd run 4 different actions on this photo trying to decide which ones I like the best. Then I just needed to make a different frame for my new creation so I dug into my digital files and pulled out these fun snap frames by Rhonna Farrar ( you can find her things here and here. But I couldn't find these particular frames) Wow, are there ever a lot of really talented people out there! I just love to play with all this digital goodness!

gerbera daisy
FONTS- Problem Secretary, CK Cursive, BRUSH- KPertiet_LedgerFrames, FRAME- RhonnaFarrer_2ps_SnapShot_Frames, ACTIONS- CoffeeShop Orton


Cindy Garber Iverson said...

I do the same thing... A LOT of versions of the same photo with different actions and then I flip between them until I figure out which one I like best for further playing.

This one you did is so lovely.


Sarah Elizabeth said...

LOVE IT! But you KNOW how much I love gerber daisies...they just make me happy!

Anonymous said...

Great effects!

Dean and Sheri said...

Beautiful work, as usual. Thanks Joanie.

Mom and Dad said...

May favorite thing, if I could manage the paints, Joanie, would be to do watercolors. I just love the effect. This is wonderful!