Thursday, November 22, 2012

Photo Art Friday, November 23rd, 24th



Greetings Everyone!  Hope all our American participants are having a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

It's time to ready your photo-art and link it up to be viewed in our virtual showcase.  

As always, you can link up any piece of artwork you choose, or 
you can link up a piece using our optional theme or challenge.

This week's challenge is to create a piece of photo-art that incorporates the pdpa texture 'Signed & Sealed'.  (You can download the texture for free in this post.)


Here are three images that I have married with the pdpa Signed & Sealed texture.  Hope you like them.

This texture is a powerful one and thus not suited for every image (as I'm sure you discovered!).  But that is part of the fun of the challenge - to find the image that is the right candidate for the texture, or the right texture for an image.  If you are following the challenge, it will be the former!


















Next week there is only one option for the images you will link up to our virtual showcase:

Imagine that you are preparing a coffee table photo book to give as a holiday gift to friends and family.  Go through your archives and choose the piece of photo-ART you love enough that you would put on it the cover of the book.  Then link-up that special piece to Photo Art Friday.

In other words, link up your favorite or one of your very favorite pieces of photo-art.  Oh my ... the decisions that will have to be made!  :)

BTW, if you go to the trouble to comb through your photo-art archives searching out your favorite pieces, why not place them in a separate file or folder ... and then ... why not actually make a book that features your best pieces from 2012?

There are many sites where you can upload your digitally-edited images, design your own photo-book (with or without commentary) and have them print and ship it to you.  Some sites that I can think of off of the top of my head are Photobucket, Shutterfly, Snapfish, etc.

Some of you are already experienced with making photo books, I'm sure.  If you have tips or would like to recommend a great book-making site please include them with your comments.

NOTE:  Next week will be the last Photo Art Friday for 2012.  PAF will start up again the first Friday in 2013 which is January 4th.


23 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting, Bonnie! I do hope you'll soon feel better!
    Katarina

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  2. Hoping this reaches you healthy and "above & BEyond" the weather, Bonnie.

    Your 3 images each have that something-something and I am especially drawn to the 3rd as it just feels full of possibilities!!

    Glad you opened things up a little early as I am quite likely to BE fast asleep at 7 tonight.

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  3. Love all your images, but the third one is definitely my favourite! Thanks for the great texture.

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  4. Now this was a challenge, love the edits...no favourites. Hard to image that it is almost over for 2012, but I am sure you are looking forward to a break and Happy Thanksgiving. Cheers

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  5. Hi Bonnie, I like your first image. Hope you are feeling better. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. It's a beautiful texture Bonnie, love that landscape, it's a real winner :)

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving Bonnie. Hope you a feeling better very soon! I really like your first edit. It was vey clever to make your texture part of the wall, and those green ferns really draw your eye right to the door.

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  8. so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well and hope that you are soon on the mend.

    your images using this texture/layer are wonderful~!
    i did find it challenging but am grateful that you provide this learning experience for me each week.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  9. Wonderful images! Especial the first one!

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  10. Hi Bonnie - get well soon and thank you for the texture. That seal and script goes so well with the conversing ladies whilst the latter reminds me of land that was foreclosed on by the banks. What a great challenge for next week p.s sounds like the PAF break will do you good and refresh us all creatively

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  11. wow that is some challenge you set for next week - I tend to like my most recent best but will be interesting to look back over my work for the year.

    love the statue of the 3 women with your texture

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving Bonnie and I hope you'll soon be feeling better.
    I am thankful that I discovered your website earlier this year, thankful for the textures you share with us as well as editing information and thank you for challenging my creativity

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  13. Bonnie, these are beautiful edits, especially the last one, the barn. So calm and serene!
    And, no, I didn't look at your photos befor I chose mine...great minds...

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  14. Thank you for this beautiful texture Bonnie, and I hope you feel better soon!

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  15. Bonnie, I absolutely LOVE the signed & sealed texture and had fun with it this week. I love your idea for next week and for the book. I've done many such books, and right now there's a great deal at PhotoBook (I've used them before and always been happy). You can buy a voucher that's good until next May and it's 65% off - so for only $31.60 you can make an $80 book! Act fast...it's time sensitive. Here's the link:

    http://www.photobookcanada.com/prepaid/nov/mlc04-ca

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  16. Oh Bonnie, I just noticed that the PhotoBook deal is only valid in Canada so our American or overseas friends are sadly out of luck on this one. :o(

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  17. Tack för texturen. Dina foton är underbara. Ha de gott i helgen.

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  18. This is a wonderful texture, Bonnie. No matter what you put it on it gives the feeling that it is telling a story about what is pictured, allowing the mind to wonder. I love your choices too, each having a story to tell, so they fit perfectly. Yet another wonderful PAF ... thank you, thank you

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  19. Bonnie you have a great blog and fantastic textures. Thank's for sharing them with us!

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  20. Such an interesting texture Bonnie. You've done a great job using it. I absolutely love your last piece. That's beautiful.

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  21. All of your pieces are wonderful, but I really enjoy the last one! and the texture is amazing!

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  22. your background works so many ways, thank you!!!

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  23. I love what you have done with your texture here Bonnie. I actually did several photos that i really liked this week, but for today, just did a little review of my weekend. Will also be so fun ( and difficult) for next week) Just got home, so am a bit late, but here I am.

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