Today’s post is pulling double duty this week…not because I’m lazy (well, okay, maybe a little), but because I like the way it turned out.
In this corner, we have Project64: Out of the Box where I search (seemingly in vain) for the chosen color. This week’s color almost did me in because everything I found was the wrong green. Too green; too blue; too yellow. I found one in my archives from our trip to Cancun. And the other was a last ditch effort as I was hiding inside from today’s 110F heat index.
While walking on a Cancun beach last February, we came across a family who had caught a crab in one of the tide pools. A very crabby crab who was not even slightly happy about being stuck in the Sea Green-colored pail. He was freed and didn’t waste any time fleeing his captors and burying himself in the wet sand, disappearing from sight.
My other Sea Green choice is a lovely vase Army Wife gave me that usually sits on the baker’s rack. I pass by it numerous times every day. Today I passed by it and thought…Hey! That’s pretty close to Sea Green!
Add a few carnations and there you have it. Another week completed.
Now, in this corner is Lisa Gordon’s Creative Exchange, which I’ve sadly been MIA from for a few weeks. My white backdrop had some hard creases in it, so instead of grabbing the iron, I grabbed a brush. I took a little creative license and added a Gaussian blur to the depth of field in PhotoShop. If you want to know how I did it, keep your fingers crossed that you can download a tutorial HERE. This is a tutorial I used when I taught a Design & Visuals class at the J-school. The directions are for CS3 PhotoShop. I work on a Mac computer, so I make no guarantees if you are a PC-brain person. 🙂
Submitted for Project 64: Out of the Box & Lisa Gordon’s Creative Exchange.