Todays theme over at the cafe is "back to school" . . . Not having any children and being a few years :-) away from my own schooldays I felt a little out of touch with this one, nothing sprang readily to mind.
I thought of taking a pic of a group of books . . . then I thought about "an apple for the teacher" . . . . but nothing was really firing me up . . .
I had more or less decided to go with the apple theme when, as I was out early yesterday morning wandering around with my camera ( it was a rare windless start to the day), I had this idea . . . .
Back to school isn't just an action, it's a time of year and the time of year is the end of summer.
For the children it's the end of the long, hot, days on the beach and in the sea . . . . and the start of early mornings, restrictive clothing and meeting with any friends they haven't seen for the duration of the holidays.
And for me it's these vines leaves beginning to look autumnal and fall from the vines . . . .
The first texture I used was "warmly cracked".
layer 1, normal blend mode, opacity 48%
layer 2, I duplicated the layer, linear burn blend mode, opacity 28%
On both layers I applied layer masks to reveal certain areas.
The second texture was "grunge"
Overlay blend mode, opacity 16%
I then flattened the image, duplicated it and used multiply blend mode at 22%
Hope you all found it easier than me to come up with a pic. . . . . . .I'm looking forward to seeing what you've all been doing . . .
Love Teresa x :-))