Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Textured Tuesday: Tea Time

Happy Texture Tuesday! I love this week's challenge to include a tea or coffee cup in our image.  Sunday morning, I was just itching to take some photos and play with the light streaming into my very white kitchen.  I have a collection of depression glass that I truly love.  Some pieces date back to the early 1910s.  I went through an obsession period of collecting back in the mid 90's.  One of my most favorite patterns is Pink Miss America. I pulled out a little saucer and teacup along with some other pretty things I have hanging around.  You see only a little bit of the saucer and teacup in the first photo.  I overlaid on of my most favorite Kim Klassen textures: Warmly Vintage.  I love the swirls in this texture.  It did just what it's called -- made this soft-lit photo take on a warmly vintage feel.

Kim Klassen texture: Warmly Vintage

I took this photo as a tribute to my mother.  The little card nestled under the saucer is a beautiful card I received from her years ago.  Everything japanese just oozes with creativity.  I love not only the colors, but the texture and the symbols.  So pretty!  By the way, my mother is very ill so I will be going to Japan this week to spend time with her.  I'm so excited to see her and the rest of my family in Japan...I just wish it was under better circumstances.  Please put her in your hearts and prayers.

Two layers of Kim Klassen's texture, SweetTreat (lighten blend mode @ 20%; screen blend mode @ 15%)

Here she is... Miss America in all her glory.  Just love the pretty pink glass and diamond-cut texture.

Kim Klassen's textures: SweetTart (3 layers - Hue @ 100%; Soft Light @ 45%; Screen @ 38%) and Love (Multiply @ 18%)

Can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to...


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Wishing everyone much joy and love today and everyday!

Love and gratitude,
Kathy


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21 comments:

  1. Oh, I never saw such lovely teacups!
    Great photos, great idea!
    I am so happy, that i find you here!
    Barbara

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  2. How delicate are those little cups. Gorgeous images , my favorite is the one with the Japanese card.

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  3. How pretty they are, love the one with the card. Good luck with your difficult trip.
    Jenni

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  4. These are lovely! Such delicate teacups. The middle one is my favorite!

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  5. Such pretty images. Safe travels and I hope your mom has a speedy recovery.

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  6. oh my goodness... made me want to fly to england and have high noon tea!!!!

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  7. Oh, my....wonderful. I could picture this in a Southern Living Magazine. Nice process! amazing vintage feel. Happy Tues.
    Melaine/patchworkprints2u

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  8. I love tea cups! Such great shots.

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  9. These are all just gorgeous! The processing is wonderful!
    Prayers for your mom and traveling mercies for you.

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  10. Beautiful teacups, so old fashioned and romantic :) Love your processing :)

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  11. oh so wonderful! i love pink depression and the green too!

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  12. Great use of texture! I'll keep you and your mother in my prayers. Have a safe trip!

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  13. oh wow these are the most gorgeous shots and i seriously covet that tea cup what a beauty.

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  14. I believe your pretty tea cup and saucer is pink depression glass - - - very collectible!

    The card peeking out from under the saucer is also special.

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  15. Gorgeous! Love the texture - so rich and wonderful!

    Tamar

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  16. beautiful images, textures all work so well with them.

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE your pink dishes!

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  18. Over from Texture Tuesday. So lovely! Wonderful processing! :)

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