Hello there! I have the Day 7 offering for Kim Klassen's Twelve Days of Texture.
I combined two of my photos in Photoshop CS5 and used several of Kim's textures. Here's the layer by layer:
Layer 1: kkEdward; blend mode: normal; opacity: 47%; with a gradient overlay
Layer 2: Fence photograph; Blend Mode: color burn; opacity: 100%
Layer 3: Lily photograph; Blend Mode: Lighten; Opacity: 94%; added an Underpainting filter; added a layer mask to paint out unwanted parts of photo
Layer 4: kkCosmos; Blend Mode: Screen; Opacity: 100%
Layer 5: copy of kkCosmos; Blend Mode: Screen; Opacity 100%
Layer 6: kkScratched Magic; Blend Mode: Screen; Opacity 100%
Layer 7: Font: Enid; Opacity 85%; drop shadow; Stroke: color, black; size 3pts
In The Bleak Midwinter is a beautiful hymn, written by Gustov Holst in 1905. The lyrics were penned by poetess, Christina Rosetti. The hymn was masterfully reworked by the late singer/songwriter, Dan Fogelberg, and recorded for his 1999 Christmas CD, The First Christmas Morning. The song expresses the poignant desire of a soul wishing to give something to his Lord in gratitude for the gift of His Son. The only gift worthy of his Lord is his heart.
I created this work in honor of Dan, who passed away on December 16, 2007. His was a beautiful soul, and he is joyfully remembered and sadly missed.
Until next time,