Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Texture Tuesday - Garden Trug

Hello dear friends,

Well, as you know by now, Tuesday is Texture Tuesday.

According to the challenge, this weeks' photo is about gardening. I used to be quite a gardener, planting, digging, pruning to my heart's content, but injury and work committments saw a decline over the years and now, quite truthfully, all I do now is pull a few weeds as I pass and put in a few plants in Spring.

My garden is full... it's a cottage style... it tends to re-seed a lot and often seems to have the uncanny ability to fill in naturally in places where I would have put plants myself, clever garden!
( I must admit that I do also have a very nice gardener who comes fortnightly to mow lawns and cut back where required etc, so that certainly helps to keep it under control, thankyou, Luke)

Anyway, this post is about Textures, right?! Tying to get there...

My trusty little garden holdall, was this lovely TRUG that I fell in love with years ago and just HAD to have. A Trug... I hear you say. What on earth is a trug??!

A Trug is a wooden basket mainly used for gardening. The one I have is a Sussex trug made from thin boards of cricket-bat willow (the body). The handle and rim are made from coppiced sweet chestnut wood.The trug is all hand cut and pieced in a time-honoured style, a fact that I love.
It also sits on little wooden 'feet'.

Over the years this trusty little holdall has not only carried garden tools, seeds etc but has been cleaned up and bought inside my home to hold indoor potted plants and small vases of flowers, too.
Quite a versatile little trug if I do say so!

So, finally, my Texture Tuesday photo is...Ta da! my sweet garden trug.



This is how I achieved this effect - ( using photoshop elements 9)

  • High pass sharpening
  • KK texture 'stained linen' at soft light 65%
  • Hue sat adjustment to tone down the yellow
  • KK texture 'stained linen' multiply at 70%
  • Layer mask to remove some texture on the trug, seeds, tools and string
  • Gaussian blur filter
  • slight vignette around edges
  • Signature.
Please click on the Texture Tuesday photo on my side bar, or below, to take you to Kim's site and more textured beauties.

kimklassencafe



NB, this Stained Linen texture  in my photo was a freebie sent by Kim last week, so sign up if you wish to give it a try and you will receive lots of lovely free textures to play with.

Have a great day,

Cheers,

34 comments:

Cedar said...

You can learn so much from Texture Tuesdays! I never heard the word trug--but it makes a lovely photo!

Roadside Rustic said...

Visiting from TT. Love what you did with image. It's so pretty.

Stampmouse said...

very nice. texturing is fun

A Box of Chocolates said...

ooh love the little trug how cute

Jenni said...

Thanks guys for stopping by and commenting. Appreciated.
jenni

Sherry said...

How pretty this is, many aspects to Photoshop!
Sherry

Nadege, said...

Hi Jenni. I love what you have created for this week TT.

teresa said...

Beautiful work, love the composition and the use of the texture. Lovely

Lesley said...

Your trug is beautiful.I love this image, great composition!

Jenni said...

Thank you everyone who has visited and commented.
Jenni

Val Thomas said...

Hi Jenni - beautiful image and gorgeous textures! Love the finished piece. (I've only got a green plastic trug - yuk!)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I love your trug. It is lovely here with a texture. V

Julie Legg Photo said...

I do like the new linen texture. It works really well with your garden assortment shot. Lovely.

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, this texture worked perfectly for your photo! I love how resulting look of the picture --beautiful. =)

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work!!

Aggie Fegan said...

Beautiful arrangement for Texture Tuesday...I love Kim's Stained Linen texture!

Kim Klassen said...

oh this is just lovely....

thanks for linking up with texture tuesday! xxo, kim

Barb said...

This really is beautiful - great colour and the trug being a meaningful item for you makes it even better!

Sam said...

That´s a really good technique and makes the picture have so much character. Thanks for sharing.

Bella said...

Beautiful work!

Holly said...

Jenni, oh goodness, this is lovely!! And, yeah, I could easily covet that trug myself :)

Kathleen said...

What a lovely photo -- your colors are beautiful, and the textures are just right.

A Rosy Note said...

How pretty! That stained linen is a wonderful texture, isn't it?! :)

Rural Revival said...

Jenni, I just love this one! Fabulous!

Nancy said...

Just beautiful, Jenni. I have never heard of the term, Trug, but I like it. :)

Gale Wall said...

Very nice!

Kathy said...

Isn't photoshop great? I really love how your photo came out. Looks very textural, but not too much, just right and gives it great character. Very, very, nice.

Anonymous said...

Oh it's BEAUTIFUL!!! It's so sad...what you wrote at the end...sounds like chinese spoken with a French accent to me : ( curse you Photoshop!

Patty from www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
(curse you blogger)

a lot of cursing this morning I'll have to go wash my mouth out...lol

Sally said...

Oh Jenni! This is so beautiful! The linen texture adds such a story to the photo! Nicely done!!

Jenni said...

Thankyou all who have dopped by and commenting, I am visiting you all back, and enjoying myself immensely seeing all your lovely photos and blogs.
Jenni

Pretty Things said...

Very cool!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a pretty picture. I love it! Very garden-y for certain : )

Anneke said...

Lovely picture, great texture work!

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