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Garnished Grackle
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Garnished Grackle
Garnished Grackle
Calico Creations #3
Foreground image elements; grackle photo and scanned calico fabric.
Using different blend layers I applied the calico to the bird and masked the original background.
Background elements; photo of my kitchen countertop, photo of cornstalks.
I blended the cornstalks with the counter top photo and shifted the hue to a complimentary color. I applied a texture to the background. On a duplicate layer I masked the shape of the bird and applied a pillow emboss to that layer.

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Foreground image elements; grackle photo and scanned calico fabric.
Using different blend layers I applied the calico to the bird and masked the original background.

Background elements; photo of my kitchen countertop, photo of cornstalks.
I blended the cornstalks with the counter top photo and shifted the hue to a complimentary color. I applied a texture to the background. On a duplicate layer I masked the shape of the bird and applied a pillow emboss to that layer.

2/10/2012 6:41:23 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Forgot to mention that I used warp to shape the fabric around the contour's of the bird.

2/10/2012 6:54:38 AM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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great effects...

2/10/2012 8:27:50 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Pretty cool and unique capture!! :)

2/10/2012 11:01:47 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Pretty cool and unique capture!! :)

2/10/2012 11:01:48 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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A unique and beautiful treatment, Irene!

2/10/2012 1:08:15 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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I N C R E D I B L E work, Irene! WOW! :-) k

2/10/2012 6:04:28 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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You have such a creative mind! I much prefer your "altered" photo! :)

4/5/2012 7:47:37 PM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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Wonderful! Good luck in the final round.

5/25/2012 5:50:57 PM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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Congratulations,marvelous DD work, Irene!!

5/25/2012 6:00:11 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Congrats on your finalist and fantastic DD work!

5/25/2012 6:24:57 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist!

5/25/2012 6:32:50 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Fabulous work, congrats Irene!

5/25/2012 8:18:23 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!!

5/25/2012 11:40:59 PM

 
Carla Capra
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OUTSTANDING, Irene!
Congratulations.

5/26/2012 11:36:14 AM

 
Linda S. Smith
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VERY creative Irene! Congrats on a great finalist win!!!

5/26/2012 1:51:04 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Beautiful, Irene!
Congraulations

5/27/2012 8:30:28 AM

 
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:)oops, Must Be Time For a Nap

Congratulations!

5/27/2012 8:35:07 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your beautiful winner!

5/29/2012 10:08:56 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this awesome winner! Irene! :-) k

5/29/2012 10:40:52 AM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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Congratulations, Irene~!

5/29/2012 12:44:40 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Good Grief! Girl...you are sooo talented, surprised it didn't even get a higher recognition!

Amazing!

Big congratulations on your 2nd Place Gold winner!

jo ann c.

5/29/2012 1:02:47 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Incredible DD work, Irene. So well done. Huge congrats on this fabulous Gold.

5/29/2012 1:17:13 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Wonderful work, Irene -- congratulations on your win!

5/29/2012 2:03:11 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your creative win!! :)

5/29/2012 3:15:57 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Irene on your win!

5/29/2012 3:37:24 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderful dd work Irene!! Congratulations!

5/29/2012 5:59:55 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Huge congrats on your gold win!

5/29/2012 6:34:25 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations Again, Irene!

5/30/2012 7:34:04 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Amazing DD work, Irene!! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER!! Deb

5/30/2012 7:41:17 AM

 
Dave Montero
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I apologize for my tardiness. Congratulations on your gold award for this creative image Irene.

6/8/2012 3:44:30 PM

 
Sharon 
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Irene, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved SECOND PLACE WIN!!! I agree with Debra.... BRILLIANT WORK!

6/30/2012 7:02:11 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Your avian shots are AMAZING Deb, you should put them in as book, OUTSTANDING work!!! <><

3/1/2014 3:10:25 PM

 
Anita Bower
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Outstanding creativity. I especially like the calico on the bird.

5/31/2014 9:51:18 AM

 
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