Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cobblestone Road in a Victorian Era

 

Cobblestone Road with Victoria images with logo

This week for Photo Art Friday with Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art we were given a texture called Cobblestone Road and asked to create some art using it.  I have recently discovered Dover Publications that send you some graphics from their books to use in your own artwork. I thought of them immediately as this week the selections were the Victoria Era.  I used the Cobblestone Road texture as the background and using layers in Photoshop I added one of my own photos of a run down shack in the area and then two of the graphics from Dover Publications. I had to make friends with the eraser tool to get the backgrounds off and then try to get the idea of perspective for the composition. I then used a texture called oilpainting from Shadowhouse Creations and blended with Linear burn at 34%.  I hope you like it.  I had fun creating it.  

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22 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm always amazed at the different editing features out there. Nicely done.

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, looks fantastic!!!

Bonnie said...

This is a fabulous composite Valerie. You've created a piece that could have many stories attached to it. Great work!

Currie Silver said...

very cool!! I used to get those Dover things each week. thanks for the reminder to go looking to see what treasures may BE hiding on my backup drive!!

really like how you played with this one!!

libbyquilter said...

isn't Dover great~!?!

i really like the victorian flavor that you pulled out here and your skills at bringing your various sources together into one cohesive piece are excellent.

:-)
libbyQ

Jeanne said...

Lovely job that you have done with this. All you need is an antique gas lamp.. So neat to use those dover photos.. will have to look in to that.

momphotographer said...

wow! I'm impressed by your work. It looks great!

merione said...

beautiful work

Evelyn S. said...

Your creation is definitely Victorian! Wonderful photo art!

Miriam said...

Like it? I love it. You have done an amazing job with this one. Thanks for the inspiration and the link to Dover Publications which I am off to check out.

Ruth said...

It shows that you enjoyed making this one Valerie, it's lovely, like taking a trip down the old streets of London!

Heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

I'm reading a silly novel set in the Victorian era so your piece couldn't be more appropriate. Very sweet.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
An amazing Victorian scene.
Judith

Karen said...

Valerie, I love this picture and as others have mentioned, I could weave a story from the image alone.

The Artful Diva said...

I DO like it. Dover Publication is a good source for clip art.

Ida said...

Very creative! Dover has some great images and I love how you added your own image as well to complete this scene.

Rosie leavesnbloom said...

oh what a fabulous piece and I totally agree with Bonnie - I'm also interested in that company's graphics!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely work. The texture makes a perfect background for these images.

Phyllis said...

This is very cool! It looks like the cover of an OLD book.

Danielle said...

Oh I just love it!!! I really like the combination that you used.

lorik said...

I like the way you created another world. Very mysterious and great editing too!

Kathy said...

Wow...fantastic. I love it. It's like a photo right out of a Victorian novel.

Thanks for sharing.
Kathy