Had such big plans to spend most of the day catching up on domestic chores. Started out well and then I made the mistake of hopping on the computer.
And playing with my photos.
Watching a few more tutorials on Photoshop Elements...
Like anything in life, if you want to be good at it, practice. practice. practice.
Notice the two variations using this same photo? These are some of my newly acquired Florabella actions and textures. Once I FINALLY figured out how to get them into my PSE files, they work like a charm. Don't ask me how I did it, because even I don't know...These are bit more pricey but they are wonderful!!! Check out their site and link to their blog link as well...beautiful, beautiful.
Textures on this photo are from Kim Klassen.
Another version of this same photo using a FREE texture from Flickr (compliments of username Rubyblossom). If you type "free texture" into the flickr search engine there are over 50,000 items in that category.
Patti Brown photography offers several free video tutorials on using textures in PSE. She also sells packages of textures to download that looked very interesting as well.
However, if PSE and textures aren't your thing, go to your local's farmer market (or supermarket) and grab some of these...