February 14, 2014

Reflections of love...

A dear friend of mine gave me a beautifully scented bar of soap.  The wrapping is so luscious, I can't bear to open it.  It will sit on a little shelf in the guest bathroom - the scent is sweet and light.

I attended a DPI-SIG women's workshop last week.  Christina Skibicki gave a talk on how she edits/alters some of her photos.  She also demonstrated how she made reflections of birds in water.


original photo

My method is a little different from Christina's, but generally the same.


Linking to:
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19 comments:

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Beautiful photo! Love the touch of reflection.

Michelle B said...

I wouldn't open it either. Beautiful composite, I love the added touch of the butterfly.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I like the gold seal on it.

nancyjean said...

happy valentine's day ... I know what you mean about not opening that beautiful package! beautiful digital art ...

Viv@within the Frame said...

I wouldn't be able to open it either I bet it smells gorgeous.

Ruth Kelly said...

Very pretty but sometimes, it is fun to enjoy the whole package.

Pauline said...

I can't open little soaps that look good and smell good, like to keep them so they can continue to delight. I really like your digital art, especially the little reflection.

kissed by an angel said...

Oh, how I love fragrant soaps!
Beautiful picture! I like your work really much! I use 'Gimp' but I understand the procedure a little bit! Thank you for sharing this!
Have a nice weekend!

Nancy said...

I too love to save and savor those beautiful bars of soap....They make the bathroom smell heavenly......Thanks for the editing tips....

Jama said...

It's a beautiful packaging, I would not open it too if that's mine.

Laura said...

Looks like it will be lovely soap to bathe with… enjoy:-)

Rosemary Aubut said...

I can smell the soap from here! beautiful post! I wouldn't open it either!

Barb said...

Thanks for the tutorial :) I wouldn't be able to use the soap, either. I'd but it in my underwear drawer and let the smell go through my clothes then I enjoy it vicariously.

Rebecca said...

So pretty.

Peggy Jones said...

I have one in my bathroom I got at Christmas. I keep it wrapped with just a tiny opening to allow the scent to escape. Nice shot.

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative photo editing ~ Happy Valentine's Day late ~

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Robyn Goddard said...

Lovely soap is a treasure. A simple pleasure well worth the effort and money spent.

There are two local ladies that make soap out of goat's milk and sheep milk. I often send it to family or friends as a gift. Everyone who has received it loves the soap, fragrance and beautiful shapes they ladies make.

Prairie Jill said...

Mmm, I can almost smell that soap! I just bought some rose-scented soap and I'm loving it.
Beautiful processing. I love the way you created the reflection.

Jeanie said...

I have soap like that! Mine has a pretty autumn wrapper! Yours is gorgeous!