Friday, 29 August 2008
I'm running rather late for the CG August challenge , but just about made it in time. My swap partner is Debbi so I'm preying she'll like my lateral approach.
The source picture for this month was as you see above , and I decided to go with the verse, after I'd been to the Steam Festival. Now I'm sure you're thinking, this woman has really lost it this time!! what the heck is the connection. You may well ask!
The thing is, I was so struck by the wonderful dedication that lovers of steam engines have for their metallic beasts, that in Ebeneezer's case is over 100 years old, and yet he has hundreds of friends, so there you have it, that's my connection, to the verse.
I took the original pic and played about a bit with cropping straightening and burning out the highlights and then put on a posterise filter in PS, and repeated this 3 times to get the depth I wanted.
I then transferred the image to a piece of cotton fabric using a PC World image transfer sheet. It transferred very well but was a little plasticised which made FME on the piece a bit difficult. As I'm using my DD's posh machine at the moment I took the opportunity to write the name in the corner.
If you want to see Ebeneezer in action, he's on the end of my video in the previous post.