Saturday, October 18, 2014

I am a Rock


As soon as I laid eyes on this week’s PhotoHunt theme challenge, I knew we were going to see the return of the big orange rock. It’s not hard to figure out how TW’s tiny brain works. A little known fact is that we have an affiliate account with the Himalyan Salt Shop, where TW bought the rock. If you’re thinking of buying one of these orange rocks which act as a natural air purifier as well as a night light and conversation piece, please use our link. They have a super sale going on right now.

I knew she wasn’t gonna make me a rockstar or even think rocknroll and I was right. We had a hard time deciding which shot from this photo shoot we were gonna feature. I looked exceptionally stunning next to the rock.

Today for Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop I decided to do something in PhotoShop. We found this image where TW was obviously trying to frame my face in the bag handle. Unfortunately, the point and click camera decided to focus on the handle rather than my stunning face. First I’ll share the original.


In Photoshop we used either the glowing edges or the neon glow filter—TW forgot to mark it down. Already you’ll notice that I’m suddenly sharp and clear, standing out in all my stunning glory. It looks a bit like a still life painting.


Then she posterized it. We like the color this added. Again, we didn’t want to take away from the effect by adding a border or frame. You can click each photo to biggify.


Pawsome Halloween Contest!!

This week I used PhotoShop for my art images but I have been known to use PicMonkey so they reached out to me to share info about a very special Halloween contest. They’ve partnered with startup Rover.com to bring you #FrankenPet. Click here for a complete set of rules.

I’m using some of PicMonkey’s pawsome Halloween effects.
To enter either snap a photo of your pet in a costume or use one of their many Halloween features to decorate your photo. There will be three winners and three runner-ups. One of each category: Creepy Canines, Scaredy Cats, and Other Beasts (birds, lizards, monkeys, etc.). Photos will be judged on creativity, use of PicMonkey Halloween effects, embodiment of contest theme and photo quality.

Once your entry is ready, share it using the hashtag #FrankenPet on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Goodgle+ or Flickr by 11:59pm on Halloween.

Why enter?  Grand prize winners will win one year of PicMonkey Royale and one of the following (depending on your category):

Creepy Canines: GoPro Hero3 with a Fetch Harness
Scaredy Cats: GoPro Hero3 with a 3-Way Mount
Other Beasts: GoPro Hero3 with a 3-Way Mount

Runners-up will win a year of PicMonkey Royale and a $25 giftcard to Petco.

You know how competitive CK is! I want readers of my blog to win and win big when the winners are announced on November 5th. I chose today to share this info cos I know all my creative furrends will be reading this. Unfortunately, although everyone is invited to participate, prize eligibility is limited to the good old U.S. of A.

Disclosure: Links to Himalyan Salt Shop are affiliate links and I earn a well-deserved commission if you use them to shop there so what are you waiting for?

Disclosure 2: I am being compensated for telling you about #FrankenPet although no green papers have exchanged hands or paws.

31 comments:

  1. What a great idea to write about the contest today...why didn't I think of that? You have a great entry there already too!

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  2. Naturally we like the photo with the bluds the best!

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  3. I love the Halloween version of your photo, CK!

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  4. That is one cool rock CK. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. You are so cute in the shopping bag :-) And the posterized image looks very cool! I like the color that is added, too.
    The contest sounds fun. Love your Halloween image!

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  6. I like your salt rock CK. You look spooky in your Halloween picture, but don't worry, I won't let it frighten me away from you.

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  7. We have one of those rocks!! They rock! the Staff is a Himalayan salt fanatic! She said something about negative irons!!!!!! ???? Well as she's always negative about irons, that's not a surprise!! Your Halloween pic didn't frighten me ..... well maybe a little bit! Xoxoxo

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  8. We think all of your photos rock CK!!!

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  9. I wonder if goats count as other pets?

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  10. Amazing pics!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  11. Luv yous fotos CK and fanks fur tellin' us 'bout da salt shop. Mommy has wanted one of those rock lamps fur a long time. Do they weally work? And fanks fur tellin' evewypawdy 'bout da contest, dat's purretty cool.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  12. Luv yous fotos CK. And mommy's wanted one of those rock lamps fur like evew. Duz it weally work? And fanks fur tellin' evewypawdy all 'bout da contest.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  13. The red splotch makes it look like you had that grocery bag at the scene of a crime.

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  14. Like that last photo best of the best...and thanks for the info on the contest

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  15. In the second and third bag photos your eyes look as if they are going to pop right out of your head. We think that would be hard to beat in the scaredy cats category. Thanks for letting us know about this contest. Purrlease consider joining our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop tomorrow. XOCK, Lily Olivia Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  16. TW did good with your photo, CK! We like that poster effect.

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  17. I like all of the effects. We will have to look into the Halloween contest. We are co=hosting a Halloween blog hop with Melissa's Mochas, Mysteries and Meows and Oz the Terrier. Join us for a spooktacular hop. ☺

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  18. That photo of you turned out amazing CK, but then of course, you are amazing ohhh, that's supposed to be "stunning." Good job.

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  19. LOVE that pic of you and the salt lamp, CK, just beautiful! We have had 2 salt lamps for 11 years now and love them. Your Halloween effects pic is great too!

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  20. You rock with your rock, CK ! (OK, this one was easy...) Purrs

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  21. We love your art, CK!

    We have read about your cool orange rock before, but we didn't realize that it purifies the air, too! The Mom is going to have to look into getting one of these sometime.

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  22. Well there's no doubt about it CK - you ROCK - and the entry for the photo contest with PicMonkey is suitably shock-worthy. Good luck with that!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  23. Hi, CK. Thanks for your kind words about Audrey back in August. I am doing ok. I am back to commenting but not yet to writing new posts.

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  24. I use pic monkey often as well, and I think this contest is just wonderful!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  25. We've always known you're a rock star, CK. And the effects that you and TW used on that bag picture are great -- we love the glowing eyes, especially!

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  26. I already own THREE of those "rocks" and FOUR of their candle holders :)

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  27. You syre look furry spooky in the last picture !
    Glad I know that you are a nice kitty deep deep inside *mol*

    XOXO

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  28. Mom has one of those in our bedroom CK. I love to sit by it too. Your spooky picture is great!

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