Gritty Rollerskates

As we coast into Vintage Black Friday (woo hoo! Do you love VBF as much as I do?), I thought I'd share my gritty ol' rollerskate. Ok, it's my mom's skate and it's not all that gritty. I gave it some character with photo enhancements. Here's the before...

If you would like to add some vintage black to your photos, you can use Picnik's Gritty option but it's the coolest option they have so, of course, it's an upgrade that you'll have to pay for. Or, if you're a photoshop guru, you can follow the directions HERE and do it yourself in photoshop. If you don't have photoshop, you can use the sketch tool at, a completely free online tool. I used the free sketch tool on this pic...

And while you're adding vintage black and grit to your photos, remember on this Good Friday that Christ died to refine our grit and cleanse our filth.

"His mission wasn't to punish her for her sin, but to free her from her sin." - Godspeaks

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  1. Yes He did... Happy VBF and happy Good Friday to you and your family. I hope you have a weekend full of blessings.


  2. Very, very cool ... ALL of it ...
    The photo ..
    The tutorial ..
    and most important ..
    The message ...

    Happy VBF and Happy Easter to you and yours,

  3. Love the way these came out ~ I will have to give it a try!

  4. Love how you displayed the old rollar skate!!

    Have a Blessed Easter!! He is Risen!

  5. Very cool pictures! Have a blessed Easter! Carla

  6. Thank you for the educational lesson as well as the spiritual one. Have a blessed Easter.

  7. Picnik is just soo much fun, Love using it. your skate is wonderful!
    My Bible study post this morning is so similar to your thought.
    Blessings for a wonderful Easter!

  8. I wish you a happy and blessed Easter! xx Gypsy Purple

  9. Hi Polly,
    Just had to come over and wish you and your family a Blessed Easter.
    Congrat's on 700 posts too!!!
    Very interesting roller skate.
    Deb :)

  10. Wow! I love the gritty option, its very cool, Im going to try it. Your message is appropriate on this day ~ lest we ever forget. Some people tend to glaze over this day. A Blessed and Happy Easter to you and yours.

  11. Your tutorial helps me lot, it is really superb and very attractive blog, it is best footwear in collages or kitty parties.


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