i do appreciate the criticism. i was having huge problems getting the stone to tile properly, because i was quite simply doing it wrong... i was using the make seamless tool because i was a bit rusty at gimp and forgot how to offset the layer. ive figured it out now, and ill definitely consider doing a bit more with stone. and grass too, i dont like the grass that much...
but as for making the stuff look more embedded in the stone, ill work on that. what i was going for was a stone with a horizontal texture so i could make it sort of tendril-y. look at the lapis or, and how its embeded, thats more what i was thinking, but its not quite right.
as for doing some textures for me, no need, id rather do them all myself, but any advice on method is appreciated.
as for the cobble, ive since made it far less yellow, and is just a bit warmer than solid gray. i had f.lux on when i textured that... made it hard to judge the color. but if its the shape, cobble is just rather hard to think of anything for.