Thursday, May 10, 2012

Flower Art Friday # 3 - May 11, 2012

ATTENTION FLICKR MEMBERS! I've started a new group on Flickr called Flower Art Fabulous. Feel free to share all your creative and beautiful flower art there as well!

Welcome to our Flower Art Friday #3 for May 11, 2012.   We open the gallery at 8:00 a.m. CST on Thursdays and it stays open until Saturday evening right before midnight.

My flower offering for today began with a shot taken in the gardening department of Lowes. I already had a buggy full of flowers, so no one tried to stop me. :)

In addition to the textures I'll list below, Topaz Labs' Simplify, Adjust, and B&W plugin's all got a workout on this piece.

For texture, I used Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art's Artefois texture, French Kiss Collections "Paper Folds" and one created by our number one reader's pick from last week, Ruth from RH West Photography. Her submlime tulip petal received the most votes and she also happens to creates lovely textures. The one I used on my image was her "Marshmallow" texture. Be sure to check out her site.

The image with the second highest number of votes is Roxanne Reinhart's breathtaking red rose closeup. She blogs at Always Dreaming

There was a three-way tie for the number three spot this week!

Carol who blogs at Traveller2006 submitted this cool image with a bit of an abstract vibe.

Anki-itte returns to the winners circle again this week, with this magnificent and melodic contribution.

Last but not least we have Anneli at Mina fotustunder who wowed us with this gorgeous shot.

Congratulations winners! Grab your badge!


Here's just a quick reminder of the rules before we begin.

Flower Art Friday is a weekly gallery featuring your floral themed creations. We will have themes from time to time, but these will only be suggestions and you may feel free to deviate if you like. Obviously the theme revolves around flowers,and works submitted can be photos, digitally manipulated photos, textured photos, or mixed media collages.

Check out my resources page for information on some great sites that provide free textures, clip art, and tutorials.

The rules are pretty simple. Your link should go directly to your blog post or flickr post, and I ask that you post a link back to my blog in return. Post only your original work, and give credit appropriately to the source of images, clip art, or textures you may use in your piece. It would be awesome if you would grab my badge and include it in your post.


You also get to vote for your favorites. I will feature the top three picks on my blog next week, so if you participate please note that you are also giving me permission to repost your photo here.

Today's Linkups

Photo Art Friday


  1. Congrats to the winners! and these are all so lovely! Looks like you are going to have lots of fun with your new meme. Have thought of doing this, but not enough time right now to "do it justice". Looks like fun though..and you are doing a very nice job LeAnne.

  2. What a lovely shot! So glad I found your blog, I think I may play along as I LOVE flowers! I will be your newest follower.

  3. I love the textures, beautiful shots you have!

  4. LeAnne, Your picture is wonderful. I want to thank everyone who voted for my picture.

  5. A wonderful work from yourself !!! Congratulations to the winners.
    And Thank you for the new Flickr Group. Kind regards, Synnöve

  6. Beautiful photography and edits! Thank you for the invitation to join you here!

  7. Your photo and processing are exquisite.
    Calla lilies??
    Wonderful winners from last week
    and this week's entries so far...oh, my!
    All so lovely.

  8. LeAnne, your image is beautiful. Also, congratulations to the top 3.

  9. I love it Leanne! Thank you so much for your kind words and for hosting this lovely link up...I'll be over to see you on flickr when next I'm there, please add your image to my flickr group RH West Photography Textures where you can submit any work with my textures, it's fine if other textures are used too :) I'll try to get a flower pic posted to join in (all pics of new pup Izzy so far this week, she's stolen the show!)

  10. What a lovely flower - I like the idea that you captured this at Lowe's. I'll have to remember that idea! :)

  11. Beautiful Leanne, it's very sultry! Looks like the link-up gadget has disappeared on everyone's blogs at the moment?

  12. Stunning piece LeAnne. The texture is so dreamy and that Lily is gorgeous, (I've not seen one that color).

  13. Thank you for stopping by my place and inviting me to participate in Flower Art Friday! It looks like such fun! I absolutely love the processing on your first shot. Lovely!

  14. Lovely image, LeAnne. I have started frequenting the garden centre and have received permission to photograph at will. So much inspiration! I am wondering how one votes for their favourites? I will check back for an answer, thanks.

    1. Thanks Andrea! When the link up closes the voting will open. I'll post a reminder here and also email a reminder to all who submitted images. So glad you joined us

  15. Dear Leanne,

    Thanks for your nice comment in my blog and your invitation to your Challenge. I'm obviously very happy.
    And now I look around me to your blog.



    PS: Please excuse my bad english, I've nothing written in English for a long time.

  16. I just found your blog, I like your photos.

  17. A lovely piece LeAnne. Thank you for sharing it at Photo Art Friday!

  18. Beautiful work! Mayby next time I can join.

  19. Beautiful images with some amazing post-processing effects!

    Thanks for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!


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