Thursday, May 17, 2012

Flower Art Friday # 4 - May 18, 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!

Flower Art Friday - May 18, 2012

Welcome to our Flower Art Friday #4 for May 18, 2012.   We open the gallery at 8:00 a.m. CST on Thursdays and it stays open until Saturday evening right before midnight.

Today's Tulips were sent to me by my eldest son's girlfriend for Mother's Day. While not quite a tutorial, here's a list of what went into the mix:

Rad Labs: Lights On, Prettizer (twice), and Grandma's Tap Shoes (pretty much accepted defaults on all settings)
French Kiss Collections: Summer Sky_Texture
Shadowhouse Creations: Text Brush
Pixel Dust Photo Art: Mother Love Texture
Kim Klassen Cafe: Paper 4 Texture

Flower Art Friday Reader's Picks for May 11, 2012

Each week, I feature the top three reader's picks from the previous week.

Coming in first place with the highest number of votes is this serenely beautiful still life from Kim at Picking Poppies

Right behind in second place is Deanna's warm and wonderful ranunculous:

Once again we have a tie for third place!

Ida who blogs at Wishes Dreams And Other Things shared this dreamy dogwood piece with us:

And last but not least, get a load of this awesome capture from MG Atwood

Congratulations winners! Grab your badge!


Before we get this party started, 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.

Alrighty then...let's see what you got!

Today's Linkups

Photo Art Friday


  1. LeAnne, this is really beautiful. Love your processing on it.
    Congratulations to last week's picks. Each one is just wonderful!

  2. Oh, thank you....these are all so beautiful. Looking forward to this week's entries.

  3. Simply marvelous tulips, LeAnne! Love the post-processing. ;->

  4. Thank you as well, so many beautiful entries! And LeAnne, I'm in love with your tulips, wow! The lighting is gorgeous.

  5. It was nice to find the link here when I visited Lisa. Thanks for hosting this gret meme. :)

  6. These are all just stunning shots of the most beautiful flowers!! Great work.

  7. Oh my word! These are stunning! Thanks for leaving me a comment and link via This or That Thursday! I will definitely keep your link up in mind as capturing flowers is my favorite subject!

  8. Hi LeAnna.. I just discovered your wonderful blog and flower art friday last week. Thank you so much for all your inspiration! Love your tulips and processing...simply lovely!

  9. A beautiful edit for your flower. Cheers

  10. Your tulips are stunning LeAnne and love your use of textures for the background. Thank you for sharing with Photo Art Friday.

  11. What beautful entries. I'd love to join.

  12. The processing on your tulips is beautiful. Valerie

  13. I am quite new to this so loving the idea of using several textures at once! How exciting!
    It clearly makes for an awesome final creation! Thanks!

  14. Hi Leanne, lovely to be back to see some stellar work here this week! Your Tulips are perfectly balanced with the text and shadowy areas, the colours in the flowers are wonderfully unusual. Thank you for hosting :)

  15. Your tulip creation is amazing;
    just beautiful photo composition and processing.

  16. gorgeous! each photo is fascinating. i hope to participate soon.:p

  17. Stunning shots and fabulous textures! Very cool!

  18. Congrats to all the winners from last week. I was excited to be among them. - Everyone's work is fabulous.

    LeAnne your Tulips are gorgeous. You really do a fantastic job using textures with your photos. I love the play of light in this shot.

  19. i was deeply impressed by all pictures

    the first one is my favourite

  20. Gorgeous tulips and so beautiful edit.
    Have a great weekend.

  21. Wonderful photos, so beautiful ...
    Best regards, Karin

  22. Ooh I love that second photo by Picking Poppies! So lovely!

    Thanks for the invite to link up! I host a link up on Tuesday's where people share photo tips and tricks, you should check it out!

  23. Those are all wonderful pieces!!!

  24. Lovely selection of flowery art shots!

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

  25. Hi Leanne, Looks like I discovered a wonderful blog and loads of amazing flowers! I'll sure be back often!!!

  26. thanks for sharing your beauty with weekend flowers :)

  27. Beautiful image and wonderful processing. I'm adding your challenge (Flower Art Friday) to my weekly challenges...boy I hope I can keep up...LOL.

    Capture Life!


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