Thursday, May 31, 2012

Flower Art Friday #6 - June 1, 2012

Flower Art Friday - June 1, 2012


Welcome to Flower Art Friday #6 for June 1, 2012.   We open the gallery early Thursday morning and stay open until Saturday evening right before midnight.

This week, I decided to do something a little different and delve into a bit of mixed media for a vintage look and feel. There's nothing "warmer" to me than vintage art, which plays in well with this week's Texture Tuesday theme of "warmth." The lady with her dog and the butterfly were both freebies from Dover Publications. You can click the link provided here and get free weekly samples (Thanks to Geri from My Heart Art for this tip)

Below are a couple of resources for inspiration and freebies if you want to consider delving into digital collage work. I'm sure sure there are many more and if you have a resource, please be sure to leave it for us in the comments section.

Digital Collage Sheets

Digital Collage Studio

As far as texture and processing for this image, I pretty much threw the kitchen sink at it.

Kim Klassen's Canvas Magic Black and Paper 4
Pixel Dust Photo Art Memories of Paris and Soft Light Overlay
Ukandu Overlay 3_3 (a freebie I got for attending the Sandy Puc` seminar)

And of course, all this was cooked up in the Photoshop stew pot with a dash of Topaz Labs and a pinch of RadLabs.


Now, without further ado, the top three readers picks from last week are...

With the most votes, MG Atwood makes the top 3 again with this beautiful shot:



Again, we actually have a three way tie for second, so we get a bonus image to show off this week.

My friend Lisa truly has a way with flower photography and I'm so pleased to see her getting well deserved props for this breathtaking image.



Ruth of R.H. West Photography returns to the top three once again with this beauty. Visit her blog and you'll also see one precious pup, too!



M.C. Ryan shared with us her pretty pansies. She titled it "Cheerfulness" and I think it's the perfect name. Love!

Cheerfulness



Congratulations winners! Grab your badge!

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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.

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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. I will also be sending you a little email reminder to come back and vote and when the winners are posted.









Today's Linkups

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26 comments:

  1. Wonderful challenge...I had fun!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. You created a beautiful old-fashioned collage.
    Thanks for the web links.
    And wonderful results from last weeks voting.
    There are so, so many wonderful photos submitted.

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  3. Congrats to the winners! I can't wait to see more!

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  4. I am over from FFF and I am glad that I am not the one that has to choose among these beauties - too difficult :)

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  5. Fabulous artistic editing LeAnne! Thanks for sharing your image with Photo Art Friday.

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  6. Your photo is wonderful. I loved the overlay. Thanks so much for sharing these resources. Valerie

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  7. Love what you did with this. Isn't it fun to "throw the kitchen sink" at an image? Very creative result!

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  8. I think that you worked hard on that one LeAnne, it's very detailed and so beautiful. It really is a work of art, it'd look great printed and hung somewhere! Thank you for featuring my work, I love all the entries each week with a high standard from everyone, thank you for hosting :)

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  9. LeAnne I loved what you did this week. So "artsy" and just wonderful.

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  10. So creative and artistic, how lovely! :)

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  11. Einfach nur schööööööööööööööön! ♥ Julie

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  12. Oh LeAnne, this is fabulous! I love the vintage feel to it....I get a dover publication e-mail update and never thought of using those! Hmmm, wheels are turning..and I'm going to check out those links. Thanks

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  13. I'm with Kim. The vintage look is fabulous! Great idea to use the publication as a texture. Lovely.

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  14. Congratulations to the winners this week! Everyone always has such beautiful work to share. I love your vintage work this week LeAnne! It looks like Victorian card styles.

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  15. LeAnne, your example is so creative and inspiring!

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  16. Hi LeAnne,

    Congrats to all the winners! They are such beautiful features and I love your mixed art photo. Have a great weekend!

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  17. Thanks for hosting us once us again, LeAnne . . . your image is truly delightful. Love the shadowy butterfly addition.

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  18. Wonderful post! Greetings from Brasov!

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  19. Lovely series of floral confections!

    I am a little late in visiting from last week due to work commitments, but I thank you heartily for your continuing support of Floral Friday Fotos!

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