Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flower Art Friday #8 - June 15, 2012

Note for next week:

Since my birthday is next Thursday when our #9 gallery will open, I would love it if we could feature lots of roses in our gallery since it is the official flower of June. Themes are always optional, so if you don't have roses to share that's perfectly fine. But, I sure do hope to see a lovely garden of roses next week. :)


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Welcome to Flower Art Friday #8 for June 15, 2012.   We open the gallery early Thursday morning and stay open until Saturday evening right before midnight.

My piece this week was inspired by summer and the sunflower was captured on my recent retreat. As usual, there was a good bit of random Topaz Labs and RadLabs play going on, and I had some fun with brushes, patterns, and fonts as well. The base texture is called "Clarity" and is from R.H. West's new free texture collection. Go get em!


Reader's Picks from Flower Art Friday #7


The top honor this week, with eight votes, goes once again to Karen at Pieces of Contentment who shared with us this rich and wonderful composition:



After that we had a FIVE WAY TIE with 3 votes each.

Lisa Gordon was pretty in pink this week with a beautiful image and some helpful information Be sure to check out her post here



Donna at Donna's Designs showed of her perfect pink peonies and I am so wishing I had some of these growing in my garden!



Summertime is on Anksu's mind, too, as evidenced by these beautiful blue hues...




We got a bonus critter in the act with MG Atwood's rose macro




Finally, we have a look into my friend Deborah's garden with this lovely climbing clematis. Check out that beautiful bokeh!



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.

Alrighty then, let's link up!







Today's Linkups

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39 comments:

  1. This is truly the picture of summer LeAnne!
    Just beautiful.
    Thank you for hosting!
    xo.

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  2. Wow Leanne, this sunflower is stunning! What a great way to capture the essence of summer.

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  3. Great shot of the sunflower and processing. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Capture Life!

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  4. Great stuff, guys! Congratulations everyone! Hey, LeAnne, my birthday is next Thursday, too! And I *love* your rose theme idea :)

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  5. Beautiful shot of the sunflower!

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  6. Your sunflower art is stunning!

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  7. I am in love with your sunflower...congrats to all the winners, all lovely each and everyone!!

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  8. Great post and lovely sunflowers. I start with a rose this week too...

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  9. Wow! I am so honored to be in the top 3 for last weeks photos. Thank you everyone. LeAnne, your sunflower image is magnificent and I love the background texture!

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  10. Sunflower ♥ One of the most beautiful things I know! Your pic is really making justice to that beauty.

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  11. Fotografie bellissime, brava! un caloroso saluto...ciao

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  12. A beautiful summery vintage sunflower LeAnne! gorgeous, I love it :) I have a rose for you this week but it's likely that I'll have another for your birthday too :) Thank you for hosting, have a great weekend.

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  13. Leanne, I love your sunflower. It truly screams summer. Read the note about roses, and went out to see which were looking good, and so glad I did. got a most pleasant surprise. roses it shall be for the birthday girl!!

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  14. These are just beautiful....

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  15. You've chosen the perfect flower to illustrate summer, LeAnne. Thank you for sharing it with Photo Art Friday.

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  16. Ah, I love it - sunflowers are my favourite flowers!!

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  17. So nice to jump aboard the Flower Art Friday fun. I am a bit new to linking up, so let's hope I got it all correct.

    Your sunflower is so summer zip! Full of great color and composition. Congrats to the last weeks winners!And I look forward to rustling up some roses for next weeks photo. SO very nice to find your blog.

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  18. LeAnne your Sunflower piece is awesome. I love that you shot the back of the flower as opposed to a front view. It's very intriguing and just shouts out summer.

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  19. Sunflowers are so summery, aren't they? This one is fabulous! Wow, wow, wow, on the winning photos! Such beautiful flowers. Congratulations to everyone. Have a wonderful week. And, yes, LeAnne, you'll have roses from me on your birthday. :)

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  20. Hi! Happy birthay for your coming thusday. Thank you very much for sharing my photo in your meme.

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  21. Oh my goodness. These pictures are incredible. How gorgeous!

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  22. What gorgeous pictures. New follower and first time poster!

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  23. son hermosas todas las imágenes!! , excelentes!!. Hermoso tu blog! Saludos.

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  24. Sunflowers are so beautiful. Love your capture!

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  25. Hey LeAnne, Love that summery sunflower! I linked up but my thumbnail didn't work. I tried to relink but it won't let me. Is there a way to fix this?

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    1. I got it to work. Sorry the cropping wasn't better. I can't figure out how to do that on my iPad. LOL

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    2. Thanks, LeAnne, it is still better than the froggy cartoon that was there before, ha ha.

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  26. Your sunny sunflower is beautiful. I love the colours used and the texture works so well with your choice of font. Gorgeous!
    I'm rather humbled to be voted winner again this week. I wasn't sure if this particular photo was "good enough" to post, but chose to believe and share it . So pleased I did.

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  27. I love the sunflower! A glimpse of summer! Wonderful work:)
    Have a nice weekend:)

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  28. what a beautiful sunflower!
    and I have to say congratulations to winners, their images are amazing!

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  29. The color contrast/compliment is perfect here!

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  30. Hi LeAnne, just wanted to let you know I've nominated you for a versatile blogger award, if you swing by my blog, you can grab the button if you like!

    Hope you're having a great weekend :) love Ruth

    rhwest.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. What a great series of shots! I've been wanting to get some shots of sunflowers here, but the farms that seem to grow them here aren't growing them anymore.

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  32. Delightful images!

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

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