Thursday, August 16, 2012

Flower Art Friday #17 - August 17, 2012


Welcome to Flower Art Friday #17! The gallery opens early Thursday morning and entries are accepted until midnight each Saturday.

Today's image is a shot I took of my deck Zinnias this weekend. These flowers seem very happy on my deck and they sure make me happy to see first thing in the morning when I look out the kitchen door.

The stamp and the texture (Dream It) are from Kim Klassen and the stamp bears my message to all of you who come here and leave your beautiful flowers for me each week. Flower Art Friday has become the sunny spot of my week and so inspriational!

For processing, I relied heavily on Topaz Labs - mainly Adjust. I focused mostly on the HDR and Grunge presets adjusting saturation, and playing with the sliders until I got a look that I liked.

Now for last week's reader's choice winners!

Mona gets top honors this week with this colorful and beautifully composed image.

Henrietta Hassinen is back with these red beauties

And finally, we have this warm, lovely, vintage piece from Anki-itte.

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

Ok, let's link up!

Today's Linkups

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  1. Beautiful photos! Congrats to the top 3.


  2. Congrats to the winners! So glad to be back. Lovely work LeaAnne.

  3. Such a beautiful image there LeAnne and the winners last week are amazing too! Thanks so much for hosting :)

  4. Gorgeous Zinnias LeAnne! They would make me smile first thing in the morning too. Beautiful features from last week and thank you for hosting. Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend :-)

  5. Wonderful flowers and photos and Artwork again. Congrats to all winners !

  6. Thanks for the Friday Flowers...I love the winner from last week! in flowers. Sweet

  7. love your work. :) And, thanks for hosting. :)

  8. I like your photo a lot. It makes me warm and relaxed.

  9. love the processing on your flower picture!

  10. Congratulations to Mona, Henrietta, and Anki on their absolutely gorgeous photos last week. I love all three, and more! Great work you do here LeAnne!

  11. I love your edit on the Zinnias! WOW!!
    Dang, now I need to come up with a Flower Art Photo so I can link up! :)

  12. Zinnias are wonderful! I actually add them on a planting list for the next year. I love how texture enhances the flower's beauty!

  13. I love the processing you did. It's a great effect.

  14. You edit your photos with such finess LeAnne and this one is no exception. So pleased you shared it with Photo Art Friday.

  15. I love the processing in your flower work! As Bonnie says,- with finess!

  16. Lovely captures and treatments.
    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!


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