Welcome to Flower Art Friday #20. Can you believe that this has been going on for 20 weeks now? I can't.
This has been a heckuva week in my life for reasons I'll go into later, but I'm going to blame stress-head for failing to set up last week's linky for voting. By the time I realized that I'd made the mistake, we already had contributions and the linky tool wouldn't let me add the voting option.
So, we don't have a top three this week and that's a shame because we had a great linkup last week with some really awesome contributions. Voting is enabled for sure on this week's linkup and hopefully I won't make that mistake again.
If you get a chance, check out last week's gallery and visit the contributors to give them a little love.
Since I don't have winners to share, I thought this might be a good time to share a couple of images of cards I received from Kat's Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap.
I was happy to receive this lovely floral image to go along with all the other "special meaning" cards I received. Of course, I'd get at least one flower post card right? :)
As a part of the post card swap deal, each participant also received a card from Kat herself and isn't this just gorgeous? I'm guessing this was taken in Italy.
My image for today is one I actually created a year ago right before I started this blog. Again, because of all that's been going on I just haven't created anything new. But, I also thought it would be interesting to take a look back since this is my blog-o-versary month.
The orange roses are the same bouquet I used to create the Flower Art Friday badge. The textures the text stamp are from Kim Klassen who was the person who introduced me to textures. I think it was ok, but I also see that there's been a good bit of improvement in this year.
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!