Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Flower???

Nope not a flower my friends.
This here is a weed I found yesterday.
Camera in hand I headed out to the backyard.
No sighs of life in the backyard yet.
Then out of the corner of my eye I caught this
here weed.  What a gorgeous weed..



Over a Beyond Layers Kim wants us to play
around with black and white shots..
So I had some fun with this in photoshop..




On this photo I added one of Kims textures call Lilly
Same weed photo but different editing.  Linking to Texture Tuesday.




Here is the original with some simple changes in Picasa.
So what do you think.. Which do you like best..
I have to say I like the original the best..

I know its pretty sad when all I could find to
photo is a weed.  I think I need to get my butt
to the nursery..



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I had so much fun with this weeks challenge
over at City Crafters.  Kirsty our talented and sweet
hostess this week is telling us to go with our heart..

"Things in my heart"




As you know I have been enjoy
my mixed media journal..
Never in a million year did I ever think
I would give painting a try.




So that is what I am sharing with you today.
Another page in my journal.





In this particular page I used lots of scrap papers.
and of course all types of paints.  And even
did a little stitching around my heart.



So what's in your heart?
What your passion?
What gets those creative juices flowing?


To get the details on this challenge or
just to see what the other gals have come up
with you can hop on over to
City Crafters Challenge Blog.



I also wanted to say thanks so much
for all you kind comments.
You gals are the sweetest..

Hugs,

Linda

50 comments:

Anesha said...

Stunning page!!!

deb duty said...

All three versions of the flower are gorgeous!

Kathy Blackburn said...

Weeds have feelings too ya know :). I really like your editing choices...quite lovely.

TexWisGirl said...

i think weeds are as beautiful as 'flowers'. :)

Pauline said...

Gorgeous notebook, one of my favourite quotes! Lovely weed too!

S. Etole said...

Wonderful sunshiny yellows here today.

Lisa Gordon said...

Linda, I am quite sure that this is one of my favorite journal pages. I just love the little heart with the buttons on it. You add so many wonderful details to your art, and each is so beautiful.

P.S. LOVE that black and white image too!!

Sylvia said...

I love the photo's of your weed, Linda, it makes me want to see what I can do with the photo's I have, but I am technically challenged for sure when it comes to Photoshop! I am getting better !!!!! Love your challenge piece as well, beautiful page, love what you id with your heart! Hugs to you my friend!

Netty said...

Loving your photographs Linda but ooooh am so loving that gorgeous page from your journal......wow.x

Deanna said...

Love your page...looks like you had a lot of fun creating...and I agree I think I like the original "weed" the best. But all are terrific!!

Lori said...

What a lovely addition to your journal! LOVE that heart and the sweet sentiment. Totally enjoyed that pretty little weed!

Stella said...

Your heart has a place in my heart; You went on the "mixed media adventure" last year and I love to see how much you've learned along the way/journey. Gorgeous Linda;you are so talented!
Hugs!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful flower photos. Your journal page looks FANTASTIC.

Gayle said...

Gosh I wish I could get a photo of a 'weed' to look so good ! They are all gorgeous, but the black and white is my favourite, it looks not quite real, like the petals are made of paper. Your page in your journal is absolutely beautiful !! Gorgeous layers and textures, love it. xx

Lynnda Hosni said...

Love your notebook... its gorgeous... the muted colors.. the heart...the stitches...Absolutely beautiful and very inspiring indeed... thanks for sharing my dear friend... hugs...xoxo

Julie said...

I love the Weed shot! the first is my fave! Your journal looks stunning I so need to get cracking on completing a page in mine. Think I should have bought a smaller page size lol!.x

Becca said...

I think those weeds are pretty too, and your photos are lovely of it! Oo, such a nice journal page too...the stitching adds so much!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Love your creativity & I know it's just a matter of time before I see one of those in my grass.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful photos...I never would have guessed it was a weed and love love love love your page!!!! LOVING that burlap heart!

Davi said...

It is a pretty week and lovely pics :) Love love that mixed media page with all the layers and wonderful color. The burlap heart is a perfect addition my friend!!

Catherine said...

Even a pretty weed brings the joy of spring to my mind. You make it look wonderful Linda! I like using Picasa too. It has some very fun features.

There is much joy in my heart tonight and you bring a smile to my face my friend. My passion ~ so many things. Nature, colors, love. Yup... it's all good.

Sweet dreams Linda!
xo Catherine

Gillian Olson said...

I like that bright, happy looking, yellow weed and the heart too!

Lynn Richards said...

That's a tough choice...I would have to say the middle flower is my favorite!
xo
lynn

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

That's a gorgeous weed for sure! And your mixed media journal page...wow. I seriously love everything about it--so nice!

Sabrina said...

Always fun to start new things! I love the dandilion photos, they bring back memories of my childhood and those of my children. Great journal page!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Regardless of the labels, it's beautiful. You did a wonderful job with the texture. it's perfect. And your notebook has added another wonderful work of art. Have a happy week.

craftattack said...

Lovely tag, love the nature colours. The photo is beautiful too! That is a weed???? Valerie

Georgianna said...

Great work on the flower! You made it look like an English daisy. And your journal is just gorgeous. So inspiring and filled with creative ideas. Thanks for all your sweet comments. I hope you are very well. xo – g

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

I love the Weed piccies! (my fave is the b&w one)!
WOW!! Your journal page is stunning Linda!!! I just adore everything about it...the layers, buttons, stitching ..LOVE it!! ...You are one talented lady!!
Jan x

Linda B said...

Love your original, Linda.... beautiful!!!
But this page... WOW.... LOVE THIS, GIRL!!!!!!!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The dandelion may be a weed but it is a very beautiful one. Love the clarity in your photos, great focus and I love the coloured and black and white versions.

Ros said...

I love to come and visit you ... it's like sitting right next to you and chatting ... love the photos and adore your journal page

Audrey Pettit said...

Fabulous post, Linda! So many beautiful things to see today! Love, love your photos. They are all so stunning. I do love the original, but am drawn to the others, too. The original is fabulous for the basic elegance of the weed and the wonderful photography. But the others catch my eye for their amazing artsy vibe.
LOVE your art journal page. Such a fabulous heart. So love the sentiment and love that stitching, too.

Nancy Claeys said...

Is that a dandelion? They are flowers too! :)

Amazing journal page -- thanks so much for sharing your talents.

Reena Walkling said...

Even weeds can be beautiful! I think my fave is the middle flower.

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous work once again Linda!

Chris said...

Oh my, I wish I'd been able to visit more often. I've just been looking back at your posts. Your photos, cards and journal pages are all just stunning. I think this journal page is my favourite one. I love the texture, colours and all the layers.

yyam said...

You've photographed that weed beautifully! :)

I love seeing what you've been creating in your art journal. Awesome textures.

Tracy said...

Well if that's a weed I'd plant a garden full! How pretty! I think I like the original the best too. :-) I'm lovin' your journal page. All those fun mediums mixed together. it's great! Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Those shots are wonderful, and I love your journal page too!

julieprice3 said...

Theres just something about black and white photos, Love it
Hugs Julie P

justine said...

how clever you are to find such beauty in your weed, wonderfully captured

Lynn Stevens said...

Sheesh Linda, You even make weeds look beautiful! I like the original best tioo.
Don't even get me started on your page.... Love the heart, burlap and all the layers! Gorgeous!
hugs Lynn

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful page Linda! Love the fabric heart!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful page Linda! Love the fabric heart!

LindaBrun said...

WOW... I love the page ( I even had to pin it ;-) ) And I prefer the original picture too.

Becs said...

Love your texture work on the dandelion - I think my favourite is the one in colour with texture but I keep changing my mind, they all look great! Love your journal too, the heart on the music background is just gorgeous. I keep thinking I should try out art journalling, you have inspired me to give it a try. :)

Wendy said...

This is sooooo beautiful, wow! Keep on painting Linda, you're doing very well!

Wendy said...

This is sooooo beautiful, wow! Keep on painting Linda, you're doing very well!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning journal! Just love the textures! The first flower is my favorite with the soft textures!