Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Flowers and Books

I bought some EcoArtboard from here last week.....its actually for a project I'm doing for the Suzi Blu Piety and Passion class (but more of that another time). Anyway, its lovely stuff; I like using thick card for inchies, twinchies and ATCs and this is REALLY THICK! (Its like wood.)
You can buy them in packs of different sizes - this is an ATC size....
Above is my Paper Whimsy flower (downloadable sheet). I've added fabric, hand-made papers and machine-stitching.
In Greek, anemone means 'daughter of the wind'.
 More digital art....



I know you can't improve on the beauty of a flower, so I'm just presenting these (from my garden) in a different way. I've done loads of these but I won't bore you with them all in one go :-)

I've also been making lots of Lotus Flower Books this week as I think I may have an outlet for selling them.
(Update: forgot to mention......the trees and the Madonna are stamps on Shrink Plastic.)
It was great to see some different examples of these books on Sue's blog see here. Her fabric version is very special .......
And finally........
Sharne at Sharne's Bits 'n' Bobs is having a great give-away........ such a pretty journal with a wonderful embellished cover. Don't go and enter because I want to win it...... :-)

25 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow !!!!
Your work rock Linda.
Absolutely special and unique. Love them all my friend.

Diane said...

Gorgeous flower art--I love what you've done with your beautiful flowers from your garden. I bought the eco board for Suzi's class too, but didn't use it for that--I bought the pack of the assorted ones, and I've been using them for everything--I love it!

Heloise said...

Beautiful digital art. I hope that the outlet for the lotus books proves to be a great find for you.
The board looks interesting, will go and explore that site.

Janet Ghio said...

Your flower is just gorgeous!!

Rosie said...

Did I mention lately how far behind you have left me with your art development?? The books are amazing, I want them ALL!! and as for your digital work, well the results are spectacular! Way to go Linda!

maggi21 said...

Absolutely lovely artwork Linda. Will I see your books on sale tonight I wonder? Sue's fabric version is lovely.

Terri said...

Linda, you totally amaze me and stimulate my imagination. Truly.

I love your ATC, every bit of it. And I love, love, love, your little books.

Your digi art is fabulous.
Thank you so much for inspiring me today.
Hugs,
Terri

Netty said...

All fabulous projects, love them. Annette x

claire barone art said...

LINDA A SPECIAL THANK YOU FOR THE LITTLE TREASURES THAT ARRIVED TODAY THEY ARE SPECIAL ALL OF THEM WHAT LOVELY COLOURS AND STYLE THE LOTUS BOOK IS MAGIC ILL BE DOING A BLOGPOST ABOUT THEM TOMMOROW THANK YOU XXXXXXX

dosfishes said...

Everything is so yummy, the stitched flower, the digital flowers I just love and more of your precious books. xox Corrine

La Dolce Vita said...

oh what lovelies! your anemone is smashing, and I just met up with Sharne recently so I will go have a look, but I still hope you win!! xx's!

Dot said...

I agree with everyone else Linda. Your art is amazing. I love, love the art you created on the ecoboards. Lots of lovely detail and elements. Think I would enjoy working on ATC sized ecoboards. Sound like my kind of thing.
And the Lotus flower books are gorgeous! I am sure they would sell very well.
You inspire me!
Dot xx

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your work is absolutely stunning! I am in Suzi Blu's Petite Doll class, and I'm having a blast. She is such an inspiration! Theresa

Lori Saul said...

Your floral work is stunning in all mediums- so inspiring!

Janny said...

Love what you did with the flowers in every way;o) Gorgeous!

Catharina Maria said...

The anemone is beautiful Linda , it is one of my favorite flowers !
Love ♥RINI♥

~*~Patty said...

You are a dervish of creativity and beauty ... you inspire me again and again dear Linda!
oxo
p.s. you had me at "daughter of the wind" ... I must rethread my sewing machine ;)

Lorraine said...

love your daughter of the wind picture..lots of nice textures

Mar said...

you are inspiration personafied!
i am going to 'get' this digital media i am i am!...but looking at the wonderful pieces you out together...makes me want to forget about going to bed and work on my projects!
i have some of this board but i haven't used it yet
yep..ya make me want to pull it out tonight
:)

ty for coming by the blog..

Judy S. said...

Love the anemone and the yellow rose, Linda, and the wonderful lotus books!

Doone said...

very beautiful, I think it's hard to get scale in a photo, and the size makes this work all the more impressive, look forward to seeing your P&P stuff too,
Dx

Jacky said...

Wonderful botanical pieces... I love some of your digital work with the flowers....especially the moments piece. The colours are stunning.

Jacky xox

Jensters said...

Wow im loving everything here and the fact you can stitch on those atc cardboard thingys...will have to check them out.

Gini said...

Daughter of the wind is so romantic!
Love it.

Add a preposition for a whole different feel to the piece

Daughter with wind.

You know I just can't help myself, I'm such a slave to jokey nonsense!

An amazing post of glorious eye candy.

Gini
xx

kiwicarole said...

Love your work! It's gorgeous, and I've also enjoyed your holiday photos, just what I needed while huddled indoors here cos it's so darn cold outside :))