Friday, 2 July 2010

Collage....And More Of Thassos

Had a day to myself yesterday so indulged in my favourite pastime......playing with ink and bits of paper!
Made a couple of tags and some backgrounds for mini-pictures which will be mounted on wood when they are finished.
(I was inspired to make tags by these lovely people....Sue at Heloise and Lorraine at Love of Collage.)

Just a few more photos of Thassos......

 We had to travel by ferry to the island from the greek mainland....a 40 min journey.
Spotted this sculpture in the ferry port (Keramoti).

The entrance to the apartments where we stayed....the gardens were so peaceful.

There was a fabulous tree in the garden; can anyone help me out here.......is it a 'tulip tree'?

This wonderful old olive tree was close by....it could be over 1,000 years old. (Click to see a close up of the trunk.)

We saw this tree by the beach and wondered what it was. Then I saw Patty had written about one exactly the same on her blog. Apparently its a Mimosa tree.Thank you Patty! You can see her post here.

And finally...I photographed some sea holly (top right) and had a play with it in Photoshop. I've printed the turquoise one onto fabric and have started a quilted picture. If it turns out ok I'll show you!

 

Thats it! Thanks for sticking with me and getting to the end..... ;-)

28 comments:

Janny said...

What a great trip, thanks for sharing. Love the results and colours of your playing;o)

~*~Patty said...

and so very lovely is was from beginning to end dear Linda!

Love how you play with color !

Gorgeous pics of your getaway ... and imagine the Mimosa tree all around the globe!

The lovely waxy leaves and splendid white flower look like a Magnolia to me ... they are used here for colonial holiday wreaths and arrangements and the pods are quite nice too.

so glad you're back Lady!
have a wonderful weekend
oxo
word verification: "mushlou" sounds like a Greek dish with eggplant in it perhaps LOL ;)

Jensters said...

Loving those tags and the colours are so wonderful.

Joyce at Calico Paint said...

Great trip photos. The sea holly is very interesting, and your digital images are super cool. Can't wait to see the collage.

Terri said...

I absolutely love your tags and your backgrounds. I spent the morning water coloring ATC backgrounds too. It is such a satisfying thing to do.
I love the bits of fiber you added to your tags, just perfect!
I enjoyed your photos, I think the tree is a magnolia, there are several on our street. The olive tree trunk is totally fab. And your Sea Holly photoshop work is also wonderful!
Thanks for showing us what you have been up to.
hugs,
Terri

dosfishes said...

Love the colors in those collages, my favorites. I think the tree could be a magnolia of some type. That's what it looks like to me.

claire barone art said...

looks like you had a great time !! love the sculpture and the colours and detail on your tags xx

Netty said...

Brilliant tags, love them. Enjoy the weekend Linda, Annette x

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful Linda.
Absolutely wonderful and unique work.

Sandy said...

Oh sorry I forgot:

Have a sunny weekend my friend.

Heather said...

Gorgeous tags and papers. Your holiday pics are great and that olive trunk is amazing. I thought mimosa flowers were always yellow and small. The see holly designs are lovely. Looking forward to seeing the quilt.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your tags are wonderful, love the colours and textures you have created

Judy Scott said...

Hi Linda - thought I'd pop over to see how you are, relaxed after your trip I hope - what fabulous photos - the mimosa is so pretty I always think they're going to fly away like fairies and the sea holly is great I love the delicacy of the bottom right. J x

Jill said...

Such lovely tags - so many layers.

Emma said...

Looks like you've had a wonderful holiday, the color of that sea! Beautiful papers, you inspire me!

Janet Ghio said...

Your tags are beautiful!!

Doone said...

Love teh Elizabeth protrtit - must ahve missed it on Suzi zite, and you tags are gorgeous - can't wait to see the sea holly quilt, what a good eye to spot what a fantastic repeat print pattern it makes....

maggi said...

Love the tags and backgrounds and can't wait to see that quilt. Great holiday photos again.

Julie said...

I got to the end and enjoyed it too! :o) Gorgeous tags and backgrounds.

Gini said...

Adore the trunk on the olive tree!
And your tags aren't bad either ;-)

Gini
xx

Mar said...

lovely place to stay!! cool old gnarled tree
and beautiful ink results...
thank you for sharing
:)

Heloise said...

Wonderful tags and I love all the colours in your background papers. Thank you for your kind comment.

Lorraine said...

love your tags and thanks very much for mentioning me..very kind. I like the photos of your flowers I seem to be taking photos all the time these days and altering the saturation etc with Picasa..one day I will print them off! and make something with them

Rosemary said...

Beautiful photos, love the one of the mimosa - I have two in my yard and they are quite pretty but I don't have as nice a photo of them as you've take here!

I like the arty backgrounds you've made, very lovely!

Lynn said...

Your tags are fantastic Linda, I just love the colors and all the details are superb, you are really inspiring me to get back to it :)

Lovely photos from your Trip too and in the last post, you look great girlfriend!!!!!!

That sea holly is amazing, never knew such a thing existed, what fun to play with. I finally finished a collage with the photo edges today, thanks to you, it's on my blog, hope I did good :)

Butterfly Works said...

Those tags are wonderful....
It's fun seeing the pictures of your trip....looks like you had a great time....

Oxana said...

Love those tags!!!

Amo House said...

Hi Linda, I've just come over from Maggi's blog. What lovely stuff you do!! And some great photos too.

The tree is Magnolia (Grandifolia prob) Tulip Trees are named because of the leaves Google images and you will see.