Friday, 23 July 2010

Digital Collages and Sari Ribbons

I felt in the mood for some digital scrapbooking this morning and used photos from my garden. This is a new plant this year called Francoa Sonchifolia - more commonly known as 'Bridal Wreath'. Very pretty and delicate....

 The Echinacea (or Rudbekia Purpurea) is settling in nicely and has produced loads of new flowers....

And the Alliums (or 'Black Garlic') were great this year.....so sculptural.....
(All digital bits and pieces are from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals.)

This week I've been fiddling with the sari silk ribbons and threads. I stitched them onto my ink splattered papers which I first bonded onto tea bag paper (from Jackie - she sells it in her etsy shop). Above are a few close-ups.
Its a work in progress.....still need to add some french knots, beads and hand-stitching.
Now I really must get on with my journal ....have a lovely weekend!

19 comments:

maggi said...

Gorgeous scrapbook pages. What are the chances of you taking the sari ribbon pieces with you on Monday - would love to see them in person, even unfinished?

Netty said...

Gorgeous scrapbook pages Linda. Love your sari silk ribbons. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

*jean* said...

oo linda!! those sari silk pages are fantastic!! love the colors and the texture!! can't wait to see more! your digi work is really really cool...i'm so jealous...i'm saving more digi work for winter...happy friday!

Terri said...

Your digi art is so lovely of your garden. And those fibers are gorgeous! All my favorite colors, and you have created such deep texture with them.
Hugs,
Terri

Heloise said...

The scrapbook pages are delightful. I shall look forward to seeing more of sari ribbon work.

Bunty said...

Love your digital pages and your journal pages are so different to the rest of the class. I love the stitching and the use of sari ribbon. You are very talented!

Barbara

Heather said...

Your digital scrapbook pages are stunning and I love what you are doing with the sari ribbons. Your pieces shout landscape or seascape to me - they are gorgeous.

dosfishes said...

Those silk colors are just gorgeous and what you have been doing is so organic, I love it, along with your garden pages, your digital work, ah, someday I will figure out the blasted photoshop elements! xox Corrine

Sandy said...

OMG your digi art is absolutely special and unique. Awesome design. Love them all. Your ribbons are unbelievable.

Have a wonderful and sunny weekend my dear friend.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow your digital art is beautiful and I love what you are doing with the sari ribbons.

Jan said...

I love your fiddling! You are making some beautiful music with the sari silk ribbons and your stitching.

Jill said...

I can only repeat the earlier comments, inspiring work.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

OH My Dear !
What a lot of wonderful color and texture and beauty here today ... but that is always the case when I visit the Blue Eyed Girl ;)

Your digi creations are so varied and versatile AND those sari ribbons on your papers ... be still my heart

thanks also for the links ... tea bag paper has peeked my interest

Happy Weekend Dear One
oxo

Holly Loves Art said...

Your digital pieces are just scrumptious! I really, really love them all - coudln't choose a favorite. and the threads and ribbons are so pretty. Those colors are just absolutely divine... so inspiring.
Have a great day.
Holly

Rosie said...

Fabric stuff is definitely your natural metier Linda - you're just SO good at it! These ribbons are to die for! Like the digital collages too ...

Judy S. said...

Lovely ribbons, Linda! We have a bridal wreath but it sure looks different from yours!

Lynn said...

You never cease to amaze me Ms Blue Eyed Girl, just look at the fabric art, they already look fantastic, and this is something I have always wanted to try. Don't think I have that silk though, is it easy to work with?
I also love your digi scrapbook pages, I really miss my coneflowers (echinacea) I will plant some next year once I get a flower garden started :)

Dot said...

Hi Linda
I want to eat your ink splatter papers with sari silk ribbons (am drooling over here).
Dot xx

LazyKay said...

OMG those sari threads are stunning, I bet they feel gorgeous too.

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