Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Digital Trickery and Videos for Dot


A bit of digital trickery.......beads, stitching and flowers all done by Photoshop! What a cheat. (The silk paper is real though :-)
Not content with that....here are some other colourways!
 
Here's the original.......I've been making silk paper for a mixed-media collage class coming up soon. I like this piece so much I may actually use it for a (real) stitched landscape.

A few more pieces......
 
I'll try to get a collage completed in the next couple of days to show what I aim to do with them.

I promised my friend  Dot some video clips of Peachy and as I can't send them by email I will post them here.
Here he is trying to wreck the bead curtain in our conservatory .....
  video

and in this one he's fighting with his toy cat. See what he does in the last couple of seconds! He's a cheeky boy........
  video

And finally.......showing off his pink accessories. 
Ah well, after a visit to the vets in a few weeks time I don't suppose it will really matter......

33 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow really wonderful new things.
Awesome work my dear friend Linda.

Judy S. said...

You sure are a wizard with PHotoshop, Linda! Your kitty is SO cute; they are little dickens, aren't they? Thankfully, they seem to grow out of it.....sort of.

maggi said...

Lovely silk paper and that is such an easy way to sew and bead. You do realise that you have the perfect playstation for a kitten in the beaded curtain. I think the attack at the end of the second video is you getting your come-uppance for having the temerity to take a photo of him performing his toilet!

peggy gatto said...

gorgeous, yummy, beautiful, love the texture!!!
Can't wait to see how you use them!

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh my goodness Peachy is just adorable! Such pretty markings and just such a playful little sweetie pie. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad Dot wanted to see so the rest of us could! LOVE your work above too - the colorways are gorgeous - all of them!! You are so talented.
Cheers,
Holly

WrightStuff said...

Well I did try to watch the videos but it was a tricky with my own cat sitting in front of the screen!!

Love what you did with those poppy seed heads by the way. Photoshop is so wonderful - you can create art and not even get messy, great stuff!

Netty said...

You make me wish I had the Photoshop programme as this all looks so real. Mind you I love the original pieces they are fab. Annette x

Lori Saul said...

I think this is wonderful and there is no such thing as cheating- how more creative could you be- digital is just another technique of expression. Just beautiful Linda!

Heather said...

Love your trickery and silk papers - the colours are gorgeous. Peachy is adorable - at least he knows how to use his accessories! The videos are great and so is his personality already.

Lynn said...

Silk paper now Linda? I am loving it sooooo much, where can I learn this technique?
Nice PS trickery but your real handy work is much better :)

As for Peachy, well... does he ever stop? He does look rather cute but I would worry he could swallow one of those beads on your door. Be careful.
So are you learning to do video's now?

Terri said...

Oh my, your new silk paper and landscapes are so gorgeous! I love the colors you work with.
Peach is indeed cheeky! I enjoyed watching his antics.
Hugs,
Terri

Jill said...

Great digital stitchery witchery - and as for Peachy....

La Dolce Vita said...

oh LOL!! over that cheeky boy of yours and I think he deserves the pink for that whack you got!
love your silk papers! and all the digi tricks!!

Sandie's Patch said...

Luuurrvvee the silk paper, the original is my favourite.
Prince Peachy is so cute!

Sandie xx

Heloise said...

Lovely digital stitching. Have fun stitching into the silk paper.

dosfishes said...

How ever did you do this, wonderful...oh the sneaky things you think up when you have time on your hands...Love to see it for real...xox Corrine

Julie said...

Peachy is so adorable! What a sweetie! He obviously doesn't like being filmed though ;o)

Terri said...

Hi Linda,
I would love to see your 1850 tea cup!
Hugs,
Terri

Rosie said...

Oh that lil chap is just ADORABLE. I really want another cat but am having trouble persuading my man. I'll wear him down eventually.

I love this wotsit you have made and can't imagine how you did it, but think it beautiful.

Dot said...

What a lovely,lovely post Linda! Love your silk paper (digital and undigital). And look forward to seeing some of it in a stitched landscape (how gorgeous that would be).
Thank you for sharing video's of gorgeous Prince Peachy. He is so adorable and full of beans. Laughed out loud at him playing with the beaded curtain. He is definitely a kitty in touch with his ' feminine' side with his pink gear. Give him a kiss on the nose from me.
Dot xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Mr P is too too precious!
and your silk papers OH MY!!!
one would never know it wasn't the 'real' thing ... beautiful mixing of your magic creating dear Linda!
Happiest of weekends to you and yours!
meow!
oxo

Robin Ennis Willson said...

gorgeous!! love those colors and textures
and your little one is adorable :)

Jan said...

Wow! I really had to click twice on your photos to believe you when you said it was all photoshopped! Great way to audition for the real thing, I suppose. I'm heading back now to view your kitty vids. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Lorraine said...

ah look at the cute cat with the girly bed..very nice. Love your silk collage piece Linda it will look great as part of a seascape and you could also use the digi cheats..excellent. Hope the sun has reached you for this bank holiday weekend

Catharina Maria said...

I wish that I have the words to say how I must have laugh at that little boy !
Your silk papers are beautiful Linda !!
Love from ♥RINI♥

Janny said...

Fabulous work and I love your toy cat;o)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow the silk paper is lovely and I look forward to seeing your collage.
Peachy is cheeky indeed lol! I didn't expect that and I am sure neither did you lol!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Linda
I was oohing and aahing and thinking what amazing stitching - wish I could do this!

Fooled! I must have a look at the photoshop site of the web.
LOVe your little darling kitty - so playful and naughty!!

Joyce said...

Another art blogger with a new kitten! That makes three counting me and another blog I follow - http://moredoors.blogspot.com/
What's going on! Peachy is a beautiful kitten. I adopted two kittens, one of which is orange and white and started out being called Peach, but that morphed into "Petey" a cross between Peachy and Sweety because she is such a loveable kitten. Her sister is an orange tabby with no tail. I have taken lots of pictures and videos and posted some on my blog. I love the one where Peach jumped at you. I laughed out loud. So cute!

Emma said...

Peachy is just gorgeous! Your silk paper bits are wonderful, can you see me reaching for my textile medium! Was just reading an old article in CPS Fall 05informative but I'd rather take a class from you! Loved your poppy seedheads, Mecanopsis? V inspiring ;)

I never said thank you for your copy of my pc, thanks!

Jaqi said...

Wow the digital photo stuff is fab , and the silk paper is stunning ...very linda.....

The colours are fabulous, and aw the little kitten is so cute, I think the pink accessories are quite fetching lol, hes only showing his feminine side after all hehehe

Jackie said...

Oooh I've enjoyed a good read here. Four beautiful posts all full of fabulous colours and flowers. The poppy heads are very unusual, what were the flowers like I wonder?
I must just comment on Peaches..he is lovely . Poor boy in a pink litter tray! Hope he's still smiling next week.

LazyKay said...

Great digi work and LOL @ the kitten, wish you could bottle that energy!

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