Monday, 27 September 2010

Two Versions.....

I spent a happy hour this morning playing with some new bits and pieces from Paper Whimsy.
This my digital collage..........
These are the elements I used ........

And this is a version I made from paper, card, metal studs and a pressed flower.


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So did you watch Downton Abbey last night? I'm not normally a fan of  period dramas but I was so enthralled by the trailer, I couldn't wait to see it.

 

(Is it because I have a 3-column blog that video clips aren't complete? Can anyone help me with this? Ah well - you can see the proper version here at YouTube.)
Update...thank you Kit and Kaboodle. I've reduced it down to 300 by 193......much better!
BTW the brilliant choir is called Scala and you can hear the full version here.
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A while back I took a photo of a friend's daughter who was a bridesmaid at a wedding. I made a scrapbook page at the time but last week decided to do something digital with it. The clipping mask is one of my favourites; its by Anna Aspnes at Designer Digitals .


The text is from a kit by Natali at Scrapbookgraphics. I also used various brushes and textures, plus a free background from Oscraps.

OK.....time to drag myself away from the computer and do some ironing I think :-(

29 comments:

Kit and Kaboodle said...

I'm so looking forward to watching this on ITVplayer! With regards to the size of the youtube video, when you upload it to your page, look for the word 'width' which appears twice in the embedded coding followed by 3 numbers. This determines how wide your video will appear on your page which you can play around with and change (remember to change both sets though!). I have two panels on my blog and find that 'width 535' fits perfectly but it might be a little smaller on a three panelled page? Hope this helps!

Rosie said...

Gorgeous Linda! You are SO good at this .... makes me envious (which I mustn't because its a deadly sin)!

dosfishes said...

Fab Linda, both versions. You have a knack for this lovely digital art. I will ahve to practice for the rest of my life just to catch up! xox Corrine

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your PW creations are really lovely Linda!!!
I WISH I had been able to watch Downton Abbey ... I had to content myself with Masterpiece Theatre's Inspector Lewis & Hathaway last night :)
Happy New Art Week!
oxo

Jackie said...

Your creations are so inventive and inspiring.
I didn't watch DA but intend to catch up.

WrightStuff said...

I recorded Downton Abbey last night... not sure if I'm going to watch it yet, though that trailer may have me convinced and it does have rather an all star cast.

That picture of the bridesmaid is just adorable. What a little darling!!

Terri said...

Linda, I was drooling over these very same PW images the other day, but I don't do digital (boo hoo!). I love what you did with it, both digi and paper. How fun!
I have not heard of DA, but it does look very intriguing.
The page with your friends daughter is gorgeous!
Hugs,
Terri

Lori Saul said...

Your digital pieces are beautifully designed from the elements used- love both of them and wow- the scrapbooking piece is really stunning work- what a fantastic keepsake! Your muse is inspiring Linda!

Netty said...

Oh wow Linda your digital art is gorgeous. x

Heloise said...

I really enjoyed Downton Abbey, so many great actors. I like your collages, the last digital collage is pure magic.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Beautiful collages & scrapbook page.
Those pieces are whimsical.

La Dolce Vita said...

love your piece and thanks for showing the elements ... very interesting. also fun to see the trailer, would love to be able to watch that here!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh this is so gorgeous. And I am looking forward to seeing that drama if I can find some time to.

Lynn said...

Beautiful digital work Linda, I always love every thing you create, digital or otherwise :)

Lovely scrapbook page too, you clever girl, and now I see you are re designing your blog, just love your header, beautiful :)

In the Light of the Moon said...

I still havent figured out how to use masks and I just love the way you used it in the photo of your friends daughter...and your creations with the paper whimsey images are just beautiful!!Bravo!!Hugs,Cat

Heather said...

I nearly missed this post - it snuck in behind some others. What a joy! Your digital art is stunning - all of it - and the little bridesmaid image is absolutely delightful. You have made this technique you own speciality. Hoping to see Downton - it looks good.

meandering pearl said...

there is a great amount of emotion in your art... its just so beautiful!!!

simply blue said...

Linda...your blog looks so great! I can't believe how digitally talented you are on top of everything else. Have a lovely day....the ironing can wait!

Holly Loves Art said...

Thanks for sharing! It's fun to see how you put it all together. Beautiful as always.

Rein said...

These are wonderful!

Jeannette said...

It's lovely to see someone master a craft and move it into art!

Now about the ironing...I once wrote a blog roughly entitled ~a photo to shock my mother-in-law~ who has often ironed for me when she is visiting. She enjoys it, and she is a helpful soul even when tasks aren't her cup of tea. But once upon a time,I actually emptied my basket ( once, I am telling you) and photographed the empty bottom of it. Your wry pull away from the computer to iron made me laugh. Lots of folks tell me they never iron, but you can't love or work with fabrics and never ever iron.
SO...I hope you enjoyed it.

deb said...

I came by way of Lay Hoon's blog for the lotus flower book, thanks for the instructions, I'll be trying it soon, but then I just got engrossed and I have wasted entirely too much time reading back, now I have to bookmark and go back to more domestic tasks, but I just wanted to say hello and how much I enjoyed what I have seen so far...

*jean* said...

gorgeous work, linda! your new blog look is fabulous!

Emma said...

Wow, V smart, love the header. Your friend must be weeping with joy at that lovely pic!

Missed the trailer for DA, will look out for it - I almost watched all of Come Dancing last night for the costumes, you understand & only as I'm involved in the fashion show for Rag Tag....it's tonight!

Can't WAIT to see you in May!

Jaqi said...

Wow where do I start, I adore your new header its delicious . The colours and Hydrangea petals are stunning.
I simply adore all the work you have been doing with the Royal Ladies they are all brilliant I cant even choose a favourite they arte all so lovely.
And that picture of the little bridesmaid is so pretty, her curls are divine arent they?
Wonderful work Linda as usual what an inspiration .
I too watched DA , loved it , I could well live in a house like that. Have a lovely weekend Linda xx

Jaqi said...

oops are so lovely ....sorry

Marilyn said...

I linked over from Kim Classen's Photoshop Test Kitchen - love your blog and Lynn's too. Haven't seen the rest yet. This particular post is wonderful. Even though I'm not a scrapper, I do have grands and this is such a special digital creation.

Rosie said...

So beautiful - I'm almost persuaded to try digital scrapping .....!

Jann said...

Gorgeous digital creations, and the paper card is gorgeous, as well!