Friday, 8 October 2010

The Pear Challenge


Lovely Lynn (Her Creative Spirit) and I decided to have our own little challenge this week. We are both taking part in Kim Klassen's 'Test Kitchen' and we've been discussing subjects for digital altering. I sent Lynn some photos of my pears (we have loads ripening in our conservatory at the moment) and she sent me one of hers.

This is one of my photos which I altered using a colourful texture (one of my acrylic paint and ink backgrounds), some text and a few of Kim's textures.
This is my version of Lynn's photo....I tried to make it look like a journal page using a texture from Jerry at Shadowhouse Creations. The leaves and flourishes are a brush from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals. I also used other textures from Kim Klassen and Jerry.

Go and see Lynn's beautiful creations; she makes lovely soft digital pieces. Make sure you scroll down and see her fabulous pumpkin post. We both have our own individual styles, which is what makes it interesting.

Thanks Lynn......we must do this again! :-)


I'm very excited about tomorrow....Maggi (To Dream to Stitch) and I are going to Alexandra Palace in London for the Knitting and Stitching Show - billed as 'the best textile exhibition in Europe'! I've never been to one of these events before so its a real treat. Maggi says I need comfy shoes, a largish bag and my debit card ;-)  I'm doing a workshop with Gwen Hedley called 'Take 100 Lines' (creative hand-stitching)......can't wait! If you're going there tomorrow, please look out for us!
I'll tell you more on Monday....

24 comments:

Terri said...

Beautiful! The journal page idea was fab and it looks amazing!
The textile show also sound fabulous. I arrive in London on the 17th. I will check and see how long it is on. It sounds like something I would really enjoy.
Have a great time!
Hugs,
Terri

Lynn said...

OH MY !!!!!!! Linda, you have really outdone yourself with that journal page, I told everyone how superb your work is, no matter what you do, and I am right :) I LOVE IT!!!!!
The other one with your pears is also superb, and yes this was fun, next time I will have to step it up a notch to keep up with you :)

Have a wonderful time at the show in London, I can't believe that has come around already, and I can't wait to hear all about it.

Sandy said...

So so so beautiful and unique work Linda.
I´ve missed my words. I love pears. Awesome digital work.

Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow you are so good with this. Love what you have created.
Have fun at Ally Pally. I don't think I will be able to make it this year. Hope you get back with bulging bags and I want to see what you got. I am very nosy lol.

Caryl said...

I really love the pears. I think everything worked perfectly, the colours of the background with the text.It is really stunning.

dosfishes said...

Wow Linda, you and your friend have done some wonderful things. I will definitely check out her creations too. Enjoy the show, seems like everyone I know in the UK is going. Please take some pics if they allow for all us folk elsewhere. xox Corrine

Bunty said...

Fabulous work, as usual Linda! I wish I had more time to play! Maybe next year when I retire.

I'm going to Ally Pally tomorrow as well Linda! Small world - I go every year. You won't believe it but I am doing the same workshop!!! Might see you there. I'm so excited - I love that show.

Barbara :)

La Dolce Vita said...

Linda, your pears are scrumptious! especially love the journal... you didn't TRY you succeeded!! well done and I so wish I could go with you tomorrow!!
have fun and take your camera!! xx's

Jill said...

These look great - pears are very attractive aren't they, but your treatments have taken them up a level. They are pretty tasty too.

Jackie said...

I think..in fact I know..you'll enjoy the K&S show. I went to AP last year but will be going to Harrogate this year .

*jean* said...

gorgeous pears!! you have such a gorgeous digi way! hope you have a great time at the show!

Jaqi said...

Wow Linda, these pears are just delicious , the journal page is divine , I cant stop looking at it. The colours are so rich Oooooh I love it I always love to visit your blog, what an inspiration you are . This is beautiful work. Enjoy the show .

Heather said...

I love the pear images - so many fruits are very inspiring. The journal page effect is gorgeous.

Sandie's Patch said...

Love the pear pics.
Now I realise what 'Ali Pali' is!
I've seen it mentioned on a few blogs...Doh! Dozy woman that I am!
I hope you have a great time!
(Taken out a mortgage for it? LOL!)

Sandie xx

Clare Wassermann said...

amazing pear photos. I don't know how you do it but it's gorgeous

marigold jam said...

Love what you have done with those pears! Like Clare above I don't know how you do it but it is very effective. Hope your day at Ally Pally went well - I was supposed to be going on Thursday with a friend but then our flight back from France was that day so I couldn't make it. She tells me it was even better than last year though so do hope you enjoyed it all.

Jane

Rosie said...

Why is it that somehow there's something special about pears? Maybe its the elegant shape, I'm not sure ... What you've done with these images is amazing. Of course I particularly LOVE the one that looks like a journal page!! Well I would wouldn't I?

Judy S. said...

Beautiful work, Linda!

Judy Scott said...

wow! amazing beautiful and such gorgeous work :) Hope your feet have recovered - Judy x

Mar said...

awesome awesome awesome!!! and them some more awesome!

Lizbethem said...

Your pear art is fabulous!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ummm such yummy creations you two are up to

you and Lynn have gone and run with digital art SO beautifully

you've made me hungry too ... I adore pear season!
oxo

Gini said...

Just pearfect ;-)
Gini
xx

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Linda! What a terrific challenge! I love the results you got! The journal look is tremendous! :-)