Friday, 7 February 2014

Friday Finds


This is my contribution to Kim Klassen's 'Friday Finds', which I am going to try and join in with on a regular basis.  I used Kim's 'Magic Scripted' texture on my photo, plus one of her affirmation brushes.......a great quote and even more appropriate as the flower has a flaw on one of the petals.

I decided to make a start on my garden journal yesterday.....which meant photographing the garden at its 'winter worst', in order to appreciate the beauty later on ;-)
I had a lovely surprise though when I found the hellebore flowering amongst all the duller stuff.
I remember buying it last year; an unimpressive stem with four leaves which the nursery owner assured me would become a wonderful plant.  Well he was right.....

I printed out a few sizes of the digitally altered photo and spent a happy half hour sorting through my collage boxes to find matching materials for a collage (or two).

Angel was on hand to give advice....
So at last I am going to start sticking and stitching!! Its been a long time.......




20 comments:

Heather said...

Glad to see Angel helping by treadling in your box of fabrics! I love the colours you work in and the way you alter your photos. The results are always beautiful.

Jan said...

Good to see you blogging again. Beautiful colors and I look forward to seeing what you make of these things. Happy that you are feeling stronger. Gotta keep up with that little Angel! What a joy.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Lovely to see you back blogging. What super colours and fantastic photos. Looking forward to seeing what you create. Love Angel, so sweet x

Julie said...

Aren't hellibores a wonderful piece of beauty in winter? I discovered our white one the other day, shows you how often I go out in the garden at the moment! Good to see Angel fulfilling her quality control role :)

The Wool Gatherers said...

Lovely, you've inspired me to start an art diary

Janny said...

I miss blogging also. Nice you are back , great colouruse again ��

~*~Patty S said...

OH MY on such gorgeous blossoms hiding in your lovely garden dear Linda!
Your photos and mosaic views are absolutely splendid!
Hugs to your sweet Angel too...
oxo

June Caedmon said...

Stunning collage you are working on, Linda! The colors are some of my favorite hues. Love how you are using the photo to pull everything together. I hope you'll show us the finished product! Have a blessed week!

Carmel said...

Beautiful images of a stunning flower which appears in the winter months. Lovely colour palette.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Always love seeing the gathering stage. Beautiful colours

Robin Mac said...

Beautiful pictures you have created. Hellebores are lovely, wish I could grow them here. Angel looks in good form. Cheers

Heather said...

Please thank Angel for her coded message in your comment on my blog. I'm looking on Amazon for a good book on ciphers!

Carol said...

great to see you back - loving all your photos, including the crafty helper!!

Iz said...

Very good to have you back :)

FredaB said...

Glad to see you back Linda and hope your health is improving.

Your hellebore is gorgeous. I am wondering how my plants are going to survive this winter in Illinois with -20 degrees. Just hope for the best I guess.

Hugs
FredaB

Sterndal said...

Oh I love your collages of the helleborus!
Your cute Angel is my favorite!
Best, Brigitte

Heloise said...

Beautiful photographs and a lovely Linda collection of items to work with.

whiteravenfire said...

What a pretty flower. I love your beautiful collages.

Maggi said...

Beautiful photos. I only have one hellebore flower out at the moment. Love to Angel xx

Lynn said...

I think I have commented on this photo twice already but again, it is gorgeous, I love all of your work anyway, digital or otherwise you know that :)
Please make some postcards from your digi art , I would love to frame some. Just being cheeky :)