Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tulips Two Ways...

 For this weeks 2-For eDition, in addition to using two textures on the image I'd also do two different images, in two different ways.  I was intrigued by these purple tulips and the fact that one still looked so beautiful while all of the others had dropped their petals so I took this shot, and as I was processing it this quote came to mind...how perfect for that one tulip to hang in there in spite of what was happening around it.  :o)

The second image is another colour palette.  I just about went crazy making it because my colour squares kept coming up sort of soft and almost pastel and it just wasn't right.  I actually deleted all of the layers and started again...Note to self:  Make sure brush is at 100% opacity before stamping! :P


If you're interested in the steps I used for processing, you can see the screen shots of each image below.





Linking up with Our World TuesdayTexture Tuesday, and Sweet Shot Tuesday

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    1. Thank you! Hope you're having a great week.

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  2. Such beautiful flowers. I love the colours.

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    1. Thank you Marie. Have a wonderful week.

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  3. Very nice photos. I love those exquisite tulips, beautiful frames and flowers delicateness ...

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    1. Thank you Leovi. Spring blooms are my favourites!

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  4. Linda, this quote is so needed right now...thanks for sharing your art with us...beautiful as always♥

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    1. Thanks! So glad my timing is good for you. Hang in there! Hugs, Linda

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  5. Stunning! You are very gifted! Visiting from Texture Tuesday.

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  6. So beautiful, I love Tulips but I love your edit even more!

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  7. Wow, I love how you edited the images! The tulips are so lovely and your textures really added to that. Great job!

    Visiting from Tuesday Muse :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy! BTW, I'm craving corn on the cob for some reason... :D

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  8. Oh, I can't wait until my tulips start blossoming -- so many photo ops! Love your ideas here Linda -- I may have to steal one (or two!) xo

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    1. Thank you Nancy and by all means use my ideas. I'm pleased to hear they've inspired you. I can't wait for my tulips to start blooming too. Both of these were potted tulips, one purchased to support a fundraiser, and one purchased as a treat for myself because I can't wait for my garden to start producing!

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  9. Terrific palettes and gorgeous processing, Linda. And I love your originality in the first composition!

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    1. Thank you Sherry. There was something about that one 'still pretty' tulip in with the rest that were dropping petals, that just made me pick up my camera. So unusual to have that one hang on as it did.

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  10. This is just a terrific creation and love the quote also!

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  11. Oh, the first one is perfect with the quote you chose. And the processing is lovely! I really like your color palette on the second one. The colors are luscious.

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  12. Gorgeous work, Linda! I needed to hear the quote in the first picture. Very fitting for my day, Thank You!

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    1. Thanks Robyn. Glad the timing was good for you. Hang in there!

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  13. Wow, this is just lovely, and I agree with you about staying strong instead of giving up.
    K

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    1. Thank you Kay. It's a great quote isn't it!

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  14. ...like looking through a glass etched window..perfect!

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  15. These are gorgeous. The colors are brilliant and beautiful.

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  16. Gorgeous processing, with a very inspiring quote!

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  17. Great composition. Nicely done.

    Earl

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  18. Beautiful and inspiring, both pictures and words. Love everything in your post.
    Enjoyed at Kent Weakley's 52

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  19. Beautiful work! Love your use of textures!

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    1. Thank you Angela. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. I love the tulips and their color palette!

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  21. Very pretty! I love seeing all the different tulip colors in the spring.

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    1. Thank you Heather. I love seeing the tulips come up in the Spring. These were purchased in pots, but the ones in my garden are starting to grow so I should be able to enjoy them in another week or two.

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