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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Photo Art Friday - April 5, 2013

Welcome! - I hope you'll join me on an Artistic journey of awesome photo art.  It's time once again to join Bonnie (Pixel Dust Photo Art) for Photo Art Friday.  The optional theme this week is,  "Collage." -  I hadn't planned to join in this week since it's spring break and Coleen has been home all week.  I didn't figure I'd have time to put together a decent collage piece of photo art so I planned to skip this week.

This afternoon after coming home from taking Coleen to see (The Croods - fun, fun movie) I was inspired to create a piece after all.  Mind you my piece has nothing to do with the movie at all.

I started with the following photos:  Click to enlarge.

A picture of my white Bleeding Heart plant that is just starting to bloom.










The garden fairy statue that I've used before.  This time I cropped the photo a little and then used the Cartoonizer feature on Be Funky to get this:








There were a lot of different steps I took after this.  First I added a layer of Bonnie's texture (Chinks of Light) just on the photo of the flowers and erased the texture off the blooms.  Next up I added the cartoonized fairy photo as an Overlay texture.  I fiddled around with various effects on Pic Monkey including the Orton effect and added another layer of Chinks of Light, a layer of Bonnie's, (Fine Art) texture but erased most of it leaving just a portion of the texture.
I also added some lighting effects from Pic Monkey creating the little stars on the final piece you'll see below along with a quote.  This I think is one of my favorite pieces of photo art that I've ever done.  I hope you like it too.



Have a great weekend. 

26 comments:

  1. so perfect -- it is magical image collage.. love it!
    Hugs

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  2. Oh yes. I like it very much. The twinkeling and the finalt touch made it wonderful. A sight for sore eyes.
    Have a nice day.
    Mormor :)

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  3. Love that quote, Art is a sense of magic...YES! Great collage!

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  4. beautiful white hearats. :) Love the greens in this image. But I had to look twice to find the little woman.

    Re the question. No, it is not my cat, I´m allergic to them so I can´t have one. :(

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  5. I do like it Ida! I love the fresh green spring like feeling it has.

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  6. So glad you found the inspiration and the time! This is a beautiful collage.

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  7. A very pretty spring and vintage collage;)

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  8. Very nicely processed!
    Love the quote you choose as well.

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  9. Hi Ida, I love your final result, the colours and composition are spot on :)

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  10. Oh my gosh Ida! That turned out GREAT! Love the quote you chose too! :)

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  11. Wonderful. Your flowers are beautiful.

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  12. Your piece itself is magical Ida. And thank you for your comment on my blog, you inspired me to create something for this week's Collage!

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  13. it is exquisite, Ida!! I love what you have created. it surely is fun to just pick a couple of photos and go play. you've accomplished something amazing here. subtle, inspired, and BEautimous!!
    xoxo

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  14. It really does sparkle - lovely work Ida.

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  15. You did a lovely job - it's beautiful. I hope you enjoyed your "spring break". :)

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  16. This is great and I love the effect of the garden fairy!

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  17. Art IS a sense a magic - well said!

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  18. Delicious photos of textures magic with exquisite green, I like, full of poetry ...

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  19. This is a lovely piece. You did a great job. I love your header too.

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  20. Ida, you did a fabulous job and I love it...very beautiful. Those flowers are adorable, wish I could grow them out here. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Capture Life,
    Kathy

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  21. That's very pretty! I think I would have shown the whole face of the statue and crop out the first bloom on the left of the image. Magical collage indeed :)

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  22. Beautiful, piece, Ida!! Such different elements, but you combined them so well.
    (Love that fairy statue, too!)

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