Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gilded Rose


This is my entry for the Collage Obsession challenge that gave us this beautiful image of Marie Antoinette. I wanted to put her in an opulent atmosphere so I used one of my personal photos of some extraordinary doors at Grace Cathedral in San Francsico. I added gradient filters to create a rich gilded hue to the doors and cropped and erased segments of the image and lowered opacity for a somewhat ghostly Marie and her cherished roses.

24 comments:

  1. Like walking through Versaille Palace and seeing a ghost, what a wonderful transformation!!

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  2. Stunning, Lori. Absolutely beautiful!!

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  3. Simply beautiful! And I love the background--gorgeous!!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  4. Oh, this is so noble and the colors - I just love your color sense, Lori! This is a real beauty.

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  5. You did an awesome job with the image you were given. I really, really love that background, too.

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  6. Oh Lori
    This is wonderful!!! I need her for my Marie book!!! LOL

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  7. This is mysterious and enchanting. Bravo, Lori! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  8. FANTASTIC, Lori! Those doors are really beautiful and I love the way you have done Marie!

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  9. PERFECTLY wonderful...you captured Marie! And I love that background! Awesome Lori!

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  10. It does appear as though shes a ghost strolling about her castle! Stunning Lori!
    Glad you like my cuffs and can't wait to see your finished piece!

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  11. Beautiful collage, the background colors fit so perfectly with the image.

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  12. so beautiful - those doors are surely extraordinary...and she looks like she lives there...still!

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  13. This is magical and beautiful Lori and I love it.

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  14. This is awesome! Just so fantastic!

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  15. great job...lots of work went into this...love it

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  16. Beautiful! She looks like she´s a ghost against the door!

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  17. Very opulent and dramatic Lori. She is beautiful in her regal setting! x

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  18. Bonjour Lori !
    Quel collage original !
    Bravo !
    Amicalement Mary.KG

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  19. This is stunning Lori. Love the layers and the ghostly feel to your Marie!!

    Linda

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  20. Beautiful, Lori. The doors remind me of the ones on the Baptistry in Florence.

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  21. it's very beautiful Lori: bravo
    :)

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