Sunday, January 23, 2011

Flora and Fauna


This is my entry for the Take A Word challenge this week where the theme is "Botanical". I created the background to this piece from vintage botanical clippings and text from the Hortus Eystettensis. I cropped, colored and layered flower faeries and frog from a beautiful new set of artist papers from Graphics 45 to create a fun enchanted garden setting. Soft and pin light filters were added in Photoshop.

43 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Fairy piece! I love the feeling of being in the forest with them. The layers are so nicely blended that the effect is perfect. No little frog...no kisses for you, lol. Great job!

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  2. Ohhh, this is real eyecandy and I am a big fan of the toad in between.
    While looking at this, I can imagine a stary about this little elfes and their animal friénds
    Have a great weekend
    Janine

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  3. Oh, this caught my eye right away! What an enchanting piece. I love, love, love these vivid colors. Just gorgeous, Lori!

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  4. Such a magical piece Lori. Wonderul work. Hugs xx

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  5. What a pretty piece. I love the combination of vivid and muted colors.

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  6. Absolutely enchanting, Lori!!! Hugs, Terri xoxox

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  7. Beautiful and I love the expression on the frog it is so serious.EE

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  8. What a beautiful enchanted piece. It has a very Edwardian feel to it.

    That poor frog looks so sorrowful :)

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  9. What a beautiful piece of art!!! poetic, makes me think to shakespeare !
    Merci merci
    Pat

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  10. "Exquiste' - ('possessing qualities of unusual delicacy & craftsmanship') - is a word I often use to describe your art, Lori, perfect description for your piece today!!
    Your stunning piece reminds me of the beautiful cyclamen plant that I recently 'killed' with kindness, after it had rewarded me with an abundance of flowers!!

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  11. Your entry is so richly and filled with beautyful botanical images Lori that it would feel at home in a good story book !!
    A big aplause fom me !!

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  12. My kind of garden Lori filled with lovely flowers whimsey and a touch of magic...awesome job!

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  13. What a delightful garden fantasy, Lori. Beautifully done!

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  14. Beautiful images here... I'm sure my Myth & Symbol students will find some good inspiration here.... blessings from the forest!

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  15. You did a whimsical and sweet garden that transported me to a hidden spot in my childhood full of fairies and happy endings.

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  16. Very enchanting, Lori! Love it - cheers!

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  17. Such a fantastic piece of art, love the little toad.

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  18. I could sit and look at this piece all day but I am afraid I have to go to work. It is beautiful and there is so much detail to take in......Mr frog is my fave ...looks like my son when got him out of bed lol:)

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  19. Spectacular! I really love this one. The fairies look so playful and the entire collage is wonderfully colorful..

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  20. Wow, this is brilliant, love it

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  21. I adore this illustration. Faeries are so beautiful and you have created such a enchanting a magical forest.

    Have a fantastical week. xxx

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  22. Absolutely adorable Lori, a really enchanting fantasy garden of fairy delight.

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  23. This is so beautiful, Lori. I wish the end of my garden was like this!

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  24. June and I had the same idea. This is truly a magical and beautiful work of art, Lori.

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  25. This is so lovely and sweet! I feel like I'm playing among the flowers too.

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  26. Such a wonderful place you have created-Lots of places for the eye to enjoy.

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  27. This is one of the prettiest pieces I have ever seen Lori! Stunning!

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  28. oh wow Lori!!! beautiful piece!!!I have some catching up to do here!!! miss all of your work!!!

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  29. Oh Lori this is flower power.
    So beautiful creation. Very inspiring and unique. I love them.

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  30. yay..very enchanting indeed..beautiful and whimsical and color-fresh..lovely!

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  31. This is really beautiful....now this is a secret garden!

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  32. i wish i could listen to their conversation! beautiful piece.

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  33. Bonjour Lori ! charmante création pour illustrer ce challenge ! j'aime beaucoup ! Amitiés Mary.KG

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  34. Lori, your garden of fairies is exquisite in every way. I love it - a lot. What a joy it is to visit your blog, so full of treasures and eye candy.
    Wonderful work.

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