Sunday, January 30, 2011

Gypsy Flower



This is my entry for the Take a Word challenge this week where the theme is "Vintage". I created the above collage from my collection of vintage images (this one from Magic Moonlight) overlayed onto a digital fabric background (from scrapbookgraphics). I added botanical imagery and script and then printed the collage from Photoshop out onto organza fabric (fabric-backed printer sheets from Jacquard). This gave me inspiration for a new Journal which I have entitled "Pilgrimage". I hope to fill its pages with other collage and mixed paper and fabric ephemera all using vintage photography as a base for story and inspiration. The journal I found a few years ago at Cost Plus and I gave it a bit of a tea-stained wash and then added leather, dried flowers, beads and silver embellishments.

42 comments:

  1. o that is soo cool!!! thanks for the info on the organza sheets too!! can't wait to see more on this work,lori

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  2. Such a beautiful creation! The image is simply beautiful!

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  3. Both of them are so beautiful Lori...I love the girl you have used and the wonderful layers you are so clever with...fabulous job.

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  4. This is absolutely lovely, Lori! I truly love your work. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Lori=just fabulous!! The image is beautiful and I love that you have printed it onto organza!!

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  6. Gorgeous, Lori, looking forward to seeing your journal pages!

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  7. The piece itself is gorgeous, Lori, with the subtle introduction of color. The journal is exquisite. How I would love to sit down and thumb through it after it's finished! Your work is always such a joy!

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  8. Incredible work again, Lori - I love the digital work you created, and that you used it to create such a lovely journal cover. So beautiful!

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  9. I so love her, Lori..and the journal cover is fabulous too..

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  10. I love this Lori! So neat to see your work in fabric too! I often wonder what happens to all your beautiful digital creations. This week is a real treat!! What a special book.

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  11. Stunning! This is the first I've heard of this printable fabric. Very inspirational

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  12. Superb in every way! The image is so beautiful and haunting and you have created magic in your use of so many different techniques and processes to arrive at such a stunning piece of art. I enjoy the story of the "journey" as much as I enjoy studying your work.

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  13. Breathtaking!! Lori..wow..such beauty! I was waiting to see what you'd create next..this is so heart-capturing..i truly am sparked by this..beautiful work..you are so talented!
    HUgs!!
    shine on....

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  14. Fabulous creation, Lori! Such eye candy :)

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  15. This is amazing Lori...what a talent you have! Its always a pleasure to scroll to through your beautiful blog :-)

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  16. Your work is always, always so beautiful Lori but this piece is outstanding. I love the book! xx

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  17. So dreamy and beautiful and loads to lose yourself in too.... Hey, where am I? Help, I'm lost!!

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  18. Love your so lovely gypsy flower, a very beautiful piece of art
    Pat

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  19. Ooo, LOVE your journal!! Absolutely beautiful :)

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  20. Oh Lori your latest pieces are a fest for my eyes. So wonderful details and designs. Love them all. You inspire me again and again.

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  21. Lori, this is wonderful. What a gorgeous image! I also was so delighted with the beautiful post below this one. You've done such great work.

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  22. This is so impressive, Lori, and your digi collage is just so beautiful

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  23. It cries out to be touched, this is so lovely!!

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  24. Absolutely superb collages Lori. The layering and textures are just gorgeous.

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  25. OOOHH Lori, I want to come and play with you so I can get to see all of this fabulous stuff you are doing!! And this new journal "Pilgrimage" just how special is that...you are a marvel and a great inspirer(is there such a word? don't care!!! there is now!)
    Fabulous stuff my friend.
    Glenys

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  26. I image framed in the leather fringe...containing and framing ...and yet so vintage...like you wanted! Lovely, Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  27. Fantastic photo and great embellishment.

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  28. Hi Lori this is one amazing piece of art. i love everything about it and love the fringing thats so good
    also i just wanted to let you know i have a free shabby chic collage sheet for today only, please feel free to pop by and grab it while its there.
    have a lovely day
    hugs June x

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  29. This is stunning, Lori. I love those organza fabric sheets. Aren't they wonderful? So many possibilities...I can't wait to see how you fill this journal in the future...

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  30. Lori, you sure have made something magical again! I can't stop admiring your creativity, your artist's eye and your technical skills. Your 'Pilgrimage' journal will be wonderful, and I hope we'll see more pages of it later.

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  31. I am at a loss for words. This is incredible art. Lynne M

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  32. belo projeto!

    suas postagens são divinas
    pura inspiração!
    parabéns!

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  33. one of my favorites, it's awesome !

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