Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Wednesday Stamper - Trees


Here's my collage on canvasboard 'Live and love'. It was to big for my scanner and very hard to get decent pictures from, but here are the best shots :)) I used images from collageimages at flickr, lisasalteredart.com, and fleur de lis stamps. The background is painted, collaged and doodled and Marie is paperpieced from two images. All images were handcoloured by me.


Thought I'd use Marie as a stage for love, she wasn't primarily known to have too much empathy with people, but she was very much on display;), and young as she was and in her way innocent, with opportunities she didn't always use for good, I made her a stage for love. I can't take much credit for the colouring of Marie's dress. I used this image from takeabreak at flickr, and as you can see I only added a bit of purple to this wonderful dress :)) I use a waterbrush and oilbased crayons that mix with water for my colouring.


Khalil Gibrans words grow out of the tree of life :)


I also post this at the Three Muses challenge as their theme this week is Black Bird, and I have two in the down left corner, it's not this blurred in real life:))


Can't wait to see what you've all come up with for the challenges.

Thanks for looking,
Linda

31 comments:

  1. I have see the beautiful details and I love your amazing creation, Linda.

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  2. OMG OMG OMG OMG !!!!
    So pretty entry. Oh Linda I love it.
    This is perfect.

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  3. this is wonderful linda. how did you colour the skirt? do you do it by hand or digi? i love the way you use the fairies very small. did you make the skirt yourself?

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  4. wonderful details! and i LOVE that quote! a great piece again!

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  5. Linda this is wonderful, so many details for me to peruse and I love the quote too. I shall be back for a second look at this one. Kudos to you.

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  6. wow, Linde, this is fantastic.

    Rosie

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  7. WOWEE Linda, another gorgeous and thoughtful creation! I adore your precious Marie and Gibran's quote is just perfect too. Must go back for another lookie look at all of the lovely details! You inspire me!
    oxo

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous, love the text too

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  9. Hi Linda!!!! wow wow and wow!!! i love this piece...gorgeous work as always!!!

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  10. This is so intricately done! I love all the special little details in this gorgeous piece. It's really outstanding!

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  11. Wonderful inerpretation and tree
    Frankie
    xx

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  12. woohoo, how awesome is this? and i totally dig the word-tree :) super duper details :)

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  13. Beautiful gorgeous collage, Linda! I totally love that tree!

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  14. Great art work, fantastic details, perfect made as ever!Linda that is stunning magnificent, I don't have new words. :-))
    Anja

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  15. This is a wonderful creation -love your blackbirds and use of color!

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  16. Amazing, Linda. There is so much detail to your piece, it must have taken you ages. Wonderful piece!

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  17. oh my linda, you have created something really beautiful here! love the color combo, the quote and the composition!! you rock girl!

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  18. Such a stunning creation, dear Linda! Beautifully presented!

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  19. Love this!! Everything about it--the birds, Marie and all those little children--just wonderful!

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  20. Love It!!!! Great Blackbird piece friend & Thanks for sharing...
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  21. all too gorgeous Linda! WOW...blows me away..you are doing very well and I adore your pink lady here...the black is awesome with the pink and so are the crows! Love it..so much sweets

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  22. Her var det kommet mye flott igjen :o)
    Denne var lekker!! Liker så godt at du bruker så mye farger ! Herlig :)

    Klem :)

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  23. It's absolutely lovely. There are so many gorgeous little details here, it's well put together.

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  24. This is absolutely amazing!!! There's so much detail and your colouring is fabulous. I love this piece!

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  25. Stunning piece, love the candy pink!

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  26. Linda, I have been enjoying all the "goodies" on your blog page and each one is a surprise and a joy.
    This one, for the Muses, is superb. I love everything about it. Fantastic.

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I want to thank every single one of you for taking the time to comment on my work, it's much appreciated!!