Sunday, 23 January 2011

Take a word "Botanical"


Here is my contribution for this week's "Take a Word" where the theme is "Botanical".
The main image is from a vintage photo CD I have, altered in photoshop. Some of the flowers are from Magic by

34 comments:

Netty said...

Oh wow Astrid your lady is beautiful and loving all the flowers and cogs. Terrific work again my friend. Annette x

Nigel said...

This is stunning. Love the contrast between the vibrancy of the fruits & flowers against that muted background.

Lori Saul said...

Such beautiful use of contrast here Astrid- love how the flowers come alive with color!

Judy said...

Gorgeous, Astrid, what a stunning hat!

Grannie Annie said...

Ah three of my favorite things Astrid...Flowers, Vintage ladies and Steampunk how can you go wrong...simply gorgeous awesome work my dear!!!

"MOI" Freubel said...

I love the combination of the little "cogs" ( I hope I translated that word wel ? I mean the little wheels) with all the flowers Astrid. It gives your image just that little EXTRA !
Also the necklaces are wonderful detail !!
A great presentation and my compliments !!

indybev said...

Beautiful, Astrid! I love the contrast of color and non-color, and the delicacy of flowers and the steam punk touches. Nicely done!
(I used one of your freebie backgrounds in my entry. Thank you!)

Rhonda said...

This is fabulous! Love the whimsy. Great piece - cheers!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great combintion of fruits and flowers, she wears a lovely hat.

Anke said...

Wonderful Astrid, fantastic hat.

Hugs
Anke

Suzanne Brookfield said...

WOW Astrid....you always exceed my expectations every time. This is STUNNING....would hang it on my wall!

Junibears said...

Lovely, lovely Astrid! I love the vintage photograph and the flowers and cogs you've added..WoW!
Just excellent.xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Stunning work fantastic contrast of color and non-color. Love the flower artistic hat.
Hugs Anja

Healing Woman said...

Your beautiful digital makes me want to go straight into my studio and create a summer Goddess...thanks for the inspiration.

Rosie said...

A very beautiful digital word, Astrid

Jinny Holt said...

Ohhh Astrid she really pops out at ya!!! Fantastic stuff :~)

Jinny

Irish3 said...

Fantastic piece! All the colors on the soft image and background are perfect! I especially like the frame work at the bottom. You're good!!

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous

Anonymous said...

I think I'm a few cogs short...So that's were they went! Lovely, Astrid!

Taluula said...

Astrid, I love the colourful flowers against the soft background sepia tones. It adds such depth and texture.

Selma said...

This is just wonderful! I like all of it. So delicate and beautiful on your card.

Jackie said...

A beautiful piece, Astrid. I really like the contrast of the bright flowers and fruit with the delicate nature of the picture.

Faye said...

So beautiful, Astrid.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful!

Martina2801 said...

That looks quite charming and enchanting, dear Astrid! Beautifully done, and very artistic as well!
Liebe Grüße
MARTINA xox

Glenys said...

Now.... this is really beautiful!!

*jean* said...

oo she is gorgeous!! i especially love the close up!

Meggymay said...

She is so beautiful, love your brighter flowers to edge the piece. xx

bluegiraffe said...

I love the way her jewelry goes with the flowers! Very nicely done piece!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Wonderful! I love the contrast!

LynnF said...

This is such a stunning piece, Astrid! I love it!

Sandy said...

Oh Astrid this is so beautiful.
I love them. Amazing work my dear friend.

Christine said...

Wheels and flowers all together in a fine composition. Great!

Ozstuff said...

Astrid, your Lady of the Flowers is wonderful. I'm not sure how you achieved the look but perhaps a shadow effect or the edges of the main image project a three dimensional effect which is beautiful and stunning. Great artwork as always.

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