Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Flowers Dressed Up

It will be a long time until spring flowers push out of the soil in search of a warm sun in my garden.   Fresh blooms from the grocery store are the next best thing so I picked up a bunch of irises and tulips and decided to play with the photos a bit.
  dianascreations texture 9992 added a pretty background to the vase of irises.
A painting effect from Waterlogue.
I put pink behind the tulips first and then wondered how green would look.
Both are Kim Klassen textures.  Which do you like best?
I think most of us have Waterlogue now, such fun!
When the sun does come out, Topaz like most pets makes the most of a warm place.  This little patch of sunbeams is from the window over the kitchen sink and he's right in front of the stove.
I'm linking with Sunlit Sunday at My Little Home and Garden and  Mosaic Monday at Little Red House.
Thank you Karen and Mary for hosting.

49 comments:

  1. Oh wow! You did such a great job on those effects, love them! I love the purple iris one the best!! Second---the tulips on the green.
    I dont have the waterlogue thing yet, how do you find that? looks fun.
    thank you for sharing pretty things!!

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  2. LOVE your "waterlogue" pics- looks just like a true painting. Wouldn't it be beautiful framed?

    I am so so sorry I haven't been on blog - posting or reading. Life has gotten a little coo coo for me. I have better intentions than "doings."

    But I think of you daily and hope to catch up one of these days.

    Hugs. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Stunning! I love the second picture of the irises. That one is frame-worthy .

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  4. Judith, I love the irises and the tulips. Fresh flowers in the house do make you feel happy.. We do not have any signs of flowers here. Love your cute Topaz.. Have a happy weekend!

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  5. You have been having fun with your photos here. The textures add a fine art look and I have been playing with that travelogue app on my iPad too. Valerie

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  6. Judith, these pix are great! I never play with textures...have no clue! ...:)JP

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  7. Lovely Judith. It is always nice to have fresh flowers in the house to tide us over. Looks like we still have a ways to go before we have the real deal in our own yards.
    Cher

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  8. Love the special affects- especially the waterlogged look. It will be a long time here too before I see flowers popping up from the ground. Topaz looks happy in the sun :-)

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  9. I too love the special effects of the flowers. It will not be too much longer and we can finally see the flowers in bloom here and I cannot wait.

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  10. Oh to have spring blooms. For my own preference I prefer the actual photos. The ones with textures look pretty but real thing is what I like.

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  11. So, I have to ask, "how'd you do that? I have played with textures, but I do know how to make them a background and just a top layer. Here, the spring bulbs are starting to wake up. Soon we will have color.

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  12. Your flowers and effects are gorgeous. I favor the Tulips with the pink background. Also, I too, would like to know how to find Waterlogue. It would be fun to experiment. Leave a comment on my blog if you like, telling me how to find it. Thank you. Oh, and have a great weekend!!

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  13. If I were asked about the background I would prefer without seeing it, I'd have said "green." Seeing it makes all the difference...my preference is pink. What a fun time you had with your spring flowers. All the photo ops are splendid.

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  14. I don't have Waterlogue, but I've seen so many beautiful creations using it. Even on InstaGram. Love your beautiful flowers.

    Jocelyn

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  15. Hello, Judith

    I have noticed a few bloggers playing with Waterlogue and the results are very soft and pretty. You've been getting very creative with your photos today!

    Topaz is looking beautiful, lounging in the sunshine. Such a rough life.

    Enjoy your weekend; as I recall, a few more blooms are on your agenda.

    Karen

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  16. Thanks for the happy Spring colors! I like the green behind the tulips best, emphasizes the purple flower better. (Plus I love green!) someday, I'll try Waterlogue, I love the effect.

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  17. Nice work, Judith! Not sure which I like best, probably the tulips but they are both so lovely!

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  18. Lovely photos Judith. Such a treat to the eyes

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  19. Hi Judith,

    Lovely photos of the flowers! Topaz sure is a smart one :)

    Happy Sunday!!

    Blessings.

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  20. really love the "watercolors" -- almost more than the real flowers! I like the tulips with the pink background. My kitty is always lying in the patch of sun. they sure are creatures of comfort, aren't they?

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  21. You have had fun Judith!
    I sense you are always way ahead of me in these techno things.
    For a start I haven't got an iphone or ipad so I'm way behind the 8ball I guess.
    It's an incredible app - which I guess could turn us all into Monets and van Goghs!LOL
    Topaz knows all the best spots in the house for a nap I see!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  22. I love when you play and the watercolors are beautiful.

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  23. These are sll just gorgeous and then there is Topaz stealing the show in the end. Adorable!

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  24. Good Sunday Morning Judith. These are beautiful photos. Hope you have a nice day.

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  25. Topaz has the right idea! Lovely images. I love watercolor, so I am enjoying seeing everyones waterlogue! Spring is coming!

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  26. I love your watercolours of the pretty tulips and irises. Great work!
    Ingrid X

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  27. Love all your flower photos Judith. Will we ever see blooms in our gardens? Hard to believe spring is just a few days away, when I look at the 3 feet of snow on top of all my beds... Love those irises, and I prefer the pink bkgrd behind the tulips...
    Is Waterlogue only for Ipads? ie not accessible by desktop computers?

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  28. Judith, your flower photos are beautiful. I've never bought a bouquet of irises before but they are lovely. I'm like Topaz today and sitting in front of the sunny dining room window. I like the green background behind the tulips as they stand out more. :() Happy Sunlit Sunday to you!

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  29. Lovely, it will be a long time before something pushes up through these 5 feet of snow in my garden. Love the flowers and great effects, I'll have to try this.

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  30. Very lovely flowers. Topaz is cute.

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  31. I love what Waterlogue does to those photos! Wish they had it for PC as well. Lovely images!

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  32. It's nice to have spring flowers to play with one way another, Judith. I like the watercolour versions of both your photos best, partly because the background is so bright and the colours so clean. Happy Sunday to you.

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  33. Oh, I love the watercolors best! What gorgeous flowers to take photos of. I got this app this week on hubby's IPAD so I've been having some fun with it, too! Happy Sunday my friend! Hugs!

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  34. Hi Judith!
    Your watercolor photos are just beautiful. I've been trying to get an app. but haven't been able to find one so far. I like the green background. It makes the leaves look interesting.
    ~Clara

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  35. The waterlogue app will put a lot of watercolor artists out of business, as it turns photographs into such lovely works of art! Your bouquets look incredible in Waterlogue view, Judith.

    PS: The Gluten free Irish Soda bread I made taste almost like the regular kind. I was really quite pleased with the taste and texture. Using the King Arthur Gluten Free flour blend made it easy to make. Gluten free baking can be a challenge but this was definitely a success! :)

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  36. I played with supermarket flowers this week too -- but you play better than I do ;>)....loving them all but especially the iris...that color! Amazing (and no wonder you loved it!).

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  37. Hi Judith, I love the Waterlogue effects - it's like you have created a beautiful painting! I don't have an Ipad or Iphone but I do have a Kindle and a PC. I wonder if the Waterlogue app available for a PC. I will need to do some research. All my pics are on my PCs. Have a lovely week, Judith!
    Hugs, Beth

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  38. Haven't tried the waterlogue yet, but anticipate the FuN!
    thanks for the lovely bouquets of Spring =)

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  39. Dear Judith,
    I don't know those effects you get but I sure want them too. They must be so much fun to play with! Each photo is so great. So, you take all of these on your phone? I can't believe how good pix on my phone come out.
    Slainte, Ruthie

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  40. Those photos turned out beautifully! Love that Waterlogue app. I plan to play with it more later on.

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  41. Oh my, what absolutely beautiful flower photography! I love the edits. I don't have an iPhone, but seeing what you can do with that app, makes me want to get one just so I do that with photos!

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  42. Your dog looks so happy in that patch of sunshine.
    I absolutely LOVE your "waterlogue" flower photos. I would so love it if photo editing programs like Pic Monkey had that feature.

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  43. I love all the fun you had with your flowers. Great styling and great photos. Love that waterlogue app. I still don't have it.

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  44. I had never heard of waterglow, how amazing is this! I LOVE it and must see about getting it to use as well. It would be very difficult to say which one I like the best, all so beautiful!

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  45. Oops Waterlouge, not waterglow ;)

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  46. Judith, that's amazing! I would have believed you had you told me those "paintings" were painted by you. And I would have also said that you are a great artist! How do I get Waterlogue?

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  47. Dress up a teacher's desk -- or your child's -- with these darling and creative flowers. ... Spring Into a New Season: Make a Vegetable Print Flower Card. click here

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