Sunday, September 26, 2010

SPA-Autumn Glory


The leaves are changing here at last. As the nights grow colder the autumn colors are just beginning to emerge. The next few weeks will be glorious as naure paints her annual masterpiece.

I took my inspiration from the humble bittersweet--around here at least it's considered an invasive weed, and is torn out without mercy. I wonder if that is the origin of the name.

The main image was found on Google images and was altered with Photoshop filters; the butterfly is from Dover. The background is a texture from ShironekoEuro at T4L, enhanced with PS text brushes and a music tag by Frannie60 at Totally Free Textures. The French text is from the Graphics Fairy. The large leaf is a brush I made from a botanical sketch I found at the London Museum of Natural History.

14 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful, Linda. In the scenic hills of Brown County, Indiana, south of here, bittersweet grows wild along the fencerows and is part of the splendid palette of autumn!

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  2. I am not sure if we have bittersweet here but I am inspired to look. What a beautiful Autumnal postcard Linda!

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  3. Fab colours and great designs, there! Stunning creation, Linda!

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  4. Luscious rich colors and texture, I feel the fall season!

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  5. Linda, this is beautiful - I love the delicate colouring and the skeletal leaves.

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  6. Great design, love this piece.

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  7. This is amazing, Linda. I love the colours and the techniques you have used are so clever Well, I'm jealous because I can't do it.
    Have a great week
    Sue xx

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  8. Oh wow Linda, what an amazing colour combo, it's wonderful. Bravo.

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  9. I have only experienced true autumn colours once in my life and that was when I travelled around the New England States some years ago. It was magical for a person who lives in a place where trees and shrubs are evergreen. Your art envelope is so beautiful. I love it! If you would like to swap envelopes with me some time I would be very happy to do so. My email address is on my profile!

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