Monday, 18 April 2011

Cherry blossom pink and apple blossom white bluebells!

I'm surrounded with gorgeous blossom in my garden at the moment.  This Cherry is breathtaking when you look up into the branches.
This week Kim Klassen's challenge is to use two of her free textures, Silence and Sweettreat.
I chose this blossom, and used three layers of Silence (white) and three layers of Sweettreat(pink).
I love the 'softened texture of the finished picture.
I've also got some white bluebells ......
 so I picked a few, popped them in a vase together with a spray of lilly-of-the-valley ....
and played with the same textures, until I arrived at this.
If you would like to see what other people have been up to, do click on the Texture Tuesday button on the right hand side.
I finally caught a picture of her ........I just knew I had seen one .......
 Isn't she lovely ..........?
Till next time.

15 comments:

Suztats said...

What lovely results, Val! Beautiful texture and aging effects.

maggi said...

All of them are lovely. You have capture that softness of the blossom perfectly. Your fairy certainly is beautiful.

Heather said...

I love the effects you have achieved with all your photos Val - they are so ethereal and dreamlike and just beautiful.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

We woke up to snow this morning!!! No cherry blossoms for us quite yet. Lovely to see yours and dream about what's to come!

Alis said...

The blossom is particularly beautiful this year and you have just enhanced it even more!
Love your photos and the finished results.
So glad you got a picture of the fairy. Bet there are loads hiding in your gorgeous garden.
xxx

Mandi said...

The fairy is beautiful! I love the altered image of her. :)

ArtsyCanvasGirl said...

Such a beautiful garden! Thank you for sharing! I particularly love love the textures in the spray of the lily-of-the-valley... xoxo

Nadege, said...

What lovely images. I especially like what you have achieved with the little bluebells and the fairy. They both have an old world charm about them.

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful images, makes me think of home. Here from Texture Tuesday.

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Gorgeous ~ all of them, but my absolute favorite is the bluebells and lily of the valley.
So happy you shared them with us.

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

Hello Val, so very nice to meet you! The cherry blossoms and white bluebells are breathtaking and so very beautiful. The statue is lovely too. I loved how you did the textures, you are very good at this, all just so lovely! Have a beautiful day.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Great job on the textures Val. I love the blossoms. V

Marion said...

Val, Your white bluebells are absolutely beautiful and those blossoms... heavenly!

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Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
I especially like the last couple of shots. That fairy image is spectacular!

kimB said...

Beautiful creative work, Val! Love them all, but the White Bluebells would make a perfect greeting card or poster - just lovely :)