Sunday, 17 May 2015

HEARTS AND FLOWERS

I liked the new challenge "Old, New and Digital too" so much that I came back for another go.




OLD

I used this old stamp which was free with a very old magazine called "Inspirations".
It may be well over 20 years old.
You'll notice the stamp was "For your home" in a time when stamping on walls was the thing to do.  Maybe it still is.




NEW

I broke out my new set of "Koh-i-noor" watercolours, bought in February.  These can give deep and brilliant colours.





And this is what I made with the watercolours, a bit of stamping and some random writing with a metallic pen.





DIGITAL

Look what happened to the same page when I played with Photo-editing (a lot!).


Love all the textures you can get when the art is enlarged and given a bit of a squiggle.




Love the deep blue edging on the lime hearts and these amazing purples.




Sublime blues and turquoises, set off by the red and lime dancing hearts.





With the help of Douglas, one of my artistic friends, I made some cards




and a notecard.






Also linking to 
"Moo-Mania", theme "Flowers".

43 comments:

  1. Fantastic Sheila! You are on a roll just now.. love all what you did here.. what an inspiring post at all!
    THANK YOU FOR JOINING us at Moo Manai & More!

    oxo
    Susi
    you asked about the fishes at my today's page... they are just stamped on tissue and glued on.
    no special trick---

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  2. love the digital versions and the cards turned out so vibrant !! so sweet of douglas to help you :)

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  3. i love the results you accieved
    first hand made art
    then digital
    the details are beautiful and alive
    and they make gorgeous, if not magical cards!

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  4. I love the designs!! I would buy several cards! Love your header!!!

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  5. Love your flowers and the pretty colours. I have the same free stamp, got it here with a home-making magazine! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

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  6. Wow, so fun. Wishing you a great rest of your day.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  7. Das gefällt mir sehr, liebe Sheila! Am liebsten mag ich das unten in Grün, mit dem Teddy davor. Ist das der Teddy, der auf dem Briefkasten Ausschau hält?? Deine Karten darüber sind aber auch wunderschön geworden, die Farben sind so intensiv und leuchtend.
    Und auf dem Original Aquarell gefallen mir auch diese zarten Spuren im Hintergrund sehr. Ist das Schrift?
    Alles Liebe, Beate

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  8. I swear, seeing your combination of the two art forms is absolutely inspiring. Such a cool way to add to your pieces to bring it new life - and I LOVE how they made their way to cards ;) Bravo, xo

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  9. Absolutely love the rich deep colours on your cards, Sheila (and Douglas!) You could sell packs of those on etsy and make a mint.

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  10. Hi Sheila, so glad you are back i do enjoy your digital ArT. Your 20 year old stamp is going well, want to try the Koh-I-Nor watercolours sometime as they are lush looking.

    Great to see the before and after digitally transformed masterpieces.

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge again and really pleased you enjoying taking part.

    Mo:-) xxx
    DT ON&DT

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  11. Fantastic digital art., the cards you made are wonderful.
    Yvonne xx

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  12. Digital art is so cool isn't it?Love your colors and your cards. Love your friend too!

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  13. Those digital images are so bold and colorful. Love how you altered the original to make them.

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  14. Dear Sheila, your flowers are so fine worked and full of colour. Such a calou game without a goal is an amazing thing! Your cards are amazing too.

    Have a wonderful week and sun and love
    Hugs from Erika

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  15. i have no idea what you do in photoshop, you are using totally diffent Tools there than i do:) but that´s all the fun, the broad variety of possibilities, isn´t it? i love the Colors you produce and the Cards are a good idea and so unique! smiles to douglas:)
    xox

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  16. Douglas is having a field day !. Love the Koh-i-noor colours. Super combination of stamps, paint and Photoshop. Card receivers will be honoured. Love it, Awesome !!

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  17. wow this looks stunning, both ways!
    Groetjes Karin

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  18. It's digital Sheila magic! The colors are so intense. I love looking at them. You know I love the squiggly edges giving everything personality. Love the lines from the writing rambling through the pieces. The cards and notecard are so appealing. Hello Douglas, how nice to see you again.

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  19. Me encanta el efecto que hace al agrandar.
    ¡Genial!

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  20. I do love the squiggle effect. As usual the colours are so vibrant. You really are so clever with your use of photoshop. Your Koh-i noor colours are so clean and in a round box. Love the cards

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  21. Great job, Sheila!I absolutely love both versions and the fabulous result... those beautiful and amazing cards, I really love them. Douglas looks so adorable!

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  22. Fantastic !!!!

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

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  23. Absolutely fantastic! Wonderful and unique cards, too! You have a great feel for digital editing!

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  24. You are really great in creating these digital miracles! They look phantastic and the greetingcards are really awesome! One day I have to come to Scotland to take a class in digital artwork with you ;) Or shall I better talk to your cute little helper?

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  25. Your digital playing results are all so wonderful, I can't say, what's the best. But this is only possible, because of your colorful, fantastic painted original! I must try this too, it looks so free and easy, full of joy by doing!
    Ulrike

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  26. Beautiful bright colors and sooo interesting, the different effects. Thanks for sharing, Shelia.

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  27. Wow, what fab colours you've made with first painting and finishing with digitally. Love your little art friend and cards, too,
    Hugs ♥

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  28. Photo technicques are so amazing these days. Always love the ways you take your work to new levels. Nice for notecards. xox

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  29. Wow!! Gorgeous and stunning works my friend! These are delights for the eyes, full of magic and dazzling colour, so great to have made beautiful cards of these, absolute favourites!

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  30. WOW, Sheila! I absolutely love what you did with the old, new and digital techniques here. How do you like your new watercolors? Your cards and note card are lovely! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!!!!

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  31. Wow fantastic manipulation love what you created. Thanks for entering the challenge at ON&DT hugs Debsxx

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  32. Stunning my dear, absolutely stunning... I love those cards so much!! Wow impressive work...I know for a fact it's hard to get good colours if the original is not done well... which has happened to me many a time!! These are something to be very proud of! LOVE them!

    Hug Giggles

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  33. Lovely colours and designs, Sheila! What an interesting idea, something old, something new, something digital! The digital 'something' adds so much richness and texture to the images, my favourite colour way being the first. The do make lovely cards and note lets, and Douglas looks happy to be an artistic helper! Hugs!

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  34. You and cute Douglas have made some very beautiful cards Sheila.
    Anni

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  35. Hello Sheila love the textures you have managed to achieved, but the star of the show has to be Douglas and the cute cards x

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  36. Fab colours! Thank you for joining in with us at ON&DT. :)

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  37. Wowwww, all are very beautiful.
    Greetings Carola

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  38. Sheila you always amazes me with your digital skills! I so love the colors you come up with! My favs are the blue edged lime hearts! Lucky you to have Douglas to help you along creating your beautiful card! Also love her necklace and tutu :) ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  39. Wow, wow, wow! I love these and the cards are absolutely fabulous! Jx

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  40. Beautiful cards. Thanks Douglas. :-)

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