Sunday, 17 February 2008

Great new Photoshop frames

I can't believe a whole week has passed since my last post. Where does the time go?
I suppose on working and making jewellery, if I stop and think about it. Below is my latest necklace, this is another of my favourites, I love the colours. It amazes me how different this piece looks on a coloured background as you can see in the second photo, it takes on the colours around it. It has lots of crystals and rhinestones which pick up the colour. This piece is on my Etsy store

Now to the photoshop findings. I had an email from Gillian Allen who runs Art-e-zine. Gillian has added a new tutorial with all sorts of links here . These are some of the effects you can achieve, with your photos, very easily. Gillian runs a fabulous site with all manner of tutorials and lots of fabulous inspirational pages.

We're back to summer again with temperatures in the 30'sC. This is the view from our front door and up the garden path.

We have a saying in Australia 'true blue' which means real or real Aussie. This flower definitely fits the bill, it's a miniature agapanthus, which I think originates from Africa, but this little beauty was developed here in the hills by a local nursery. It's a true blue and gives such a wow factor to the garden

This ginger flower is one of my favourite perfumed plants, the whole garden has this beautiful heady perfume, especially towards evening. The bees love it too as this little chap shows, he was so intoxicated on nectar he didn't even notice me.

Finally I have to let you know about this fabulous artist Michelle Moode, she does wonderful things with pen, ink and fabric. This is a piece I purchased from her etsy . The image is only small but so much detail and work, I love what she does which is amazing as she doesn't use a lot of colour, it must be my other side showing through.


azirca said...

What a beautiful necklace, I love how you have photographed it resting around the urn.
Your garden looks magical. I have some agapanthus flowers planted near to my front door but they are a paler shade of blue than yours. The deep blue is really pretty, they must look striking against the green foliage.

sharon young said...

Great post, Ro, your necklace looks amazing on the coloured BG, it shows it off as it might look on a jumper, etc.

Thanks for the link, love the look of the frames, will go and investigate.

The piece by Michelle Mood is lovely and although not as colourful as your work I can see what attracted you to it.

Steph said...

Gorgeous necklace and pictures !
30C ? lucky you ! It's about 5C here and freezing at night.. but the sun is shining though!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous necklace! And beautiful flowers too. I don't know where the time goes either...

Lynn said...

Thank you for coming to my blog today and leaving such lovely comments.

Your jewelry is fun and beautiful.
And your garden lovely! I shall return here often.

It was fun to see your connections to Judy of RedVelvet blog and to Oz, as another blog friend, Forever Young, was just there to attend her son's wedding. I only know these people through blogland, however it feels like meeting friends of friends and makes our world so much smaller.

Judy Wise said...

Great post, Ro. As busy as I am today I still spent 30 minutes on the stencil vids; your flowers and jewelry of course as gorgeous as ever. Must prune roses today! xo

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Julie H said...

What a perfect way to photograph the gorgeous necklace and so nice to glimpse your garden.

Still Waters Studio said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I always love visiting yours and seeing your lovely work. I love the way that you displayed the necklace too. That's a great idea.
I'd read about Judy's visit to your studio on Red Velvet and it was interesting to read about it from your perspective too.
Have a great day,

Jen Crossley said...

Ro your new piece of jewerly is awesome as always.Your garden looks wonderful and very inviting.
I LOVE Michelle Mood work thanks for sharing I will check out her site
Take care

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the link, always looking for more fun tools in photoshop.

You always photograph your works so beautifully!

The peak into your garden is just the little tease of our upcoming season that I needed...soon, soon I hope!

Michelle C. Moode said...

Hey Ro! Thanks for the mention! So nice to hear that you (and others!) like my work.!

If you get a chance, could you edit my name to have an 'e' at the end? it's "Moode".

Hope all is well in Australia!


Megan P said...

What a magnificent backdrop for your wonderful necklace Ro. Love the garden glimpses - we are getting the very hot day tomorrow! Adore your latest purchase. I had a look at her other stuff - it is divine.

diane said...

Beautiful photos Ro. And your jewelry piece is simply devine.
God Bless~

Karen Cole said...

Thanks for the photo tips, Ro.

I love how you are displaying your necklaces. It shows them off beautifully.

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