Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Faded Rose for Mosaic Monday

faded roses mosaic
I was about to take the yellow roses that my Dad brought out to the compost when I noticed that they had dried so beautifully .   What a perfect opportunity to practice some still life photography.   Out of the cupboards came various items that I had noticed that photography bloggers use as props like beads, glasses, music paper etc.  I even stole   borrowed an item I saw Henrietta of Henrietta Hassinen do of photographing a flower placed on the white snow.   I am sorry friends I have very little imagination of my own but I really appreciate those that have it in spades.  My mosaic is a sample of some of my better shots. 
Faded Rose on Kristys collage template
This mosaic was done using the same subject but using a template sent to me from Kristy at lnr-laboratory.   She does some amazing things with Photoshop and allows us to add our own contents to her templates.   You can see I spend far too much time in front of this computer.  Give her a visit and try some out too. 
I am posting to our Mosaic Monday hostess Mary and to lnr-laboratory to share my finished template.    Hope you have a wonderful week.   
Valerie

27 comments:

eileeninmd said...

I think your mosaic and photos of the faded rose is wonderful. I especially loved what you did with the second mosaic, you did great.

Joyful said...

Beautiful :-)

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh Val, That is a stunning mosaic. I love the pictures of the rose and pearls. Must find some sheets of music. Take care and have a wonderful week.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Valerie. Your photos turned out so beautiful. You created a beautiful collage.
The antiqued look of the Faded Rose is gorgeous. I will have to visit Kristi's site.

Bernie said...

Even in the dying there is great beauty! Marvellous mosaics!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Your mosaics are both really beautiful. Love the color of the rose against all the backgrounds. The second mosaic is very artistic with addes elements of frame and the collage look. Great job....and thanks for the link. It's always fun to try new layouts.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
Both of your mosaics turned out really well. The second one has a nice vintage appearance.
Judith

Pondside said...

Roses and pearls - nothing more romantic or beautiful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The second mosaic is really a work of art! It would be beautiful printed out and framed! Happy Monday! ♥

Vee said...

A truly beautiful mosaic. I already spend far too much time on the computer and now you're tempting me even more. :D

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your faded rose mosaic is a work of art...good work!!! Have a wonderful week!!!

Ebie said...

I love the elements used on your second mosaic, it looks so vintage.

Ingmarie We said...

Very lovely. Great mosaic.

bj said...

Beautiful...a wonderful job on your photos and mosaics.

Snap said...

I think using the faded/dried rose was very clever. Experimenting is a great way to learn and you've done a spectacular job! Well done and fun!

viel said...

wonderful composition. thanks for the visit!

Carol said...

Beautiful shots! They came out absolutely beautiful! Love your faded rose, with the pearls.

Lorrie said...

What a creative way to showcase the dried rose. I love the one taken on the snow - great juxtaposition.

Kristy said...

Valerie this is gorgeous!!
I love your yellow rose stills! Very inspiring!

Anja said...

Very nice idea and one can see your efforts!

Shirley said...

Valerie, your mosaics are beautiful! Great designs and of course, few things are more beautifully photographed than a rose.

Debbie said...

Your faded rose mosaic so creative! I love the female cardinal in your blog header ;o)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your faded yellow rose is so perfect and you did a wonderful job portraying it in so mnay beautiful ways. I like both mosaics very much!

Georgianna said...

Hi Val, I love how you've captured the delicate, faded beauty of those roses. Those images themselves are lovely but the textured mosaic images are gorgeous. And I think you are very imaginative! Wishing you a wonderful week. – g

EG Wow said...

I like how you played with the faded rose!

Sheila said...

When I saw your mosaic I immediately thought of my Grandmother. The pears and soft colours are lovely!

Amy said...

I used roses for my Prairie collage for LNR Lab, too! Here: http://joyinsimplephotos.blogspot.com/2011/01/lnr-lab-prairie-collage.html