Sunday, April 17, 2011

White Crocus for Mosaic Monday

 

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Early this week was the perfect temperature for getting out to the garden and cleaning up.   I cut back all the ornamental grasses and removed the remaining dead bits off the perennials  so that the new growth would get the sunlight and the water from the rain.   I did leave some of the stubs on though so that the rabbits could not eat the new growth down to the ground.    The white crocus just emerged from  the soil this week.   They have a lovely tinge of purple in them.    I created this mosaic showing them in various edits.   The first on top left is straight out of the camera or SOOC, top right is with a clean edit with a frame added, bottom left is what happens when you get crazy with the liquify filter (that was fun) and bottom right has two layers of Kim Klassen’s texture “sweet treat” applied.  

Join us for Mosaic Monday at Mary’s.   You can find some amazing ideas and inspiration for your own mosaics.   Join the fun.     Have a great week.   Are you having family for Easter Sunday?  I  need to prepare for my family next Sunday.    Valerie

23 comments:

Jenni said...

Very pretty!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, Great mosaic, love the texture photo. Very small Easter dinner this year. Have a great week and take care:)

eileeninmd said...

The white crocus are pretty, I usually only see the purple ones. Beautiful mosaic and photos.

sueskitchen said...

What wonderfully perfect shots of the crocus...beautiful!

Jill Harrison said...

so beautiful - I love to watch the bulbs come up and flower. I might have to get some of these for my garden.

Snap said...

i love bulbs and your white crocus are lovely! happy Spring!

Vee said...

So pristine. Thank you for sharing your fun with us. I love Kim Klassen's backgrounds, though have never been brave enough to try them. I may have to have some fun myself.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very pretty flowers and lovely mosaic! I like the way it's framed, too! Enjoy your week! I miss being with family on holidays! ♥

Sheila said...

This mosaic is so fresh and I wish I could see things like this outside my house. enjoy the spring!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What lovely white crocus flowers. Your mosaic is gorgeous!

I am visiting from Mosaic Monday.

Bernie said...

So beautiful, but I am a sucker for a brilliant pure white flower! Your photos make a great mosaic.

ellen b. said...

Beautiful. It's always fun with pretty flowers pop up in spring!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

The white crocus are stunning!!!
Have a beautiful week!!!

Carol said...

They're beautiful! I love the effects as well!

Lorrie said...

What an elegant and beautiful mosaic. I think I like the 'out of the camera' photo best, but they are all interesting.

Lavender Cottage said...

Cute little harbingers of spring no matter how you play with them Val. :-)
Judith

Naturegirl said...

I'm sure it was nice to get back into the garden!Love the various editing on this crocus!I'm hoping that Spring will arrive to my snowy location!Send me some Spring!

shannon i olson said...

lovely crocus! It is still snowing here in ND. Ick...so waiting for Spring. I have a few tulips starting and the rhubarb is coming too but a few years ago a little squirrel ate or at least dug up my crocus.

Diann said...

Gorgeous flowers and mosaics! I don't see white crocuses very often.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful flowers. Great job on the mosaic with the different edits.
Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
have a great week.

BunnyKissd said...

We surprizingly got one of these this spring! We didn't even know we had planted them! LOL!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is so beautiful. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas

Porch Days said...

Nice mosaic. I love the different effects you used. Lovely.
Nancy