Monday, 6 July 2009

In The Garden.......

is where I like to be on hot sunny days.......

But the weather finally broke today and it has rained! The hot sunny days lasted longer than I thought they would, with at least two thunderstorms occuring in the night to leave the days full of blue sky and sunshine!

In the garden is the theme for TMTA this week, and I have chosen to use a photograph I took of a visitor to my garden a few weeks ago. I have these beautiful pink pincushion flowers in the garden, which the bees loved - until the white crab spider took up residence in them! I got a great shot of nature in action, when the spider literally just pounced on this poor bee, turning it into lunch! I altered the photo by scratching areas out with a file, then chalking the edges and adding coloured metallic 'Smootch' inks over the top to highlight areas and finishing my mounting on an ATC, stamping a few flower sections and finishing with a hand-written title:

Hope you like it! Right, off to bed - or I won't be fit for much in the morning........

13 comments:

Yvonne said...

Fantastic ATC!

hastingshall2 said...

Oh, Sally, this is so gorgeous. I love the beautiful colors of the flower and the bee.
Faye

Buffy said...

Beautiful flower,it does look like pins,never heard of that kind of flower.Love the little quote too.

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful ATC- great work with your photo!

Sandy said...

Wow this is fantastic.
Wonderful ATC.

LiveArt said...

Gorgeous ATC, love the colours and the image, and how you've highlighted it!

Linda

Nancy said...

This is a beautiful work of art!

lilipaon said...

nice atc

johanna said...

such a wonderful little card! love your colors, composition and also the words!

Martina2801 said...

Terrific atc, beautifully created!

Gaby Bee said...

Really cute, Sally!

vicky said...

Love what you've done to that naughty spider!!! x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Your artwork is wonderful! I like this a lot.