March 8, 2009

Botanical Prints

It all started with this simple idea. I'd been wanting a set of botanical prints to hang on my bedroom wall for ages. But they are very expensive. Recently I found a book of large sized prints of roses at the book store for $7. I now had a whole book to choose from. This is one of the framed prints I chose. I then decided to add a little bit of embellishment to the prints.

This one includes that fabulous image that was offered from Art Creations Friday, a postcard from Oxford Impressions, and a lovely lace heart I received long ago from Sarah (and which I promised would be used on something very special.)

What followed was I found a wonderful background using those prints for these little pieces of art:

Stamps from Oxford Impressions and Paperbag Studios.

Stamps from Hero Arts, Studio G. Image from Collage Visions.


Stamps from Oxford Impressions and Inkadinkado.


Stamps from Paperbag Studios, Art Impressions. Image from Shabby Cottage Studio.


Stamps by Studio G, Technique Tuesday. Image by Colllage Visions.


Stamps by Autumn Leaves, Oxford Impressions. Image offered by Art Creations Friday blog.

12 comments:

Pam S. said...

great ideas Louise! I have a book to track down that I think might have possibilities! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah said...

You have created some gorgeous work with these botanical prints.
That little heart has definitely found a place of honor in your home. What a great idea you had!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Louise
gorgeous prints and they work so well with collage! love your idea!

Lyneen said...

OH MY GOSH... OPEN an ETSY STORE... these are beautiful... I sure hope you saved some and sent them to one of the Stampington magazines!

ScrappyPam said...

Wow! Great job with the roses! They're all beautiful.

Lynn Stevens said...

Louise, What a wonderful idea, I wish I would have thought of it!Your picture is awesome and your cards gorgeous!! blown away here!!!

Anneke said...

you have made lovely cards.
each one of them are elegant and with such sweet colors and images
greetings from ann

Viola said...

Just gorgeous, Louise! Love them all!!

Fiona Whitehead said...

What fabulous pieces - how creative to be able to do that with the prints - they're gorgeous.

Jacqueline said...

Wow, these are all so beautiful - love the colours!

Amy said...

Everything is Beautiful here on your blog.

Melissa E. said...

These are great. You may also want to look Ballard Designs to see botanical prints. They've such unique varieties.