Sunday, 1 March 2015

TAKE A WORD


ON REFLECTION .. A HAPPY ACCIDENT

We have FEATHERED FRIENDS as our word for inspiration this week at TAKE A WORD.  When I began to think about what direction I would take this I thought about combining text and birds which I tried several times without success.  Not wanting to start again totally I added and blended layers one at a time until the collage began to take shape.  I kept the original text layer (a copy of the Magna Carta to be precise) and softened it, then added a photo of tree branches reflected in a puddle of water I had taken a year or two ago  (I knew that photo was a keeper)  ... and that's when it began to take shape.  One or two more layers and a change or two to the birds and I was happy!!!

Credit : the birds and the text and several of the layers were all free to use, whilst the remainder were from my own stock.

Thank you for looking.



13 comments:

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

This is so lovely. Gives me a sense of freedom and space!

Ozstuff said...

I agree with Sherry. This is such a beautiful, peaceful picture. I love it.

peggy gatto said...

Serenity, energy together!

sirkkis said...

You've got vibration to your beautiful collage, Ann. All elements match so well.
It's light and vibrant.

Sim said...

Pure and sophisticated, layered perfectly.
Great job Ann! :)

Lori Saul said...

Amazingly beautiful effects and sense of motion!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love this. Light and airy--tastefully created.

Judy said...

Beautiful, Ann!

Rein said...

Lovely collage!

Junibears said...

A beautifully soft backgrounds and the birds sans colour are hypnotic! xxx

Kathy, die Stichmücke said...

Perfect layout, so soft aand light. Well done!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful soft piece, Ann!

indybev said...

This is an ethereal piece, Ann. The background is lovely!