Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Flowers and vintage paper love...


{vintage}


Hello!  I'm back from my trip and, of course, waaaaay behind on things!  So this will be a quick post and link up with Kim and her wonderful Texture Tuesday.

I took a few pictures yesterday of the ranunculus that were all tight buds when I left for my trip, but opened beautifully while I was gone.  I love these flowers!  I also love vintage papers of all kinds and so I combined the two for my photos.

Which of Kim's texture I used is listed below each photo...


{vintage and primmed}

I think the old maps that are hand drawn and colored are truly incredible works of art!


{warm sun}



{sepia ornate}


and here I used the first photo again with one of Kim's textures and one of my own...



{peeling paint and my 1853 texture}




On a different note, my good friend Jen has just revealed her new Spring collection, Urban Journey, and with it has put together the coolest flip book highlighting pieces from her beautiful collection...she did an amazing job!!!  I would love for you to take a look through this super cool flip book...

or view her shop *HERE*






To view more Texture Tuesday photos, please visit



Happy Tuesday!!!


Tracey

49 comments:

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your photos are so beautiful Tracey...love all the wonderful old letters and maps...
...have a great day! :)

Karen said...

Beautiful photos. Gorgeous effects.

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Stunning photos ~ Love your choice of textures. Happy TT!

Lesley said...

So beautiful, the combinations of flowers and papers are just perfect!

designbygutschi said...

Hallo Tracey,
great job - so many different and beautiful pictures.
many hugs
Jutta

Cathy Bueti said...

Your photos are just stunning!! And each has a different look and feel to them! Beautiful!

The White Farmhouse said...

Isn't that the worst? Get back from a relaxing trip and then it is go go go. Love your photos! The flowers are gorgeous! So nice to have you back!

Anne Marie... said...

Hi Tracey...I'm sure your trip was so much fun...

I really like those flowers too...they are so unique

xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

Leah C said...

Oh my...your photos never disappoint!! Beautiful as ever:)

Urban Farmgirl said...

Gorgeous photos, Tracey! And Jen's flip book was amazing! Hope you had a great trip!

Mary

Tara said...

So gorgeous, this just jumped out for me in the linky. Stunning work.

French Curiosités said...

Lovely photos and effects.....as always!

BECKY said...

Tracey, Your photos just make my heart sing~~and melt. They are simply gorgeous. You have such a delightful eye for beauty and I'm sooo glad you share it with us!

Have a fabulous day!
Becky

giveto said...

this photos are incredible!! i like there so much!!
bonne soirée
Véro

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
what beautiful photos you create with the great textures from Kim!!!
I love her textures, their so wonderful!!!!!!
Wish you a nice day,
we have april weather here, rain and sun together :-) !!!!
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

chickie said...

Stunning... The pics speak for themselves.You can look at them for a long time and not get tired of seeing such beauty it has.I hope you had alot of fun with the girls.Have a bright and creative day...Chickie

Rachel Noelle said...

~B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L~ Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

a beach house in Montana said...

I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE MY PHOTOS LOOK LIKE THE WAY YOUR DO IM AMAZED WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT LOOKS CAN YOU SHOW ME HOW TO DO THESE LOOKS XOXO SHERRI

dreams on 34th street said...

Tracey...
I am at work...and it's a "not so perfect morning"...you just fixed my heart & mind. It's on my screen saver!
Thank you!
Lynne
{with peeling paint and 1853 texture love}

Eva said...

Wonderful pictures! Just beautiful!

Hope, you have a nice day!

Eva

Shannon said...

Love the pictures, so talented!

alicia said...

Such a nice combo. They are all really lovely.

Dan said...

Beautiful pictures, and you're right, ther is nothing like old, hand-drawn maps!
Dan
x-x

Lisa said...

I've seen a lot of the textured photo's on blogland from people following Kim Klassen, and these are the most beautiful yet.

x

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Tracey,
I'm seeing so many beautiful photos from kim's TT. Yours are yummy of course! Have I congratulated you yet on the book? I have it &your home is amazing!
Lisa

Jeanneoli said...

It was wonderful spending a little time with you and Natasha! Beautiful photos.

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Beautiful photos and the flower is simply amazing.....
jana

Lynn said...

Love, love, love your photos. Each one more lovlier than the one before. I could never pick my favorite...they all are. Have to check the links now. Glad you had a great trip. Blessings

Kristin said...

simply gorgeous dear beautiful girl!!

prairie xo
kristin

Kim Klassen said...

oh tracey... you never, ever disappoint.....
lovely...lovely... and more lovely.

xxo, kim
p.s.
thanks for linking and sharing Texture Tuesday....xxo, Kim

Lili said...

Oh my word, this are simply heavenly images Tracey! xo ~Lili

Ashley said...

I simply adore these pictures! Xoxoxo

Heaven's Walk said...

Kim's textures sure make photos seem like they've been dropped right out of heaven, Tracey! Soooo beautiful! Wish I'd take the time to learn how to use them! lol!

xoxo laurie

All That Jazz said...

Your photos are beautiful!!! Pieces of art!!
~michelle~

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Your shots are always beautiful Tracy and the textures just give them that added wow.

Have a lovely week.. ciao xxx Julie

Anita said...

Hello,
Would you please follow me again, i lost my followers on my blog true a mistake?

Greetings Anita

Sarah Jo said...

your photos are beautiful and looks nice.............

bikim said...

gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
love the photos!
take care,
Rosa

Faithful Crafter said...

Hello Tracey, your photos are so beatiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely art work. Valerie

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...stunning! I love to visit you and always leave inspired!

Thank you for sharing!

A Rosy Note said...

Beautiful photos Tracey! I really love ranunculus too and have been taking lots of pictures of them lately. I've never seen any with the different colored edges like the ones in your photos though...very pretty.

~Tricia

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Your photos have such a wonderfully dreamy quality.
I just love them all.

Paula said...

Simply Stunning. :)

Thank you for sharing the wonderful talents that God has blessed you with.
Paula

Val said...

Absolutely stunning Tracey - I am just gobsmacked! Thanks for all the inspiration and for sharing!

Gale Wall said...

magical!

A Brush with Color said...

Ranunculas are one of my favorite flowers--these are great with that lovely edge. Pretty photos, all. Happy spring!

Sherry said...

Beautiful!
Sherry

Rosie said...

This is so wonderful - great texture work! I couldn't participate last Tuesday but hope to be part of it again next week!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful series.