Monday, December 30, 2013

Miniature Shoe And Straw Flowers

Still Life Photography By Sandra Foster
This shoe is only about 3 inches long.  Had fun filling it with dried straw flowers for this still life.
Thanks to KKlassenCafe for the background texture.

Roses Oh Roses

Still Life Photography By Sandra Foster
Received these beautiful roses as a birthday gift.  Thanks!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

SOFT AND PRETTY PHOTOGRAPHY ETC BY SANDRA FOSTER

I have created a video of the Soft And Pretty Photography By Sandra Foster.  It is a little over 3 minutes long if you care to watch it.  

Best viewed in HD Mode.  (This can be located on the bottom right of the video under "Settings".)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Flowers For Ruby

Still Life Photography By Sandra Foster
Sometimes I just like to go into my little garden and gather a bouquet by picking flowers etc at random.  I covered a pickle jar with tissue paper which I ran through my Cuttlebug to emboss it, adding texture.  Finished it off with curly ribbon. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Post It Note Covers - Greens

Assembled By Sandra Foster
Designed all except the top right, which I used art paper from Somerset Studio with thanks.  These make wonderful little useful gifts.  When you run out of the post it notes just replace with a new pad.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Nasturtiums In The Breeze

Photography And Selective Coloring By Sandra Foster
Read more about this scene here:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/10587921-nasturtiums-in-the-breeze-selective-color.  Can be purchased as a card, print or poster on my Red Bubble site.

See the original here:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/10587899-nasturtiums-in-the-breeze.

Thanks to Danny & Donna for the photo op.

Monday, December 16, 2013

A Road Half Way There

Landscape Photography By Sandra Foster
Read more about the location etc of this scene here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/10978072-a-road-half-way-there

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dahlias And Lace

Photography And Digital Oil Artwork By Sandra Foster
Dahlias are such a beautiful flower, coming in many different petal formations.  Here I placed the dahlias in and around a crystal bowl with the cover to the left.  Surrounded the petals with lacey fringed scarf.

Monday, December 2, 2013

By The Lamp!

Lampshade created by Sandra Foster.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Help Across The Stream

Added the vintage image of mother and girl from MariesFreebies with thanks.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thinking of you - greeting card.

Macro Photography & Artwork By Sandra Foster
Can be purchased as a card on my Red Bubble Site:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9172939-thinking-of-you-card-gazania

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hand Painted Child's Chair

By Sandra Foster

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Friendship improves happiness and ...... quote.

Digital artwork by Sandra Foster
I started with a green stained piece of paper which I placed behind this 8x8 inch quote page.  Hand stitched the swirls and added my own polymer clay leaves.  The quote was printed on a transparency sheet.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Blended Beauty

Blend of several images including my stamped artwork.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Post It Note Covers

Designed and assembled by Sandra Foster

Monday, October 7, 2013

Rose And Lace - Digital Artwork

I love playing in Adobe Photoshop CS5.  Here I have digitized my image of a rose laying on an embroidered lace edged table runner.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sandra's Hearts Movie



See a You Tube video "Sandra's Hearts Movie" of the various hearts I created.  Best viewed in HD Mode.




Monday, September 30, 2013

Roses And Lace Still Life

Love working with roses and lace.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Having Fun With Textured Kodak Frames

By Sandra Foster

Added white texture to these Kodak Frames then digitally added some begonia pictures behind them.  Hey, they are frames after all.  The background is done with painted paper towel and stamps etc. 




















Mothers Lilies

Oriental Lilies



Love tweeking the aperture on my camera to get depth of field.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Chive Macro by Sandra Foster

The beauty of the simple chive macro.
Click to enlarge and enjoy the detail on this lowly chive blossom!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Love's Sweet Sake Posy

Closeup of Chiffon Rose 
   
Love's Sweet Sake Posy
Hand stitched the "rose" made with Chiffon from France.  Used Utee to make the leaves.  Covered the cone with vintage sheet music (100 years old).  Hanging from the bottom is a vintage petite point  necklace.

Monday, September 2, 2013

"Often people attempt to live their lives ...."

Such wisdom!
Used texture medium and a plastic doily to create the background.  I then scanned it and blended it with this vintage image and the quote. A page I will use in my quote book.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wall hanging tray using a designer napkin

Upcycled tray using Dinner Napkin designed by Kathryn White.

I applied the napkin and used Golden's Crackle Paste surrounding the napkin.  Rubbed in black acrylic paint and sealed with several coats. 



Monday, August 19, 2013

Asters And Tea Pot Still Life

Still Life Photography And Digital Artwork By Sandra Foster
I like the "muted" look for some of my images.  Added a textured and stamped background.

Can be purchased as a card, print etc on my Red Bubble Site:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/10144154-tea-pot-asters

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hat Adorned With Raffia Roses

Photography By Sandra Foster
Used my own textured background for this image.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Spoon Scanogram

Scanned these collector spoons with an HP Scanjet G3110 for a challenge in the "Camera Less" group on Red Bubble.  Read more about it on my Red Bubble Site:  http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/8812953-spoon-collection

Monday, July 22, 2013

Hydrangeas And Roses


Many years ago I did the vase in ceramics.  Flower arrangement made with dried roses and hydrangeas placed at random.
Credit and thanks to Jerry Jones for the Digital Mask.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Another Version Of The Broken Branch

 

Please visit my Red Bubble Site for the story about "The Broken Branch":
Please visit my Red Bubble Site for the story behind this image. http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9391841-the-broken-branch-digital-watercolor?c=127089-still-life-style - See more at: http://s441.photobucket.com/user/MariesPixels/media/LAVENDULA%20LOVELINESS/Broken-petunia-branch-w-Akvis-n-paper-lace-frame-4LL_zpsdbca6c82.jpg.html#sthash.XeYRLj4v.dpufhttp://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9391841-the-broken-branch-digital-watercolor?c=127089-still-life-style
Please visit my Red Bubble Site for the story behind this image. http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9391841-the-broken-branch-digital-watercolor?c=127089-still-life-style - See more at: http://s441.photobucket.com/user/MariesPixels/media/LAVENDULA%20LOVELINESS/Broken-petunia-branch-w-Akvis-n-paper-lace-frame-4LL_zpsdbca6c82.jpg.html#sthash.XeYRLj4v.dpuf
Please visit my Red Bubble Site for the story behind this image. http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9391841-the-broken-branch-digital-watercolor?c=127089-still-life-style - See more at: http://s441.photobucket.com/user/MariesPixels/media/LAVENDULA%20LOVELINESS/Broken-petunia-branch-w-Akvis-n-paper-lace-frame-4LL_zpsdbca6c82.jpg.html#sthash.XeYRLj4v.dpuf

Monday, July 1, 2013

Embroidered Birds With Digital Texture

Blended an image of the embroidered birds and a background texture .... do you see the mountains?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cosmo Blossom Tips - Macro

Used my Canon Macro Lens to capture just the tips of these Cosmo blossoms.  I like the tubular petals on these.  At first I thought it was a plant malformity.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Rose Soap Macro

Used my Canon Macro Lens to take this shot of a Bath Soap Rose.  Like the tiny bubble texture the closeup shot reveals.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Lilacs And Silver

It will soon be time for the lilacs to bloom.  Love the perennial color and fragrance of this beautiful shrub.

Monday, June 3, 2013

It Was A Good Birthday!

I liked this Birthday Card so much that I created this Still Life with one of the roses from a beautiful bouquet I also received.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Four Vintage Decorator Plates

I have these plates displayed in a corner setting.  Love the vintage look to all 8 of them.  I rotate them every so often for variety.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Goats Beard Macro With Blue Drops

Took this Macro Shot of a dried Goats Beard blossom. I misted it with blue ink. Photo taken with Canon Rebel DSLR.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Vintage Time And Tatting

Still Life shot of a vintage pocket watch on tatting lace.

Monday, April 29, 2013

White Lilacs On Pedestal

I have a neighbor that grows this most fragrant white lilac.  I placed the blossoms on this music pedestal that I designed.  The edging is made with vintage music advertising adhered to Yupo Paper.  I finished it off by adding the beads/rings to each punched hole.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Five Beautiful Roses - Still Life

Took this shot of these roses on vintage lace. Used Akvis Software in Adobe Photoshop to create the Watercolor effect. Can be purchased as a card, print etc on my Red Bubble Portfolio: http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandrafoster/works/9792292-rosy-elegance-digital-watercolor

Monday, April 15, 2013

"It's Amazing How It Takes ..." Quote Book Page

I created this page for my quote book. Used watercolor paper - 7.25 inches square and used various art mediums. The quote on bottom actually is on the tag insert.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Birthday Roses

Always consider myself lucky to have a birthday.  Took this shot with my Canon Rebel DSLR.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Beauty In A Tipped Basket



Combined 3 images in Photoshop CS5 to create this HDR.  Gathered these flowers the afternoon before our killer frost in the fall.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mini Box For Mini Cards

Box - front and back. Designed using vintage sheet music and images. Makes a great gift for putting 6 mini cards and envelopes in. Hand painted the purple bow etc. Used upcycled jewelry to decorate the front of it. Thanks to Mirkwood Designs for the box template.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Fireweed Macro - Digital Art Gouache

CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE FULL SIZE! Processed this fireweed macro blossom in Adobe Photoshop CS5 using Akvis Software to produce the Gouache look.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Clock And Tea Cup Still Life

Shutter Speed, 2.0 sec, Aperture Priority, f/22, ISO 400, Focal Length 50.0 mm, Canon Prime 50 mm lens, No flash, tripod, shot in RAW Canon Rebel DSLR EOS 500D T1i Adobe Photoshop CS5