Sunday, May 29, 2011

Desire in the land of ephemeral beauty

Yesterday, I had a delightful day with a new friend. We went to one of my most favorite places in New Jersey, the Presby Memorial Iris garden. It is such a  beautiful place to get in touch with Mother Nature. Did you know that the iris is associated with faith, hope, valor, promise in love and cherished friendship? I've included a few of the 100 (LOL) photos I took at this volunteer run iris garden. It was also this place that inspired my tag for lovely Linda at Studio L3 Grungy Monday 8 challenge. Please give Linda a visit she is an wonderful artist and hostess.The technique this week is based on Tims September 2008 Technique. Check out  the amazing Tim Holtz, my all time favorite artist.

This simple tag started with watercolory technique of flowers on printed paper.I layered a flower fairy from Artchix transparency. A deep pink ribbon, brown german scrap, brown rhinestones and a heart shaped charm complete the details. Some copper edging and the sentiment "desire, in the land of ephemeral beauty" were the finishing touches.

Hope you  walk in a land of ephemeral beauty this week.
sincerely, gerri
"Desire, in the land of ephemeral beauty"

"Desire Details"

 



23 comments:

  1. Dear Gerri
    There is beauty in everything you touch.
    Fabulous post title (I know, I know, I keep repeating myself LOL) then the beauty of the tag. Oh WOW - this is art that leaves the viewer speechless.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. Lovely! The pictures of the irises are so beautiful also.

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  3. Loe the tag and all the flowers are very very pretty!

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  4. Beautiful creation!! Love those flowers! Have a great Sunday!

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  5. Lovely tag Gerri, love the stamping in the background and those Iris are gorgeous. I love gardening, my first passion. Tracy x

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  6. Gerri, even your blog post titles are gorgeous! Of course, your art is too, always, and this tag is absolutely stunning. I love the way you layered the lady over the watercolor-stamped image, and the copper edging is cool!

    Your flower photos are magnificent! What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

    Thanks so much for your kind words-- they mean a lot to me. :-)

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  7. Your tag is so pretty!! hugs

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  8. Love this Gerri! The transparency really gives it the ephemeral dreamy touch! Your photo's are gorgeous too. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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  9. Amazing! Love how all details are arranged artfully.
    Hugs Anja

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  10. Oh My, Gerri. She is soooo lovely. Really speaks to my heart! Your photographs are beautiful. Such a lovely place to spend time .. a garden. Sort of gets things back in perspective, doesn't it. xxDonna

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  11. Gorgeous Gerri, I love those transparencies. I also had no idea that iris came any other colour than purple, so I guess you do learn something new every day! lol

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  12. What striking flowers Irises are....with little built in landing strips for bees and bugs to find them :)

    Lovely tag, too....love the color and softness of the image.

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  13. Great tag and pictures, thanks for sharing! Valerie

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  14. Gerri, once again you have created a delicious piece of art. What a great idea to stamp on printed paper and layer the flower fairy. Really cool tag, love the German scraps and all the details.

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  15. Gerri

    I always look forward to your creations! This is absolutely beautiful. I love how you interprited the inspiration. A wonderful keppsake of the day. You always add just the right embelishments.

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  16. Stunning tags and stunning photo's always a joy to visit to see your fabulous creations.

    Marie

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  17. Beautiful tag - and wonderful photos of the irises! They are one of my favorite flowers.

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  18. Just gorgeous and the flag irises are beautiful too!

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  19. Beautiful tag and such lovely irises too!

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  20. Just a wonderful tag and thanks for sharing the great photos.

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