Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Black and White


This was originally a sepia image (E-Vint collages) which I converted to black and white, adding filters.  The background is by Kay Eflin and the overlays are by Lauren Bavin of Digital Scrapbook Pages.  The flowers are by Birgit Kerr at Scrapbookgraphics.

28 comments:

  1. she's "merveilleuse"!! Love the effect you give by filters.
    black ans white give strengh to the picture.
    Merci Mary ta réalisation est exceptionelle.
    Pat

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  2. Marie, this is just....perfect! The balance of black and white is great. The look on her face is beautiful. Wonderful job!
    Sherry

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  3. You have such a talent for finding the most lovely images. You're forever using one from a site I've visited, and left me thinking "I didn't see THAT one!" This is beautiful, Marie. Kudos to you.

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  4. This is lovely, she looks like Madama Butterfly

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  5. Just beautiful...
    I'd love to know what she's thinking about...
    Thank you for sharing with us!

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  6. Oh Ozzie this is BEE-U-T-FULL...I love it!!! Really cool background too!!

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  7. I agree with Sherry, Marie (about the balance.)
    I'ts so easy to change the saturation in photoshop but it always harm the image !!
    Your black and white colours realy jump out !!
    And, the lady ofcourse !! :)
    Great work.

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  8. You always manage to source the most perfect images for your stunning art, Marie, beautiful piece!

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  9. Marie, this is really elegant and beautiful! The black-and-white colour makes it more dramatic than what it would be in sepia - a good idea to change the colourway.

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  10. Stunning Marie! Just stunning. Your work on the filters is magical. Love this piece! xx

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  11. This is gorgeous Marie
    you creations are always wonderful!

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  12. OMG... this is so romantic Marie! Wonderfully moving.

    Sorry about the song, but it popped into my head as soon as I saw Ann's collage! And we should stick together, especially when we're feeling out of synch...!!!!
    xx

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  13. Very pretty! I converted my pics to black and white, but then couldn't stop fiddling! I just love photoshop!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful. Every aspect is just perfect.

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  15. Oh Marie...what to say...this is simply divine! Standing O from me!

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  16. Just a romantic piece, love all the different layers.

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  17. Wow ..... this is truly amazing who would think that black and white could have SO much depth.

    I love all the details, the gorgeous image of course but those stencil effect flowers are my fave.

    Can you tell I LOVE this piece :)

    Karenx

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  18. Marie, your lady looks a little sad but I can't think why since you have given her the most gorgeous makeover. A perfect study in black and white.

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  19. So beautiful and stylish, Marie. Who needs colour?!

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  20. Simply stunning, Marie! Your beautiful lady is exquisite in black and white. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  21. She is beautiful and dreamy and I'd love to hear her story... What an intersting and brillian creation my friend :)
    hugs and smiles,
    Linda

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  22. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it!
    Simone

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  23. This is so beautiful, Marie! The woman is stunning - like a painting, and the background you've created is incredible. One of my favorite collages ever... xo

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  24. Beautiful in black and white, Marie. All the extras add a lot of feeling to your gorgeous piece.

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