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There is much on this site that may not be readily apparent. There are several ways to find your way around.You can use the links bar above to visit my most popular pages, use my archives or simply do a keyword search using the search engine in the navigation bar at the very top of the page.

If you find problems with any of my links not working, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or via my guest book and I'll will try to rectify the problem as soon as possible :)
I have had some problems recently with downloads from 4 shared and am in the process of moving them to another web storage. Please be patient.

And come back soon!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Botanical 2 Heritage Scrapbook page extras

I have created some extra elements to go with my Botanical 2 Scrapbook pages, --- a .png frame which will suit a 5" X 7" photo , a .jpg ribbon and a .png leaffy overlay.All at 300 dpi.
In my example page on the left, I lowered the opacity of the ribbon to 20%.
You can download my zip HERE

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Technorati Profile

Another Botanical Heritage page

One of the joys of having a garden such as mine is the variety of plants that I have from all over the world.

We have here the first stirrings of Spring and my garden is certainly enlivened by the bright yellow flowers on my Caroline jasmine or Gelsemium sempervirens from tropical and subtropical America, which I am training along my front fence.

I have adapted a lovely watercolour by Ellis Rowan to decorate these album pages . Although I had in mind an old Edwardian notebook design, I think the pages would look just as effective with more modern photos. The pages themselves which compliment each other are in .jpg format at 300 dpi. The handy frame with trailing leafy design is a transparent .png image and is desined to fit a 5" X 7" or 7" X 5" photo. Of course it could easily be adjusted to suit something larger or smaller.

This shows more of the detail on the page.

You can download a zip with both pages and frame HERE. Below is an example page. Click on it to enlarge.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Heritage Frames Extra

I've had a couple of requests for another frame to go with my botanical papers and I think this old style polished frame should suit.
I've included in the zip, one frame without drop shadows, the other with an insert and shadows applied. Both are in .png format.
You can download the zip HERE.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Thank You

I am always grateful to those artists who give me permission to use their images for my creations.

You may have noticed my new blog header.--The Christmas beetles which are really more common in our area later in the year were lifted from a couple of photos on fellow Queenslander Nick Monoghan's website [with Nick'permission] Life Unseen . Thank you Nick!

The gumleaf is from my own backyard :)
Below is another of his critters.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Heritage Botanical Scrapbook pages

2 pages for your scrapbook album.They are 12 inches by 12 inches .jpg at 300 dpi but could easily be reduced for a smaller album.
I've also included a "cutout" effect frame as a .png in my zip which you can use in different ways....see my example pages below.The cutout will accomodate a 4 X 6 inch photograph but you can adjust to suit yourself.
Although I have tagged these pages as "heritage" I think they would be quite suitable for other images.
You can click on either image to see more detail.

The zip is available HERE

Even more detail showing background shadowing:


An extra frame is now available HERE
See my posting of 11 August 2008

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Bird of Paradise Desktop Wallpaper

Life has become terribly hectic for me at the moment, but I took a break from the stress to make this desktop using the gorgeous background and frame from Chris' great little kit.
You can pick it up from her page HERE.
The lovely Bird of Paradise [Seleucidis melanoleuca] illustration is a painting done by Ellis Rowan the great botanical painter after one of her trips to New Guinea in about 1917.
I've added a background brush of Wisteria sinensis which I made from an image on the Australian National Botanic Gardens website.
Click on the image above to view and save an image 1280 X 800.
or HERE for one 1024 X 768

Friday, 1 August 2008

"Gum Tree at Dawn" a Desktop Wallpaper

Dawn in the outback, with a single gum tree silhouetted against the sky.
My desktop comes in 3 sizes :
1280 X 960
1280 X 1024
1536 X 960 [widescreen]

Click on the image above to see more detail or download my zip HERE