Saturday, August 18, 2012

Painted Desert Freebie - the Pinks

Next up - the Pinks.  There are pink flowers, pink rocks, pink pottery and pink in the sky at sunset - probably at dawn too, but I've never been up that early.  There were cactus flowers everywhere when we were in the Southwest this past May.  I'm so glad we made the trip during this time, it was the first we had seen flowers on the Saguaro.  I'm a tall person, but saguaro are way taller than me, so they were a bit difficult to photograph.

Again, thank you to all who took the time to reply.  Your comments are very much appreciated.  Now for the Pinks, and again, you will find them on MediaFire.

Download here.

And here is a layout I did with mostly pinks and some elements from the earlier colors.  This was taken at the Visitor Center in Las Crucs, NM.  I used a technique on the photo called Part Photo Part Sketch.  It was written for Photoshop but I was able to use it in Elements with a plug-in for the curves.  If you click on any of the photos you will get a large view.


And I had to add these two photos of the Desert Willow.  The first is the tree and the second the flowers.  They were such pretty delicate little bells - and they were pink! 

15 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 1 post on Aug. 19, 2012. Thanks again.

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  2. wow! I thought the set was complete w/the 3 other color ways & you have more - thanks for sharing so many coordinating pieces

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  3. First thing I did this morning was to look on Creative Busy Bee for another Painted Desert kit from you. You just keep rolling them out and they are fabulous! Great LO and the Mesquite tree pics are lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us.
    BTW: When you are done with the series please let us know so I will not be waiting with anticipation for another kit:):)

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  4. Another beautiful addition to this wonderful kit. Thank you so much

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  5. Your layouts are so inspiring, I saved this one too!

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  6. Another georgeous kit in this series. Love all that you so generously share with us. Yes, the desert has it's only special beauty - you just have to look to see it.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. Thank you for another beautiful kit.

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  9. Painted Desert kits are just AMAZING. Thank you so much for them. As a Girl from the SW USA, now living in New England, they are a wonderful slice of home. Again thank you !!!!!

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  10. Thank you for these beaut kits. You are so very generous. Sally from Australia

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  11. The pink bell-shaped flowers are a desert willow.
    Mesquite has a yellow catkin type flower. HTH

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  12. Thank you for the correct name of the pink flowers. I had asked one of the workers there the name of the tree and she told me Mesquite. I corrected the caption on the photo and I'm so glad you took the time to post.

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  13. You're welcome. Happy to help. I live in AZ and have them in my yard. :-)
    Thanks so much for the kit, it's so hard to find southwestern themes. :-)

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