This image has been made possible by the generosity of two very special people Lissywitch and Polly470. Please check out their streams, to see the fantastic artwork they have created.

I have not attempted any textures or layer work before this weekend and the wonderful help I received – Thank you ladies for sharing your time, knowledge and most of all your patience….. I am forever in your debt! xx.

The Helleborus has to be one of my favourite shrubs with Its delicate white flowers, unfortunately the stems were very distracting; 5 layers, lots of muttering under my breath and a few tears later – this is the end result…. I hope you like it!

Canon 7d with 24-105mm L lens
1/80 sec
ISO 100
Textures by kind permission from Shadowhouse Creations

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helleborus niger, chris taylor, cwiddie, flower, nature, texture, canon 7d, white


  • charitygrace
    charitygraceover 3 years ago

    My favorite flower! Beautifully done.

  • Thank you, I have just bought a shrub aand want to capture it just as the stamens open…..!!

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    oooh you lovely lovely lady, I am so glad you uploaded this, you have done fantastically well with your textures, considering you’ve only just started.
    I absolutely adore this, you’ve managed to capture the delicate nature of this beauty while enhancing it with your choice of texture.
    Well done indeed, keep em coming missy, cos I think your work is fabarooonie xxx

  • Thank you for your help and guidance but most of all your encouragement. xx

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • VallaV
    VallaVover 3 years ago

    As if was born from a shell!
    Fine flowers!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

  • withacanon
    withacanonover 3 years ago

    fantastic details

  • Thank you very much!

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • polly470
    polly470over 3 years ago

    I find muttering under the breath to be an essential part of the whole process..if you have mastered that, then you are well on your way!!!!
    I love the gentle soft tones you have got for the overall feel..the flowers have been done so beautifully!!
    You have done this all on your own Chris..I reckon you will be a natural with this type of process…it becomes another form of expressing how you see something!!
    Bring ’em on!!

  • Thank you Polly, I have a very very long way to go yet sand can see many flaws but there are also things I like too,,,,lol
    Thank you for your help, guidance and encouragement.

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    Marvelous work Chris!!!!! We are learned from someone.. One of the things we all love so much about RB… our wonderful friends helping us learn a new technique… Kudos!!!! :)))

  • Thank you Deb, I am just discovering what a wonderful place Redbubble is…. :)

    – Chrissie Taylor

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Lovely work! This blossom reminds me a bit of the dogwood blossoms in our area.

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    We ALL learned… i meant… as you knew… LOL yes, I also, found great helpful friends here on RB!!!! :))))x

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