The Ghost of Summer  

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Uploaded: 10/13/09 7:48 PM GMT
The Ghost of Summer
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My, it's a big moon tonight...

I don't have a pen tool in Photoshop Elements, so I created the trees and hummocks using Context Free Art (my best route to smooth curves on the Mac... the PC was chuntering away through some Apo fractals, so I couldn't bother it). I made the butterflies and leaves in Photoshop Elements; the flowers in Paint Shop Pro 7. No third party brushes or layer styles were used, except for basic drop shadows.

Et voila: a peculiar tree haunted by the ghost of summer. Happy Halloween!


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10/13/09 8:14 PM GMT
Very good creation and picture,it is very cute,the colors and shadows are very pleasant,very nice moon,it is very lovely with the butterflies.
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10/13/09 8:51 PM GMT
A very lovely creation, nice use of colour and shadows.
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10/13/09 8:51 PM GMT
"I use a pen tool..I use a pen tool...NyaHH NyaHHH!" (LOL) Even without's a superb concoction! Favs...
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10/13/09 9:18 PM GMT
Wow, very nice work :)
I actually thought this was one of Vald's at first, before I looked at the name. Love it.
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10/13/09 11:26 PM GMT
This is so cute and such a fun piece Tootles!! Just delightful in so many ways.Wonderful work:):)
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10/14/09 3:05 AM GMT
A beautiful creation! I'm really in love with these colors!
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10/14/09 4:52 AM GMT
I like those Tim Burton-esque trees! The colors are dynamic, and I love the movement of the butterflies. A magical moonlit moment, nice work!
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10/14/09 6:29 AM GMT
What a precious creation MsTootles!! I love the whimsy and the colours. And the shadows. But those flutterbyes are darling. Thanx for a smile maker. Verena
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Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the windows.
10/14/09 7:21 PM GMT
A Sweet and Very Beautiful creation..Love it
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10/16/09 12:59 AM GMT
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10/30/09 8:04 PM GMT
Delightful and full of whimsy! Your creativity shines in this piece, Tootles! Love it! Saved + faved.
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*Tea is a cup of life*
11/07/09 10:59 AM GMT
A delightful creation. Your addition of the butterlfies and flowers swirling in the light are magical.
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Much of the beauty in life is found in people who care.
06/28/10 9:04 AM GMT
Absolutely great!

Not a bad word about it, just praise. I looooove the cartoony style vistas, and as far as they go, this one is just top notch!
Great work.

I mean, this is the type of image I want to lace my kids room with, when I have one, that is. This kind of art would positively affect their learning progress and creativity.
Also it's very positive, with all the butterflies. Full of wonder, because it's so abstract.

I could just go on, pouring the images this gives to me as text in this comment, but I gotta stop.

It's a work of art.
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10/31/11 2:36 PM GMT
This is really cute Tootles! "The Ghost of Summer"
in my mind looks like bare bleak autumn trees of fall are now starting to swirl with lights and decorations for Christmas Trees. Maybe instead of Tootles they should call you too too terrific...even though I don't always comment I do enjoy looking at your fanciful works of art!
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