Irene Colling level-classic 2/1/2012 7:47:49 AM

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Irene Colling level-classic 2/1/2012 7:48:37 AM

Before application of calico fabric. #9959067

Terry Cervi level-classic 2/1/2012 7:38:43 PM

How creative and beautiful, Irene! #9959908

Michelle Alton 2/2/2012 5:08:32 AM

It's a fascinating work of art, Irene. I also love the original. #9960539

Laura Greene 2/6/2012 7:05:27 AM

Irene, This is beautiful. I really like your dd approach and results are stunning. #9967928

Kathy Williams-Walkup 2/6/2012 3:40:27 PM

Irene...I love the before and after! #9968637

Lyn Darlington 2/7/2012 1:47:42 AM

I agree before and after are fantastic! Very creative and original using the fabric, you have created a wonderful art image! #9969192

Lydia Lee level-classic 2/7/2012 8:41:34 PM

Wow! Impressive job on both ends! Nuthatches are my husbands favorite birds, but they are so hard to catch sitting still. Great job! #9970737

Chris Ebben level-classic 2/7/2012 9:17:49 PM

Truly beautiful work, it has an Oriental look to me, something you would see in one of those old shops in China Town. Very creative indeed=^..^= #9970781

Patricia White level-classic 3/3/2012 10:12:52 AM

This is very creative. Am join to have to look this up have never heard of calico creations. Always something new to find and create. I love this. #10019643

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/25/2012 7:55:39 PM

Congrats on another awesome finalist!! #10054914

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/25/2012 7:56:33 PM

What an unusual and beautiful creation, Irene. Congratulations on your Finalist and good luck in the next round. #10054927

Wm Nosal 3/25/2012 8:35:52 PM

Beautiful, Irene!
Congratulations #10055268

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/26/2012 5:10:26 AM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #10056571

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/26/2012 9:42:31 AM


Congratulations on your awesome finalist are having a great month!

jo ann c. #10057614

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 3/26/2012 7:35:24 PM

Awesome work Irene! congrats #10059671

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 3/28/2012 7:31:26 PM

Congratulations on this super First Place Win Irene!

jo ann c. #10063893

Yulianto Soeroso level-classic 3/28/2012 7:42:43 PM

congratulation #10063933

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 3/28/2012 8:52:29 PM

BIG congrats Irene on this wonderfully creative winner!!! #10064126

ROBIN-LEE M. Vieira level-classic 3/28/2012 8:53:43 PM

A very beautiful and creative piece! Big congrats Irene!! #10064132

Wm Nosal 3/28/2012 9:03:26 PM

:) Congratulations Again! #10064156

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/28/2012 9:23:45 PM

I love the artistic vision that resulted in this beautiful and unusual creation, Irene. Congratulations on the First Place Win. #10064202

Lyn Darlington 3/28/2012 9:57:49 PM

Huge congrats on your fantastic 1st place winner! #10064282

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/28/2012 10:42:19 PM

congratulations on your beautiful winner!!! #10064350

Inge Linden level-classic 3/29/2012 2:35:44 AM

Congratulations! #10064540

Michelle Alton level-classic 3/29/2012 2:57:31 AM

Irene, your pure genius in this creation just astounds me! Extraordinary artistry went into this winner. Such a WELL-DESERVED golden badge....Congratulations! #10064611

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/29/2012 3:13:15 AM

Beautiful work!!! Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner Irene! #10064664

Agnes Fegan level-classic 3/29/2012 4:21:05 AM

Beautiful work ... congratulations Irene! #10064853

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/29/2012 7:27:44 AM

Congrats on your win :) #10065248

Anita Hogue 3/29/2012 8:09:22 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win! #10065330

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/29/2012 9:58:10 AM

This is one hell of a creative post-processing work which resulted in such a beauty. Very well deserved First Place Winner, Irene.

UB. #10065471

Terry Cervi level-classic 3/29/2012 12:39:11 PM

Congrats on your very unique and delightful 1st place win, Irene! #10065687

Lindley Johnson level-classic 3/29/2012 2:41:50 PM

So creative! Huge congratulations on your wonderful First Place Win, Irene. #10065909

Merna L. Nobile 3/30/2012 9:54:03 AM

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna #10067177

Karen Celella level-classic 3/31/2012 6:31:17 AM

Wow Irene! Impressive work! Congratulations on your fabulous first place winner! #10068532

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/31/2012 10:01:52 PM

Before and after, outstanding work. A wonderful big winner, congratulations Irene! #10069613

David M. Montero 4/4/2012 4:15:03 PM

Wonderful work Irene. Congratulations on your win! #10075336

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 4/5/2012 4:22:04 PM

on your very deserving 1st Place Winner! #10076974

Bojan Bencic level-classic 4/7/2012 6:15:32 AM

Great job, Irene. Congratulations on your win! #10079469

Laura Greene 4/23/2012 9:48:52 AM

Congratulations on FIRST PLACE!!!! I'm so happy for you. #10105710

Robert Jensen level-classic 5/1/2012 8:06:13 AM

Amazing work #10116130

Kim Andelkovic level-classic 5/3/2012 2:53:44 AM

Congrats on a wonderful win Irene :-) #10120399

Songbird Cline level-classic 10/17/2012 1:01:29 PM

wow, what a wonderful creation.. fantastic work... this would make a spectacular pillow. #10373731

Songbird Cline level-classic 10/17/2012 1:03:28 PM

wow, what a wonderful creation.. fantastic work... this would make a spectacular pillow. #10373736

Cindy Bendush level-classic 2/26/2013 10:00:36 PM

Lovely and creative Irene! Not sure how I missed this but hearty be-lated congratulations! #10587509

Nancy L. Green level-classic 3/1/2014 3:44:06 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this very well deserved 1st place win, WTG!!! <>< #10989981

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/2/2014 4:34:44 AM

Obviously, your friend with the rainbow devilled eggs is not the only one with artistic talent. This is exceptionally well done, Irene, and its First Place Gold Win was totally deserved. Another belated Congratulations!

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Calico Creations #2, I masked the background to isolate the birds.
Using several layers I blended scanned calico fabric onto the nuthatch photo.
I drew leaves and created the new background.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

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