Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - FLAPPERS



This week at The Three Muses Challenge the theme is FLAPPERS. The flappers are from a Pinterest Collection, the background and flourish are from Fiddlette and "Dedicated Followers of Fashion" is the name of a song by an old Rock and Roll group, The Kinks.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - BLACK AND WHITE

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This week at Digital Whisper we have a BLACK AND WHITE challenge. Image from e-vint.com (no longer selling) altered, black and white swirl Googled, butterflies and background paper from Irene Alexeeva (no longer selling).

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - HAPPINESS IS ...

This week at TAW the challenge theme is HAPPINESS IS.  The self-satisfied lady was originally black and white.  I have coloured her and given her a new Googled hat.  The rose is from Graphics Fairy and the lace and background stitching are from Anna Aspnes at Oscraps.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - the printed word

My Frida collage is made from her Googled image and many other bits and pieces too numerous to mention.  It's for the Three Muses Challenge - The Printed Word.  Thanks to Ann for a great challenge.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Floral

This week at Take a Word the theme is FLORAL.  Poppies and image Googled, altered, over-painted etc.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Regal/Royal

This Queen has been collaged from Googled face (Queen Elizabeth 1), fabrics and crown.  I imagine QE1 would have thought it very gaudy and unbecoming.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - Baby

This week at Digital Whisper the theme word is BABY.  The image is from Hidden Vintage Designs (no longer selling), the flower from Off with the Fairies (formerly at Deviant Scrap) and the background textures, stitching and lace are from Anna Aspnes at Oscraps.

Take a Word Challenge - HOT COLOURS

This week at Take a Word the theme is HOT COLOURS,  Celebrate summer.  Image from an old collection (coloured).  Background from Vera Lim.

Sunday Postcard Art - Shells

This week at SPA the theme is sea shells. This is a combination of collaged bits and pieces and face painted by me.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cheeky Tuesday Challenge - COMEDY, HUMOUR

This week at Cheeky Tuesday the theme is "Comedy/Humour".  The lady is from a collection by e-vint.com (no longer selling)  I have coloured and upended her.  The two backgrounds are from Itkupilli.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Music



Painted by me using ArtRage digital painting software.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - TIME

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is TIME.  The image is a Botticelli, altered.  The watch was Googled and the clockparts are from JenuDesigns.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - QUOTE

This week at the Muses the theme is QUOTE.  The image here was Googled and then altered and coloured.  Background collage is from Createwings Designs elements and papers.  Photoshop brushes added.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - HOME

This week at Take a Word the theme word is HOME.  I had some fun making a collage from bits and pieces, in the form of a tag.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Titanic

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is THE TITANIC.  The lady here, a Mrs Astor, was a survivor of the disaster.  Background and photo from a Pinterest collection.

Digital Whisper Challenge - Ocean Bottom

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is OCEAN BOTTOM.  The swimmer was Googled, the bubbles from Lorie Davison and the underwater background and elements from Off with the Fairies (formerly of the old Deviant Scrap website).

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Try it on Tuesday Challenge - I believe I can fly

I love a challenge and was excited to find "Try it on Tuesday", this week with a flying theme.  The image is from Finecrafted Designs (altered)..  The background is from Lorie Davison and the balloons were Googled.  Check out Try it on Tuesday HERE

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - TURQUOISE AND PURPLE

This week at the Muses the theme is TURQUOISE AND PURPLE, a great colour combination. The image (coloured and altered) was Googled. Texture overlays by Anna Aspnes form the background.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Digital Whisper - Summer Swim

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is SUMMER SWIM  This lady is doing her swimming underwater.  Background by Lorie Davison, brushes by Anna Aspnes and sea anemones by January.  Image is from e-vint.com (no longer selling) coloured and dressed by me.

Take a Word Challenge - BALLET

This week at TAW the theme is BALLET.  My ballerinas are from a collection by e-vint.com (no longer selling).  The background is by Lorie Davison and the Degas image was Googled.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Asian/Oriental

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is Asian/Oriental. The image is from e-vint.com (no longer selling) and the flowers are from Anna Aspnes at Oscraps.  The Japanese characters (apparently) translate to "I will not cry".

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - KITES

Thanks to Bev for an interesting challenge.  The background is by me, the kite Googled, the girl from a very old collection, origins unknown.  The words come from the song of the same name, words and music by Richard and Robert Sherman for the movie Mary Poppins.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - BLACKBIRD

This week at Take a Word the theme is BLACKBIRD.  The background is from Lorie Davison (altered), overlay by Vera Lim, bird Googled.
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Spread your broken wings and learn to fly (The Beatles)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is gingham. The image comes from e-vint.com (no longer selling). The background overlays by Anna Aspnes.  Gingham haute couture by me using Googled gingham. Flowers Lorie Davison.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Cheeky Challenge - GRUNGE

This week at Cheeky Challenge the theme is GRUNGE.  I found the beautiful image at Pinterest, altered it a little,  Other grungy bits and pieces are from Captivated Visions, the dictionary page is one I scanned and altered and the pointing finger comes from Graphics Fairy.

The Three Muses Challenge - MOON



This week at the Muses the theme is MOON. I found the great image of the dancer at Graphics Fairy and the starry background is from Irene Alexeeva (no longer designing).  I painted the silvery moon.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Cats

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is CATS.  The lady is from a Goya painting, the curtain from my collection, background by Itkupilli and cat from Mr Google.

Take a Word Challenge - ANGELS


This week at Take a Word Challenge the theme is ANGELS.  I used my ArtRage digital painting software to create this angel and background.  The words are from a beautiful song - "Angel"  by Sarah McLachlan, she of the heavenly voice.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - FOOTWEAR

This week at the Muses the theme is FOOTWEAR.  The man is my great Uncle Paul by marriage.  I haven't featured his photo for quite a while so decided to take him out of mothballs.  I have altered him (for the better I believe) and given him a new look in sneakers and socks. The background is from Itkupilli.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cheeky Challenge - SHAPES



This week the Cheeky Challenge theme is SHAPES.  To create the background  I started with a textured paper and used the hue and saturation button to change it into shades of blue and pink. The shapes were cut from software templates and the opacity reduced so as to show the shapes underneath.  Not sure where the image comes from.  I coloured it from the original sepia.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Altered Postcard


Albany, Western Australia, is 200 miles south of where I live.  It is noted for its pristine beaches which face the Southern Ocean.  I have altered the postcard by overpainting using ArtRage digital painting software.  The kangaroos were Googled. ENLARGE FOR A BETTER VIEW - IT'S WORTH IT!

Take a Word - BOTANICAL





This week at Take a Word the theme is BOTANICAL.  I started with a black and white unclothed lady from e-vint.com, coloured her  and added a botanical flavoured costume using leaves and flowers from Itkupilli. I painted the background using ArtRage digital painting software. The quote or a version thereof comes from the Madonna song, "Material Girl".  E-vint.com, a great supplier of vintage photos, has disappeared without a trace.  Fortunately, I have a large collection.

Digital Whisper Challenge - RACCOONS.



Had some fun with raccoons.  Both were Googled, I made the wanted sign and gave Pepe a new disguise.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cheeky Challenge - Alice in Wonderland

This isn't really Alice in Wonderland.  It's a photo of my aunt, Eileen, aged 12, born in 1900.  I extracted her and added colour and a new pair of boots (Googled).  Other Alice style elements and background are from Irene Alexeeva (no longer designing).  Unfortunately Eileen drank from the bottle and is now large enough to fill a room.

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - UMBRELLA

This week at the Muses the theme is UMBRELLA.  The little umbrella lady was found at Wikimedia Commons, the umbrella and hand Googled and the backgrounds are from Itkupilli.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Twosome/pair/duo

I think the girls are feeling blue.  The older one is from Paper Whimsy (altered with new dress added) and the younger one is from Hidden Vintage designs, also altered.  The backgrounds, frames and corners are from Ztampf at Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge - Anatomy



This week at SPA the theme is ANATOMY.  The image was Googled and the background is made from a scanned dictionary page, aged and coloured. Butterflies from the archives of my stash, collected over the years.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - BOOKS



This week at Digital Whisper the theme is BOOKS.  I found the lovely black and white image at Google and coloured it.  Other bits and pieces are from Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics.  The quote is by Garrison Keillor.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Transport

This week at the Muses Ann is asking us to tackle the theme of TRANSPORT.  My cyclist was Googled and the background is from Lorie Davison.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cheeky Challenge - MASCULINE

This week the Cheeky Challenge theme is MASCULINE.  This man collects strange pets.  Image Googled and altered.  Top hat, background and cabinet frame from Lorie Davison at SBG and the snail is from Google Images and has been coloured to match the palette.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Fly

This week at Take a Word the theme is FLY.  Bits and pieces from Sherrie JD, Ztampf and Creative Wings Designs.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - Mother and Child

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is MOTHER AND CHILD.  I have taken a Googled picture and altered it considerably, using papers and flowers from Lauren Bavin  Designs.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Baroque



I chose to look at the Baroque period in art and found this lovely painting of "girl in red hat" which was created by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675).  I have given her a different background, added a bird and, yes, I enlarged the hat somewhat.  The background is from Itkupilli.  See below for original painting.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Bathing Beauties

This week at the Muses the theme is BATHING BEAUTIES.  My bathing beauty is from Tangie Baxter (from a very old kit I've had for years).  The various papers and sun are from Fiddlette.  Stockings and going-out shoes on the beach?  I don't think so.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Digital Whisper - Prince

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is PRINCE.  I'm not sure if this is supposed to be THE PRINCE or if any prince or would-be prince will do!  Background pieces from Lorie Davison and Lauren Bavin.  Princess and Frog Prince painted by me in ArtRage digital painting software.

Take a Word Challenge - Monochrome




This week at Take a Word the theme is MONOCHROME.  I have chosen shades of pink (for a change) and this is an Ozstuffe Originale, painted in ArtRage digital painting software.

Sunday Postcard Art - Black and White

This week at SPA the challenge is BLACK AND WHITE.  I think I've spent my whole life as a square peg in a round hole! Background paper, pearl bangle, butterfly from Irene Alexeeva (no longer designing).  The square peg is my own creation.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Vintage Cabinet Photos


This week at Three Muses Bev is asking us to alter old cabinet photos.  I've included the before and after.  The photo was Googled and the paper flowers are by Birgit Kerr.