Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Lace

This week at the Muses the theme is LACE.  The image is one I've had in my collection for a long time and the laces are from JenU Designs and Lauren Bavin.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - SILHOUETTE

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is SILHOUETTES.  My silhouette was found at Graphics Fairy.  I made the background from an old dictionary page, altered and tinted.  The lovely flowers are from Anna Aspnes at Oscraps.

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - ZETTI

This week at the Three Muses the theme is Zetti Art.  What is Zetti Art?  My way of looking at it is add a crown and maybe wings and some stripes and squiggles and call it Zetti.  Zetti is fun but for some reason isn't as fashionable as it used to be.
Background and black and white squiggle from Fiddlette.  Googled face, altered. Body, bird and crown painted by me. Stacked hearts and heart balloons from Createwingsdesigns.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Fish

This week at Take a Word the theme is FISH.  The background is from Holliewood at Mischief Circus.  Everything else Googled.  The boy has been coloured and altered.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - PLANTS AND/OR INSECTS

This week at the Muses the theme is PLANTS AND/OR INSECTS.  I chose to feature the bee. The "Queen Bee" was made from an altered face, the body of a ballerina (overpainted in ArtRage), a bee from Graphics Fairy and the blackboard and flourishes from Fiddlette.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - LUGGAGE

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is LUGGAGE.  This picture was made with old pieces of ephemera for which I have no information as to origin.

Sunday Postcard Art - GRATITUDE

This week at SPA the theme is GRATITUDE.  The image is from an old magazine and the balloon is by Anna Aspnes.

Take a Word Challenge - LOVE

This week at Take a Word the theme is LOVE.  The background was made from an old dictionary page, altered and coloured. The images come from an old Maya collection at Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Bubbles

This week at the Three Muses the theme is BUBBLES. The image is from Wikimedia Commons. The Background is from Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics, the pipe was Googled and the bubbles are "particles" from my digital software.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Vintage Fashion

This week at Take a Word the theme is VINTAGE FASHION.  The background and flowers are from Lauren Bavin.  The image has been in my stash for a long time and I don't know the source.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Fleur de Lys for Sunday Postcard Art

The French saying is easy to understand - "Life is simple but it is the world that is complicated". I painted the face and added, paper doll style, cuts of Googled papers (using my cutting tool as a pen).  The background brushes are from Anna Aspnes.

Digital Whisper Challenge - BATH TIME.

This week the theme at Digital Whisper is BATH TIME.  The lady is from a collection by e-vint.com (no longer selling).  The backgrounds and flowers from Itkupilli and the bath and back brush were Googled.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - EYES



This week at the Muses the challenge theme is EYES. I call this piece "The night has a thousand eyes". Image from Hidden Vintage Design (no longer selling), the background is from Lorie Davison and the eye was Googled.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Mail Art

I have chosen to create a (very) old fashioned envelope. Yes, I know Italy as a country did not exist in Roman times!  Image is from e-vint.com (now defunct). The stamp image was Googled as was the texty background.  The scroll upper left is from Irene Alexeeva (no longer designing). Banner Itkupilli.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge - Shimmer, Glimmer and Shine

This week at SPA the challenge is SHIMMER, GLIMMER AND SHINE.  I have used tricks of my digital painting software to try to achieve shimmering and glimmering effects, especially the "metallic" and hopfully iridescent greens. The image is from a collection by e-vint.com (no longer in business).

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Shades of Blue

This week at The Three Muses challenge the theme is SHADES OF BLUE.  Googled image and suitcase, cloud effects and shadowing from software.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Music

This week at Take a Word the theme is music.  The musician is from a painting found at Wikimedia Commons. All other bits and pieces Googled or from my collection.

Digital Whisper Challenge - Scare me Silly

This week at DW the theme is "Scare Me Silly".  A zombie-like woman, a menacing blackbird, some bats, a cobweb and a wooden casket - hope that's scary enough!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Apples (after Magritte)

This week at the Muses the theme is APPLES.  Apologies to Monsieur Magritte.  The couple are from Hidden Vintage Designs (no longer selling).  The apple and pipe were Googled.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - SKULL

This week the theme at SPA is SKULL.  "Alas, poor Yorick.  I knew him well".  The photo of Lord Laurence Olivier with skull was Googled.  Ephemera from Pinterest.