Saturday, August 19, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - BLACKBIRD

This week at Take a Word the theme is BLACKBIRD.  I Googled the bird and the background is a mishmash of painterly patterns.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - SNAPSHOT

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is SNAPSHOT - using a black and white photo ini a colorful background.  Image from Terri Kahrs.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - Beauty

I love water colours and enjoy dabbling with water colour brushes in a variety of ways.  Googled image (altered).  Brushes from Anna Aspnes.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - QUOTES - "Expect the Unexpected"

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is QUOTES.  I have chosen "Expect the Unexpected" although I seem to be a person who always expects the worst!  Background from Lorie Davison, image Finecrafted Designs, balloons Googled..

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - PURPLE

This week at Take a Word the theme is PURPLE.  Sunglasses may be needed for this one!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - MONOCHROME

This week at TAW the theme is monochrome.  The image is one I've had in my "stash" for a very long time.  I have overpainted her in metallic bling.  Papers used in background are from K. Eflin.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - CIRCLES

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is CIRCLES.  The background and branches are my own work as is the overpainting of the bird.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - DANCER

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is DANCER.  I painted the little dancer. The background and flowers are from Creativewings Designs.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - FOOTWEAR

This week at the Muses the theme is FOOTWEAR.  I have chosen sneakers.  The image is from a family album.  It was extracted from a wedding photo of my uncle (by marriage) and aunt. He has appeared in quite a few of my pictures and in many different guises.  The background is from Itkupilli.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - Man's Best Friend

I found this wonderful image of Charlie Chaplin in Google Images.  I coloured the photo a little and added old-fashioned hand-cranked movie camera and film from a long retired website, Kubivet.

Sunday Postcard Art - RAINBOW

This week at SPA the theme is RAINBOWS.  I painted the background and overpainted an image from Graphics Fairy.  The umbrella and "puddle" are from Lilypad.

Take a Word Challenge - SEA CREATURES

This week at Take a Word the theme is SEA CREATURES.  The mermaid is my own design.  I painted the face, Googled the turquoise shells to make her hat and cut her costume from the Googled Tail.  Background from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics/

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - THINGS WITH WINGS

Angel, background and crown painted by me using ArtRage digital painting software.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art - Nostalgia

The photograph (coloured from original sepia) is of my mother at age 16. She had me when in her forties and died when I was 15 so this is a special photo to me.

Digital Whisper Challenge - JOHN LENNON

Googled drawing made into a Photoshop brush with some water colour splotches added.  The background text collage is by Joanne Brisebois.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - HEARTS

HEARTS is the theme this week at Take a Word.  I had some fun with altered art and cutting and pasting.  Images from an old collection (altered and overpainted).  Paper hearts from Fiddlette.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - CLOUDS

This week at the Muses the theme is CLOUDS.  The three little girls are from a collection by Hidden Vintage Studios sadly no longer selling.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - MUSHROOM

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is MUSHROOM.  (Mushroom from a Lorie Davison collection - image from e-vint.com no longer selling)

Sunday Postcard Art - HEXAGON

This week at Sunday Postcard the theme is HEXAGON.  Thanks to Mandy for a creative challenge and a wonderful sample picture.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - SUMMER FLOWERS

This week at Take a Word the theme is SUMMER FLOWERS.  The image is from a Modigliani painting.  The background (altered) and the basket of flowers are from collections by Itkupilli.