Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Postcard - Winter Wonderland

Postcard is made from a digital collage of bits and pieces. The background photo was Googled. The girl is by Lisa's Altered Art. Snow frame, stars and gold leaf by SussiM at Bluebell Designs Scrapbookgraphics.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gothic Arch - Snow

This is a digital card with papers and elements from SussiM at Bluebell Designs. Woman from collage sheet by Lunagirl. (Click on picture to see snow elements more clearly).

Friday, November 28, 2008

Art Creations Friday - Face at the window

I love the challenge picture - great colour and texture and one to keep for other layouts that's for sure.
Window frame and bird by Jen Ulasiewicz. Photo from Stock.xchng.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Theme Thursday - Santa

This week's theme is "Santa". Christmas in Australia is vastly different to Christmas in the northern hemisphere. I have painted my own Santa (and cushion). All other bits and pieces have been Googled and altered a little.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Daily Art Stop - Wednesdays - Mermaids

Great challenge!! The mermaid is an original drawn and painted by me (digitally), using mouse in "ArtRage" painting software. (Click on photo to enlarge - looks better in full size).
Frame, water and fish are by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crazy Amigos Challenge - Hands

Many thanks to the lovely Hermine for her fabulous freebie (image of girl).

This is my first post at Crazy Amigos.

Frame stamp - Katie Pertiet

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - The Eyes Have It

Thanks to the lovely Indybev for hosting this week's challenge! I have drawn the lady but her eyes were Googled so she is really seeing through someone else's eyes which is the theme of the quote I included. The background paper is by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics/

Saturday, November 22, 2008

ArtcreationsFriday - Tattered Dreams

Congratulations on the opening of a new and exciting challenge. Thanks so much for the beautiful image. How could one go wrong with this?

Bits and pieces by Lorie Davison, Scrapbookgraphics.

Gothic Arch - Celebrate

I wasn't sure what we are celebrating so I chose "generic". (We don't have Thanksgiving Day in Australia).

Charlie Chaplin image - Googled; window by JenU Designs; aged overlay by Manu at SBG

Sunday Postcard - The Joker

My Joker is an original except for his hands (which I do badly) from my computer software. He is a wee bit scary but I did enjoy drawing him. Guess I got a bit carried away.

The background is by Irene Alexeeva and the aged overlay by Manu at Scrapbookgraphics.

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Moo or Two - Pets

Background paper by Irene Alexeeva. Image from an old magazine cover.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Daily Art Challenge - Friends

Thanks for the invitation to participate in your new challenge. I know it is going to be a winner and will fill in a void on Wednesdays. Image is from Maya collage sheet at Scrapbookgraphics, paper frame from Lorie Davison also at SBG.

Theme Thursday - The West/Cowboys

Great challenge! My take on it is a rather busy collage. Thanks to Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics and Tangie Baxter for some of the bits and pieces.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Digital Art Quirks - Stock Photo Challenge #53

Every week at Digital Art Quirks we have a Stock Photo Challenge. A guest host chooses a copyright free photo from Stock.xchng and lets us loose on it to do as we will. The photo this week is of a leather sofa (ID: 438870 by Kiamedia. All other credits at DAQ).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Artygirlz - Quote or Verse

(Click on image to see larger view). The quote is: "How wonderful it must be to speak the language of angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love."
Backgrounds by Ztampf, image from Art-e-Zine, angel brush Annika von Holdt.

Monday, November 17, 2008

TMTA - Food and Drink - Strawberries and Cream

Great challenge! It is late spring and strawberry season here in Oz so my thoughts turned to large, dark red, juicy strawberries and whipped cream.

Window by Kubivet (freebi from her Blogpost) and papers by Irene Alexeeva. Image one I have had on my computer for a very long time. I believe it was Googled.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Gothic Arches - Silhouettes

Nice challenge. I painted the background (inside template) and added a digital stamp by Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals). The stars are by Jofia Devoe who also designed the paper background surrounding the template.

Sunday Postcard - Hats

Great challenge. For me it was a chance to use some of my own photos of flowers. I used a hat by Kubivet (freebie at Kubivet's blog) which I covered with the flower photos.

The image is from a Maya collage sheet (Scrapbookgraphics). Frame stamp by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals. Background paper freebie by Irene Alexeeva.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Simply Skinnies - Air Travel

Why does a skinny look wider when placed on its side? (I did make sure the canvas measued 5 x 3 inches. Thanks for the challenge, Carole. My take on it is a wee bit ancient. Girl, globe and case by Kubivet (thanks for the freebies Kubivet!). Trunk by JenU Designs. Posters, plane and map Google Images. Grunge overlay by Berna Datema at Scrapbookgraphics.

A Moo or Two - The first time

The first time I attempted to make a Moo I thought to myself "What the?" How could anyone fit all the bits and pieces into one tiny and skinny template? It is still a challenge but a very enjoyable one.

The image comes from a collage sheet by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics and the background paper is by Irene Alexeeva.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Theme Thursday - Birds

I painted the bird and added a paper background and girl by Lorie Davison (Scrapbookgraphics).

The bubbles are an action on computer software PhotoImpact12.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TMTA - Purple

Think Monday Think ATC - theme "purple".

Girl from collage sheet by Maya, flowers and background by Berna Datema and Frame by Lorie Davison.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - The human body or parts thereof

I had a lot of fun with this one. Body parts galore!
Bits and pieces from Stock.xchng copyright free photos, Carla Gibson, Traci Sims and Irene Alexeeva.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sunday Postcard Art - Italy

This was a lot of fun. I have created it, collage style, using whatever I could get my hands on. The Tower of Pisa/background, map, flag and stamps were Googled.
The gold lettering is by Ina's Scrapart
Motor cycle and friends by Lorie Davison
Holding up the Tower of Pisa is former nude (no, her name is NOT Italy) by Maya, dressed by me in the Italian national colours.

Gothic Arch Sunday - Buttons

The subject for Sunday's Gothic Arch Challenge is "buttons". Here is my take on it.

Button background by Fabella. Face from a collage sheet by Maya. Shoes (altered) by Lorie Davison. Buttons from my "personal" stash!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Moo or Two - Paris

A collage of bits and pieces of Paris.

Papers by Kubivet. Eiffel tower sticker by Irene Alexeeva.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Theme Thursday - Happiness

Happiness is a swing in the fresh breeze?

Girl on swing from Kubivet freebie (see link to Kubivet at bottom of blogpage), frame and background paper Lorie Davison.

Simply Skinnies - Hearth and Home

I won't bore you with my story, but this says it all!!

(Had some help from Kubivet, Irene Alexeeva and Lorie Davison)

Artygirlz - Drawing

Nice challenge. I drew the budding artist and she painted/altered the cat (by Kubivet).

Monday, November 3, 2008

Think Monday Think ATC - Angels

What a nice challenge!

Here is my "hybrid" angel. Googled image with doodled wings by Ruth Davis. Background paper by Lorie Davison.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Autumn

Love those rich autumnal tones. I have to play this by ear because, of course, it is spring down here in the southern hemisphere. Added to that, I live in an evergreen world where the leaves don't change colour and fall.
The lady in question was wearing very little so I have added some lace to cover her assets. I am not sure where the image comes from. I have had it in my folders for a long time. The papers and tag frame are from the wonderful and generous Kubivet who regularly posts her original and scrumptious freebies on her blog.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sunday Postcard - Movies

Our todays are the good old days of our tomorrows.

Charlie Chaplin images from "Silent Ladies and Gents", background paper and elements from Kubivet.

Gothic Arch - Vintage Children November 2

Small child from collage sheet "Les Enfants" by Maya. Backgrounds papers by Fabella.