Monday, November 29, 2010

Take a Word #5 - Home

Here's my picture for this week's word HOME.  The lady is from Art-e-zine, the backgrounds, books and inks by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics and overlays by Berna Datema at SBG and Vera Lim.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Shoes

Sometimes I use images from my family albums in my artwork.  The person who has featured most is my Uncle(by marriage) Paul.  He looks so arrogant and self-satisfied that he needs to be taken down a peg or two.  (The couple on the left are my parents, the bride is my aunt and my (real) uncle is to the right).
I hope BOOTS qualify as SHOES.  They were Googled as was the skyscape.  The balloons were painted in artrage, the rope comes from one of my software programs and the hat and bow tie are by Robyn England.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Take a Word #4 - MEN!

First of all, apologies to all those men who are not full of hot air.  We have a saying in Australia, when talking about a man who is arrogant and who has too much to say, that "he is full of hot air".  This provided a seed for my fertile mind and, all of a sudden, I had thought of the balloon approach.
Background by Createwing Designs.  Two larger males are Terri Kahrs freebies, altered and re-dressed.  The image on the right is a Flickr free-to-use (head only).  Balloons were made in one of my software programs.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Automobiles

Mr Ferdinand J. Fussbucket purchased his first horseless carriage so that he could take his family on excursions.  Sadly, he didn't realise that it was a "one seater".  His wife and son were not amused. 
Man and auto picture from Graphic Fairy (coloured).  Boy from Art Creations Friday. Background by SussiM.  Lady from Lunagirl collage sheet.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Take a Word #3 - Moon

It's only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you'd believe in me.

Yes, it's only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you'd believe in me.

The background paper is by Irene Alexeeva, images from Graphic Fairy, moon and "muslin" for my tree from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics
Dressmaker dummies from Kubivet freebies

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Blackbirds

The Poe image (altered into postage stamp pose) and blackbird were Googled.  The man in chair minus head) is from my own family album.  I have lost track of the added ephemera which I have had on my computer for years.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Take a Word Challenge #2 - ANGEL

My mind wanders off along peculiar pathways.  Would an angel have to be taught to fly?  Would she have ropes and nets?
The beautiful face is from a Suzee Que image, free to use at Flickr (and altered).  The background paper is by Irene Alexeeva as are the wings.  Other papers used in angel's  robe etc  and elements at top are by Createwing Designs.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Showtime

Maybelle and Melvin could show them young'ns a thing or two!  Showtime was any time for them when the banjo played.
The image of the heel clicking Melvin is a Terri Kahrs freebie - altered and with lower part added.  Thanks Terri!  I am not sure where the lady's face came from. Man's legs and feet and lady's dress painted by me.  Background bits and pieces, banjo and lady's shoes by Lorie Davison at Scrapbook Grapphics.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Take a Word #1 - TIME

It's time for a new challenge!!  My collage includes two Flickr free-to-use images (head and body) originally black and white, coloured and altered.  Background pieces from Createwing Designs and brushes from Vera Lim.