Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - MOON

Thanks to Ann for the challenge.  The first thing that came into my mind was Van Morrison's song "Moondance" and then I was up and running.  The ballerina is from a collection by (coloured and altered).  The background, moon and stars are by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Take a Word #48 - ALBUM

I chose to add coloring to my vintage photos from family albums.  These are images of my father at 4, 21 and 100.  Part of the background is by Ztampf of SBG and the aged album cover is by Lorie Davison also of SBG.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Gothic Arch Challenge - Autumn

Thanks to Kris for the great challenge.  The image is from the late Suzee Que at Flickr.  Other bits and pieces from Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday Postcard Art - Autumn (Wardrobe Malfunction)

Jeannette Jaxon loved autumn and every year she joined in the Autumn Festival street parade wearing one of her unique costumes.  In 2010 she designed a dress made from beautifully coloured autumn leaves.  Unfortunately, it was a windy day and her autumn leaves did what autumn leaves do and they started to fall, leaving Jeannette in a state of acute embarrassment.  She will never forget the wardrobe malfunction that ruined her autumn in 2010.  A true story.

Jeannette is an Ozstuffe Original, the leaves are from Kubivet freebies and the background pieces are by Rosey Posey at SBG.  The words used are from an old song called, strangely enough, "Autumn Leaves".

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - Doors

Yes, this is my (in)famous Uncle Paul (by marriage) who features regularly in my artwork.  The fact that his poor little wife, Julia, is standing while he is seated sums up their marriage.  (She was my mother's sister).
The photograph of church door was Googled, the photo of the bridal couple is from my family album.  Layers by Rosey Posey (SBG) and Vera Lim were added.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Gothic Arch Challenge - The Last Rose of Summer

I used bits and pieces I have had on my computer for a long time so I don't have credits for the image or the arch.  The dried roses are by Trish Jones and the words are from the song "The Last Rose of Summer" by Thomas More.
This is a new challenge hosted by Kris Dickinson at  - If you like a challenge, join in and make it a success!  We need all the challenges we can get having lost so many great ones over the past few months.

Take a Word #47 - MALE (His Own Greatest Fan)

This week, at another of our challenges (Digitalmania at Flickr), we are taking inspiration from the modern surrealist artist, Vladimir Kush.  It occurred to me that one of the pictures I have created for that challenge fits nicely into "Take a Word" and MALE.  As usual my choice of life partner causes me to vent a tad!! 
The male in the picture is actually my Uncle Paul (by marriage) who regularly features in my artwork.  He probably won't be recognised as I have given him a makover - new hair style, new moustache and some makeup.  The grand piano was Googled, the "flying carpet" is by Alexeeva (a checkered pattern which has been distorted) and the butterfly by Lorie Davison.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - Autumn

Tee hee!  I decided on collage style for my sample picture and the problem with collage is that it is difficult to get started and difficult to know when to stop so you are lucky the kitchen sink isn't on show here.  The "autumn goddess" is my own creation.  I painted the face in ArtRage and cut her clothes from background papers.  Other elements are from Rosey Posey and Tangie Baxter both of Scrapbookgraphics.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Take a Word #46 - MUSIC

The young girl musician is from a collage sheet by  Background Rosey Posey at SBG.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Words

I'm not sure if the lady is appropriately dressed for a game of hockey.  Perhaps she plans to use it on hubby!!  The beautiful image is a Flickr free-to-use.  Background and elements by Lauren Bavin.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Take Word Challenge #45 - Butterflies

Thanks to June for hosting our Butterflies challenge this week!
My butterfly lady is made from two images (altered and overpainted) and a Googled butterfly.  The background paper is by Irene Alexeeva and the two edging overlays are by Vera Lim.  Words from a Dolly Parton song.