Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Steampunk

Thanks to Bev for some Steampunkerie.  Poor Stanley likes to keep up with the current fads but he has no clue what steampunk really means (and he isn't the only one!)
Stanley is a freebie from Terri Kahrs (altered).  Thankyou Terri.  Steampunk stash items from Marta van Eck at Deviantscraps.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Take a Word - Blue

OK, I admit it - my favourite colour is blue.  The blue lady is actually a stone angel in a cemetery.  All other bits and pieces (backgrounds, stitching and overlays) are by Berna Datema at Scrapbookgraphics.  The lines are from a great old song.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - That's Entertainment

I have included two samples this week.  The above picture includes painting and daisies by me and background (including word overlay) from Createwing Designs.
The very busy collage below was created using Googled bits and pieces.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Take a Word Challenge - UMBRELLA

This week our theme is UMBRELLA and I have created this piece from a combination of two images and a lot of overpainting and colouring.  The face is from (altered and coloured).  The original image was Googled and it has been overpainted and altered greatly.  Clothes and boots are new.
The bubble brush on the umbrella is from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals and the crystal rain is from Jofia Defoe.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gothic Arch Challenge - Numbers

My own background, dried roses by Trish Jones and Googled image (coloured).

Sunday Postcard Art - Framed!

Thanks for the great challenge this week!  The young escapist is made from Googled bits and pieces with colouring and overpainting.  The frame is by Irene Alexeeva.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Mail Art

Thanks to Ann for the mail art challenge, always a pleasure to take part in.  The image (coloured) is from  Background and elemenets Lauren Bavin.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Take a Word - Moonstruck

Background and some elements by Creativewing Designs, face by me, dress made from flower petals, original image an E-vint-com collage picture.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gothic Arch Challenge - Roses

Thanks to Kris for a great challenge and gorgeous sample picture.  I used my own photo of a deep red rose for the hat and embellishments.  Background bits and pieces by Irene Alexeeva and Kubivet.  Image from

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Window- Looking Out? Looking In?

Thanks to Bev for a great challenge.  I love windows as a theme.  The image (coloured and altered) is from a collage sheet from  Background paper by Lorie Davison, grapes and light overlay from Lauren Bavin.  The stained glass window was Googled.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Take a Word Challenge - Sewing

For some reason I thought of the old fairy story about the shoemaker and the elves where the overworked shoemaker went to sleep and woke to find that the elves had completed his work.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a sewing fairy to do the same thing?
My fairy is from a collage sheet by (altered and coloured). Sewing essentials are from JenU Designs.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gothic Arch Challenge - Green

The image (coloured and altered) is from a collage sheet by, embellishments by Ztampf, hat by Kubivet and overlay by Creativewing Designs.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Vintage collage/memories

The idea for my collage came from looking through old newspaper pages and seeing the outrageous claims made in advertisements in "the good old days".  I am old enough to have memories of newspaper ads claiming miracle cures for this and that.  Thank goodness nowadays there has to be (or should be) truth in advertising.  I'm sure some slippery customers manage to get around the rules.
The image is a Flickr-free-to-use photo and the old newspaper clippings are from Jen U Designs.