Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - What makes ME tick?

I think we could all apply this great quote by James Thurber to our own lives.  What makes me tick?  Now that would be telling!!
I hasten to say the lady in the picture isn't me at any time of my life (I wish).  She is an amalgam of a face from a Suzee Que Flickr free to use image (coloured and altered) and a body from a Kubivet freebie.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Take a Word Challenge - PRINT

Well, Sadie is certainly in print if not in the news!!  Sadie's head was originally a photo of a silent movie star on Google.  Her body is made from a template created by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.  The backgrounds are also by Maya.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - Angels

My angel isn't traditional but I had fun creating her.  I painted the face and cut her clothes and wings from papers by Createwings Designs (The super-talented designer, Dawn van der Stoep who can be found at After Five Designs).  The boots were Googled.  The word art, heart, ribbon, bird and background paper are also by Createwings Designs.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Take a Word Challenge - Sepia

My collage includes images from the Graphics Fairy, hearts by SherrieJD and other bits and pieces of ephemera either Googled or having been stored in my "stash" for a long time.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - Tis the Season

For me, 'tis the season to be hot and bothered!!  It's summertime in Australia and in my part of the it we can expect endless heatwaves.  The background photo is my own.  I live within walking distance of the beach and one of the advantages of living close to the sea is the occasional sea breeze which cools things down for a while.  The bathing beauty was Googled.  Christmas greetings!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Take a Word Challenge - Joy

I think the big smile says it all - JOY!! This is a photo of my youngest granddaughter here aged twelve  months.  She's four now.  I painted her new clothes (and hat) and also the background.  The rose was Googled. (Roses are in full bloom at this time of year).
Christmas in Australia is unique.  The weather is usually very hot and dry.  It is necessary to wear light clothing - on small children not much at all.  Some people still cling to the old customs but, increasingly, others choose to picnic on the river banks or go to the beach.  Barbecues are very popular.
I wish everyone a joyful season!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - ODD

The very odd lady is my own creation.  Background papers and other bits and pieces by Lauren Bavin.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Take a Word Challenge - Numbers

I made the background and spotted box.  The beautiful image is a freebie from Ali Mayes.  Daisies by Lorie Davison and clock, background papers and medallion by Createwing Designs.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art - Christmas Fairy

My Christmas fairy started as a vintage photo from  I gave her a new Christmas costume and tinsel (painted in ArtRage).  The background and paper for wings are from Pink Lotty Designs at Deviantscrap