This week our challenge is to use purple and turquoise in our artwork. The lady in my picture is from e-vint.com (coloured by me). The background, word overlay and circles are by Rosey Posey.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
This week our challenge is to create a Moo or two or three or four or .....? The slightly different orientation of the faces may suggest they are not all the same size but it's an optical illusion. For this collection of Moos I merely extracted Mona from her home and painted on new identities from school girl to Christmas lady, Cut-and-Paste princess to a lady who has, ahem, perhaps seen better days. (Painting done in ArtRage, a great digital painting program).
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
My kangaroo was found on Google and I added his hat, board shorts and beer.
May I wish all my Blog friends a peaceful and happy Christmas and hopefully a great New Year providing the Mayan calendar is wrong and the world isn't going to end on December 21!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
I suppose I should call this one "Sewing goes Surreal". I have no idea where it came from because my mind, especially in my senior years, works in mysterious ways and sometimes not at all.
The sky background is from Holliewood at Deviantscrap. The dress form is from Lauren Bavin with sewing bits and pieces from JenU Designs. The face(s) and half dress were painted in ArtRage.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
The background paper is by Lorie Davison. The image came in two separate top and bottom. The top half is from E-vint.com (altered and coloured). Stamp and snail Googled. Address overlay by Createwings Designs.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
I have to admit that I enjoy those corny survival movies but, hey, fish stocks are dwindling in the ocean and fresh water is going out of fashion in some parts of the world.
Background, boots and steampunk dangly bits are from Marta at Deviant Scrap. The fish is an Ozstuffe Originale and the lady was (ahem) found on line - at least half of her was.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Some poetic licence but then we don't know what angels REALLY look like!
Face by me and body made with cut-outs from background papers. The shadow box, wings, word art, heart, crown and papers are by CreatewingsDesigns (Scraporchard).
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I don't often talk about Uncle Paul's demise as it is too painful. However, it is part of my family's history and it deserves to be told.
Image from an old family album. Ear trumpet from Finecrafted Designs. Background, rhino and dust clouds from Lorie Davison.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The image (coloured by me) is from E-vint.com. Other bits and pieces from Alana McCarthy (frame), Cryztalrain (halftone brushes), Irene Alexeeva (background and fabric flower), Createwings Designs (berries), Lorie Davison (metallic elements).
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
The lady is from E-vint.com (coloured from the original black and white). The background is by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics (colour enhanced and filtered). Wings were found on Google.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Halloween has never been a big thing in Australia. In fact, it was not until very recent years that stores began to stock costumes and other bits and pieces. It's all a bit foreign to me so my picture is about the stuff of nightmares.
I found the image (a romantic era portrait, artist unknown) on Google along with the skeleton and the gravestone. A few filters have been used to achieve a grungy, vintage look.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Anja is hosting the challenge this week and she has suggested creating a poster (movie, theatre, etc). I have chosen the movie "She Done Him Wrong". Doing wrong to Cary must surely have been a crime. In 1933, Cary Grant was a newcomer to movies and Mae West was the big star. Images Googled, backgrounds by Irene Alexeeva and the ticket by Kubivet. Colour added to black and white images.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Mermaids must tire of draping themselves in seaweed and scales so why not some high fashion designs for them?
My mermaid has a face drawn by me and an outfit (complete withpeplum) all cut from a fish tail by Irene Alexeeva. The bubbles, shell (re-coloured) and raffia bow are also by Irene. Background by Lorie Davison.
Monday, October 8, 2012
This really is my Uncle Paul (by marriage). He lives in an old family album that was passed on to me and every now and then I drag him out and give him an airing in various guises. He hasn't been seen on the Blog for quite a while but I am sure many of you will remember him.
Family photo greatly altered and coloured. ArtRage balloons. Googled boots and hat. Background and clouds by Createwings Designs.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Some people equate solitude with loneliness but for me it is enjoying a peaceful time alone, removed from the rat race of life.
Backgrounds by Joanne Brisbois. Image from Flickr free-to-use images (made into a digital brush). The quote is by Henry David Thoreau.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
For this week's blue theme I chose a black and white photo of actress, Maude Fealy, whose face was perfection. I laid it over random water colour effects and added a word overlay by Lauren Bavin. "Diamonds" by Jofia Devoe.Texture filters also used.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
My seasons blend in one to another with very little change in the landscape. I once had the opportunity to tour New England in the fall and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I painted the face and shoulders and cut the dress from background papers and leaves. The feet and legs were Googled. Background and twiggy tree by Jofia Devoe. Quote by Stanley Horowitz.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
I drew the face and added metallic hair from my software. The girl is dressed in butterfly wings, cut from one butterfly tinted and obtained from Ztampf. The background is by Lorie Davison. (No butterflies were harmed in making this picture).
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
The vintage group is a brush by 500ml Brushes (no longer in existence). The background paper is by Createwings Designs and the brush frame is by Katie Pertiet.