Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Circus

The clown is an Ozstuffe Originale (painted in ArtRage).  The background and drum are from Tangie Baxter at SBG.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Mail

I enjoy creating old and stained envelopes.  This one is dedicated to Buffalo and a misspent childhood watching westerns at Saturday matinees.  Images Googled.  Background bits and pieces by Lorie Davison and postmark by Katie Pertiet.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art - Birthstone

I have always thought of my birthstone as TURQUOISE but it seems there are two stones for December - BLUE TOPAZ and the alternative TURQUOISE.  AMBER TOPAZ is the birthstone for November.  Therefore, it seems that turquoise is acceptable as December's birthstone.

My birthstone is turquoise which probably explains my affinity with all shades of blue.  I painted the face.  The hat is from Maya and the background by Lorie Davison (both of Scrapbookgraphics).  The dress fabric and turquoise pieces were Googled.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - In the Round

Thanks for the great challenge, Bev.  After a day of frustration, I finally managed to post this.  I have had to change from Explorer to Google Chrome and still have a lot to learn.  Lost all me favourites!!
The image is from, much coloured and overlaid.  The frame is from Lorie Davison.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Turquoise

Ballerinas seem to be featuring a lot in my work recently!!  The two dancers are from which is a great source of vintage photographs (I am not connected with the website in any way).  I have coloured the photos.  The background is by Lorie Davison of Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Outside the Frame (Birds)

The ballet dancer is from - coloured, overpainted with added tulle and sparkle.  Elements by Createwings Designs.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - ATC (Old fashioned)

This collage was created in an ATC template which has been enlarged on the blog page. 
The beautiful images are from Art Creations Friday which sadly no longer exists.  They were softly coloured.
The background paper is by Lorie Davison and the word overlays and frame are by Lauren Bavin.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Torso Template

I couldn't resist creating two completely different takes on the torso challenge.
In the first black and white piece I used a template recommended by Ann (Taluula) and filled it with doodles (by SherrieJD at Scrapbookgraphics) and adding a face by me.  Mask, ribbons and beads by Irene Alexeeva at Scraporchard.  The second template was Googled and filled with our Mona (who really gets around) and overlays by Berna Datema (SBG).

Monday, February 6, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Coffee

I enjoy a cup of coffee occasionally but have to admit that my first drink of choice is tea!  The two ladies come Flickr-free-to-use images.  The posters are from Google Images.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Musical Instruments

Who said silliness and musical instruments don't go together?
I used two images from Graphics Fairy, altered and added to.  The double bass was Googled, the floor was made from an Irene Alexeeva background and the music has been in my stash for a long time.