Monday, July 30, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Butterflies

Painting of face by me.  Other bits and pieces Joann Brisbois and Createwings Designs

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Steampunk

Thanks to Ann for a great Steampunk challenge.  My take on it is "Adam and Eve in the Garden of Steampunk".  Adam and Eve Googled.  Frame and background by Lorie Davison.  Steampunkerie by Marta van Eck and Finecrafted Designs.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Messy

Thanks to Rian for the messy challenge.  The girl is from Hidden Vintage at Deviantscrap (altered).  Background room by Irene Alexeeva.  Paint cans and cat Googled.  Briefcase and some splotches from Marta van Eck.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Alone

The words are from a very old English Music Hall song called "Waiting at the Church" (with a sting in the tail).  It gave me an idea for the "alone" theme.  Background and flowers by Lauren Bavin, window by Irene Alexeeva, image from Kubivet.  She was originally sitting on a beach ball and wearing a swimsuit but I have overpainted her to look like a bride and added some tulle pieces for the veil.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Moon

Man in the moon face from Graphics Fairy, tophat and body Googled.  Quote by Mark Twain and background newspaper from Irene Alexeeva.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Birds of a Feather

I designed the background using bits and pieces by Lorie Davison and Createwings Designs.  The bluebird was Googled.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Blue

Outer wear?  Never leave home without it!!  I honestly can't remember where I found this forgetful lady.  I do remember she was black and white and I have added some colour.  The background is by Vera Lim, the grungy frame by Tangie Baxter and the door by Lorie Davison.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art - Animal patterns

Agnes by me (googled giraffe pattern) and framing by Tangie Baxter.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Three Muses - Weather

I love wintertime in my part of the world.  For three short months we can actually wear warm clothes with long sleeves, gardens are green and lush, flowers still bloom, and - if we are lucky - everything outside is damp.  The photo above is of my youngest granddaughter.  It was taken in the month of August, the last month of our winter.  Spring comes early so the flowering fruit tree is in bloom.  I treated the photo to some filter work and added the clock and sign (by Irene Alexeeva).  Once upon a time and rarely it is cool and damp and sometimes rains in Perth, Western Australia.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Take a Word - Music

Greetings to all our American friends who will be celebrating their big day this week.  One of my favourite old movies is "Yankee Doodle Dandy" - corny yes but very entertaining with a long list of catchy songs, one of which is "You're a Grand Old Flag" (by George M. Cohan).
The sheet music of the song and the flags were Googled.  George Washington and small girl images, ribbon and basket of cherries from SherrieJD.  A sepia photo of Maude Fealy has been coloured and altered a little.