Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Stripes


Ann asked us for stripes and I probably got a bit carried away.  We have a challenging challenge at Digitalmania (Flickr) where we learn a lot of new tricks, taking inspiration from the work of artists in many different styles.  This past week it was cutting and pasting a la Carmen Casanova, a Spanish artist. I made a patchwork design and cut the lady's dress from it.  Her skin tones include a page from an old dictionary of mine.  All papers, including sky, grass and patchwork were Googled.  The trees and the bow are by Createwings Designs.  The stitching is a Photoshop brush as are the white flowers.  Cloud by me!! 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - Recipes

This quick and easy apple pudding recipe has been handed down through my family.  Apple elements by Kubivet freebies (no longer on the web) and the side piece is from Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday Postcard Art - Coffee Time

This week the theme at Sunday Postcard Art is COFFEE TIME and I have the honour of providing the sample picture.  The labels were all Googled and the two ladies have been in my "stash" for a very long time and I'm sorry that I don't know where they came from.  Thankyou to Donna and Mandy for inviting me to host this week's challenge.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Trunk

Thanks to Bev for a great challenge.  The trunk and sail are by Lorie Davison at SBG. The background was Googled  and girl (altered and re-dressed) by Kubivet freebie (a very old website that no longer exists),

Monday, January 21, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - Wrinkles

Thanks to Yvonne for a great theme and for providing the inspiration for our wrinkly pieces.  The little bird lady has been in my folders for years. The picture was very small, unclear and black and white but I have attacked it with all manner of filters and lighting to achieve a sharper look and some golden colours.  The background is by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Quote and journal page

Open book by Christina Renee, "family" consists of four images in my stash (they have been there for years)/.  The two girls on the right are from Hidden Vintage Designs.  The two "ladies" on the right hand page are from  Some gesso touches from Tangie Baxter, daisies by Rosey Posey, splashes, brushes and circle stamps from Createwings Designs.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Take a Word - Fantasy

This week Johanna suggested FANTASY as our theme word of the week.  The image of princess was Googled, crown by SherrieJD, egrets from January at Deviantscraps and background from Eena also at Deviantscraps.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Sepia

This is a photo of my granddaughter.  It was originally a colour photo but I have had some fun tweaking it with a lot of filters and effects to achieve (I hope) a rich sepia feel.  The added timely elements are from Irene Alexeeva.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - Art and what it means to me

Art (or what passes for art) is my escape from the drudgery of everyday life and I can lock myself away  and enter a different world.  I can look like a bag lady or perhaps I could (like the lady above) dress in polka dot stockings and very fetching chemise.  All this without leaving home!!
The altered Mona Lisa was painted by me for an earlier challenge.  The lady artiste with brush was originally a sepia image from but I have overpainted her in ArtRage.  The floor and background are by Irene Alexeeva and the paint can and tubes and easel were Googled.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Circles


Thanks to Bev for the Circles challenge.  The image (greatly altered) is from  Backgrounds Irene Alexeeva, half tone effects PSE10, large circle stamps and newspaper circles at bottom of picture from Createwings Designs.