Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tagalong Challenge - Vintage Tag

Congratulations to Mandy on the opening of her new challenge, Tagalong.  We have seen a lot of challenges come and go and it is so good to see a new one because we really need challenges to learn new tricks and improve our artwork, not to mention having somewhere to post it and finding many friends along the way.
This week's challenge has a vintage flavour. The image above is from Paper Whimsy. The background by Manu and background to tag by Rosey Posey.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Three Muses Challenge - Artist Affirmation

"If we allow the realities of life to steal our imagination, we might find ourselves living in a world without dreams" (Nan Witcomb).
This week Bill is asking us to illustrate what art means to us.  For me it is an escape from reality at least for brief moments.  Many thanks to Bill for giving us something to ponder on.

I have taken one of my collages featuring my own artwork  and added an "artist".  The ragged hearts and background papers are by Catherine Designs at After Five Designs and the lady is from (photo coloured from original black and white).

Monday, August 26, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - TIME

This week our theme word is TIME.  The vintage image is from and she has been coloured.  The chair and background are from Lorie Davison, the overlay frame from Vera Lim and the clock from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art - Secret Garden

Many thanks to Victoria for a great challenge and a superb inspirational sample picture.  Wow!!  Here is my take on altering the Mucha picture.  Background, blue flowers and chaise longue by Lorie Davison, paper flowers Birgit Kerr.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Steampunk

I have given this vintage lady (from a steamunk chapeau using all manner of metalwork from Finecrafted Designs, Marta van Eck and Maya at Scrapbookgraphics. Brooch from Lorie Davison.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Take a Word - Warm Colours

I borrowed Mae West's face and an old photo of four bathing beauties in black and white.  I coloured them and added some blingy overpainting.  Background, frame and flowers by Lauren Bavin.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - Script

The wonder of art is being able to let one's hair down and enjoy moments of silliness by altering a famous painting.  Mona was Googled, overpainting by me, bits and pieces by Rosey Posey.  Thanks to Ann for a great challenge.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - Wild Animals

Well, a lion is a wild animal, although this one looks pretty friendly.  Thanks to Anni for a great challenge.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - GEOMETRICS

Thanks to Bev for an interesting and different challenge.  I have used an image from, coloured and overpainted.  The background is by Ztampf and a Photoshop brush provides the geometric lines.  (Many circles to be found!!)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - Dark

Couldn't resist having some fun with Edgar and his raven friend.  Image of Edgar Allan Poe from Google Images (coloured and overpainted).  Background Irene Alexeeva.  Raven from my stash of blackbirds.