Sunday, November 29, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - CONTAINERS

This week at TAW the theme is CONTAINERS.  The jar and background are from Holliewood, the blue pattern from Cryztal  Rain, the images from Hidden Vintage Studios.  The quote is by C. Hightower.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Flying

This week's theme at the Muses is "flying".  Why not a Mary Poppins look alike, using an umbrella to become airborne.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - Tommy Turkey

The Arbothnots took their Thanksgiving celebrations very seriously.  Algernon insisted that his wife Agatha wear their pet turkey, Tommy, as a hat.
The turkey was Googled (and possibly roasted).  The fun-loving couple are from Hidden Vintage Studios and the background is from Holliewood.

Take a Word Challenge - Silhouettes

This week at Take a Word the theme is SILHOUETTES.  I made the background from a scanned dictionary page (altered).  The heart is from Createwings Designs.  Silhouette and other touches - Photoshop brushes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Transportation

The boy is my father - a faded sepia picture from a family album, coloured and enhanced.  The street scene and tram car is from Itkupilli.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - Shoes

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is SHOES.  Some of you may recognise my Uncle Paul (by marriage),  The original photo is from a family album.  The background is from Itkupilli, the shoes and legs Googled.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - Best China - Still life

This week at Take a Word the challenge is to bring out our best china/porcelain and feature it in our artwork.  The background and books are from Lorie Davison.  The tea cup and saucer were Googled. They are from the Twining Tea Company.  The knitted pair were also Googled.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cheeky Challenge Tuesday - SISTER ACT

This week at Cheeky Challenge Tuesday the theme is SISTERS.  My picture is "Sister Act".  It's an original digital abstract painting using ArtRage software.  !00% Ozstuffe Originale.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Quirky Me.

In case the "blurb" above can't be seen properly, here it is again:

I admit it!  I wear aprons.  I make them myself because I need a voluminous pocket.  I carry around things that might be useful such as a length of string, a tube of glue, a pen, scissors, clothes pegs (pins), a pocket knife.  I use my pocket when cleaning.  It becomes a receptacle for balls of fluff, dried leaves, bottle tops, torn envelopes, other people's trash.  I sometimes keep a small radio in my pocket to keep up with the news.  I always carry my portable phone which is old-fashioned and weighs a ton.

My pocket has other uses.  It is a source of entertainment for my small grandson who loves to examine its contents, especially as I have been known to hide chocolate frogs (wrapped) in there.  I love my voluminous pockets.

An Ozstuffe Original.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - WINGS

This week at Take a Word the theme is wings.  I have chosen to create a quirky abstract about different forms of communication.  The sail and background are from Lorie Davison and the arms and legs, telephone and typewriter are from Marta van Eck.  Wings from Graphics Fairy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - Ballerina

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is BALLERINA.  My little ballerina is from Graphics Fairy (coloured and altered from original sepia).  The overlays are from Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics.

The Three Muses Challenge - Windmills

This week at the Muses the theme is WINDMILLS.  Thanks to Bev for an interesting challenge.  Background and windmills from Lorie Davison.  Image of woman from my own collection.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

DezinaWorld Cheeky Challenge Tuesdays - Vintage Image - Mother and Son

There's a new challenge for us to enjoy - DEZINA WORLD CHEEKY CHALLENGE TUESDAYS.  Click HERE to go to the challenge.
The image of the woman has been supplied by Dezina World (thankyou).  The image of the boy comes from

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - BALLOONS

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is BALLOONS.  Some of us might think that some men are so full of hot air they should probably be floating, not walking. Apologies to those men to whom this does not apply.  The images are from my own stash collected over the years.  I have overpainted their costumes. The balloon was made by my software and the background is from Createwings Designs.