Monday, February 29, 2016

Thanks to Patti for a sensitive challenge.  The image of a brave comes from Pinterest and the document was Googled and enhanced.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - PREDOMINANTLY PURPLE

The background (altered) is from Lorie Davison, the image from Wikimedia Commons, made into a transparent brush in Photoshop.

Sunday Postcard Art - Coca Cola

Thanks to Mandy for this week's challenge.  My bathing beauty comes from Graphics Fairy (coloured).  The bottle and graphics were Googled.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Dezinaworld Cheeky Challenge - Chocolate and Lime

This week at Cheeky Challenge the theme is CHOCOLATE AND LIME.  The image is from (no longer trading) and everything else was Googled.

The Three Muses Challenge - Alphabet Soup

All my own work except the feet.  I painted a colorful background in ArtRage to which I added Photoshop brushes.  I then cut the dress and hat from the background and used my own painting of face and arms. Photoshop splatters were  applied to the black background.  Font filled with background.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - Vogue

This week's theme "Vogue" made me think of Fifties Fashion and, of course, Grace Kelly, and of course the song from High Society - "Well, did you evah?" - Photo found on Google, background by Itkupilli.

Have you heard that Mimsie Starr
She got pinched in the Astor Bar
(Sloshed again, eh?) She was stoned
Well, did you evah?
What a swell party this is.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - NUDITY

Thanks for an interesting challenge.  The bubble dancer is from Graphics Fairy and the background is a scanned dictionary page.  Click on picture to enlarge for better view.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - VINTAGE SEPIA - Buttons and Bows

Background scanned from old dictionary and coloured and re-arranged.  Image from Paper Whimsy.  Bird and bow from Createwings Designs and button from my stash.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - LOVE

The meaning behind this is self-explanatory.  The painted lady is, of course, a Modigliani image with added heart and hands.  The painter's picture is from, altered and overpainted. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - CHILDREN

The image is from Paper Whimsy (altered).  The frame is from Big Girls at Scrapbookgraphics and the sky was Googled.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Go Fish - The Kiss

This week at the Muses the theme is "GO FISH".  I found this image on my collection.  It has been extracted and coloured.  The background and seaweeds are from January at Mischief Circus, the fish were Googled and the bubbles are from Lorie Davison.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Hearts/Digital Whisper Challenge - Violin.

My "hearts and violins" picture is for Take a Word and Digital Whisper, a case of piercing two hearts with one sharp bow.  Much better than killing two innocent birds with one stone.  The musical lady is my own creation, painted in ArtRage digital painting program.  I'm particularly proud of the bustier.  The background is a collage of various bits of old ephemera.  The violin and bow were googled.

Dezina's Cheeky Challenge

This week at Dezina's Cheeky Challenge is TIME MACHINE.  This one may not have been successful but he tried.  Picture of man Googled.  Other elements from Marta van Eck.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge

This week Bev has chosen the theme of the Romany people.  The image is from (no longer selling photos).  I have coloured the photo from its original black and white.  The frame and background and bird are from Lorie Davison.