Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - ALPHABET

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is ALPHABET.  My "ad"  includes an image from (no longer selling), the optical chart was Googled and the background is my own.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - BIRD

This week at the Muses the theme is BIRDS.  I painted my bird in ArtRage and the background bits and pieces are from Anna Aspnes.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - SILHOUETTES

This week at Take a Word the theme is SILHOUETTES.  Tree by Birgit Kerr, elements from Createwings Designs.

Digital Whisper Challenge - CIRCUS

"Tears of a Clown" - Clown painted by me, curtain from Lorie Davison.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Fortune Teller

This week at SPA the theme is FORTUNE TELLER.  I painted the fortune teller and the curtain.  Signs were Googled.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cheeky Challenge - FREESTYLE

Background painted by me in ArtRage digital painting software program.  Added a transparent brush of John Lennon and then some spatters and splotches from Photoshop Elements.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - CROCKERY

This week at the Muses the theme is CROCKERY.  My storm in a teacup includes little man painted by me, Googled cup and saucer and background by Anna Aspnes.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - COLOUR BURST

This week at Take a Word the theme is COLOUR BURST.  I painted a background of random splotches and splatters but I'm sure everyone will have their own ways of experimenting with bright colours.  I found a beautiful line drawing of two ladies which I converted into a Photoshop brush (transparency) and laid it over the background. The frilly skirts give a pleasing effect.  The drawing is a freebie from Graphics Fairy.  If you haven't been there, check it out, making sure to click on all the headings under  "Categories".

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge - HAWAII

This week the SPA challenge theme is HAWAII. The face is by me, the "wardrobe" fashioned from Googled fabric and a grass skirt.  The hibiscus also Googled.  Paper doll body by Joanne Brisebois.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - Mouse

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge is to feature a mouse.  I'm here to tell you all that I have a huge phobia when it comes to rodents.  Dead or alive I can't deal with them.  Perhaps that's why I've humanised Dame Marsha van Rodent-Pring who thinks she is mouse royalty.
The mouse comes from a Googled template of a line drawing.  I overpainted it using ArtRage digital painting software.  I made the box from a metallic background painted in ArtRage,

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Three Muses Challenge - ABSTRACT

Thanks to Bev for an abstract challenge.  I love messing about using my ArtRage digital painting software.  Abstract lends itself to this type of artwork.  Everything painted by me.  The fish are meant to be in stained glass form.  Metallic paints used here to give some texture and depth.  Swirly background by Lorie Davison, Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Digital Whisper - HAIR

This week at Digital Whisper Challenge the theme is HAIR.  The background is by Katie Pertiet, the crown from Createwings Designs and the image from a vintage perfume ad via Google Images.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Famous Artist - Vincent van Gogh (Starry Night).

This week at Sunday Postcard the challenge theme is FAMOUS ARTISTS.  I have chosen Vincent van Gogh.  The background was painted by me and the buildings are an overlay by Christina Renee.

Take a Word Challenge - Black and White

It's nice to go back to black and white once in a while.  It's this week's theme at Take a Word.  The lady is from (a great source of vintage images, sadly no longer operating). The flowers are from Birgit Kerr.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Cheeky Challenge - Childhood

It's a little bit hard to accept that this is a vintage photo and it's of me!  I'm vintage.  I think I am 18 months or so.  Smocking was very big in those days.  Don't know why I needed a bib.  I gave myself a new background and some colour.  The bird is from Lauren Bavin and the flowers and backing are from Phu Tong.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - STEAMPUNK HAT

This week at the Muses the theme is "steampunk hat".  The image is from Wikimedia Commons and the steampunkery from Rucola, Finecrafted Designs, JenU Designs and Marta Van Eck.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - SEWING

This week at Take a Word the theme is SEWING.  The background pattern was Googled.  The lady sewing is from Graphics Fairy.  I converted it into a Photoshop Elements semi-transparent brush and then coloured it.
If you read the small print you will see mention of a "mantua maker" which is the old fashioned description of a dress maker.  This is not an actual pattern created for Marie Antoinette.  Apparently, it has been designed for mothers to make a fancy dress costume for their daughters.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Architecture

This week at SPA the theme is ARCHITECTURE.  The "architecture" above comes from Lily Pad.  The rest is by me (image and background both painted using ArtRage digital painting software).  Quote by Christian Morgenstern.

Digital Whisper Challenge - Ladybug

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is "ladybug".  My Ladybug has been created from a Googled ladybug, a Joanne Brisebois paper doll, the head of Louise Brooks, early film star, and a shadowed backing from Anna Aspnes.