Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - MUSIC

This week at the Muses the theme is MUSIC.  Image (altered and coloured) from e-vint.com no longer selling.  Background manuscript scanned and altered.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - BUTTONS AND BOWS

This week at Take a Word the theme is BUTTONS AND BOWS.  Elements from Creativewings Designs.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - MAIL ART

This week at the Muses the Challenge theme is MAIL ART.  Image from e-vint.com no longer selling.  Other elements "found" here and there and mainly on Google Images.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - BEAUTY

This week at TAW the theme is BEAUTY.  The image is from Wikimedia Commons, everything else from Itkupilli collactions.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - A Touch of Red

This week the challenge theme is A TOUCH OF RED.  I scanned the dictionary page and googled Frida and the black and white rose.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - CLOCKS

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is CLOCKS.  The image in the foreground is from e-vint.com (no longer selling) coloured and altered.  In the right backhand corner is a ghostly picture of my parents on their wedding day.  Other memories Googled.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - Gypsy

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is GYPSY.  Image from e-vint.com (no longer selling) - altered and overpainted.  Background and old frame from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday Postcard Art - SILHOUETTES

This week at SPA the theme is SILHOUETTES.  The Silhouettes are from Graphics Fairy and the background from scanned and altered dictionary papers. The quote is from Eleanor Roosevelt.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - FENCES

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is FENCES.  The photograph from an old family album is of my aunt who was 12 at the time.  The photo was black and white which I have coloured.  As her boots were barely visible I substituted a pair of Googled boots.  The background (altered) was also Googled.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - HOT COLOURS

This week at Take a Word the theme is HOT COLOURS.  The image is from a collection at e-vint.com (no longer selling).  Orange fabrics Googled.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Three Muses - What is Art?

I scanned the open pages of the pocket dictionary, added some digital water colour painting, the girl's image from Paper Whimsy and the baby from Hidden Vintage Studios (no longer selling).  The quote says: "Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up". (Pablo Picasso).

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - ROSE/ROSES

This week at TAW the theme is ROSE.  Image from Kubivet (no longer selling) altered and overpainted.  Rose from Graphics Fairy.  Backgrounds and frame from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics/

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - Vintage Bathing Beauties

This week at the Muses the theme is VINTAGE BATHING BEAUTIES.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - TWO

My "couple" for this week's Take a Word Challenge.  Images from Graphics Fairy, Googled background.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - JOURNEY

This week at the Muses the theme is JOURNEY. Background pictures and elements and frame from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.  Suitcase Googled.  Image from an old stash.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - BLUE AND WHITE

This week at Take a Word the theme is BLUE AND WHITE.  The Googled image is a photo of actress, Maud Fealy, with overlay of text by Createwings Designs and shadowed photoframe from Anna Aspnes.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - VINTAGE GLAMOUR

This is what the smart teenager was wearing in the earlier part of the 20th century. My mother was 16 when this photo was taken.  I have coloured it and added bits and pieces in the background.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Take a Word Chalenge - MOTHER AND CHILD

This week at Take a Word the theme is Mother and Child.  Images Googled and slightly altered.  Background pieces from Anna Aspnes.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - INTERESTING HEADWEAR

I started with a Googled image which has been overpainted and then I added lots of Photoshop brushes to create her "headwear".

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - Books

This week at TAW the theme is BOOKS.  The image is from e-vint.com (no longer selling).  I have coloured and altered it.  Background bits and pieces from Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - BIG BOLD RED

I started with a black and white image from e.vint.com (no longer selling - I was lucky enough to download hundreds of photos in collections before it closed).  I coloured and overpainted the young lady and I painted the red curtains in ArtRage painting software.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - TURQUOISE

The lady is from e.vint.com (no longer selling).  I have coloured her from the original black and white.  The background wallpaper pattern was Googled.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - Hands

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is HANDS.  The image (coloured and altered) is from e-vint.com, no longer selling.  The chair, poppy and hands were Googled.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - ANGEL

This week at Take a Word the theme is ANGEL.  My angel is a stone sculpture (coloured).  It was found on Google Images.  Background and cherub from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - APRIL SHOWERS

The background is from Itkupilli, the image a painting from Wikimedia Commons and the flower-umbrella from Google Images.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - EGG-CELLENCE

This week at Take a Word the theme is EGG-CELLENCE.  The image is from Wikimedia Commons (altered and re-dressed).  Background pieces by Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics and fabric in dress from Lorie Davison also at SBG.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - Beach

This week at the Muses the theme is BEACH. I painted the backdrop and added a Googled lighthouse and two bathing beauties from an old collection.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - BOTANICAL

Poppies Googled, background from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics and image from e-vint.com (coloured and altered).  E-vint.com no longer selling.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - Wings in Unexpected Places.

This week we are attaching wings in unexpected places. Image from old stash, rest of lady cut from papers.  Backgrounds from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - DANCE

This week at the Muses the theme is DANCE.  The two ballerinas are from a collection from e-vint.com which is no longer selling.  The images have been coloured and altered.  The background is from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - BIRDS

Googled bird, windows and other elements from Lauren Bavin and some over-the-top filtering.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - Money

In spite of the statement that this Australian banknote is legal tender, that's a lie, and the Governor of the Reserve Bank is not Bart Simpson.  I had some fun making my own version of our $50 banknote.
Australian paper money is very colorful and high tech with indestructible clear plastic inserts and other means to thwart the forgers.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - GREEN

This week at Take a Word the theme is GREEN.  I'm not sure where the image comes from but I coloured her face and overpainted her body using digital painting software.  Ephemera Googled.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - Four Leaf Clover

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is "four leaf clover".  Everything Googled.  Yes, my heritage is Irish.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - WHEELS

This week at the Muses the theme is WHEELS.  I have created a paper collage using digital tools.  All my own work.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - FLOWERS

I made the background, adding a couple of Photoshop brushes.  The flower is from Graphics Fairy and the image was Googled and altered.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - MAIL ART

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is MAIL ART.  The envelope has been made using bits and pieces from an old stash.  The only credit I am sure of is that the "vintage" balloons are from Createwings Designs.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - CHILDHOOD

This week at Take a Word Challenge the theme is CHILDHOOD.  I have had the image of the little girl in my stash for a long time and don't know anything about its origins.  The background pieces are from Createwings Designs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - Musical Instruments - Gloriana

This week at the Muses the theme is MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.  The painting is from the Renaissance period by an artist, Criville.  The text in the background was Googled as was the instrument.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - DOMINOS

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is DOMINOS.  I painted the face (digitally) and added a Googled domino pattern to make her shirt.  Background by Itkupilli.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - OLD FASHIONED

This week at Take a Word Challenge the theme is OLD FASHIONED.  I painted the fifties lady in ArtRage digital art software.  The splatters are Photoshop brushes.
I have had problems using my Windows Edge browser in Blogspot today.  I changed to Google Chrome and was able to post to my blog and to the challenge page. I mention this in case others have had the same problem.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Three Muses - SPECTACLES

This week at the Muses the theme is SPECTACLES.  The image is from Wikimedia Commonns, the bird is by me (painted in Artrage digital painting program). The background is from Itkupilli and the specs were Googled.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art - Vintage Romance

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is "vintage romance".  I scanned and altered an old dictionary page and added bits and pieces from my old collection,

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - VALENTINE

This week at Take a Word the theme is VALENTINE.  My view on the big day is a little bit jaded and my "lovebirds" are undecided.  Card made from ephemera from my collection over the years.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - MOON

This week at the Three Muses the challenge theme is MOON.  I painted the background and moon using ArtRage painting software.  The image (altered) is from e-vint.com (no longer selling) and the cardboard sea is from Ruth Davis at E-scape and Scrap.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - SWING

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is SWING.  I'm not sure if this is the swing to have fun on or swing music/the age of swing.  I have chosen the former.
The background and arms are from Itkupilli and the lovely image is from Paper Whimsy.

Take a Word Challenge - FRIENDS

This week at Take a Word the theme is FRIENDS.  I have chosen to illustrate it in quirky, maybe ridiculous style, but I had fun.  The bathing beauties were Googled.  The background pieces, the heads, fish, banner and detached arm are from Itkupilli.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - BLACKBIRD

This week at the Muses the theme is BLACKBIRD.  The bird and hat were Googled and the building brushes are by Katie Pertiet.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - Black, white and a touch of red.

This week at TAW the challenge theme is black, white and a touch of red.  I took a perfectly normal coloured photo from Google Images and used added textures and filters to make it into something rather creepy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - ANIMAL

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is ANIMALS.  The small girl and the cat are images from Graphics Fairy, coloured by me.  The background is an old dictionary page.