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.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - MALE

This started as a sepia photo of a man (Googled).  I have overpainted him in ArtRage digital painting software and added a background by Lorie Davison.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - STEAMPUNK

This week at the Muses the theme is STEAMPUNK.  My take on it is (very) early days of steampunk. Adam and Eve were Googled and altered.  The book frame and background by Lorie Davison.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - PURPLE

This week at Take a Word we are featuring the colour purple.  Bits and pieces from Itkupilli, an image from Wikimedia Commons (altered, coloured), a lot of blending and layering and Googled arches.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - Water

I call this picture "Head above Water" (for obvious reasons).  Thanks to Bev for a nice challenge. The image is from Wikimedia Commons.  I have lost the information which refers to the designer of the water effects.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - Puppy

This week the theme at Digital Whisper is "Puppies".  The image is from Paper Whimsy, the background from Lorie Davison and the dog from Google Images.

Take a Word Challenge - Fruit

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is FRUIT.  The image is from a painting by Modigliani.  The grape "hat", frame and background are from Itkupilli.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - WORD

This week Ann is challenging us to think of a word for 2017.  Mine is "anticipation".  The beautiful image was found at Wikimedia Commons.  The flowers, frame and background are from Itkupilli.