I found the original black and white image at Graphics Fairy, added colour and placed him on a scanned dictionary page. I called him "Jerry Poppins" because he is in the same pose that Mary Poppins is often seen in.
This week at the Muses the challenge theme is QUOTES. I have chosen "Expect the Unexpected" although I seem to be a person who always expects the worst! Background from Lorie Davison, image Finecrafted Designs, balloons Googled..
This week at the Muses the theme is FOOTWEAR. I have chosen sneakers. The image is from a family album. It was extracted from a wedding photo of my uncle (by marriage) and aunt. He has appeared in quite a few of my pictures and in many different guises. The background is from Itkupilli.
This week at Take a Word the theme is SEA CREATURES. The mermaid is my own design. I painted the face, Googled the turquoise shells to make her hat and cut her costume from the Googled Tail. Background from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics/
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.