Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - UMBRELLA

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.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - BLACKBIRD

This week at Take a Word the theme is BLACKBIRD.  I Googled the bird and the background is a mishmash of painterly patterns.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - SNAPSHOT

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is SNAPSHOT - using a black and white photo ini a colorful background.  Image from Terri Kahrs.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - Beauty

I love water colours and enjoy dabbling with water colour brushes in a variety of ways.  Googled image (altered).  Brushes from Anna Aspnes.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - QUOTES - "Expect the Unexpected"

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..

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - PURPLE

This week at Take a Word the theme is PURPLE.  Sunglasses may be needed for this one!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - MONOCHROME

This week at TAW the theme is monochrome.  The image is one I've had in my "stash" for a very long time.  I have overpainted her in metallic bling.  Papers used in background are from K. Eflin.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - CIRCLES

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is CIRCLES.  The background and branches are my own work as is the overpainting of the bird.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - DANCER

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is DANCER.  I painted the little dancer. The background and flowers are from Creativewings Designs.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - FOOTWEAR

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.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - Man's Best Friend

I found this wonderful image of Charlie Chaplin in Google Images.  I coloured the photo a little and added old-fashioned hand-cranked movie camera and film from a long retired website, Kubivet.

Sunday Postcard Art - RAINBOW

This week at SPA the theme is RAINBOWS.  I painted the background and overpainted an image from Graphics Fairy.  The umbrella and "puddle" are from Lilypad.

Take a Word Challenge - SEA CREATURES

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/

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - THINGS WITH WINGS

Angel, background and crown painted by me using ArtRage digital painting software.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art - Nostalgia

The photograph (coloured from original sepia) is of my mother at age 16. She had me when in her forties and died when I was 15 so this is a special photo to me.

Digital Whisper Challenge - JOHN LENNON

Googled drawing made into a Photoshop brush with some water colour splotches added.  The background text collage is by Joanne Brisebois.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - HEARTS

HEARTS is the theme this week at Take a Word.  I had some fun with altered art and cutting and pasting.  Images from an old collection (altered and overpainted).  Paper hearts from Fiddlette.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - CLOUDS

This week at the Muses the theme is CLOUDS.  The three little girls are from a collection by Hidden Vintage Studios sadly no longer selling.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - MUSHROOM

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is MUSHROOM.  (Mushroom from a Lorie Davison collection - image from e-vint.com no longer selling)

Sunday Postcard Art - HEXAGON

This week at Sunday Postcard the theme is HEXAGON.  Thanks to Mandy for a creative challenge and a wonderful sample picture.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - SUMMER FLOWERS

This week at Take a Word the theme is SUMMER FLOWERS.  The image is from a Modigliani painting.  The background (altered) and the basket of flowers are from collections by Itkupilli.

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.