Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Crazy Amigos - Ending the Year with a Splash

Thanks for the nice challenge.

My ATC is being splashed with raindrops.

Papers by Sausan and clockworks by JenU.

Happy New Year to all!

Monday, December 29, 2008

MMM- What I most liked doing with my art in 2008

Nothing comes close to what I most liked doing with my "art" in 2008 than finding the Land of Blog challenges and all the friendly and generous people there.
Central picture and text by me (digital crayon drawing using ArtRage software). Frame by Sausan.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sunday Postcard - Wheeling in the New Year

There is a lot of gloom and doom around and it is to be hoped 2009 will be a better year than this past one. Image of baby from Lisa's Altered Art, papers by Berna Datema at SBG.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Art Creations Friday - A walk in the forest

Click on picture to enlarge for more detail.
Thanks for the lovely backdrop. It made me think of an autumn forest. Background provided by Art Creations Friday; other bits and pieces by Jen Ulasiewicz, SussiM and Lorie Davison.

Thursday Theme - Tags

I know just how this lady feels .... most of us eat too much at Christmas time!
Background by SussiM. Image from a Botero painting (greatly altered).

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Artarazzi Digital Art Challenge -Like Fish out of Water

Vron has challenged us with a photo of a fish and asked us to do our darndest with it. I have taken the fish out of their watery element and placed them canoodling in the park. I did use two or three filters to improve the colour of the fishies. Background by Lorie Davison SBG, Blue flowers by Dawn Inskip and seat by SussieM SBG. (Take a look at the enlarged version to catch the detail).

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sunday Postcard - Christmas Angel

A peaceful and happy Christmas to one and all and best wishes for a prosperous 2009.
The image is a freebie from Outsider-Artists, the gold lettering from Flergs at SBG and the wings and lights from SussieM at SBG.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Art Creations Friday - Couple

I gave the loving couple a nice, new, sunny room and used my software tools to improve colour and definition. The image of the couple is a lovely freebie from Hermine. (Thankyou Hermine!)
Chaise longue and small table by Christina Renee. Window - Scrapartist. Flowers behind window and held by lady are my own photos.
Daisies by Jen Ulasiewicz and vase, floor and wallpaper by Irene Alexeeva.
Click on picture to see larger version and better colours.

A Moo or Two - Alice in Wonderland

My Mad Hatter is an original, painted by me. The clock and background papers are by Irene Alexeeva and the teaset is by Berna Datema.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Theme Thursday - Green and Brown

For this challenge I took a beautiful sepia image by Outsider-Artists (freebie) and colorised it. The roses come from a photo I took of cream blooms which I have digitally tinged pale green and then digitally painted the edges a darker green. The background is a paper from Flergs at Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Arty Girlz Tuesday - Something small

For something small, I have created this ATC. The image is from a collage sheet by Luna Girl, the window a freebie from Kubivet and the background painted by me.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Think Monday Think ATC - Lamp

What a nice challenge! The little girl is from Lisa's Altered Art and the background and lamp is by Lorie Davison SBG

Mixed Media Monday - Gold

I think I went a bit mad with gold! The lady is from a collage sheet by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics, the background was painted by me, the tree, angel and bell are by Kubivet (freebies), the gold letters by Flergs at SBG and the gold overlay edging by Irene Alexeeva.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Art on the Dark Side Challenge - Masks

Having fallen into the world of digital art through a great website "Digital Art Quirks", I have learned to take an out-of-the-frame approach to challenges. This may not look dark, but it makes me think of children's Christmas gifts which invariably come in boxes with the pieces wired or nailed down so tight that it takes hours to set them all free. It brings out a very dark side in me!! And I am only the Grandma. So my paper doll is a captive in a dark box, even though she is dressed for a party.
Background and "cuffs" by Lorie Davison, Scrapbookgraphics; shadow box by Maya of SBG; Feathers by Kubivet (freebie) and doll painted by me. I hope it qualifies! Click on image to enlarge for detail.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sunday Post Card - Bright Colours

Hope these colours are bright enough!! A fun challenge. Bathing beauty from Tangie Baxter and background papers by Berna Datema at Scrapbookgraphics.

Artarazzi Challenge - Hands of children

Thanks to Vron for the great challenge. The background is by Jofia Devoe and the Swirly Stars by Ztampf. Journal strips (altered) - Flergs, Scrapbookgraphics. Girl (altered and re-dressed originally from a small postage stamp by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals).
The sphere was made from the background in PhotoImpact12.
The frame is from my software.
Font - Angelina.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Art Creations Friday - Blue Lady

What a beautiful picture!! Thanks so much to the ladies who challenge us on Fridays for the challenge and for adding to our stock of gorgeous ladies.
Background by Flergs and overlay by Berna Datema, both of Scrapbookgraphics.
Lady colorised. It is worth enlarging the picture to see the detail in the overlay!

A Moo or Two - Christmas

Nice challenge. I was inspired by receiving a freebie from Irene Alexeeva -lovely glass globes. I Googled the pictures to fill the globes and added a background by SussiM.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Theme Thursday - Circus

Thanks for the challenging challenge, Kelly!

Images mostly Googled. Background, pennant and words by Irene Alexeeva.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Simply Skinnies - Party

This is my take on the Skinnies Challenge. Digitally painted in ArtRage software.

I am sure there are a lot of people who enjoy digital art out there. It is just a matter of finding them!! You have a few new friends who will advertise your skinnies challenge and, hopefully, after the New Year it will pick up.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Paper Doll

Hey, even a paper doll can have an attitude! Face painted by me, dressed by cutting up a background paper by Lorie Davison Scrapbookgraphics who also designed the blue frame.
The black and white swirl, crown and wings are by Irene Alexeeva, Scraporchard.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Artarazzi digitl art challenge Saturdays - Beautiful

Congratulations on your new challenge, Vron. I hope it is a great success - and I am sure all your friends will be there to make it so.

This lovely image is from a stack of freebies at


I have added a frame and flowers by Lorie Davison (Scrapbookgraphics) and the satin sheet is a chopped up paper background by Flergs in the Studio Girls Impression of Joy kit at SBG.,

Art Creations Friday - Joy

Thanks for the great challenge.
I have used some bells and whistles to alter the lady (thanks for the image).
All other bits and pieces are from Studio Girls Collective at Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday Postcard - Fairies

I found my fairy at Lunagirl.Com collage sheets. The background is by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics and the gold lettering is by Ina's Scrapart.

Gothic Arches - Trees

I chose an apple tree.
Girl with apples from a collage sheet by Lunagirl.
Background and wispy plants from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Theme Thursday - ATC - Children

OK, he is left handed (that's my story and I am sticking to it).

Image of small boy from collage sheet by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.

Papers and music stand by Ikscrap.

Monday, December 1, 2008

TMTA - Stone Angels

This week the theme at Think Monday Think ATC is "Stone Angel".

Background paper by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Star overlay by Sussi M at Scrapbookgraphics.

Angel Googled.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Postcard - Winter Wonderland

Postcard is made from a digital collage of bits and pieces. The background photo was Googled. The girl is by Lisa's Altered Art. Snow frame, stars and gold leaf by SussiM at Bluebell Designs Scrapbookgraphics.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gothic Arch - Snow

This is a digital card with papers and elements from SussiM at Bluebell Designs. Woman from collage sheet by Lunagirl. (Click on picture to see snow elements more clearly).

Friday, November 28, 2008

Art Creations Friday - Face at the window

I love the challenge picture - great colour and texture and one to keep for other layouts that's for sure.
Window frame and bird by Jen Ulasiewicz. Photo from Stock.xchng.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Theme Thursday - Santa

This week's theme is "Santa". Christmas in Australia is vastly different to Christmas in the northern hemisphere. I have painted my own Santa (and cushion). All other bits and pieces have been Googled and altered a little.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Daily Art Stop - Wednesdays - Mermaids

Great challenge!! The mermaid is an original drawn and painted by me (digitally), using mouse in "ArtRage" painting software. (Click on photo to enlarge - looks better in full size).
Frame, water and fish are by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crazy Amigos Challenge - Hands

Many thanks to the lovely Hermine for her fabulous freebie (image of girl).

This is my first post at Crazy Amigos.

Frame stamp - Katie Pertiet

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - The Eyes Have It

Thanks to the lovely Indybev for hosting this week's challenge! I have drawn the lady but her eyes were Googled so she is really seeing through someone else's eyes which is the theme of the quote I included. The background paper is by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics/

Saturday, November 22, 2008

ArtcreationsFriday - Tattered Dreams

Congratulations on the opening of a new and exciting challenge. Thanks so much for the beautiful image. How could one go wrong with this?

Bits and pieces by Lorie Davison, Scrapbookgraphics.

Gothic Arch - Celebrate

I wasn't sure what we are celebrating so I chose "generic". (We don't have Thanksgiving Day in Australia).

Charlie Chaplin image - Googled; window by JenU Designs; aged overlay by Manu at SBG

Sunday Postcard - The Joker

My Joker is an original except for his hands (which I do badly) from my computer software. He is a wee bit scary but I did enjoy drawing him. Guess I got a bit carried away.

The background is by Irene Alexeeva and the aged overlay by Manu at Scrapbookgraphics.

Friday, November 21, 2008

A Moo or Two - Pets

Background paper by Irene Alexeeva. Image from an old magazine cover.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Daily Art Challenge - Friends

Thanks for the invitation to participate in your new challenge. I know it is going to be a winner and will fill in a void on Wednesdays. Image is from Maya collage sheet at Scrapbookgraphics, paper frame from Lorie Davison also at SBG.

Theme Thursday - The West/Cowboys

Great challenge! My take on it is a rather busy collage. Thanks to Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics and Tangie Baxter for some of the bits and pieces.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Digital Art Quirks - Stock Photo Challenge #53

Every week at Digital Art Quirks we have a Stock Photo Challenge. A guest host chooses a copyright free photo from Stock.xchng and lets us loose on it to do as we will. The photo this week is of a leather sofa (ID: 438870 by Kiamedia. All other credits at DAQ).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Artygirlz - Quote or Verse

(Click on image to see larger view). The quote is: "How wonderful it must be to speak the language of angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love."
Backgrounds by Ztampf, image from Art-e-Zine, angel brush Annika von Holdt.

Monday, November 17, 2008

TMTA - Food and Drink - Strawberries and Cream

Great challenge! It is late spring and strawberry season here in Oz so my thoughts turned to large, dark red, juicy strawberries and whipped cream.

Window by Kubivet (freebi from her Blogpost) and papers by Irene Alexeeva. Image one I have had on my computer for a very long time. I believe it was Googled.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Gothic Arches - Silhouettes

Nice challenge. I painted the background (inside template) and added a digital stamp by Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals). The stars are by Jofia Devoe who also designed the paper background surrounding the template.

Sunday Postcard - Hats

Great challenge. For me it was a chance to use some of my own photos of flowers. I used a hat by Kubivet (freebie at Kubivet's blog) which I covered with the flower photos.

The image is from a Maya collage sheet (Scrapbookgraphics). Frame stamp by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals. Background paper freebie by Irene Alexeeva.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Simply Skinnies - Air Travel

Why does a skinny look wider when placed on its side? (I did make sure the canvas measued 5 x 3 inches. Thanks for the challenge, Carole. My take on it is a wee bit ancient. Girl, globe and case by Kubivet (thanks for the freebies Kubivet!). Trunk by JenU Designs. Posters, plane and map Google Images. Grunge overlay by Berna Datema at Scrapbookgraphics.

A Moo or Two - The first time

The first time I attempted to make a Moo I thought to myself "What the?" How could anyone fit all the bits and pieces into one tiny and skinny template? It is still a challenge but a very enjoyable one.

The image comes from a collage sheet by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics and the background paper is by Irene Alexeeva.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Theme Thursday - Birds

I painted the bird and added a paper background and girl by Lorie Davison (Scrapbookgraphics).

The bubbles are an action on computer software PhotoImpact12.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TMTA - Purple

Think Monday Think ATC - theme "purple".

Girl from collage sheet by Maya, flowers and background by Berna Datema and Frame by Lorie Davison.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - The human body or parts thereof

I had a lot of fun with this one. Body parts galore!
Bits and pieces from Stock.xchng copyright free photos, Carla Gibson, Traci Sims and Irene Alexeeva.