Thursday, April 30, 2009

Theme Thursday

This may just be the silliest hat I have ever seen (not to mention the costume). Thanks for the challenge. The image comes from a collage sheet by Maya at SBG and the background from Lorie Davison also at SBG

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Artarazzi Challenge - Femmy's Picture

Thanks to Femmy for the beautiful image she has given us for this week's Artarazzi. I have attempted to create a worn picture and I have overpainted the image to add the dress. The roses are from my garden (my photo) and the worn overlays are by Manuela Zimmerman.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - At the beach

I don't think the young lady is talking about fish! My beach postcard: background by Christine Honsinger, waves by Julie Mead, fish by Lorie Davison, image and net Googled. Postage stamp frame by Jen Ulasiewicz.

Gothic Arches - Chocolate

I think the bird is a little bit confused. Arch template by Irene Alexeeva, picture of girl and chocolate eggs Googled. The wee birdie is a handpainted one by my friend, Ruth Davis, who designs at E-scape and Scrap.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Butterflies

Nice challenge!! Butterflies ARE free so we can go anywhere with them. The image (altered) is by Kubivet (a freebie). The wings were Googled and the background and bits and pieces are by Christine Honsinger and Sherrie JD. The quote is attributed to Charles Dickens.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Art Creations Friday - Cowgirl

I am old enough to remember the musical "Annie Get Your Gun" and the following song:

I'm quick on the trigger, with targets not much bigger
Than a pinpoint, I'm number one
But my score with a feller is lower than a cellar
Oh you can't get a man with a gun.

My collage is made up of bits and pieces, some by Lorie Davison, some collected here and there and the cowboy photo from Tangie Baxter.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Moo or Two - Quote

I like this quote because I can identify with it!! (Curvy lady painted by me)

Theme Thursday - Famous Faces

Thanks for the great challenge. The background is by Irene Alexeeva and the bits and pieces by Kubivet (freebies). Quote by E.B. White.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Soartful Challenge - A Child of the Woods Bookcover

June at Soartful Challenge has asked us to create a bookcover with the theme "A Child of the Woods". The two pictures were Googled and altered somewhat. The background is by Lorie Davison.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Mermaids

Nice challenge and a wonderful "sampler" to inspire us. My mermaid is part-Flickr-free-to-use image, part painted by me. I used another free to use image for the sea wall and overpainted that to give a more oil-painting look. The "seaweed" is by Irene Alexeeva.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Gothic Arches - Home is where

For this week's challenge, I have painted the background (and other bits and pieces), using a lot of hearts in different ways. The image of the child (altered) is from Lunagirl collage sheet.

Sunday Postcard - Pierrot

I had fun with this one - all my own work. Yes, it was painted digitally in a great software program called "ArtRage" but it still requires the necessary "artistic input" - all the lines, all the painting and blending, etc. There are no shortcuts in digital painting. The only difference is there is no mess afterwards and no brushes to clean!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Art Creations Friday - Another Time, Another Place

I decided to give the beautiful lady in Art Creations picture another "look" in another place. So I chose a different body for her, added a hat and garden.
The head is courtesy of Art Creations. The body comes from a collection of French fashion of the early 1900's by SherrieJD and the background is by Jen Ulasiewicz. A lot of chopping and changing done.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Moo or Two - Home is where the heart is.

Nellie, from a Moo of Two, invited me to host the Moo this week. Whether it be a birdhouse or a humble cottage or a mansion, wherever the heart is, is home.
Background and "houses" and birds by Ruth Davis.
Image of child from Lisa's Altered Art.
Flowers from Alana McCarthy.

Theme Thursday - Glamour Girl

My glamour lady is in ATC form. Strange how we often think of "glamour" as being something from othe past.

The image is a Flickr free to use photo and the background is by Irene Alexeeva.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Soartful Challenge - Hand/hands

Thanks to June at the Soartful Challenge for this interesting theme. The background is by Irene Alexeeva, the hand Googled and the pear by me.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Easter

Just a simple Easter greeting. I have done a few with eggs and bunnies and the child's face is so beautiful it needs little else to convey a message. Image - free to use.

Gothic Arches - Open Theme

I love this image which was a rather dark black and white photo when I first saw it. I colorised it and added a few more digital processes and was pleased with the result. The lady seems to be pondering on decisions she has to make.
The arched window is by Irene Alexeeva, the flowers by Alana McCarthy.

Sunday Postcard - Easter Theme

Easter Greetings to all. Image is from a collage sheet by Maya at SBG. Other bits and pieces "found" (Googled etc).

Friday, April 10, 2009

Art Creations Friday - Easter

What a beautiful image you have given us to use today. Image from the ladies at Art Creations Friday. Bits and pieces by Irene Alexeeva.

A Moo or Two - Yellow/Easter

Yellow - a bright, sunny colour for Easter. Thanks for the challenge. Rabbit and eggs are from vintage postcards. The image of child is copyright free. Background from New Life Dreams

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Theme Thursday - Sewing

I have had the image for years. This time it has been altered somewhat. The haberdashery bits and pieces are by Ztampf.

Monday, April 6, 2009

MMM - Stripes and/or Dots

Nice challenge! The image is a copyright-free one from a very old magazine cover (altered). The flowers are by Alana McCarthy at SBG.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Gothic Arches - Open Challenge - Vintage Swinger

Thanks for the open challenge. It was a chance for me to do some painting. The original picture was a small image in a retro advertisement which I have overpainted to match the scarf on the head of a copyright free image I found on the web. I think she is having a swinging good time being joined to a body after languishing just as a head for so long.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Swan Lake

Thanks to the super-talented Fatma for this week's challenge. Background and feathers by Jofia Devoe. Swan Googled.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Art Creations Friday - Teddy Bear

Thanks for the lovely challenge. Your teddy bear is gorgeous!! The image in this picture comes from a collage sheet by Maya at SBG and other bits and pieces are by Jofia Devoe at Shabby Pickle.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Moo or Two - Eggs

Thanks for the nice challenge ladies!!