Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gothic Arches - Wings

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A few pieces went to make my Firefly. The image (face) is from Suzee Que at Flickr, the body is a silhouette template, altered, the overlay on the wings is by Irene Alexeeva, the red shape below by me. Touches of gold bling were painted on using ArtRage digital painting program. The outer glow is from my computer software. Frame filled with gold sparkle from ArtRage.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Fourth of July

This week the Sunday Postcard Challenge is "The Fourth of July". My postcard collage contains elements from SherrieJD and Jen U Designs.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thank God it's Friday - Alphabet

Nice challenge! I made my own digital alphabet stamp, used a lovely background by Creative Wing Designs and found the perfect image which comes from a Flickr free to use site (submitted by Suzee Que).

Art Creations Friday - Early Happy July 4

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Art Creations Friday for the most beautiful image. As I have made many American friends through blogging and exchanging ideas on art of all kinds, I am making this a tribute to them - if a little early. I have painted in a body and new hat for the lady and added the Liberty stamp, fragment of flag and fireworks from Tangie Baxter/SherrieJD

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Theme Thursday - Time

Clock Googled, clock pieces by Jen Ulasiewicz, man painted by me.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Three Muses - Wild Things

Once again I am forced to reveal one of the many faces of my great-uncle (by marriage) who followed many career paths, one of which was (allegedly) a strong man/lion tamer. I don't believe that Uncle always told the truth. His lion appears to be of the stuffed variety.
Head of uncle, Googled body coloured and puffed out a little, lion also Googled.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Two for Tuesday Challenge

The two for Tuesday Challenge here has given us two black and white digital stamps to see what we can come up with. I have painted mine in Corel Painter Essentials, added a frame by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics and my own photo of rose (altered).

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Tell me a story

A sad story but true (?) Poor Knickers Newton. She never lived down her one moment of madness. Collage from bits and pieces I have in my folders with elements from Irene Alexeeva, Maya of SBG and SherrieJD.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gothic Arches - Postcards - Waiting for News

Thanks for the challenge. Post card background from cards by Nancy R Janitz, butterflies by Trish Jones.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Fathers

It is Father's Day in some parts of the world this Sunday. Spare a thought for those men who never became fathers. This is my tribute to my great-uncle (by marriage). What he lacked in macho he made up for in pizzazz. Good old Unc, what would I do without him? I wonder if he is turning over in his grave. I think this is number eight in the series I am designing around him.

All my own work. Photo from family album. Background and clothes painted in digital painting software - ArtRage - where bling is king.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thank God it's Friday - Secrets

Our lovely Sandy has invited me to host this week's challenge and I was honoured to do so.
The image is from Art-e-zine and the frame from Irene Alexeeva.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Theme Thursday - Beauty

Thanks for the lovely theme. The image is from a Flickr free to use website (submitted by Suzee Que). The roses are from my own photo which I have altered by changing the colour and painstakingly edging all the petals. Background and frame by Irene Alexeeva. (Quote is attributed to Confucius).

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Three Muses Challenge - Doors

This week I am hosting The Three Muses Challenge - DOORS - and this is my sample picture. The picture of the door was Googled and the image is from a Flickr free-to-use black and white pen drawing greatly altered.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Numbers

This is a 4 x 4. The image is a Flickr freebie submitted by Suzee Que. The background is my own.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sunday Postcard - Somewhere over the rainbow.

Thanks for the challenge! The image is a Flickr Free submitted by Suzie Que (altered). Rainbow and flowers by Shabby Princess.

Soartful Challenge - Background

Thanks to June for the gorgeous background. I found a matching image to go with it - from Suzee Que at Flickr. The frame is by Irene Alexeeva.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thank God it's Friday - Postage People

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Thanks to TGIF for the great challenge. I have chosen an Australian postage stamp, featuring Cate Blanchett, actress and all round great person. The digital stamp is by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals. The dress and body is by Irene Alexeeva at Scraporchard.
The quote is attributed to the late River Phoenix.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Theme Thursday - Flourishes

This week's Theme Thursday is "flourishes". The beautiful image comes from Outsider-Artists freebies, the flourish from New Life Dreams.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Crazy Amigo - Transportation

Thanks for the challenge! Bits and pieces of ephemera collected over the years and a background and word art by Lorie Davison. The vintage car is a digital stamp made from a blackand white drawing from Flickr free images. 4 x 4 format.

The Three Muses Challenge - Altering Mona

I have given Mona an extreme makeover - a makeup job, new blingy clothes, new hair style. I have overpainted her in ArtRage which is a digital painting program. The image was Googled and the frame is by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Psssst! The Secret's Out

There's a brand new blog. It's The Three Muses where each Wednesday Taluula, Indybev or Ozstuff will be challenging you to create something inspired and interesting.

We know that each of you will have a preferred artistic medium so whether you like to work with paper or paint, fabric or digital, we'd love you to join in. After all, part of the fun is to see diverse interpretations on a theme.
You can find us here at The Three Muses.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Lace

The image is grainy but it is one of my favourites because it is such a beautiful face.
I have dressed her in lace and added a metallic butterfly. All lace is from Jen Ulasiewicz of JenU Designs. Background and butterfly from Irene Alexeeva. Image - I have had it a long time but don't know its source.

Sunday Postcard - Vintage beach girl

Thanks to Donna and Mandy for their postcard challenge. My beachgirl is from a collection by Tangie Baxter at Scrapbookgraphics. Background and frame by Lorie Davison SBG and waves by my friend Ruth Davis at E-scape and Scrap.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Art Creations Friday - Caught in the Act

I added the lovely head from Art Creations to the body from Lunagirl collages. The little boy is from Lisa's Altered Art. The cat - I am not sure about. All greatly altered. Background by Madame Mim at Catscrap.

Thank God it's Friday - Dreams

Thanks for the great challenge. My "Dream" is a digital picture which took quite a lot of steps to reach the final product but I had fun. Bits and pieces were Googled or collected over the years from goodness knows where. Everything altered greatly.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Theme Thursday - All about the Hat

Thanks for the challenge! My lady with an exaggerated taste in hats comes from a collage sheet by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics. Stitching Berna Datema also of SBG.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Soartful Challenges - Tongue Twisters

Thanks to June for a fun challenge. Ladies with smelly socks are from a collage sheet by Maya of SBG (altered). Legs in socks and sneakers - Googled. Background Fiddlette, Scrapartist.