Friday, April 30, 2010

ACF April 30 - Background

Thanks to the lovely ladies at ACF for the beautiful, textured background. I have used it (with altered colours) for my background and I used it again to create the dress. Rose photo (altered) by me. Overlay frame, Vera Lim Designs.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Music, Music, Music

I am grateful to Terri Kahrs at Pringle Hill Studio for this wonderful image. The background (greatly altered) is from After Five Designs, overlay by Vera Lim.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - I feel pretty

Most of us have enjoyed being able to access the beautiful images collected by the late Suzee Que at Flickr. Suzee's generosity knew no bounds. The above picture is my favourite. It is such a beautiful, perfect face. I have added colour, clothes and hairstyle. Thankyou Suzee. You will be remembered.

Sunday Postcard - Oriental

Tongue in cheek? Of course not. This is a new twist on the old, old story about the girl who longed to be a Geisha but whose feet were too big.
The hopeful Geisha girl and bird are by Alana McCarthy at SBG. The feet are Ozstuffe Originales.

Friday, April 23, 2010

ACF April 23 - Friends Forever

Thanks to the ladies at ACF for the beautiful image.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Hats and Crowns and Wings and Things

Thanks to Ann for a great challenge. The lady's face and hat are from a collage sheet by Maya at SBG. Other bits and pieces by SherrieJD and After Five Designs.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Collage Obsessions - Beach

Thanks to the ladies at Collage Obsessions for the beautiful bathing beauty. The fish cushion is an Ozstuffe Originale, paper backgrounds and sun by Fiddlette of Scrapartist, and wave templates by Ruth Davis at E-scape and Scrap. "Towel" is by Lorie Davison at SBG.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Postcard - Springtime

It's autumn in my part of the world but it "might as well be spring" which is the title of an old song. I got a bit carried away with colour here. The lady is from a collage sheet by Maya at SBG (altered and coloured) and the background scraps and stamp are by Berna Datema also of SBG.

Friday, April 16, 2010

4 x 4 - Spring Garden

It is mid-autumn in my part of the world but, to use the words of the old song - "it might as well be spring". As soon as the first rain in months arrives, everything turns green and flowers pop up everywhere and the weather is blissfully mild.
Image from a collage sheet by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics (I have dressed her tastefully in ivy), background and overlay by Lauren Bavin.

ACF April 16 - Love is ....

Thanks to the ladies at ACF and to Elizabeth for the beautiful image. The words above are from the song by Dolly Parton. The feet are by Fiddlette at Scrapartist and everything else is cut from two paper backgrounds by Phuong Ton at SBG. Font - Old 42.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Maps

My idea for this came from a catchy, fairly recent tune "Her face is a map of the world, is a map of the world". Image from Flickr-free-to-use, map Googled.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Blackbirds

First of all, I apologize to all my blog friends for not keeping up with my comments this week. My brother passed peacefully away and, as his next of kin, all the arrangements were my responsibility and it was a real eye-opener to realise just how many arrangements there are to be dealt with.

Mr E.A. Poe was known to enjoy a drink or two and he possibly visited at least one "gin joint" in his life where he may have encountered a blackbird. Well, anything's possible! Perhaps the raven quoth more than "Nevermore"! Perhaps, not having an original thought in his tiny brain, he had to borrow from the experts - in this case the screenwriters of Casablanca!! So apologies to Humphrey Bogart and the writers for shamelessly using their famous quote.
Image was Googled and altered. Background, also altered, by Irene Alexeeva.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Collage Obsessions - Home

Thanks to Collage Obsessions for the great photo which I have altered and aged. The two images are from Flickr free-to-use. (LOOKS BETTER ENLARGED)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday Postcard - Bunny Ears

Happy Easter to all my blog friends!! The image is from Suzee Que, the costume by Irene Alexeeva at Scraporchard, the background by Fiddlette at Scrapartist. Eggs and rabbit Googled.

Friday, April 2, 2010

4 x 4 Challenge - Mail Art

Thanks to Kersten for a nice challenge. Bette Davis stamp was Googled. Her body is by Tangie Baxter. Ephemera by Paula Kesselring and Christina Renee. Other bits and pieces - source not known.

Art Creations Friday - Butterfly

Thanks to the ladies at Art Creations Friday for the beautiful butterfly. The image above is from Suzee Que at Flickr free-to-use (altered). The background is by Phuong Ton at Scrapbook Graphics and the quote is by D. Chaskin.