Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday Postcard - Insects and butterflies

I had fun creating my new best friend, Queen Bee Ethel. All my own work except for the Suzee Que face (greatly altered!) and the legs by Fiddlette at Scrapartist.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Collage Obsession - Door

I had some fun with the photograph - using various paints and filters to achieve an artsy look. Girl's image from Lunagirl.

Art Creations Friday - Schoolgirl

Thanks to Hermine for the great photo. Background and brushes by Dawn van der Stoep at After Five Designs. Newspaper shadow effect by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics. Quote is an old Chinese proverb.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Digital Whisper Challenge - Collage

Congratulations to Kimmie on the opening of her new Blog challenge!! Challenges come and go and it is wonderful to know that we have another place to go!
Six elements of Kimmie's collage sheet used in this picture.
Gold lettering is by Ina's Scrapart.

Theme Thursday - Beauty

The lady was painted by me except for the (altered) face and hair which come from an Art-e-zine image. The Da Vinci portrait brush is by 500ml free brushes and the inset effect is by Maya of Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Three Muses ANNIVERSARY Challenge - Cards!

There is big trouble in Cardland with the Joker invading the Queen's soiree and she is not amused.

I Googled the head of the Queen and painted in a body. I also painted the Joker. The shadowed newspaper background is by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics , the legs by Fiddlette at Scrapartist and the floating card symbols and cards by Irene Alexeeva at Scraporchard.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Marie Antoinette

This is obviously not Marie Antoinette but I know there are many M.A. fans out there and this is for YOU! The altered lyrics are from the song "Any Dream Will Do" from "Joseph's Technicolor Dreamcoat". The lady is a REAL hybrid.
Her face is freebie from Outsider Artists, the wig was Googled and stacked three times to achieve height, the cake is by Fiddlette at Scrapartist and the gown was painted by me.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art - There's no business like show business

Thanks to Donna and Mandy for inviting me to host this week's challenge. Show business covers so many areas - the theatre, movies, circus and so on. I hope everyone has fun with the challenge.
Some painting alterations added to elements by Rebecca McMeen and Fiddlette.

Friday, May 21, 2010

ACF - Wood Nymph

Thanks to the ladies at Art Creations Friday for the beautiful image. I am calling her a "Wood Nymph" because all the greens and earthy tones put that idea into my head.
Background and elements Lauren Baven Digital Scrapbook Place.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Theme Thursday - Hands

I apologize to my small granddaughter for using her body and not her face. The reason? She smiles all the time and I needed a sad expression so I used an image from Outsider Artists. The hand and wings were Googled. The flower is my own photo (altered).

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Relationships

I created two versions for this theme and couldn't decide which one to choose so include both here on my blog. In the top picture, the background paper, stairs and overlays are by Lauren Bavin of Digital Scrapbook Place. The stitched circle is by Berna Datema, SBG. The main photo in both versions is one of my mother (on the left and her sister).
In the second picture, I used background and some elements by Dawn van der Stoep (Createwings Designs). The photos are from my own family albums.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Child's play

I have a lot of experience at this, spending many hours with small grandchildren, helping them with their painting and drawing. Unfortunately, the pictures never change. "Grandma, I want a house and a girl and a path and flowers and birds in the sky and, oh, a sun, and a tree and, yes, balloons".
So this is my childish watercolour. 100% original Grandma Marie Moses-Ozstuffe.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Postcard - Mirror, Mirror

Thanks for the challenge. The head and shoulders are from Graphic Fairy, the bust, mannequin and mirror from freebies by Kubivet. The background is by Lorie Davison at SBG, slightly altered.

Friday, May 14, 2010

ACF Challenge - May 14.

Thanks to the ladies at Art Creations Friday for the beautiful image which I have coloured. The main background is from Tangie Baxter at SBG.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Theme Thursday - Butterfly

"Poor Butterfly" is a song title but I am not sure of its origins. I Googled the wings, altered a black and white photo from Flickr-free-to-use images and used my own background which came from tweaking Photoshop Elements in an exercise where I had no idea what I was doing or where I was going and one that I will probably never be able to repeat!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Legs

This picture had a life of its own. I used a face from a freebie by our lovely Ali Mayes and a body (overpainted) from a Flickr free-to-use picture and music and sheet music cover from Google. As I started to paint over the body template, beginning with the green spotted legs and then the green costume and wings, the sprite became a frog princess waiting for her prince. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Wedded Bliss ??

Sorry for taking a jaded view of wedded "bliss"!! The woman's image is a Flickr-free-to-use, the man is from a collage sheet by Moonlight Journey. Background paper (altered) Createwing Designs. Digital stamp by Katie Pertiet.

Sunday Postcard - Umbrellas

I have almost forgotten what an umbrella looks like because here, in my part of the world, rain hardly ever happens. Hat, raincoat, boots and umbrella by K. Hadfield at Lilypad Designs. Background bits and pieces by Lorie Davison, SBG, face by me.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Theme Thursday - Vintage

(Looks brighter when enlarged).
Background (altered and recoloured) Createwings Designs. Overlays by Vera Lim. Stamp of group of people by 500ml freebie brushes.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Three Muses Challenge - Stars

The quote "Stardom can be a gilded slavery" is by Helen Hayes, for many years, long ago, the first lady of American theatre. She was an actress from childhood to old age and she recognised that there was a price to pay for stardom. So my star is "gilded" - her gold costume thanks to my computer software. The image is a Suzee Que at Flickr, altered and coloured. Other bits and pieces are from Rebecca McMeen and Tangie Baxter.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Mothers

Image used a magazine cover (altered) from Flickr free images. Background by Phuong Ton at SBG (greatly altered).

Sunday Postcard Art - Sewing

"Fabric" patchwork background made from digital papers and stitched bird by Ztampf. Image is a Flickr Free to Use. My postcard is dedicated to Ms Janet Jackson.