Monday, May 30, 2011

52 Starlets Challenge - Marilyn Monroe

It's hard to believe Marilyn Monroe would be 85 this week if she were still alive.  The photo was Googled and the flowers are from Christina Renee at Scrapbookgraphics.

Take a Word Challenge #31 - Wings

The head and body are from two separate E-vint collage images - originally black and white, coloured and altered greatly.  The overall background and butterfly are by Ruth Davis, E-scape and Scrap.  The spotted background and bird are by Lorie Davison, Scrapbookgraphics.  The grunge corner frames and edging on the right are by Roxy H at Coppercurls Designs.  The grunge bubble wrap is by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge #103 - Blue

The image is a digital stamp made from a Leonardo da Vinca drawing.  The background is by Berna Datema at Scrapbookgrahics.

Monday, May 23, 2011

52 Starlets Challenge #2 Clara Bow

I had some fun morphing Clara bow into Charlie Chaplin.  Clara and Charlie Googled.  Background pieces from Kubivet freebies.

Take a Word #30 - Zetti

I am no expert on Zetti Art which is somewhat elusive when trying to pin down what it really is.  I think whimsical and have fun with it.  The face and body are from E-vint collages (two separate images, altered). I overpainted a ballerina in a tutu to achieve the bee effect.  Blackboard by Fiddlette and other bits and pieces by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Eggs

The photo of Albert Einstein was Googled and altered.  The egg is by Irene Alexeeva and other bits and pieces are by Createwings Designs.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Starlets Challenge - Maureen O'Sullivan

Missouri's Lilac has opened a new challenge each week featuring a famous actress from the golden years of film.  This week the actress selected is Maureen O'Sullivan.  Check out the challenge HERE
I googled a black and white photo which I have coloured and given some 'aged look' treatment.  The vintage film frame is by Irene Alexeeva and the blue flowers and ribbon by Lauren Bavin.

Take a Word Challenge #29 - ORIENTAL

This oriental lady is the sum of her parts - face from a shop mannequin which explains the rather square jaw and wooden gaze; wig painted in by me; robe and garden temple from Alana McCarthy at Scrapbookgraphics; background by Ztampf also at SBG and the Googled Japanese lettering which (I hope) says HAPPINESS, hoping that the lady might cheer up for her big unveiling on the blog.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Altering Mona

The background was painted by me, Mona Googled with brushes by Katie Pertiet.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Take a Word #28 - CHOCOLATE

The image is from a collage sheet by (coloured).  Everything else Googled (background chocolate, chocolate roses and vintage ads).

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Stripes

Thanks for the stripey challenge, Bev!  The man's face, altered, is from a collage sheet by Moonlight journey.  I painted in his body.  Sorry that the stripes aren't exactly even but, hey, I drew them with a mouse.  The background striped vintage paper is by Lorie Davison and the overlay by Creativewings Designs.  The bird comes from my software program.  The quote is by William Shakespeare.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Take a Word #27 - EXPOSED

Frida Kahlo painted countless portraits of herself and she was not afraid to expose her supposed flaws.  She said "I never paint dreams or nightmares.  I paint my own reality."
Looking at my picture above, perhaps I didn't learn the lesson of never painting dreams and nightmares!  I made a digital brush from a Kahlo self-portrait and vastly altered a background by Createwing Designs which I coloured and cut and pasted.  The hand was Googled and the paint splatters are digital brushes.