Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - Stairs

Thanks to Bev for a thoughtful challenge.  Background Lorie Davison, stairs Lauren Bavin and digital brush of woman from 500ml

Monday, June 27, 2011

Take a Word #35 - Beach

The image of woman in boat (altered) is from a collection from Tradebit.  Everything else Googled.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art - Gnomes

This is a true story.  Everyone has heard of Nome, Alaska, but has anyone heard of GNOME, Alaska?  Gnome is the heartland of Gnomerie.  The largest collection of gnomes in one place live in Gnome.  In fact, Gnome is the absolute centre of the Gnome universe.  We mere mortals suffer from homesickness when away from family and friends.  Gnomes suffer from GNOMESICKNESS.  Need I go on.  Let's hear it for the Gnomes.
My gnome was formerly of the garden variety but I have altered him somewhat.  He came to me through the Land of Google.  Other bits and pieces are from Dawn Inskip.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Whimsical, Quirky, Humorous!

Anyone who knows me will recognize the fish!  Yes, it is my original metallic painted green fish which has been hued and saturated in spite of his protestations.  The background and young lady's costume painted by me.  Bubbles come from computer software and the image is by Kubivet (altered).

Monday, June 20, 2011

52 Starlets - Greer Garson

Greer Garson was ageless and a beautiful, remarkable actress.  One of my favourites.  Her picture here was Googled.  Her gown, background and archay are from Irene Alexeeva.  Old camera by Kubivet.

Take a Word Challenge #34 - Fantasy

Thanks to Leila for a great challenge this week.  The image is a Flickr-free-to use, greatly altered.  Background by Irene Alexeeva (also altered).  Other elements by Lauren Bavin.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art - Vintage Men!

There's life in the old boy yet!  Image from Terri Kahrs at Pringle Hill Studio (thankyou Terri).  Body painted in by me.  Background and booze bottle by Lorie Davison.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

52 Starlets Challenge - Ruby Keeler

Everything Googled.  Ruby's face enlarged and coloured from pale black and white.

Three Muses Challenge - Paris!

I was a bit lost in Paris and finally decided to create a bright poster.  The image and stamp were Googled - everything else by me.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Take a Word Challenge #33 - Insects

Thanks to Willy for suggesting "insects" for this week's Take a Word theme.  The Queen Bee's face is from an E-vint collage sheet.  Body, sunflowers and hive painted by me.  Everything else was found on Google Images.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

SPA - Me!

All my own work.  You never know ..... one day a masterpiece?  (and a live ham just flew by).

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Birds

Thanks to Bev for a great challenge.  I painted this digitally using the ArtRage software program.  As you can see, it is possible to achieve a textured look using thick oil brushes and palette knife.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

52 Starlets Challenge - Doris Day

Thanks to AJ for another great challenge.  Not only did Doris keep her swimsuit dry, she didn't even take her stockings off.
Doris image Googled and slightly altered, bathing beauty without head Tangie Baxter, background papers and cloud by Fiddlette.  Waves and bubbles by Ruth Davis at E-Scape and Scrap.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Take a Word Challenge - Stars

Thanks to Samantha for this week's theme and inspirational sample picture.  The starry-eyed lady is from E-vint Collages,  starry frame by Julie Mead and other brushes from software actions.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - The Written Word

As you can see, we have all been working out and I think we are in fine form, wearing our body-hugging, all-in-on jumpsuits!!  We had to look good for the anniversary!
The lovely ladies are from an E-Vint collage collection, the background is by Irene Alexeeva and the newspaper clipping was created using a freebie newspaper headline generator.