Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - I've been Zettied

This piece is made of bits and pieces I have collected over the years.  The face is a Suzee Que Flickr free to use (altered) and some of the elements come from Fiddlette and Lauren Bavin.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Take a Word Challenge #39 - SEPIA

The image is from Art Creations Friday which sadly no longer exists.  The background is from Maya at Scrapbook Graphics.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Postcard Challenge - Squares

Thanks to Donna and Mandy for the challenge.  It gave me the chance to bring out the alphabet "stencil" that I made many moons ago.  The image (altered) is from Art Creations Friday and the background by Phuongton at SBG.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Oriental - Patchwork Princess

This is the picture Ozstuff built!  I found an oriental shop mannequin so I used the face.  The jacket was cut from a Googled picture of oriental fabric.  The skirt, background papers and elements are by Ztampf.  Hands by Fiddlette.

Monday, July 18, 2011

52 Starlets Challenge - Veronica Lake

I am an old movie tragic so, of course, I have seen Veronica Lake on film.  Her face was Googled and all the other bits and pieces, including the fabulous gold gown, are by Irene Alexeeva at Scraporchard.

Take a Word Challenge #38 - Flight

My oldest granddaughter had her 13th birthday in May and I made this card for her.  It fits in to this week's challenge.  The background is by Lorie Davison as are the arms and hands.  The rest was painted by me.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge/52 Starlets Challenge - "I've been steampunked"

I chose Greta Garbo as my subject for steampunking.  She was originally a three-quarter black and white portrait.  I added colour, lengthened and overpainted her pants and found a great pair of vintage boots on Google.  The background and some bits and pieces are by Lauren Bavin and other elements by Ztampf.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Take a Word Challenge #37 - Weddings

Yes, I admit I have a very jaundiced view of marriage!  My forlorn bride was originally a bathing beauty by Kubivet (free to use image).  I have altered it by overpainting the bridal wear (tulle, courtesy of Irene Alexeeva).  The stool was Googled.  The lyrics are from a very old music hall song much older than I but they somehow appeal to me in a warped sort of way.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Three Muses Challenge - The Roaring Twenties

My "flapper" girl was painted by me in ArtRage (digital painting software).  Note the fur coat, courtesy of ArtRage fur brushes.  Hands and background by Irene Alexeeva.  I made digital stamps/brushes from Googled sketches of twenties fashion.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Take a Word Challenge #36 - Stars and Stripes

Happy Fourth of July to all our American friends!!The face and hands of the image are from a Flickr-free-to-use photo from the late Suzee Que.  Her costume was made by me cutting shapes from background papers.  "Pleated" flag in lower right hand corner was Googled.  Background paper, frame and elements are by Ztampf and Rosey Posey both from Scrapbookgraphics.