Monday, January 30, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Regal

 My own work except for the outer, dark blue dress and shoes (dress by Alexeeva and shoes (altered) by Lisa Whitney

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art - As Time Goes By

Thanks to Donna and Mandy for inviting me to be guest host this week.  The lady (altered and coloured) is from, the pages are by Irene Alexeeva.  Everything else (two clocks, background and wall stsrip) are Kubivet freebies. (Kubivet has not added to her collection since 2009 and I am not sure if it is possible to download from her old website).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Oo La La!

Fashionable French Femmes from SherriJD, some ephemera from Kubivet freebies and other bits and pieces from my own stash.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Collage Obsession - Jumbo Goes Bollywood

Thanks for the challenge.  I took the top picture of elephant and collaged him within an inch of his life using Bollywood papers by Berna Datema (Scrapbookgraphics).

Take a Word Challenge - Moos

I have included a selection of Moos from my own collection to give New to the Moo participants ideas on designing for a small template.  Have fun!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Altered Animals

I know, I know!  This picture makes no sense but I love going off on flights of fancy once in a while as did Bertie Blackbird who fancied himself as a suave man about town.  (I hope he qualifies as an animal).
The face is a Flickr free to use image, the blackbird was Googled and other background pieces come from Christina Renee and Lorie Davison.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Collage Obsession - Dance

The ballerina (coloured) is from  The background and some of the sparkles are from Lorie Davison and the tulle and top sparkles from Irene Alexeeva.

Take a Word Challenge - Fish!

Quite a few years ago, my great friend, Bev, introduced me to the idea of digital art.  Neither of us really knew what we were doing.  We didn't know how to access ephemera and elements and I don't think Google Images existed.  We were forced to create pictures using our wits and cunning.  Cutting and pasting became our best friends.  As with the lady above, we found that, yes, we could build an image with a face, one fish and a picture of old boots (as above).  It was a great apprenticeship and we are still using our old skills today.  Thankyou, Bev.  We often felt like giving up but somehow we dragged each other into the 21st century!!
So, credit for the background goes to Lorie Davison.  The face was drawn by me and the lady is dressed in cutouts from one tropical fish.  The boots were Googled.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art - Violets

"Sweet Vi-oh-lets" is an old song with play-on-word lyrics that are very funny.  It was originally sung by Dinah Shore.  I have included the chorus only because the song goes on forever.  A real moldy oldy.
The lady covered all over in violets is my own creation.  The violets and background were Googled.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Three Muses Challenge - Maps

Thanks to Bev for a great challenge.  The background and motor cycle are by Lorie Davison and the faces are from the Graphics Fairy with lots of overpainting and altering.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Nature

Communing with nature isn't always a comfortable pastime!!

The lady is a sum of her parts - head (altered) from Suzee Que at Flickr, body and swing by Kubivet freebies, dress made from flowers by Lorie Davison with some overpainting by me.  The background picture is by Lorie Davison and the insects and frog by JenU Designs.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art - Swirly and Curly

Thanks to Mandy and Donna for a challenge that allows a person to be silly!!  This is all my own work, thanks to a couple of great software packages - ArtRage and Digital Image Pro.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Three Muses Challenge - Song Lyric

The lady is my own creation, painted digitally in ArtRage.  The dried roses are by Trish Jones and other bits and pieces by Lorie Davison (Scrapbookgraphics) and Irene Alexeeva.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - New Year

A happy New Year to all!!  We see challenges come and go, perhaps because of lack of support or the weariness of those who run them.  We are so fortunate at Take a Word and also at the Three Muses that we have such wonderful, supportive and talented members who keep us going with renewed energy each week.  A BIG THANKYOU!!
The background to my picture is by Lorie Davison (Scrapbookgraphics).  The lady balloonist (altered) is from Graphics Fairy.  I can't remember where I found the little girl.