Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Three Muses Challenge - SPRING

I hope this has a spring feel to it.  After a long, hot summer in the Southern Hemisphere, I can't wait for the coolness of late autumn.  The dancer is from Graphics Fairy and other pieces of this and that are from Flergs, Rosey Posey and my own ephemera stash.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Take a Word - HATS

The beautiful flowered hat comes from a "new" painting by Vincent van Gogh.  I found the picture in my online news of the day.  Apparently, there is no signature to the painting but it has now been verified as a van Gogh.  I hope he will forgive my using it for my own purposes.  I made the background using the same picture, blended over a blue background with lines running through it.  The face should be well-known as she is used in different guises from time to time (my own work).
The faint white swirls are by CryztalRain at Deviant Scraps.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Thanks to Ann for an interesting challenge.  My tag is a collage of mostly digital background papers cut to create a house (well, sort of).  The lady is from Marta van Eck and the man from Finecrafted Designs (Deviant Scrap).  The papers, flowers and ribbon by Irene Alexeeva and the darker background by Createwing Designs.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Angel/Angelic

I found my lovely pen drawing of angel on Google and made a brush/stamp of it in Photoshop Elements.  The background is by Lorie Davison (slightly coloured and altered) and the quote is by Mark Twain.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art - Green

St Patrick's day has passed but a little bit (or a lot) of green never hurt anyone. The Irish fairy is my own work with background by Fiddlette (Catscrap).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - One beautiful thing

I had to think long and hard about find one beautiful thing.  So many things are beautiful it's difficult to choose.  I decided on my local beach which is only a quarter of a mile away.  The photo was taken at sunset.  Here on the west coast of Australia the sun goes down into the sea,  The lady in swimsuit is from Tangie Baxter at Scrapbookgraphics.  I used the plug-in "Photo Essentials" to add texture, overlays and heightened colour and lighting to the picture giving it (I hope) a vintage look as in those old travel posters we see online. The frame also comes from Photo Essentials.  Our beaches are blinding white sand and crystal blue ocean.  At night, when it is quiet, I can hear the waves hitting the shore and I know I am very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - GREEN

I hope everyone enjoys our green challenge this week.  I painted the Irish colleen and the backgrounds are by Lauren Bavin and Create Wings Designs.
For all those of you using Photoshop Elements, there is a great "plug-in" program called "Photo Essentials 4".  It works in conjunction with PSE and there are lots of actions and frames (as above) to make work more interesting.  I'm not connected with it in any way but I do enjoy having it on my computer.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art - Birds of a Feather

Many thanks to Mandy and Donna for inviting me to be the guest host this week.  The birds were Googled and altered a little with overlays by Rosie Posie at Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Couples

I have no idea why I remember the lyrics of very old and very silly old songs but this one came to me when I saw that the gentleman appears to be serenading the lady with his ukulele.
The couple (coloured by Me) are from  The background is by Createwings Designs.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - MASCULINE

Those who know me also know my great uncle Paul (by marriage).  This is a genuine photo from a family album except I may have exaggerated the size of his head just a little.
The background is also my own work.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art - Daffodil

Background by Irene Alexeeva, overlay by Lauren Bavin.  Daffodil lady by me.