Monday, December 31, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - Purple and Turquoise

This week our challenge is to use purple and turquoise in our artwork.  The lady in my picture is from (coloured by me).  The background, word overlay and circles are by Rosey Posey.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Queen of Hearts

The quote is from Van Morrison (Irish singer-songwriter).  The lady (coloured by me) is from and other bits and pieces from Catherine Designs at After Five Designs.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Take a Word Challenge - MOO


This week our challenge is to create a Moo or two or three or four or .....?  The slightly different orientation of the faces may suggest they are not all the same size but it's an optical illusion.  For this collection of Moos I merely extracted Mona from her home and painted on new identities from school girl to Christmas lady, Cut-and-Paste princess to a lady who has, ahem, perhaps seen better days.  (Painting done in ArtRage, a great  digital painting program).

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Take a Word - Textures and Layers

I placed Mona in a new background and added several layers to try to achieve a very old and textured look.  Overlays by Berna Datema and K Pertiet.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Take a Word - "Tis the Season

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, can you imagine a blistering hot Christmas  Day?  The stores, the radio and television play the usual carols about snow and sleighs and reindeer with red noses or the classic movies from another world.  The nearest thing to snow is the blinding white sand of our beaches!!

My kangaroo was found on Google and I added his hat, board shorts and beer.

May I wish all my Blog friends a peaceful and happy Christmas and hopefully a great New Year providing the Mayan calendar is wrong and the world isn't going to end on December 21!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - MALE

The man (coloured and overpainted in ArtRage) is from Moonlight Journey.  The background is by Lorie Davison.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Take a Word - Sewing

I suppose I should call this one "Sewing goes Surreal".  I have no idea where it came from because my mind, especially in my senior years, works in mysterious ways and sometimes not at all.
The sky background is from Holliewood at Deviantscrap.  The dress form is from Lauren Bavin with sewing bits and pieces from JenU Designs.  The face(s) and half dress were painted in ArtRage.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Three Muses Challenge - Gothic Arch/Red

Thanks to Ann for resurrecting the Gothic Arch!!  I have used an image from Wikimedia Commons (greatly altered), a word overlay by Createwings Designs and my own chequerboard background.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Take a Word - Mail

Who remembers snail mail?  My envelope takes a whimsical look at the days when we actually knew how to put a stamp on a letter and toss it in the mail box.
The background paper is by Lorie Davison.  The image came in two separate top and bottom.  The top half is from (altered and coloured). Stamp and snail Googled.  Address overlay by Createwings Designs.