Monday, December 30, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - New Year

"I believe the children are our future,
Teach them well and let them lead the way.
Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be".

Lyrics from "The Greatest Love of All" - music by Michael Masser and lyrics by Linda Creed.
The beautiful photo is from a collection put together by BW Sarudy - "It's about time".  I coloured it from original black and white.  Elements and backgrounds by Rosey Posey of Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Three Muses Challenge - Mail Art - Art Envelope

Background and Zetti frame by Fiddlette.  Lady, balloons, airmail bird and stamp by me.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - Seasons Greetings

Compliments of the Season to Blog friends everywhere!!
My snow people were painted by me and given a vintage touch.  Background by Createwings Designs.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Three Muses Challenge - White Space

Thanks to Bev for encouraging us to try our hands at artwork where less is more.   I have used a watercolour painting of my own with added elements by Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - MALE OF THE SPECIES

This week our theme word is MALE.  I am addicted to collage and beautiful old paintings and enjoy combining these things in my artwork.  The man with the flute is from a wonderful Flickr free-to-use website featuring hundreds of fabulous pieces of art.  Frame, fruit and background from Itkupilli. Various bits and pieces in collage.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Three Muses Challenge - Africa

I took inspiration from African folk art but this is 100% my own work painted by mouse in ArtRage software.  Thanks to Ann for a challenging challenge.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - ANGELS

This week the theme word is ANGELS.  I painted the angel (including crown) and the frame is by Studio Girls at Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Three Muses Challenge - Art Journal Page Affirmation

This week our challenge is to design an art journal page containing an affirmation which is a positive quotation about any subject - life, art, nature - anything you like.   Have fun!!
The image is from an old painting found at Wikimedia Commons, papers by Rosey Posey and Elements by Create Wings Designs.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Take a Word Challenge - TWO

This week our theme word is TWO.  The background is from Lorie Davison, word overlays by Lauren Bavin and the beautiful little girls come from Flickr free-to-use  from many years ago.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art - Advent

Thanks to the ladies at Sunday Postcard Art for a great challenge.  I'm not sure where the image came from.  It was black and white.  I have coloured and altered it.  Candle by Irene Alexeeva and window frame and frosting are from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.