Friday, October 31, 2014

Collage Obsession - BRIDE

This week at Collage Obsession the theme is BRIDE.  Apologies for the macabre take on this subject!  The background, image of bride, skeletal arm, man and books/skulls by Itkupilli.  Tulle by Irene Alexeeva and dried roses by Trish Jones.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - SOMETHING WICKED

This week Ann has challenged us to create something wicked.  My witch is from a Renaissance painting by Hans Holbein the Younger.  Background by me.  Hat by Irene Alexeeva and creepy crawlies from JenU Designs.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Digital Whisper Challenge - WEB

The life of an understudy can be very hard!!  Waiting in the wings and collecting cobwebs is not very nice.  The web is by Irene Alexeeva, the image from, altered and coloured.  Waiting room made from papers from a long forgotten kit.  See DIGITAL WHISPER challenge page HERE

Take a Word - VINTAGE

Nothing's real here!!  The texty backgrounds are scanned dictionary pages (tinted),  The muslin tree is by me with pieces of silky netting by Lorie Davison, overlaid to form the shape.  Tree trunk also by me.  Paper flowers by Birgit Kerr formerly of Scrapbookgraphics.  The girl is by Hidden Vintage Studios. Background paper by Irene Alexeeva.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Collage Obsession - Eerie

This is my version of eerie created from an image by Hidden Vintage Studios and a background by Eena's Creations and a number of filters and brushes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Take a Word Challenge - Shades of Blue

I have used this photograph many times.  It is my aunt (age 12) from an old family album.  I have coloured and altered her a bit.  The boots were Googled. The paper flowers are from Birgit Kerr (formerly of Scrapbookgraphics).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Digital Whisper Challenge - The Bowels of Hell

Australians don't celebrate Halloween as in other countries.  Therefore, I am celebrating the hellish season in my own peculiar style.  DIGITAL WHISPER is a new blog challenge which you can find HERE  -  Some of you will recognise it from its NING days and now Patti and Kaylene are bringing it to the blog. 
This picture is a mishmash of Photoshop brushes, googled broom, an angry face (altered) which I have had in storage for many years.  I used an lady - or the body thereof - for the body shape which I have digitally overpainted using the ArtRage program.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Take a Word Challenge - MASCULINE

This week the theme word at Take a Word is MASCULINE.  The two images (coloured from black and white) are from Flickr free to use images.  The background is by Itkupilli.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Collage Obsession Challenge - RAVEN

Thanks to Linda for a great challenge at CO.  My raven has a slight injury to his leg.  The girl is from an old painting to which I added a lower body.  The raven was Googled.  The background is made from bits and pieces from Createwing Designs and Catherine Designs.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - Use of printed or hand-written text in art.

The background text and archway are from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.  The source for the two images has been lost over the years.  I have altered them greatly and added new legs and shoes. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - UMBRELLAS

This week the theme word at "Take a Word" is UMBRELLAS. The elements in this collage are mainly from Catherine Designs, the umbrella was Googled and the rain deprived farmer is from an old painting of unknown origin.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - Board Games

Poor Flossy spent all her money at the Bingo Hall and is reduced to wearing cardboard castoffs. The image is from, the bingo card from Google Images.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Take a Word Challenge - INSECTS

This week the theme word at Take a Word is INSECTS.  I have chosen bees!  Collage created mostly with Googled images.  Lady Bee includes a face from a Flickr-free-to-use website, painting by me.  Flower also by me.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art - SPOOKY

Thanks to Mandy and Donna for a great challenge.  Original image a free-to-use from the late Suzee Que at Flickr.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Collage Obsessions Challenge - DIVA

What a nice challenge to start a new year of arting at Collage Obsession.  The image is from Itkupilli and the background by Lorie Davison.  (I coloured the image).

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - HAPPINESS IS ...

Happiness IS a cup of tea and a harmless gossip!!  The ladies have been in my collection for a very long time and I'm not sure where they came from.  I have coloured and altered them.  The background is by Itkupilli.