Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Three Muses Challenge - Silhouettes

This is one of my moldy oldies which I had stored away in my files.  It was inspired by the artist, Romare Bearden, who specialised in wonderful collages, often in silhouette form, on the subject of jazz and other types of music.  I found silhouette brushes of musicians, gave them some colour and placed them on a bright background to make a Beardenesque poster.  (Check Google Images under the artist's name to see his work).

Monday, November 24, 2014

Digital Whisper Challenge - COWBOY BOOTS

An unusual but enjoyable challenge!  Image (altered) from e.vint.com.  Boots and hat Googled.  Backgrounds, rocking chair, rifle from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Take a Word Challenge - ORGANIC

I scanned and altered a dictionary page, painted the face and created a body for her, gave the lady an apple hat and a selection of organic items.  The white paper flowers are from Birgitt Kerr.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Collage Obsession Challenge - Headress


The image was googled.  I like the unusual face!  Her hair was a mess so I lightened it in colour and drew in a hairnet. Flowers, fruit and bird are from Itkupilli at Mischief Circus.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - Time

A Renaissance lady with a little bit of steampunk.  Face Googled, steampunk elements and clock by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Take a Word Challenge - ALTERING MONA

It always seems to be that Mona is keeping secrets.  I have given her a 1920's look and a "facial" and added a scarf.  The image and background are both from Itkupilli at Mischief Circus.

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge - Shoes

Thanks for a nice challenge.  I made the background from a scanned dictionary page and the shoes/boots were googled.  Dried rose from my own photo.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Collage Obsession Challenge - TRANSPORTATION

I am fortunate to have a rich treasure trove of family photos from old albums.  This is my father, Michael McDonnell, 1894-1996.  I have coloured his photo and added it to this beautiful backdrop by Itkupilli.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - WHITE SPACE

Sometimes less is more.  This week the challenge is to create artwork using some "white space".  The space doesn't have to be white, of course.  Bev is the white space specialist and she has encouraged me to "have a go" as we say here in Australia.  I used a line drawing of a bird as template and added the metallic paint and scrolls using ArtRage software. (Drawing scrolls with a mouse is a challenge!)  Splotches of water colour paint form the background.  Circlet and leaves by Createwings Designs.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Take a Word Challenge - THINK PINK

The image which I have coloured from the original black and white was Googled.  The water colour background and other elements are from Irene Aleeva (now retired).  I call this lady "Her Royal Pinkness".

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Digital Whisper Challenge - Black and White

This week the challenge at Digital Whisper is to create something in black and white.  The image is a freebie from Flickr Lost Picture Gallery, the background is by Itkupilli and the umbrella and hand were Googled.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Collage Obsession Challenge - Long Hair

This week at Collage Obsessions the theme is "long hair".  The image is from e.vint.com (I have coloured and altered it).  The backgrounds and overlays are by Manuela Zimmerman and Rosey Posey both at Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Three Muses Challenge - ART

Bev challenged us to create  a piece including the word ART.  I scanned open pages from a pocket dictionary and imagined children getting into Mum's watercolours and making one heck of a mess. The two images are from Hidden Vintage Studios.  I used many different Photoshop brushes to achieve the watercolour effects.  Not sure where the rose overlay came from.  The stitched pocket is from Createwings Designs.  The paintbrush was googled.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Take a Word Challenge - MOVIE STAR

The not too clear description above says "Keaton, Buster - 1895-1966.  American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, silent movie star, movie maker, stunt performer and writer".  He was one of the greatest pioneers of the film industry in all its many facets.
The image of Buster Keaton was found on Google Images.  The background was made from a scanned dictionary page, altered and coloured.  The ticket and film spool is from Kubivet (no longer working as a designer).