Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - Photoplay

This is my version of PHOTPLAY (PLUS).  I am now unveiling the TRUE Uncle Paul (by marriage) whose image has been used unmercifully by me over the years.  He was a real person and you can see him in black and white, top right.  He has a pompous air which is highly suited to taking advantage of him through my artwork.  No credits for this one.  The original photo is from an old family album owned by moi, the altered images were designed and painted by moi, and the scrap of background text was scanned and altered by moi.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Take a Word Challenge - Numbers

This week the challenge theme is NUMBERS.  I hope 2015 is going to be a good one.  May I wish all our friends at Take a Word a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Happy New Year is the theme at Digital Whisper this week so I am doubling up. 
This collage has been created using all manner of bits and pieces.  Credit is due to Createwings Designs, Birgit Kerr and Fiddlette.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - Mail Art Envelope

This week the challenge is to create a mail art envelope in any style.  Mine has a French flavour.  Image from  Wine glass, grapes, bird and background by Lauren Bavin.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Take a Word Challenge - Red and Green

I apologize for the silly poem.  My forte is the ditty and a poet I am not!  I painted Santa digitally using ArtRage painting software.  I did start with a Googled line drawing of Santa to maintain the correct proportions but I had to re-create him at least 95 per cent.
This time of year in a part of the world where it can be extremely hot there is not a lot of peace and quiet.  Heat makes people cranky so I try to stay away from the roads, malls, parking lots and anywhere crowds gather.  In spite of that, may I wish all of my friends in Blogland a very peacerul and happy season.  Please come back to the challenges afreshed and eager to start a New Year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - LIGHTHOUSE

This week at The Three Muses the theme is LIGHTHOUSE.  A beach scene is not unusual for me at this time of year because in my part of the world it is summertime.
The background is my own, painted digitally with added Photoshop brushes.  The two bathing beauties are from Tumblefish at Mischief Circus. Lighthouse from Eena's Creations, also at Mischief Circus.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Take a Word Challenge - WINTER

I painted this digitally using ArtRage software.  All my own work.

Collage Obsession Challenge - BLACK DRESS

This is a VERY little black dress.  The image (formerly undressed) is from with added cut and paste pieces to make the dress.  The background is by Itkupilli and the metallic butterfly from Alexeeva.  Rose hat from Graphics Fairy.  Curtain (?).

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Three Muses Challenge - GOTHIC ARCH/VINTAGE

This week the theme at Three Muses is Gothic Arch/Vintage.  The lady is from, the rose is my own photo.  Other bits and pieces from Kubivet Designs (no longer designing).

Monday, December 8, 2014

Collage Obsession Challenge - Smile

Her porcelain veneers were obviously ahead of her time!!  Image from Google Images, painter unknown.  Background a re-arranged dictionary scan (by me) and some Photoshop brushes.

Take a Word Challenge - ANGELS

Painted digitally in ArtRage except for the frame which is from the Studio Girls at Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Digital Whisper Challenge - I can't see

Thanks to DW for a challenging challenge.  The man is from Hidden Vintage Studios, the arm, background and skulls from Itkupilli (both from Mischief Circus).

Three Muses Challenge - SWIRLS AND TWIRLS

This week the challenge at Take a Word is SWIRLS AND TWIRLS.  The lovely lady's portrait is from an old painting (Googled) and I have used swirls and twirls AND A TWIRLY BIRD by Jofia DeVoe plus some Google brushes,

Monday, December 1, 2014

Take a Word Challenge - DOORS


This week at Take a Word the theme is DOORS.  The door above was Googled and the background made by me (scan of dictionary page) with some added overlays by Katie Pertiet of Designer Digitals.  The lady is probably the first Photoshop brush I owned.  I have had it for many years. The quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson.