Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - HATS

This week our challenge at Three Muses is to include a hat.  This modern-day sun hat was Googled and added to an old painting (source not known).  I painted in the dress and all the polka dots and added background overlays by Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - I am woman (hear me roar)

This week our theme word is WOMAN.  I chose the quote by Helen Keller as she did so much in her life in spite of being deaf and blind and without speech.  What a woman!
The image is not one of Helen Keller.  I found it on and chose it for its strength. Other bits and pieces are from Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - Neon Signs (Big Night Out)

I really enjoy Patti's challenges which are always unusual and interesting.  This is how I decided to illustrate NEON.  The man's image is from Hidden Vintage Studios and everything else was Googled.

Sunday Postcard Art - Robert Burns

Thanks to Mandy and Donna for a great challenge.  It has been so good to read some of Robert Burns' poetry again and to take on board the wisdom and understanding to be found there.  His love poems are enough to make a person cry!
The image (with new body) was Googled.  The poppies are from April Rose and the background by Itkupilli.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Collage Obsession - PECULIAR

I call this picture ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATO.  The image ( has been coloured by me, the background is from Itkupilli and the sword and tomato picture were Googled.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Three Muses Challenge - ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Alice has succumbed to the "drink me" instruction and has grown to giant size.  She couldn't stand up even if she wanted to.
The background is by Itkupilli, the seat Googled and the two images are from Hidden Vintage Studios.  The "drink me" bottle is from Irene Alexeeva.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - NOSTALGIA

Is the past really as good as nostalgia makes us believe?  The image of girl with statue is from (altered) and the background is by Itkupilli.  Created for DIGITAL WHISPER CHALLENGE - CLICK HERE

Take a Word Challenge - CATS

This week the theme word is CATS.  The lovely images are from the Graphics Fairy (converted into a Photoshop Brush with some colouring).  The background is a scanned dictionary page.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - Sea Life

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge is SEA LIFE.  I have lived close to the sea (walking distance) for many years.  This is sunset at Cottesloe Beach on the south-west coast of Australia, close to my home.  The lady is from another era but she looks at home.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Inspirational Artists

I love paintings from the Renaissance period.  The portraits are stunning.  I have chosen a Botticelli to collage.  The image is altered with backgrounds and pen and ink by Lorie Davison (SBG).  The checkered edging is from a background by Irene Alexeeva and the old music manuscript was Googled.  A photoshop brush of the geometric pattern finished the collage.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - COUPLES

This week the theme word is COUPLES - two of ANYTHING!!  The background was scanned from an old dictionary, altered and tinted.  The paper flowers are by Birgit Kerr and the loving couple (?) are from Maya at SBG.

Digital Whisper Challenge - The Sea (and Mermaids)

This week the challenge at Digital Whisper is the world of the sea.  My mermaid tired of wearing seaweed and decided to join the world of high fashion.
Background and bubbles by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.  The tail and snail hat was Googled and the outfit cut from the tail (to match).  The rest by me.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Postcard Art - PAISLEY

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the challenge is to include some Paisley.  Credit goes to Dawn Inskip for the Paisley drawing, everything else by me.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - BUTTERFLY

This week at the The Three Muses Challenge the theme is BUTTERFLIES.  My life has changed in the past few months and I really do feel like a butterfly emerging into the light and looking forward to the future.  The face was painted by me.  Other elements are from Creativewings Designs, Captivated Visions and Lorie Davison.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - ZETTI

My Zetti girl was painted by me and placed on a scanned newspaper background.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - NATIVE AMERICAN

This week at DIGITAL WHISPER the theme is NATIVE AMERICAN. I found this image online.  I love it because it shows a person with bearing and dignity and a quiet sense of peace. 
Frame, backgrounds and elements from Viva Artistry at Scrapbookgraphics.