Sunday, May 31, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - STEAMPUNK

This week at Take a Word the challenge is STEAMPUNK!  The image (altered and coloured) is from and all the bits of steampunk are from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics, Finecrafted Designs and Marta van Eck both from Mischief Circus.  (Finecrafted Designs is no longer with Mischief Circus).

Collage Obsession Challenge - Mask

The Geisha is from a collection at  The photo was coloured and altered by me.  Masks are from Google Images.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Morning at the Cemetery

I visited a local cemetery recently on a sunny winter's morning in a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.  There are hundreds of kangaroos living in the beautiful parkland. They help to keep the lawn under control by grazing and they are sleek and healthy.  The sad part of the story is that Perth is a rapidly growing city. New suburbs are popping up everywhere and this means that the habitat of kangaroos is being destroyed.  They find themselves trapped in pockets of semi-undeveloped land such as golf courses, some parks and this cemetery.  CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE (IT'S WORTH IT).

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - WEDDINGS

This week the theme at the Muses is WEDDINGS.  Read the lyrics of the song and that will tell the sad story of this poor bride-to-be, left at the altar.
Flowers and background paper by Lauren Bavin.  Image from Kubivet overpainted to look like a bride.  Googled stool and archway from Alexeeva.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - HOME SWEET HOME

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is HOME SWEET HOME.  The lovely image is from Paper Whimsy and most of the papers and houses are from Rucola at Mischief Circus.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Wheels


This week Ann has challenged us to include wheels in our artwork.  Mine is a step back from reality.  I made the pathway to the stars and added a background and image from Itkupilli and clouds from Createwings Designs.  The stars came from my computer software.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - COFFEE

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is COFFEE!  Who doesn't like a cuppa?  My collage is a collection of Googled images and advertising boards.  Thanks to Patti for a great challenge.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - Turquoise

This week at Take a Word the theme is the colour Turquoise.  I decided to take an art journal style approach to the picture which is a mix of ACTUAL (whoohoo) drawing (the face and rose hat doodled on to grungy cardboard) and digital painting in artrage.  All my own work.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Roosters/Hens

I found this vintage, beautifully coloured rooster at Graphics Fairy and decided he doesn't need a lot of colour and clutter.  The background is an altered, scanned dictionary page to which an Itkupilli background has been blended.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - Mother and Child

It's Mother's day (at least in the US, Australia and possibly New Zealand!) so our tribute is to all the Moms/Mums in the world.  This lovely vintage image was found on Google Images.  The background and heart are from Createwings Designs.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - FAMOUS

This week at the Muses the theme is FAMOUS.  I found this wonderful photo of Charlie Chaplin and dog on Google.  I have coloured the original black and white picture and grunged it up a tad.  The background is by me (another dictionary page also grunged up) and the movie elements are from a kit by Kubivet (long since extinct as a designer).

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - PLANTS AND INSECTS

This week at Take a Word the theme is PLANTS AND INSECTS.  This beautiful pear painting and the bumble bee are from Graphics Fairy (free of charge) and I made the background from my old dictionary, rearranging the order and adding some overpainting.  Simple but effective.