Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Haute Couture (High Fashion).

This week at the Muses the theme is HAUTE COUTURE.  I have chosen the early Victorian period - the times described so beautifully by Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. The background is from Itkupilli and the images are from "2 crazy headed monsters" from Mischief Circus.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - Parrots

Australia has hundreds of species of parrots and cockatoos many of which can still be seen in suburban backyards.  This is an Australian ring-necked parrot known to all as a "Twenty-eight" so called because one of its calls sounds like the words "twenty-eight".  I have a family of Twenty-eights living in a very large eucalyptus tree in my garden.  Sadly, the loss of their habitat and the need for them to compete with other bird species for nesting areas means that they are becoming fewer in number. My picture refers to the fact that time is against them and they are dying out.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - Nature

This week at Take a Word the challenge is to feature the world of nature in your own special way.  The image here is from e-vint.com (coloured and altered).  The background is from Lorie Davison.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Favourite artist or style

One of my favourite artists is GUSTAV KLIMT.  This is an original digital painting referring to his style but not copying it, using metallic paints with face from a collection of mine and Googled hands.  (ArtRage softwear).

Monday, October 19, 2015

Digital Whisper Challenge - HAT

Thanks to Patti for her HAT challenge at Digital Whisper.  Mona looks good in anything but especially her cloche hats.  Googled hat and Mona (altered).  Background and pin by Irene Alexeeva (no longer designing).

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - Orange and Black

This week at Take a Word the theme is ORANGE AND BLACK.  The girl (daring to be different) is from e-vint.com.  She has been coloured from the original black and white and her dress altered.  The box is made from a fabric pattern on Google.  Background from Irene Alexeeva.  Photoshop splatter brush.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - CASTLES

This week Bev has asked us to include a castle in our artwork.  The background is a free-to-use from the internet (textures and colouring added).  The castle is from Lorie Davison, the artist from Itkupilli and the girl from Paper Whimsy.  Enlarge for better view.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - BE-WITCHED

This week at Take a Word the theme is BE-WITCHED.  I scanned the dictionary page and tinted it.  I also painted the witch with clothes from Joanne Brisebois and broom from Irene Alexeeva.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Three Muses Challenge - Postage Stamp People

This week at the Muses we are challenged to create postage stamp people.  Mine includes a Googled, altered and coloured image of Charlie Chaplin, an old dictionary page, grunged up and coloured by me, and an old movie camera, film reel and clapper board from Kubivet Designs (no longer working in design).

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Take a Word Challenge - "We've Got Mail"

It's a mail theme at this week's Take a Word Challenge.  I have chosen to create an envelope with a French (and Belgian) flavour.  The image is from e-vint.com - altered and coloured.  Other elements and papers from Lauren Bavin.