Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Three Muses Challenge - FRIENDS

Ann has returned from her epic trip to the farthest corner of the earth and back at the Muses where she has chosen "Friends" as her theme for this week's challenge.  I created this double journal page piece with a Googled photo of childhood friends and a large collection of ephemera I have been building over the years - far too many pieces to remember where they came from!  ENLARGE FOR BETTER VIEW.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - BASKET

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is BASKET. I used five freebies from the wonderful Graphics Fairy to make this Easter card.  Thanks to Patti for a lovely challenge and Easter Greetings to all.

Take a Word Challenge - BUTTERFLIES

This week at Take a Word the theme is BUTTERFLIES.  My butterfly girl is from Paper Whimsy, dog Googled, background Graphics Fairy. Collection of butterflies from my own collection.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Springtime

This week at SPA the challenge theme is SPRINGTIME.  Old image from my stash.  Googled poppies.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - DANCE

This week at the Muses the theme is DANCE and who better to feature than the artist, Degas, who specialised in dancers.  The Degas portrait was Googled.  The dancers are from e-vint.com (no longer selling) and the background is from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - GUITAR

This week at Digital Whisper, the theme is GUITAR.  The background is from Itkupilli (slightly coloured).  I found the image on Google Images and coloured her from the original sepia.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - To Sleep Perchance to Dream

This week at SPA the theme is "to sleep perchance to dream".  This bit of silliness was digitally painted by me except for the sea gulls which were found on Google Images.

Take a Word Challenge - SPRING EQUINOX

This week at Take a Word the theme is SPRING EQUINOX.  The background is a free wallpaper downloaded via Google.  The image in foreground is from Itkupilli and the image in the background is from e-vint.com

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Cheeky Challenge - DOUBLE ACT

My version of a double act for this week's Cheeky Challenge.  Background from Sussi M.  Altered image from my stash.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - St Patrick's Day

March 17 is St Patrick's Day and Patti has challenged us to create a picture to suit the theme.  I painted an Irish colleen and the overlay text is from Createwings Designs.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Photograph

This week, Audrey would like us to use a photograph in our SPA design.  I have chosen a 94 year old photo of my parents who were married in January 1922.  They were both born in the 19th century.  I must have come as a shock when I arrived 18 years later, the sixth sibling, six years after the last. I have a wonderful treasury of family photos going back into the second half of the 1800's.  (Bits and pieces used to frame the photo are from Rosey Posey at Scrapbookgraphics.

Take a Word Challenge - GREEN

The song brings a tear to the eye of anyone who can claim Irish heritage (like me).  It is also a song which speaks for all the mothers who have sent their children off to war although it is said that it also referred to farewelling the mass emigration of the Irish to other countries, never to return.  The boy and background were Googled.  The song is known as "Danny Boy" and also "Londonderry Air". The lyrics were written by Frederic Weatherly.  The tune is from the traditional song "Londonderry Air".

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - ANYTHING WITH WINGS

I took a mail art (with Zetti touches) approach to this week's challenge.  Outer frame from Lorie Davison, other bits and pieces from Irene Alexeeva.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Mad March Hare

This week at SPA we are being challenged by the Mad March Hare.  The background is from Itkupilli and the rest was painted by me using ArtRage digital painting software.

Digital Whisper Challenge - Lavender

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is LAVENDER.  The lavender was Googled, the paper doll is by Joanne Brisebois and the rest (background and paper butterflies) from Rosey Posey.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Celestial

This week at Take a Word the theme is CELESTIAL so it's anything to do with the sky, the universe, the moon, the stars, the planets.  My picture was inspired by the song "It's only a paper moon" which is all about a world where nothing is real.  The muslin tree is by me.  Everything else from bits and pieces I've had on file for a very long time and I don't have the sources.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dezina World's Cheeky Challenge - Fantasy

Batwoman is obviously not a modern phenomenon!  Image from Graphics Fairy.  Background scanned from an old dictionary.  Logo Googled.  CLICK ON FOR BETTER VIEW.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Something Blue

This week at the Muses the theme is SOMETHING BLUE.  The image, flowers and background text are from Itkupilli.