Thanks to Kelly for a great challenge. I made this background some time ago when I obviously had nothing better to do. It is just a series of semi-transparent coloured shapes overlapping each other. The humming bird digital stamp is by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thanks to Bev for a great challenge. The reader is an image from my vast stash. I have had her on file for many moons and I am afraid I don't know from whence it came. Other scrumptious bits and pieces are from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Here is my Christmas story:
A Christmas Caper or “Seasonal Secrets”
This is a true story. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Christmas for my family means a lot of undercover operations, cloak and dagger work, great secrecy and subterfuge, much feverish plotting and even meddling with the calendar. It is dangerous but exhilarating. You may ask me WHY? Well, at least two members of my family fall into the bah humbug category at Christmas. They cast a gloomy spell and a pall over our celebrations. One who shall be called Ebenezer T. Stooge has no excuse other than he is a surly piece of work or, as we Australians might say, a miserable git. The other has a bipolarized brain which leads to bizarre behaviour and streams of less than acceptable language in front of the children. The solution? We celebrate Christmas Day at lunchtime on Christmas Eve. We prepare the feast in secret. We organize ourselves with military precision. We invent alibis. We congregate at a neutral venue, hoping that there will be no unpleasant surprises. So far, so good. At last we can relax and have a great time. We open our gifts and enjoy watching the children open theirs. We eat our Christmas feast. On Christmas Day we have our happy memories of the day before. Hopefully, the unwelcome would-be guests are so self-absorbed they haven’t even noticed that we managed to have a good time in spite of them and practically under their noses.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Let's hope the celebrations cheer her up a little bit!! The face is from an ACF freebie of long ago (much altered). I used a Lisa's altered art collage image for the body which has been overpainted by me. Other bits and pieces (crown, wings, Zetti swirls and background) by Irene Alexeeva at Scraporchard.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Decorating envelopes is great fun. Why not surprise a friend by sending a message of cheer in an interesting/whimsical/funny/beautiful envelope? Mine measures 4 x 6.
The image used is a Flickr freebie. Patchy background from bits and pieces, mainly from Createwing Designs. Stamp Googled.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I hope BOOTS qualify as SHOES. They were Googled as was the skyscape. The balloons were painted in artrage, the rope comes from one of my software programs and the hat and bow tie are by Robyn England.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Background by Createwing Designs. Two larger males are Terri Kahrs freebies, altered and re-dressed. The image on the right is a Flickr free-to-use (head only). Balloons were made in one of my software programs.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Man and auto picture from Graphic Fairy (coloured). Boy from Art Creations Friday. Background by SussiM. Lady from Lunagirl collage sheet.
Monday, November 15, 2010
It's only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you'd believe in me.
Yes, it's only a canvas sky
Hanging over a muslin tree
But it wouldn't be make believe
If you'd believe in me.
The background paper is by Irene Alexeeva, images from Graphic Fairy, moon and "muslin" for my tree from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics
Dressmaker dummies from Kubivet freebies
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
The beautiful face is from a Suzee Que image, free to use at Flickr (and altered). The background paper is by Irene Alexeeva as are the wings. Other papers used in angel's robe etc and elements at top are by Createwing Designs.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Maybelle and Melvin could show them young'ns a thing or two! Showtime was any time for them when the banjo played.
The image of the heel clicking Melvin is a Terri Kahrs freebie - altered and with lower part added. Thanks Terri! I am not sure where the lady's face came from. Man's legs and feet and lady's dress painted by me. Background bits and pieces, banjo and lady's shoes by Lorie Davison at Scrapbook Grapphics.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
ENLARGE FOR MORE DETAIL
Her mother told her to always hold her head high but Gladys' taste in steampunk hats made that very difficult.
Image a freebie from Art Creations Friday, body painted on. Hat and background made from bits and pieces from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The list of weekly blog challenges that welcome all types of art has dwindled over the past year so we have decided to open a new one! "Take a Word" will open on November 1. Its theme will be simple - just a one word prompt - and it is welcome to one and all. There are no rules or rights or wrongs. This is a challenge to have fun with. So mark down Mondays on your challenge calendar. Each week a Sneak Peek will be posted for the following Monday to give everyone time to complete her (or his) artwork. Here's the link:
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thanks for the ladies at ACF for the beautiful toadstools. The colours are wonderful. The image is a Suzee Que Flickr free to use picture and I have added the hat and dress. The flower effect in newspaper clipping is by Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
My butterfly lady is a collage of bits and pieces. Her face is a Suzee Que free-to-use picture from Flickr. Her body has been cut from various papers. The newspaper background with door effect is from Maya at Scrapbookgraphics.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I Googled the Queen's face and painted in her body. Sceptre also Googled.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
I used the face from the ACF picture and blended it into a painting that I found on Wikimedia Commons (copyright free). I finished off with a photo of flowers given to me by my friend Ann (Taluula) and I have blended this into the background.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The image I have used is from Wikimedia Commons, copyright free. The lovely background is a photo of lobelias and petunia by my friend Ann (Taluula). Thanks, Ann! Ephemera collected over the years, no credits available.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
The image (greatly altered) is a Kubivet freebie. The background and mushrooms are from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I have noticed that pictures now being posted to the blog are losing a lot of definition. I don't know why but I am sure this is the case. This one looks better when enlarged.Birds spend a lot of time finding material for their "homes". Boothroyd Blackbird has taken his talents to a new level! Paper and cardboard maybe but very sophisticated - for a blackbird.
Bits and pieces from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
My Odd Bird is made from a Googled peacock, head and hands from a Terri Kahrs freebie (thanks Terri) body by me and background (altered) by Lauren Bavin. Words by Carly Simon from her great song "You're So Vain".