I hope this has a spring feel to it. After a long, hot summer in the Southern Hemisphere, I can't wait for the coolness of late autumn. The dancer is from Graphics Fairy and other pieces of this and that are from Flergs, Rosey Posey and my own ephemera stash.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The beautiful flowered hat comes from a "new" painting by Vincent van Gogh. I found the picture in my online news of the day. Apparently, there is no signature to the painting but it has now been verified as a van Gogh. I hope he will forgive my using it for my own purposes. I made the background using the same picture, blended over a blue background with lines running through it. The face should be well-known as she is used in different guises from time to time (my own work).
The faint white swirls are by CryztalRain at Deviant Scraps.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Thanks to Ann for an interesting challenge. My tag is a collage of mostly digital background papers cut to create a house (well, sort of). The lady is from Marta van Eck and the man from Finecrafted Designs (Deviant Scrap). The papers, flowers and ribbon by Irene Alexeeva and the darker background by Createwing Designs.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I had to think long and hard about find one beautiful thing. So many things are beautiful it's difficult to choose. I decided on my local beach which is only a quarter of a mile away. The photo was taken at sunset. Here on the west coast of Australia the sun goes down into the sea, The lady in swimsuit is from Tangie Baxter at Scrapbookgraphics. I used the plug-in "Photo Essentials" to add texture, overlays and heightened colour and lighting to the picture giving it (I hope) a vintage look as in those old travel posters we see online. The frame also comes from Photo Essentials. Our beaches are blinding white sand and crystal blue ocean. At night, when it is quiet, I can hear the waves hitting the shore and I know I am very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world.
Monday, March 12, 2012
For all those of you using Photoshop Elements, there is a great "plug-in" program called "Photo Essentials 4". It works in conjunction with PSE and there are lots of actions and frames (as above) to make work more interesting. I'm not connected with it in any way but I do enjoy having it on my computer.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The couple (coloured by Me) are from E-vint.com. The background is by Createwings Designs.