Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art - Apothecary Labels

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is APOTHECARY LABELS.  The lady comes from Wikimedia Commons and the labels were Googled.

Take a Word Challenge - Turquoise

Image, coloured and altered from an e.vint.com collection (no longer available online).  The poster was Googled as was the butterfly.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - CANDLE

This week at the Muses the theme is CANDLE.  The lady is a mishmash of elements - a Botticelli face and dozens of elements put together to make the body.  Candle and boots were Googled.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - Witch

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is WITCH.  Mine is an Ozstuffe Originale.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - Stripes

This week at Take a Word the theme is STRIPES.  Stripes Googled, metallic butterflies and background Irene Alexeeva.  Image from an old collection, coloured and overpainted.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - The Printed Word

This week at the Muses the theme is THE PRINTED WORD.  I Googled a black and white photo, converted it into a Photoshop brush and placed it over a chopped up dictionary page I made.   Water colour paint was added.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - PIANO

I have used the well known image of my Uncle Paul (by marriage) for this picture (colour and alterations added).  The piano was Googled.  As far as I know Uncle Paul didn't play the piano but IF HE DID he would have been his own best audience as superiority was his middle name,

Take a Word Challenge - NUMBERS


This week at Take a Word the theme is NUMBERS.  I made the numbered background.  The identical twins are from e-vint.com (no longer selling).  Image extracted from black and white photo and coloured a little.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art - Hats

This week at SPA the theme is HATS.  I used some of my own photos of flowers in making the hat.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - FLORAL

This week at Take a Word the theme is FLORAL.  The image is from my huge collection from the now defunct website e-vint.com. (Image coloured from original black and white and re-dressed, collage style).  Background Rosey Posey formerly of Scrapbook Graphics.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - RED

This week at Take a Word the theme is the colour RED.  The image is from e-vint.com (no longer selling).  I have coloured it and added the puppeteer's strings.  The background is from Itkupilli.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - Window

This week at the Muses the theme is WINDOWS.  The image (coloured) is from e-vint.com (no longer selling).  Background and window from Lorie Davison.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - MALE

This week at TAW the theme word is MALE.  The original image is from Wikimedia Commons, background cards and papers by Alexeeva, costume cut from various papers in my stash,

Digital Whisper Challenge - Falling Leaves

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is FALLING LEAVES.  The image is from e-vint.com (coloured and altered).  This website no longer exists.  The autumn leaf was Googled and the background is from Rosey Posey formerly of Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Three Muses Challenge - LETTERING

I love collage mainly because it doesn't have to make much sense.  I call this one "The meaning of life".  Man and patterned background by me.  Hands and magnifying glass from Google.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - WINGS

This week at Take a Word the theme is WINGS. The two ladies are from e-vint.com (no longer selling).  The butterfly is from Google Images and the background from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - STEAMPUNK

This week at the Three Muses the challenge theme is STEAMPUNK.  The painting of Adam and Eve is from Wikimedia Commons (altered and more tastefully dressed).  Background Lorie Davison.  Steampunkerie from Marta van Eck.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art - NAMASTE

This week at SPA the theme is NAMASTE.  The gentleman is from Graphics Fairy (coloured by me) and the background picture is from Itkupilli.

Digital Whisper Challenge - PARIS

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is PARIS.  I have chosen to create a colorful poster using a Toulouse Lautrec picture from one of his posters. The background is by me and I have used several different fonts to highlight the things to see when visiting Paris.

Take a Word Challenge - HEART

This week at Take a Word the theme is HEART.  I have made a collaged paper doll using bits and pieces and the red heart painted by me.  Tumbling playing card pieces from Irene Alexeeva no longer designing.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - House

House/home is the theme for this week's Three Muses.  Bits and pieces for collage from Lorie Davison.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - Back to School

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is "back to school".  I have had the image for a long time.  Background elements from Vera Lim.

Take a Word Challenge - Autumn

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is AUTUMN.  I painted the face and used papers and elements by Rosey Posey to make the collage.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - MAIL ART

This week at the Muses the theme is "mail art".  Image from Wikimedia Commons, background bits and pieces Irene Alexeeva/

Monday, August 28, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - FAIRY

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is FAIRY.  I've had this image in my stash for many years.  Just added some wings to make her a fairy.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - OLD FASHIONED

This week at Take a Word the theme is OLD FASHIONED.  I found this image in Google Images and coloured it from its original sepia.  The flowers, background and planter are from a collection by Lauren Bavin.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - UMBRELLA

I found the original black and white image at Graphics Fairy, added colour and placed him on a scanned dictionary page. I called him "Jerry Poppins" because he is in the same pose that Mary Poppins is often seen in.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - BLACKBIRD

This week at Take a Word the theme is BLACKBIRD.  I Googled the bird and the background is a mishmash of painterly patterns.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - SNAPSHOT

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is SNAPSHOT - using a black and white photo ini a colorful background.  Image from Terri Kahrs.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - Beauty

I love water colours and enjoy dabbling with water colour brushes in a variety of ways.  Googled image (altered).  Brushes from Anna Aspnes.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - QUOTES - "Expect the Unexpected"

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is QUOTES.  I have chosen "Expect the Unexpected" although I seem to be a person who always expects the worst!  Background from Lorie Davison, image Finecrafted Designs, balloons Googled..

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - PURPLE

This week at Take a Word the theme is PURPLE.  Sunglasses may be needed for this one!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - MONOCHROME

This week at TAW the theme is monochrome.  The image is one I've had in my "stash" for a very long time.  I have overpainted her in metallic bling.  Papers used in background are from K. Eflin.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - CIRCLES

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is CIRCLES.  The background and branches are my own work as is the overpainting of the bird.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - DANCER

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is DANCER.  I painted the little dancer. The background and flowers are from Creativewings Designs.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - FOOTWEAR

This week at the Muses the theme is FOOTWEAR.  I have chosen sneakers.  The image is from a family album.  It was extracted from a wedding photo of my uncle (by marriage) and aunt. He has appeared in quite a few of my pictures and in many different guises.  The background is from Itkupilli.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - Man's Best Friend

I found this wonderful image of Charlie Chaplin in Google Images.  I coloured the photo a little and added old-fashioned hand-cranked movie camera and film from a long retired website, Kubivet.

Sunday Postcard Art - RAINBOW

This week at SPA the theme is RAINBOWS.  I painted the background and overpainted an image from Graphics Fairy.  The umbrella and "puddle" are from Lilypad.

Take a Word Challenge - SEA CREATURES

This week at Take a Word the theme is SEA CREATURES.  The mermaid is my own design.  I painted the face, Googled the turquoise shells to make her hat and cut her costume from the Googled Tail.  Background from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics/

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - THINGS WITH WINGS

Angel, background and crown painted by me using ArtRage digital painting software.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art - Nostalgia

The photograph (coloured from original sepia) is of my mother at age 16. She had me when in her forties and died when I was 15 so this is a special photo to me.

Digital Whisper Challenge - JOHN LENNON

Googled drawing made into a Photoshop brush with some water colour splotches added.  The background text collage is by Joanne Brisebois.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - HEARTS

HEARTS is the theme this week at Take a Word.  I had some fun with altered art and cutting and pasting.  Images from an old collection (altered and overpainted).  Paper hearts from Fiddlette.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - CLOUDS

This week at the Muses the theme is CLOUDS.  The three little girls are from a collection by Hidden Vintage Studios sadly no longer selling.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - MUSHROOM

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is MUSHROOM.  (Mushroom from a Lorie Davison collection - image from e-vint.com no longer selling)

Sunday Postcard Art - HEXAGON

This week at Sunday Postcard the theme is HEXAGON.  Thanks to Mandy for a creative challenge and a wonderful sample picture.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - SUMMER FLOWERS

This week at Take a Word the theme is SUMMER FLOWERS.  The image is from a Modigliani painting.  The background (altered) and the basket of flowers are from collections by Itkupilli.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - MUSIC

This week at the Muses the theme is MUSIC.  Image (altered and coloured) from e-vint.com no longer selling.  Background manuscript scanned and altered.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - BUTTONS AND BOWS

This week at Take a Word the theme is BUTTONS AND BOWS.  Elements from Creativewings Designs.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - MAIL ART

This week at the Muses the Challenge theme is MAIL ART.  Image from e-vint.com no longer selling.  Other elements "found" here and there and mainly on Google Images.