Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - MAIL ART

This week at the Muses the theme is MAIL ART.  Background and flowers from Rosey Posey.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art - Santa Claus

In my part of the world, south-western Australia, it is summertime.  Yesterday the maximum temperature was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 38 degrees Celsius. Nevertheless our stores are filled with snowy scenes, Santa and his sleigh, carols with lyrics about snow and mistletoe.  I think an Australian Santa would feel more comfortable in crop top and board shorts and surfing at the beach.
An Ozstuffe Originale, painted by me.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - Christmas Greetings

This week at Take a Word the theme is CHRISTMAS GREETINGS.  My picture is an original digital painting except for the background from Creativewings Designs. Since it is summertime in Australia I have to use my imagination to create snowy scenes.  It never snows in my part of the world, even in wintertime.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - STARS

This week at the Muses the theme is STARS.  The ballerina is from a collection from e-vint.com no longer selling (altered with tulle wings added).  The frame and bird are from Creativewings Designs.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - RED AND GREEN

This week at Take a Word the theme is Red and Green.  The "model" is my granddaughter, Isabella aka Bells, who is now ten years old.  I painted in her Christmas outfit and sat her in a rose from Graphics Fairy.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - BINGO

This week at the Muses the theme is BINGO.  The image is from a collection from e-vint.com (no longer selling).  I cut her dress out of a bingo card (Googled).

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - The Twenties

I found the ladies in Google Images (black and white photo).  Extracted and coloured the images and added a little touch of Art Deco to the picture.

Take a Word Challenge - BUTTERFLIES

This week at Take a Word the theme is BUTTERFLIES.  Face by me, other elements by Irene Alexeeva, Lorie Davison and Creativewings Designs.

Sunday Postcard Art - All Creatures Great and Small

Kangaroos are not yet endangered but they are hunted for their hides and for pet meat.
Kangaroo and "collar" from Google Images.  Original design by me.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - THE PRINTED WORD

This week at the Muses the theme is THE PRINTED WORD.  My picture is a collage of ephemera collected over many years.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - STATUE

This week at Take a Word the theme is STATUE.  My statue was found on Google Images.  The background and word overlay is from Itkupilli.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - Fruit and/or vegetables

This week at the Muses the theme is FRUIT AND/OR VEGETABLES.  I have included a golden pear in an altered picture from Wikimedia Commons.  Gold pear is from Google Images and the background pieces are from Lorie Davison at SBG.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - RAINY DAYS

This week at Digital Whisper Challenge the theme is RAINY DAYS. Digitally painted except for the face (from my collection) and a Googled umbrella.

Sunday Postcard Art Challenge - SKYLINE


This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is SKYLINE. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - SHADES OF BLUE

This week the theme is SHADES OF BLUE.
This image found its way into my stash many years ago.  The face has a haunting quality.  The picture was originally in sepia tones.  I have overpainted and altered  it and added some Photoshop water colour brushes.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - Shadow Box

This week at the Muses Bev has invited us to try some shadow box art.  Shadowbox from Lorie Davison at SBG, ballerina (altered) from e.vint.com (no longer selling).

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - Black and White (Waiting in Limbo)

This week at Digital Whispeer the theme is BLACK AND WHITE.  The backgrounds are from Itkupilli and the images are from Hidden Vintage Designs (no longer selling).

Sunday Postcard Art - Feathers


This week at SPA the theme is feathers.  No peacocks died in the making of this postcard.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - FRIENDS

This week at Take a Word the theme is friends.  I scanned and coloured a dictionary page for the background, adding some "coffee stains".  The two young ladies have been hiding in my stash for many years and I can't remember where they came from.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - TIME

This week at the Muses the theme is Time Flies.  The clock face is from Lauren Bavin and the image was originally an old black and white which I've coloured and altered.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - FAMILY ALBUMS

This week at Take a Word the theme is FAMILY ALBUMS.  This is a picture of my mother, Lucy, aged 12 with her giant dog Major. Background and framing from Lorie Davison at SBG.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Sunday Postcard Art - pink, yellow, orange.


This week at SPA there is a colour challenge - pink, yellow, orange.  Image coloured and altered from e.vint.com (no longer selling).  Chair and background by Irene Alexeeva (also retired).

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - ORANGE

This week at the Muses the theme is ORANGE.  Image (coloured and altered) from a collection sold by e-vint.com (no longer selling).  Cat by me.  Assorted PS brushes.

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.