Monday, August 29, 2016

Cheeky Challenge Tuesdays - Jewels

This week at Cheeky Challenge the theme is JEWELS.  The image has been in my collection for many years and I am not sure of its origin.  I coloured it and added jewels and other bits and pieces from elements designed by Lorie Davison and Jofia de Voe.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Mother Nature

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is MOTHER NATURE.  Thanks to Deann for a great challenge.

Take a Word Challenge - FRAMES

This week at TAW the theme is FRAMES.  I have altered and coloured an image from e-vint.com (no longer selling) and added a background by Itkupilli and a water colour brush from Anna Aspnes.  The frame was Googled.

Digital Whisper Challenge - BOW TIE



This week at Digital Whisper the theme is BOW TIE.  Here the boy has accessorized his tie to match the colour of his fish.  (Background by Holliewood, boy from e-vint.com, fish and tie Googled).

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - ROSES

This week at the Muses the theme is ROSES. The image is from a very old collection for which I have no details,  I have coloured and altered it.  The rose was originally my own original photo which I altered by drawing on edges.  I think the quote is from a song in the musical "Gypsy". I seem to remember Ethel Merman singing it.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - YELLOW

This week at Take a Word the theme is YELLOW.  The luscious pears are from Graphics Fairy and the background was made from an old dictionary page (and coloured).

Digital Whisper Challenge - WATERMELON

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is WATERMELON.  The image (coloured and altered) is from a collection by e-vint.com (no longer selling).  Everything else Googled.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - BOOK COVER

Photo of my Uncle Paul (by marriage) from a family album.  Altered and coloured.  Background and clouds from Createwings Designs.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - Telephone

A prima ballerina made from metallic bits and pieces including an old telephone.  Legs, arms and other elements are from collections of Marta van Eck at Mischief Circus.

Take a Word Challenge - CIRCLES

This week at Take a Word the theme is CIRCLES.  Background made from semi-transparent circles. Branches cut from the same textured paper.  Bird painted by me in ArtRage (painting software).

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - You've Got Mail

This week at the Muses the theme is "You've Got Mail".  The image was Googled and other elements are from Createwings Designs.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - Crackle

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is Crackle.  The image is by Leonardo da Vinci, converted to a PS brush and then overpainted and filtered.  The crackle brush was made from a Google background, other PS brushes added.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - BOOKS/BOOKWORMS

This week's theme at Take a Word is BOOK/BOOKWORM. The image is from Paper Whimsy.  PSE brushes added.  Books Googled.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - BUTTONS AND BOWS

This week at the Muses the theme is BUTTONS AND BOWS.  Collage includes background papers by Vera Lim and elements by Creative Wings Designs.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - Masquerade

The frame is by Lorie Davison, the background by Createwings Designs and the image from Finecrafted Designs (no longer selling).

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Eggs

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is EGGS. 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Games

A puzzled cat.  Jigsaw pieces from Google Images, pen line drawing of cat overlaid, background by me.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - FLAPPERS



This week at The Three Muses Challenge the theme is FLAPPERS. The flappers are from a Pinterest Collection, the background and flourish are from Fiddlette and "Dedicated Followers of Fashion" is the name of a song by an old Rock and Roll group, The Kinks.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - BLACK AND WHITE

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This week at Digital Whisper we have a BLACK AND WHITE challenge. Image from e-vint.com (no longer selling) altered, black and white swirl Googled, butterflies and background paper from Irene Alexeeva (no longer selling).

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - HAPPINESS IS ...

This week at TAW the challenge theme is HAPPINESS IS.  The self-satisfied lady was originally black and white.  I have coloured her and given her a new Googled hat.  The rose is from Graphics Fairy and the lace and background stitching are from Anna Aspnes at Oscraps.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - the printed word

My Frida collage is made from her Googled image and many other bits and pieces too numerous to mention.  It's for the Three Muses Challenge - The Printed Word.  Thanks to Ann for a great challenge.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Floral

This week at Take a Word the theme is FLORAL.  Poppies and image Googled, altered, over-painted etc.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Regal/Royal

This Queen has been collaged from Googled face (Queen Elizabeth 1), fabrics and crown.  I imagine QE1 would have thought it very gaudy and unbecoming.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge - Baby

This week at Digital Whisper the theme word is BABY.  The image is from Hidden Vintage Designs (no longer selling), the flower from Off with the Fairies (formerly at Deviant Scrap) and the background textures, stitching and lace are from Anna Aspnes at Oscraps.

Take a Word Challenge - HOT COLOURS

This week at Take a Word the theme is HOT COLOURS,  Celebrate summer.  Image from an old collection (coloured).  Background from Vera Lim.

Sunday Postcard Art - Shells

This week at SPA the theme is sea shells. This is a combination of collaged bits and pieces and face painted by me.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cheeky Tuesday Challenge - COMEDY, HUMOUR

This week at Cheeky Tuesday the theme is "Comedy/Humour".  The lady is from a collection by e-vint.com (no longer selling)  I have coloured and upended her.  The two backgrounds are from Itkupilli.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Music



Painted by me using ArtRage digital painting software.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - TIME

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is TIME.  The image is a Botticelli, altered.  The watch was Googled and the clockparts are from JenuDesigns.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - QUOTE

This week at the Muses the theme is QUOTE.  The image here was Googled and then altered and coloured.  Background collage is from Createwings Designs elements and papers.  Photoshop brushes added.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - HOME

This week at Take a Word the theme word is HOME.  I had some fun making a collage from bits and pieces, in the form of a tag.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Titanic

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is THE TITANIC.  The lady here, a Mrs Astor, was a survivor of the disaster.  Background and photo from a Pinterest collection.

Digital Whisper Challenge - Ocean Bottom

This week at Digital Whisper the challenge theme is OCEAN BOTTOM.  The swimmer was Googled, the bubbles from Lorie Davison and the underwater background and elements from Off with the Fairies (formerly of the old Deviant Scrap website).

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Try it on Tuesday Challenge - I believe I can fly

I love a challenge and was excited to find "Try it on Tuesday", this week with a flying theme.  The image is from Finecrafted Designs (altered)..  The background is from Lorie Davison and the balloons were Googled.  Check out Try it on Tuesday HERE

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - TURQUOISE AND PURPLE

This week at the Muses the theme is TURQUOISE AND PURPLE, a great colour combination. The image (coloured and altered) was Googled. Texture overlays by Anna Aspnes form the background.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Digital Whisper - Summer Swim

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is SUMMER SWIM  This lady is doing her swimming underwater.  Background by Lorie Davison, brushes by Anna Aspnes and sea anemones by January.  Image is from e-vint.com (no longer selling) coloured and dressed by me.

Take a Word Challenge - BALLET

This week at TAW the theme is BALLET.  My ballerinas are from a collection by e-vint.com (no longer selling).  The background is by Lorie Davison and the Degas image was Googled.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Asian/Oriental

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is Asian/Oriental. The image is from e-vint.com (no longer selling) and the flowers are from Anna Aspnes at Oscraps.  The Japanese characters (apparently) translate to "I will not cry".

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - KITES

Thanks to Bev for an interesting challenge.  The background is by me, the kite Googled, the girl from a very old collection, origins unknown.  The words come from the song of the same name, words and music by Richard and Robert Sherman for the movie Mary Poppins.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - BLACKBIRD

This week at Take a Word the theme is BLACKBIRD.  The background is from Lorie Davison (altered), overlay by Vera Lim, bird Googled.
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Spread your broken wings and learn to fly (The Beatles)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is gingham. The image comes from e-vint.com (no longer selling). The background overlays by Anna Aspnes.  Gingham haute couture by me using Googled gingham. Flowers Lorie Davison.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Cheeky Challenge - GRUNGE

This week at Cheeky Challenge the theme is GRUNGE.  I found the beautiful image at Pinterest, altered it a little,  Other grungy bits and pieces are from Captivated Visions, the dictionary page is one I scanned and altered and the pointing finger comes from Graphics Fairy.

The Three Muses Challenge - MOON



This week at the Muses the theme is MOON. I found the great image of the dancer at Graphics Fairy and the starry background is from Irene Alexeeva (no longer designing).  I painted the silvery moon.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Cats

This week at Sunday Postcard Art the theme is CATS.  The lady is from a Goya painting, the curtain from my collection, background by Itkupilli and cat from Mr Google.

Take a Word Challenge - ANGELS


This week at Take a Word Challenge the theme is ANGELS.  I used my ArtRage digital painting software to create this angel and background.  The words are from a beautiful song - "Angel"  by Sarah McLachlan, she of the heavenly voice.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - FOOTWEAR

This week at the Muses the theme is FOOTWEAR.  The man is my great Uncle Paul by marriage.  I haven't featured his photo for quite a while so decided to take him out of mothballs.  I have altered him (for the better I believe) and given him a new look in sneakers and socks. The background is from Itkupilli.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cheeky Challenge - SHAPES



This week the Cheeky Challenge theme is SHAPES.  To create the background  I started with a textured paper and used the hue and saturation button to change it into shades of blue and pink. The shapes were cut from software templates and the opacity reduced so as to show the shapes underneath.  Not sure where the image comes from.  I coloured it from the original sepia.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - Altered Postcard


Albany, Western Australia, is 200 miles south of where I live.  It is noted for its pristine beaches which face the Southern Ocean.  I have altered the postcard by overpainting using ArtRage digital painting software.  The kangaroos were Googled. ENLARGE FOR A BETTER VIEW - IT'S WORTH IT!

Take a Word - BOTANICAL





This week at Take a Word the theme is BOTANICAL.  I started with a black and white unclothed lady from e-vint.com, coloured her  and added a botanical flavoured costume using leaves and flowers from Itkupilli. I painted the background using ArtRage digital painting software. The quote or a version thereof comes from the Madonna song, "Material Girl".  E-vint.com, a great supplier of vintage photos, has disappeared without a trace.  Fortunately, I have a large collection.