Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - ANIMAL

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is ANIMALS.  The small girl and the cat are images from Graphics Fairy, coloured by me.  The background is an old dictionary page.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - MALE

This started as a sepia photo of a man (Googled).  I have overpainted him in ArtRage digital painting software and added a background by Lorie Davison.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - STEAMPUNK

This week at the Muses the theme is STEAMPUNK.  My take on it is (very) early days of steampunk. Adam and Eve were Googled and altered.  The book frame and background by Lorie Davison.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Take a Word Challenge - PURPLE

This week at Take a Word we are featuring the colour purple.  Bits and pieces from Itkupilli, an image from Wikimedia Commons (altered, coloured), a lot of blending and layering and Googled arches.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - Water

I call this picture "Head above Water" (for obvious reasons).  Thanks to Bev for a nice challenge. The image is from Wikimedia Commons.  I have lost the information which refers to the designer of the water effects.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Digital Whisper Challenge - Puppy

This week the theme at Digital Whisper is "Puppies".  The image is from Paper Whimsy, the background from Lorie Davison and the dog from Google Images.

Take a Word Challenge - Fruit

This week at Take a Word the challenge theme is FRUIT.  The image is from a painting by Modigliani.  The grape "hat", frame and background are from Itkupilli.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Three Muses Challenge - WORD

This week Ann is challenging us to think of a word for 2017.  Mine is "anticipation".  The beautiful image was found at Wikimedia Commons.  The flowers, frame and background are from Itkupilli.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - Wings on Things

This week at Take a Word the theme is WINGS ON THINGS. The body suit clad ladies are from e-vint.com (no longer selling) but I have coloured them from the original black and white and added some modesty.  The layered background pieces are all from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphpics and the butterfly was Googled.


Friday, December 30, 2016

Digital Whisper Challenge -New Year 2017

This week at Digital Whisper the theme is 2017.  I wonder what it holds for us.  I have taken the painter's arms from a Renaissance painting (Wikimedia Commons) and added Googled easel and table.  The plaque, bottles and background are by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.
We've had a great, successful year at Take a Word and The Three Muses with some new members joining us and topnotch artwork by EVERYONE.  We really appreciate your participation.
I take this opportunity to wish one and all a happy New Year and a great 2017.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - TWO

I have this photo in a family album.  The couple are the grandparents I never knew.  I had some fun adding colour and textures and a few splotches here and there.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - LIGHTS

This week at Take a Word the theme is LIGHTS.  I have added lighting effects to highlight Mona's face.  Face Mona Lisa altered a tad, body from e-vint.com no longer selling and background by Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - Frame

This week at the Muses the challenge theme is FRAMES.  The image is from e-vint.com (no longer selling),  I have coloured it, including the stockings!  The background is from an Itkupilli collection.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - HOME

This week at Take a Word the theme is HOME.  I have used pieces collected over many years and have lost credits except for the wings which come from Createwings Designs.

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - NUMBERS

This week at TM the theme is NUMBERS.  The dolls and cup were found in Google Images.  The background and books are from Lorie Davison at Scrapbookgraphics.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Take a Word Challenge - RED AND GREEN

This week at Take a Word the theme is RED AND GREEN.  I have taken a vintage image from an Itkupilli collection and completely re-dressed her using Googled papers and over painting in my digital painting program, Artrage.  The background was scanned from an old dictionary and coloured.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Three Muses Challenge - TIMEPIECES

This week at the Three Muses our theme is TIMEPIECES.  I painted the lady in ArtRage digital painting software and added cut and paste pieces for her hat, hair and dress.  The clocks are from Kubivet (no longer selling).  Clockwork pieces from JenU Designs.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday Postcard Art - WINTER

This week the theme at SPA is WINTER - not in my part of the world where it is summertime.

Digital Whisper Challenge - Snowman

I painted Mr and Mrs Snowman three years ago and have dusted them off to appear in Patti's challenge.  All my own work (painting in ArtRage digital software) except for the background which comes from Createwings Designs.  As I live in a part of the world where snow never falls I had to use my imagination.
This week at Take a Word the theme is ANGEL.  I painted the background and also the dress and shoes.  The face and arms come from an image by Lorie Davison.  I had the wings in my collection and I'm not sure where they came from.