Friday, 31 October 2014

DIGITALMANIA


INSUBSTANTIAL

Created for the Digitalmania challenge where this week we're taking inspiration from the work of Alberto Seveso.

Credits can be found at Digitalmania.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

THE THREE MUSES


It's TAKE FRIGHT at the Three Muses this week .. and I thought a perfect opportunity to introduce you to the Queen of Under Earth!  Quite a fright but nothing a little make up wouldn't remedy.

Forgive me if I don't get around to commenting on your work this week it's because I will be swanning off to the Highlands of Scotland for a week, where hopefully there will be much eating, drinking, walking and pampering going on.  :D

Credit to Marta Van Eck and Sharing Tubes.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 26 October 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have VINTAGE as our word for inspiration this week at TAKE A WORD and that reminded me of this beautiful photograph I spied at a flea market last week.  I wonder who she was and what was making her smile so happily?

Nope, that's a wicked lie, I didn't find it at a flea market, this is all credit to Itkupilli.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

THE THREE MUSES


DRESS UP

We have SHADES OF BLUE as our theme at the Three Muses this week and who doesn't love shades of blue!

Credit to Bluesse and JoesSistah.

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

TAKE A WORD


YES DEAR!

We have MASCULINE  as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week and so off I went to search my stash for a suitable man!  Then I found him (and her) and knew my Muse would do the rest.  And so she did!

Credit to Pixel Music for the labels, the girl and the postage.  The remainder of the images are copyright free to use.

Thank you for looking.




Friday, 17 October 2014

DIGITALMANIA




Across at Digitalmania this week Marie has challenged us to take inspiration from the work of LK PERRELLA.   This one is inspired by her two page spread art journals.

Credit to SharingTubes and HolliewoodStudio.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

THE THREE MUSES


SOLITUDE

It's the PRINTED WORD at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me of the joy we often find in words!

Credits go to Sharing Tubes.

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

TAKE A WORD


ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL

Marie has chosen UMBRELLA as our word for inspiration this week at TAKE A WORD and that reminded me of  the one I saw sailing majestically across the sky a week last Tuesday morning.   Yes ... as true as I sit here there it was sailing silently past Big Ben.   Well, if I'm honest there were two brollies really,  the one impersonating a boat and the one which I can only guess was used to shade the 'gentleman' from inclement weather.   The 'boat' was spilling water as it travelled and that's what caused everyone walking along the embankment to be using their brolly .... I expect they thought it was raining.

I mention all this because it occurred to me there are so many good uses for an umbrella if only we give it enough thought!

Credit to HoneyDesigns and Bluesse (Deviant art).

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

THE THREE MUSES

IT'S ALL A GAME

We are taking GAME BOARDS as our inspiration at the Three Muses this week and I thought you might be interested in this game I have tucked away for a rainy day!  What can I say!

Credit to JoesSistah for the basis of the background and to NumbBumm for the clouds (they are great clouds and I use them all the time).  The remainder is dis n dat from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have INSECTS as our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week and that reminded me of the haunting song I heard from my window the other night.  It was dark when I peeped out but I saw there the strangest girl I have seen for a long time ... she appeared to be calling the spiders to her .... in preparation for Halloween I imagine.  A bit early in my opinion.

Credit to CAJoline for the most part though one or two pieces of free to use clipart were also used.  My own textures were used for layering and blending.

Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

HAPPINESS IS ......


HAPPINESS IS A BOX OF CHOCOLATES 

For this vintage beauty it's chocolate at least!  Me, it's the smell of new mown grass, children playing, a bowl of geraniums reflected in a dark wood surface, a walk in the sunshine, wild flowers, solitude, boats bobbing - waves gently caressing their underbellies,  blank sheets of paper, remembered childhood games,  old friends,  the smells from primary school (plasticine, chalk and poster paints) oh and chocolate, of course ... and so, so much more .....

Credit to PaperMoonsKits for the gorgeous array of chocolate, the vintage beauty is in the public domain and the fonts are Times New Omen and Cooper Std.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

I'M BAAAAACK


Back from a brilliant holiday in Germany and a little late (but better late than never) for Marie's Take a Word challenge where this week we have BUTTONS and BOWS as our theme.

I was thinking about pretty buttons and frilly bows when I remembered having seen a 'familiar figure' quite lately who changed my mind entirely.  He may have been out for his constitutional, who knows,  but anyway there he was holding up the local graffitied wall when I spied him!

Credit to Kersten Frank (background layer), ClipartBest, IconEasy and FancyIcons for the buttons and bows.  Charlie has been lurking in my stash for a long time so if you know who I should credit, please let me know.

Thanks for looking.



 




Saturday, 20 September 2014

SEE YOU WHEN I GET BACK


ALTERED PLAYING CARD

It would be my turn to host at the Three Muses this week with a theme of ALTERED PLAYING CARDS if I were there .. but I'm not,  instead Hubby and me are taking a trip to Germany (the Rhine to be exact) ... so Marie has kindly offered to post my sample at the Muses on the appropriate day.

This then is my take on my playing card which I made into a little heritage parcel!

To a playing card I attached a background and a piece of lace to pretty it up.  Next I made two corner pockets to hold dis n dat of interest!  Mostly I filled the pockets with personal stuff, such as letters and photos of Mum and me and a Ministry of Food Ration Book.  Rationing did continued until 1954!   Finally, just to make sure the photos and stuff didn't fall out, I tied the whole thing up with a red ribbon!

Did I really make this a mixed media affair?   Well nope ..  no glue, stitching or ribbon tying except in my head .. just plain old photoshop! 

Thanks in advance, Marie, for posting my sample at the Three Muses.

And I will see you all in about a week having soaked up the sights, sounds and smells of Germany and taken a ton of photos. 

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

THE THREE MUSES


WAR OF THE ROSES!

Bev suggested we take inspiration from ROSES for the Three Muses' challenge this week .. and this is what happened next!


Credit 
water splash - Paradise 234
blood drips, knife, wine glass - Moonglowlilly
black roses - UmbraDeNoapte
horse, gun, chess pieces, bloodied knife - Carolyn
crown - Pixel Music
backgrounds - Holliewood studio and Nichola Young
cloud - NumbBumm

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 14 September 2014

TAKE A WORD


As I passed by a certain window one day last week I glimpsed a girl gazing out with such longing I could not  help but wonder at who she was hoping to see .....

Created for the Take a Word challenge where this week we have WINDOW as our word for inspiration.

The window is from my own photo stash and the 'pining' girl is in the public domain.

Thank you for looking.

Monday, 8 September 2014

THE THREE MUSES


It's TWO this week at the Three Muses and so this is my PEACH OF A PAIR!

Credits : the images are all in the public domain whilst the font is The Quiet Scream.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have BIRDS as our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week and that reminded me I have an appointment at the hairdressers on Tuesday ... thank goodness!

Credit to Carolyn (Jokeroo).

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

DIGITALMANIA


Created for the DIGITALMANIA challenge across at Flickr where this week we are taking inspiration from the work of JENNY GRANT.

Credit to Modigliani whose girl I 'borrowed' and altered whilst the textures are from my own stash.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

THE THREE MUSES


Our inspiration this week at the THREE MUSES is to use AUTUMN COLOURS in our artwork which got me thinking about autumn full stop.    Fruits ripening on the trees and vines, crisp bright days with a distinct nip in the air, and cheeky little breezes whipping the leaves from the trees.  Mmmmmmm.

Credit to Numbumm, Efie and AllFreeDownloads.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have ARCH as our word for inspiration this week at Take a Word and this is my interpretation.

Credit to NummBum and  HolliewoodStudio whilst the little lass taking flight is in the Public Domain.

Thank you for looking.




Tuesday, 26 August 2014

THE THREE MUSES


BEHIND THE MASK

We have DISGUISE as our theme at the Three Muses this week and that made me think about how we seldom show the world our true face.   Mmmmmmm ... that was a bit deep!  :D

Credit to Bluesse,  MartaVanEck, LandOfNod Studio and CAJoline. 

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

TAKE A WORD


THE WATER CARRIER AND THE MOON

We have MOON as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week and this is what I was inspired to create.

Credit to CAJoline for the 'moonlight' whilst the girl is in the public domain.

Thank you for looking.

Friday, 22 August 2014

DIGITALMANIA


FEEDING THE CHUCKS

Created for the Digitalmania challenge where this week we are taking inspiration from the collage artist HEATHER MURRAY.

Credits may be found at Digitalmania.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

THE THREE MUSES


HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU

Bev has chosen AFRICA as our theme at the Three Muses this week and  this is my interpretation.

Thanks, Bev, for a lovely theme.

Credit to CAJoline for the leopards, the birds  and the  trees whilst the background is a number of textures of my own.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 17 August 2014

TAKE A WORD


DOES MY BUM LOOK BIG IN THIS?

We are creating art with FRAMES at Take a Word this week and that reminded me of this lady who asked me a very pertinent question the other day!

Credit to Tumblefish Studio and to the public domain.

Thank you for looking.

Friday, 15 August 2014

DIGITALMANIA


 We are taking inspiration from the work of Christine Peloquin across at Digitalmania this week.  These are my attempts at this talented lady's style.

For more examples why not pop over to Digitalmania for a peek.



Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

THE THREE MUSES


It's FRIENDS as our theme this week at the THREE MUSES and nothing says friends more to me than the image above.

Below is a photo of four boys I snapped last year on a beach where we were spending a few days.  It was dusk and they were mooching about keeping out of trouble and being .... just friends.  I enhanced and altered it in IPAD.


The image of the five friends is freely available on the Web.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 10 August 2014

TAKE A WORD


I AM THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF THEM ALL

BEAUTY is our  theme at TAKE A WORD this week and who dare disagree with this little lady?

She, in all her stagnant green splendour, is from the public domain, whilst the font is Trashco.

Thank you for looking.

Friday, 8 August 2014

DIGITALMANIA


HE SMOKED A HOOKAH PIPE

I created this for the Digitalmania challenge where this week we are taking inspiration from the work of MAGGIE TAYLOR.

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns, MartaVanEck and TumblefishStudios.

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

THE THREE MUSES


It's ZETTI at the THREE MUSES this week so meet the very lovely Hilda one of the most charming zettis she knows.

Credit to LandOfNod, Kubivet and TumblefishStudio.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

TAKE A WORD


It's BLACK, WHITE AND RED as our theme at TAKE A WORD this week and that got me thinking about rosy red apples, and how sometimes said apples have been used to tempt the unwary ..  in my opinion Snow White should have been much more careful.

Credit to AllFreeDownloads and to Efie.

Thank you for looking.

Friday, 1 August 2014

DIGITALMANIA



Created for the Digitalmania challenge where this week we are taking inspiration from the work of Gurbus Dogan Eksioglu.

Credit to SharingTubes for the Tap, the girl is in the Public Domain, clouds are courtesy of NumbBumm, whilst the background scene and the umbrella are my own creations.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

THE THREE MUSES



Bev chose SEASHELL as our theme this week and that reminded me of .... I know you won't believe me but I'll tell you anyway .. the strange sight I glimpsed from my bedroom window the other night.  No I can't tell because words fail me!

Credit to EenasCreations, FinecraftedDesigns, SharingTubes and RubyBlossom.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration this week at Take a Word is POPPY which took my train of thought down the route of remembrance and so here is a tribute to Maurice my great uncle who died during the second world war.  He married his sweetheart prior to returning to his regiment for what would be the last time.  So he left a wife and a son he never met.

Thank you for looking.

DIGITALMANIA


SHE WENT UP UP AND AWAY

The challenge at Digitalmania this week was to take inspiration from the work of husband and wife team Angie Sullins and Silas Toball.  This is my interpretation on their Living Out Loud series.

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

THE THREE MUSES


GLADYS AND THE STEAMPUNK FANTASY

This is the story of Gladys, a real live articulated paper doll, who wants more than anything to be a steampunk princess.  She trawls the charity shops (also know in some parts of the world as goodwill or op shops) for suitable clothes and accessories to realise her dream.  Her friends seem able to achieve the 'look' but so far Gladys has not ... hence her glum expression!  May be one day!

Credit to SharingTubes and JoesSistah ... with a little help from my own private stash.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

TAKE A WORD


SHE WAS VERY IMPORTANT

We have MANNIQUIN as our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week and that reminded me of the one I came across last week ... a VIP if ever I saw one!

Credit to SharingTubes and Kubivet, whilst the background textures are my own and the crown belongs to Her Majesty.

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

THE THREE MUSES


We have IT'S ABOUT TIME as our theme across at the Three Muses this week and that made me think it's about TIME for some Blue Sky Thinking!

Credit to NumBumm for the clouds, whilst the remainder is completely free to use from the Public Domain.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 13 July 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have SILHOUETTE as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week and this is my interpretation.

Credits : everything this week is either public domain or free to use clipart.

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

THE THREE MUSES


OH LA LA

This weekend just gone was the beginning of the Tour de France bike race which made its Grand Depart from  my own county of Yorkshire .... and by 'eck Mr and Mrs Taluula enjoyed every minute!

Credit to Kubivet and NumBumm,  whilst the 'jersey' bunting and the backgrounds are from my own photo stash.

Thank you for looking.




Sunday, 6 July 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have BUTTERFLIES as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week so here is what came to my mind.

Credit to Itkupilli and NumBumm.

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

THE THREE MUSES


GREAT UNCLE HAROLD

Great uncle Harold ... a theatrical type we don't often mention.

Created for Bev's theme of VINTAGE FAMILY at the Three Muses this week.

Credits - Harold is courtesy of the Public Domain and the background is a blend of a number of textures from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

TAKE A WORD


Marie suggested we ALTER MONA this week for the Take a Word challenge.  I was about to do just that when I discovered Mona had already made her escape leaving behind her own altered Mona in her place.  I did get the feeling she was there somewhere though, I could feel her eyes ...

Credit to FinecraftedDesign for the suspicious looking man and the background, TumblefishStudio for the 'disguise',  and Mona, as always, was herself.

Back from my lovely holiday fully recharged and ready to go.

Thank you for looking.




Tuesday, 10 June 2014

THREE MUSES


ELSIE AND ENID

This week we have UNDERWEAR as our theme at the Three Muses and the reminded me of the vintage photographs I recently found in the attic.   I particularly liked this one of Elsie and Enid who were transformed from the old ladies I knew to the young and vivacious girls they once were.

Credit to Tumblefishstudio and MartaVanEck.

Thank you for looking.

(I will be away from tomorrow for a couple of weeks (our holiday to Turkey) so won't be able to comment on your work, though I will certainly be able to enjoy it.)

THANK YOU to Bev and Marie for stepping up to take on my hosting too.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have SHAPES as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week and I chose a Gothic Arch.  Then for no reason I can fathom this happened ... I blame the Muse!

Credit to AllFreeDownloads (for the grass, sun and clouds),  and I confess to a little help from Michaelangelo and Magritte.  The background is my own.

Thank you for looking.


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

THE THREE MUSES


Call me old fashioned, but doesn't a fish's expression always make it look full of sorrow?  Hee hee!

Bev asked for SORROW this week at the Three Muses and so here we are!

Credit to Kubivet and to Van Gogh whilst the rest is the public domain.

Thank you for looking.