Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Three Muses Challenge 4 - Up, Up and Away

It's my turn to host the Three Muses challenge this week and I have chosen the theme of Up, Up and Away.

As soon as I thought about this theme I realised for me it meant vintage bicycles travelling through the sky so here we go.

Credit goes to Irene Alexeeva, Artsyfartsyqueen, Suzee Que and Vintage Printables (free to use at Flickr).

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Gothic Arches - Wings

Thank you to Gothic Arches for the lovely theme of wings this week.

Credit to Irene Alexeeva for both backgrounds, the crown, the ladder and the wings. Artsyfartsyqueen for the girl's face, Takeabreak for the girl's body. The wellies cyber surfed and then overpainted by me. Gothic arch border and girl's dress by me.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Thank God It's Friday - Alphabet

The theme is alphabet this week at TGIF and this is what came into my mind. So here were are.

Credit to PDaily via Photoshop Creative for the background paper, and to ThePinktoque for the keyboard keys.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Collage Play With Crowabout - Week 41

My entry for the Crowabout Challenge.

Thanks to Nancy for the collage sheet.

Font is Minion Pro.

Thanks for looking.

So Artful Challenge - Background

This is my entry for June's So Artful background challenge.

Both the lovely background and the image of the lady are courtesy of June at ArtFreebies.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Three Muses Challenge 3 - Wild Things

Bev is the host for the Three Muses this week and she's chosen Wild Things as the theme.

Mabel looks and dresses as a lady, but oh dear me, she has such a wild streak, just look at the thoughts going on in her head as she poses for the photographer.

Credit to Valerie Brincheck, Suzee Que and Artsyfartsyqueen.

The font is Prissy Frat Boy.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Theme Thursday - Beauty

Indybev is hosting the Theme Thursday challenge this week and her chosen theme is Beauty. Here is a very beautiful iconic woman who just says Beauty to me.

Thanks for the challenge Bev.

Credit to Marsha at Tumblefish Studios for the background image.

The finish on this is a posterize filter.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Two For Tuesday Challenge Two

June has a new challenge out called Two For Tuesday and this is week two.

The two images she gave were both black and white and I thought they should probably stay that way ....... well possibly with a dash of red. So here we go.

Credit to June for the images and the font is Minion Pro.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday Postcard Art - Fathers

This is my Dad in 1926, so full of light and hope. I wonder what or who he was looking at as this photograph was taken?

I lost my Dad 11 years ago just as he was learning about computers. I wonder what he would have thought if he had known that just a few years later he would be the centre of attention and possibly being viewed across at least three contents on Father's Day?

I miss him lots.

Credit to Wil for the background from last week's Art Creation Friday, and KlarissaH for the frame (both much altered). The photos of Dad is my own.

Font is Journal Handwriting.

Thanks for looking.

Thank God It's Friday - Secrets

Marie is hosting the Thank God It's Friday challenge this week and her theme is Secrets. Thanks Marie I had so much fun creating this.

Credit to Irene Alexeeva.

Font is Skia

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Art Creations Friday - Week 30

Wil has provided us with a lovely image this week to use in our artwork.

I teamed this with an image of Marilyn Munroe to create this for the challenge.

Thank you for looking.

Wil's original canvas.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Three Muses Challenge 2 - Doors

I hope this year will be a better Summer in the UK than the previous two where it has rained. However, as nothing can be guaranteed I've taken the liberty of building a garden shed where sun, sea, sand and lots of fun can be taken for granted. This is my Doors creation.

Credit to Sailor and Lula for the beach elements and Kubivet for the bathing beauties. The garden shed was cyber surfed.

Thanks for looking.

Altered Artspiration ATC Swap Challenge

Tangie Baxter's Altered Artspiration Challenge this week is an Artist's Choice ATC.

Here's mine.

Credit to Artsyfartsyqueen for the people, the rose was cyber surfed and the background is one of my own.

Fonts : Ransom and Prissy Frat Boy

Thank you for looking

Monday, 15 June 2009

Quirkle 93 - A Sad Story

It's my turn to host the Quirkle at Digital Art Quirks this week and I asked participants to use the following in their artwork :

a bottle or jar
a flower
plenty of grunge.

This is what I came up with.

Credit to Gouzinette and Akiloune for the background and graffiti, to Lulafernay for the glass jar, and to the talented designers of the WaterLo Project for the flower.

Thank you for looking.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Famous Works Of Art Challenge - Weird World Of Investments

I created this for Artsy Fartsy Queen's Famous Works of Art Challenge which I really enjoyed doing.

Credit to s11ver for the clown, and Mona's hat and uniform. To Fidgetrainbowtree for the boy, Artsyfartsyqueen for the stripey legs, to Numbum for the industrial flower. Mona is from Wikepedia and everything else is from the very talented Irene Alexeeva from a number of her kits.

Thanks for looking.

Collage Play With Crowabout - Week 39

I had so much fun with this one this week. As always the elements are courtesy of Nancy Baumiller aka Crowabout.

Fonts used : Silom and Tom's Handwriting.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Eeek A Cat! - Quirkle 92

Jayne hosted the Quirkle this week at Digital Art Quirks and she challenged us to use : a bird, the colour red, and a star in our artwork.

Here is what came to mind.

Credit to Numbum for the bird, the star and the alpha, to Irene Alexeeva for the checkered background and the cat and to JulieMarie at her blogspot for the blended backgrounds.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Three Mues - Mona Lisa

You can see this across at our new challenge blog the Three Muses . It might not surprise you to know that the theme for our first week is Mona Lisa.

This was the sample for inspiration this week, and I just wanted to give credit where credit is due so thank you to Irene Alexeeva for the background, frame, hat, cravat and money off voucher and to Liana at her Paperdoll blog for the wonderful outfit that Mona chose to wear. All other bits and pieces are my own.

Thank you so much to those who have joined in the challenge so far. The response has been overwhelmingly good.

Ozstuff, Indybev and Taluula (me) would love you all to come and join in the fun.

If you are too busy to join in this week's fun don't worry, Ozstuff will be hosting the next challenge and her theme will be Doors.

As always thanks for looking.

Monday, 8 June 2009


There's a brand new blog, the Three Muses, where each Wednesday Taluula, Ozstuff or Indybev will be challenging you to create something inspired and interesting.

We know that each of you will have a preferred artistic medium so whether you like to work with paper or paint, fabric or digital we'd love you to join in. After all, part of the fun is to see the diverse interpretations on a theme. So come and join in the fun (a little early this first week) at the Three Muses

Sunday, 7 June 2009


Sunday Postcard Art - Vintage Bathing Beauties

This bathing beauty seems to have found the ideal tropical paradise.

Credit to Suzee Que for the bathing beauty and the Sailor and Lula for the tropical paradise.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Thank God It's Friday - Dreams

I created this using the wonderful images at Vintage Printables.

Thank you for looking.

Make a Moo Or Two - Alphabet

Credit to Spotted Sparrow for the wonderful graphics for me to play with.

Thank you for looking.

Theme Thursday - Harold's Hat

The theme being hats this week at Theme Thursday reminded me of Harold who has an amazing taste in hats.

Credit to Vintage Printables for Harold, Madam Mim for the background and Valerie Brincheck for the Clown hat.

The font is Prissy Frat Boy.

Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - First Birthday

Happy First Birthday to Sunday Postcard Art.

All elements are courtesy of Irene Alexeeva and the background is by Karyn Robinson.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Layers

Layers is the theme this week and I found two superb images to layer and blend.

Freeparking provided the woman (free to use at Flickr) and the words are courtesy of Karen Lewis.

Thank you for looking.

Quirkle 91 - Rainbow Music

Peppapig is hosting the Quirkle at Digital Art Quirks this week and she's challenged us to use : a chandelier, a musical instrument and a rainbow in our art this week.

I truly loved making this.

Credit to Irene Alexeeva for the elements and background and thank you to Jayne for the challenge.

Thank you for looking.