Tuesday 29 December 2009

Three Muses Challenge 31 - Something Old, Something New

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

This theme could have taken many turns, and I was tempted to create some steam punk, and then I thought about the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue connected to the gifts given to a bride on her wedding day, but in the end I went for a more comic theme.

Meet Harold, a gentleman of a certain age, who has a liking for wearing ladies footwear. Also meet Doris and Daisy, who like nothing better than a good old gossip, and here they are seated on their luggage waiting for transport to their New Year's holiday whilst discussing Harold's outlanding footwear.

Credit to Irene Alexeeva, Valerie Brincheck, Efie of course, and the ladies are Flickr CC free to use and courtesy of nyctreeman.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday 27 December 2009

Digital Art Quirks - Artist's Studio Challenge

Marie, aka Ozstuff, is hosting the Artist's Studio challenge at Digital Art Quirks this week and she asked us to make a journal page.

However, before I could get going Mabel took over and made her own journal page about her thoughts on Christmas.

Credit to Vanessian Vintage Designs, Elizabeth Golden and Granny Art. I created the painted background, and Mabel, as you know is part of the family.

Fonts used are : Depressionist Three, Mark, Matejino, Soft Autumn and Pushkin.


Tuesday 22 December 2009

Three Muses Challenge 30 - Home

Bev is hosting the Three Muses Challenge this week and she has chosen HOME as her theme.

It's freezing cold and snowing outside, here in the UK, and so I thought a cosy warm house might be the order of the day. So here we are.

Great choice Bev.

Credit to Irene Alexeeva, Kimberley Stewart, Valerie Randall, Shabby Princess, AntiSocialDisorder, Efie of course, and the lovely Terri Kahrs.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday 20 December 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Christmas

Here is my contribution for this week's Sunday Postcard theme of CHRISTMAS.

It's also for the Crazy Amigo challenge theme of Christmas Tree.

I made the Christmas tree from some of my recent pieces of artwork. Could you tell?

It really is a postcard, though the background is white!

May I wish all my blogfriends a very Merry Christmas and an artful New Year.

Thanks for looking.

Mabel's Christmas Wishes

You can't keep a good woman down, (even when there's no label on the bottle). Looks like Mabel's starting Christmas early.

So from Mabel and Taluula here's wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

Credit to Jannidee, Barbara Derksen, Artsyfartsyqueen, Hereascrapthereascrap, Efie and Amber Gray from Digital Scrapbook Place.

Friday 18 December 2009

December ATC - Tis The Season

I host the monthly ATC challenge across at Digital Art Quirks and this month I chose Happy Holiday as the theme.

I chose Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol (and now a new film) for my take on the theme.

This will be our second DIGITAL ATC swap, though from January we will alternate between a 'mailed' card and an 'emailed' card on a monthly basis.

Credit to Efie, Numbumm and Irene Alexeeva. The fonts used are ClasicapsXmas2, Christmas Card and Burton's Nightmare.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday 15 December 2009

Three Muses Challenge 29 - Mail Art

This week Marie has chosen the theme of Mail Art, and that made me think about whether is should be airmail, email or snail mail and I couldn't choose so I added my interpretation of them all.

Credit to Elizabeth Golden, Shelly Marie Scraps and Irene Alexeeva.

The fonts are Napapiiri, Eight Track Program, Hasty Pudding and Orator Std.

Thanks Marie for a great challenge.

Tuesday 8 December 2009

Three Muses Challenge 28 - Bottles and Jars

This week Bev is hosting the Three Muses challenge and the theme she's chosen is BOTTLES and JARS.

I wanted my bottles and jars to be part of a landscape or a landscape within a landscape and so that is how this evolved : three separate landscapes inexorably linked to tell a story, which is of course, message in a bottle!

The elements are much altered are credit to TakeABreak, Farrah's Designs, CAJoline, Efie, NumbBumm, Tammara at Pixel Music, Juno (Dulcet) Terri at Pringle Hill Studio, GrannyArt and Honey Designs. Thanks all.

Thank you for a great challenge Bev.


Tuesday 1 December 2009

Three Muses Challenge 27 - Fun and Games

It's my turn to host the Three Muses challenge this week and I chose FUN AND GAMES as my theme.

Games, made me think of Chess, and so I populated my chessboard with not only chess pieces but also all manner of strange and outlandish images to create a surreal landscape, before allowing the chessboard to slowly slide into the sea. Great fun.

Credit goes to Urban Fairy, CAJoline and Efie.

Thank you for taking the time to look.

Sunday 29 November 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Let It Snow

It's Let it Snow at Sunday Postcards this week, so here is my festive themed card.

Credit to Ginger Scraps, Irene Alexeeva, PillowGirl and Amy Watson. Font is Chocolate Box.


Friday 27 November 2009

Digital Art Quirks - Gothic Arch

Marie aka Ozstuff challenged us to make a Gothic Arch at DAQ in which we had to describe a word and then include the word in our arch. I loved doing it so much I made a second one.

Credit to Elizabeth Golden, Honey Designs and Efie at her blogspot.


Thursday 26 November 2009

Digital Art Quirks - Gothic Arch

Marie aka Ozstuff chose the theme of Gothic Arches this week at DAQ. She asked us to choose a word to describe our arch and to display it within the arch.

Great challenge Marie.

Credit to Elizabeth Golden, CAJoline, Tammara and Pixel Music and Graphic Addict.


Tuesday 24 November 2009

Three Muses Challenge 26 - Time

This week it's Marie's turn to host the challenge at the Three Muses and she has chosen TIME as her theme.

Here is what my muse chose to have me do, and I'm not sure what it means. Is it the beginning of time, or birth or rebirth? Well I don't know either but I really enjoyed creating it. So thanks Marie.

Credit also goes to Irene Alexeeva and the very generous Efie who offers daily freebies on her blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday 23 November 2009

Altered Works of Art Challenge - Mike Worrall

Jayne aka Peppa Pig challenged us to create a picture in the style of Mike Worall a Digital Art Quirks and here is my interpretation.

Credit to Suzee Que, Elizabeth Golden, NumbBumm, CAJoline and Artsyfartsyqueen.

The painting below is by Mike Worall and is what Jayne gave us for inspiration.

Thank you for looking.

Saturday 21 November 2009

Chunky Book Challenge - Holidays

This is my piece for Victoria's Chunky Book - Holidays challenge.

This is called We Are Not Amused because the little doll with the Santa hat reminds me of Queen Victoria who was famous for claiming she was not amused. My holiday as you might have guessed is Christmas.

Credit to Ginger Scraps, Elizabeth Golden, Barbara Derksen, Efie, Tammara at Pixel Music, Cajoline, Pillow Girl, Irene Alexeeva and Granny Art. Phew!

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Three Muses Challenge 25 - Keys

This week Bev has challenged us to use a KEY in our artistic endeavours. I thought I would try a little steam punk for this theme, and where else to place the key, but the balloon!

Thanks for another inspired challenge Bev.

Credit to Efie, Granny Art and Honey Designs.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Discord of Analogy - Michael Cheval

Jayne aka Peppa Pig's challenge this week at DAQ is to be inspired by Discord of Analogy by Michael Cheval. Here's my interpretation.

Credit to Efie for all elements, excluding Man with Book, who I found in the public domain.

Original Cheval inspiration.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 16 November 2009

Mixed Media Monday - I Am Woman

The theme this week at Mixed Media Monday is : I Am Woman and as I've just started an altered CD book with my grand daughter I thought this first page would fit quite nicely into the theme.

Credit to Vanessian Vintage, Granny Art and Efie. Font : FG Isak.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday 15 November 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Music

The theme for today's Sunday Postcard Art is Music, and when I thought of Music I thought of Singing In The Rain. So here we are!

Credit to Efie at her wonderful freebies blogspot.

Thank you for taking the time to look.

Thursday 12 November 2009

Digital ATC Swap - For November

FLY ME TO THE MOON is my choice of theme for the ATC swap at Digital Art Quirks this month and I thought we would try something completely different. I made the swap Digital.

The idea is to complete an ATC, both front and reverse, post a low res copy (72 dpi) in the DAQ gallery and send a high res copy (300 dpi) to me. At the end of the month I will then send out an email to each participant with a copy of each ATC received, as an attachment. Mmmmmm. Let's see how it goes!

Below is a copy of the complete ATC. You can view the credits on the Reverse side.

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Tuesday 10 November 2009

Three Muses Challenge 24 - In Your Dreams

This week it's my turn to host the Three Muses challenge and the theme I've chosen is IN YOUR DREAMS.

The piece I've chosen as my sample illustrates part of a poem I love for the imagery it conjures in me. (Alas I don't know the author.)

Credit goes to June at Art Freebies, Playing with Brushes and Efie at her blogspot.

However, I was in two minds this week and couldn't resist a second attempt at IN YOUR DREAMS and so for my own enjoyment, and for the surreal artist inside me, I created a little dream landscape of my own. Is someone dreaming of a nice cup of tea? Mmmmmmm.

Credit for this one goes to Rian, Bisontine, Irene Alexeeva, Granny Art, and Efie. The hand belongs to my granddaughter which I snapped whilst she was snoozing in the sunshine.

The font is Prissy Frat Boy.

Thank you so much for looking.

Glamourous Women - Inchie Challenge - DAQ

For Donna's Inchie challenge at Digital Art Quirks. All I can say is I'm glad it's digital, as my hat is off to anyone who produces these in any other way.

Credit to June at Art Freebies, Suzee Que and Texture Vault.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday 8 November 2009

Norma Jean To The Rescue

For Jayne aka Peppapig's Altered Art challenge over at Digital Art Quirks. Great Fun.

Credit to Miss Honey, Suzee Que and Irene Alexeeva.

Original Goya Inspiration.

Saturday 7 November 2009

TGIF - Alice In Wonderland ATC

For the Thank God It's Friday Challenge where this week the theme is Alice in Wonderland in ATC format.

Credit to Suzee Que.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday 5 November 2009

It Must Be Autumn

I've discovered the gradient tool, and I spent a couple of very relaxing hours this evening playing.

So here is what I did with Lumik Scraps blogspot freebie Autumn in the City Kit.

Thank you for looking.

Theme Thursday - Borders

For Theme Thursday where this week the theme is borders.

Credit to A Crafter's Corner and Suzee Que

Thanks for looking

Tuesday 3 November 2009

Three Muses Challenge 23 - A Peach of a Pair

It's Marie's turn to host this week's challenge and she has chosen the theme A PEACH OF A PAIR.

It could have been a pair of anything but this is what my Muse 'told' me to do.

Credit to Valerie Brincheck (free to use).

Thanks Marie for a great challenge.

Thanks for Looking.

Gothic Arches - In the Style of Lord Federick Leighton

For the first challenge of the all new Gothic Artches, Nancy has chosen the painter Lord Frederick Leighton as her theme.

Here is my entry.

Credit to Suzee Que for the lovely lady.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday 1 November 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Edgar Allen Poe

It's Edgar Allen Poe at Sunday Postcard Art this week, and I here is what my muse said to me. Ha ha ha.

Credit to Wikimedia, Honey Designs, Vanessian Vintage and CAJoline .

Thank you for looking.

Saturday 31 October 2009

Something Completely Different - Halloween

Tammara at Pixel Music tells me there's an inchie Halloween challenge across at Something Completely Different.

My very first Inchie. Ta Da.

Thanks to DBS Designs.


Thursday 29 October 2009

DAQ - Artist Studio Challenge - Paperdolls

Marie aka Ozstuff is hosting the new Artist Studio challenge across at DAQ this week and her theme for this week is Paperdolls.

Credit to CAJ Designs, Granny Art, Eifie, and Madam Mim.


Tuesday 27 October 2009

Three Muses Challenge 22 - Cockadoodle Cluck

Bev is hosting this week's challenge at the Three Muses and she's chosen the theme of Cockadoodle Cluck and says anything goes (but just pop a chicken in there somewhere).

I had such great fun with this one so thank you Bev.

Credit to Granny Art and Honey Designs for the elements.

The font is Olli Compolli.


Altered Works of Art Challenge - Chris Mars

Jayne aka PeppaPig has a new challenge at Digital Art Quirks and for week 4 asked us to alter a piece by Chris Mars.

Here is what I came up with which is definitely tongue in cheek!

Credit to Granny Art for the rag dolls and the chairs, and to Playing with Brushes for the background.

Here is Chris Mars' original work.

Great fun.


Sunday 25 October 2009

Texture Mask

Credit to Wiebelwuppie for the fibre texture and Honey Designs for the face. I combined luminosity and overlay layers and finished with a tile filter.


Saturday 24 October 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Halloween

It's Halloween this week at Sunday Postcard Art.

Credit to Digicats for her Faangtasia blogtrain freebie.


Postage Stamp People

Marie (Ozstuff) hosted the DAQ challenge earlier in the week and chose Postage Stamp People as her theme.

Credit to Granny Art for the chicken, Pixel Music for the postcard, NumbBumm for the speech bubble. Mona and the crown are in the public domain. Font : Palsu

Ah and here she is again. Mona just couldn't make up her mind on the look she preferred.

DAQ October Bookmark - Remembrance

Here is bookmark No 2 for the October challenges at Digital Art Quirks. The theme for this one is Remembrance.

I chose a quote from Wilfred Owen's poem of the same name. The background image is Harry Patch who died aged 111 earlier this year but who was the last 'Tommy' to be involved in the First World War. Wilfred Owen is, of course, the foreground image (both images by Dover). The poppies, symbol of remembrance are courtesy of Granny Art blogspot.

Font is Isle of the Dead.


Thursday 22 October 2009

DAQ - Halloween Bookmark

Victoria recently hosted a Halloween bookmark swap and this one is mine.

Credit to Designs by Silky, Digicats and Disyas Designs all who created for the Faangtasia blogtrain. Thanks ladies.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Three Muses Challenge 21 - Long Ago and Far Away

It's my turn to host the Three Muses Challenge this week and I have chosen Long Ago and Far Away.

Thinking of LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY I was reminded of Mabel's childhood. Her father Eustace, a very 'colourful' character went to great lengths to merge into the crowd for several hours of drinking and gambling, but Mabel's mother Gertie, a very determined lady, would grab that old shotgun, and with Daisy, Doris and Mabel in tow would search out the old rascal and show him the way home. Ah such fond memories of Sunday afternoon family entertainment.

Credit to Tammara at Pixel Music and Nicole Young for the elements used, and of course, Mabel is part of the family.

Thanks for looking.

DAQ - September ATC - Flower Power

I host the monthly Digital Art Quirks ATC challenge and for September I chose the theme of Flower Power.

Here is my interpretation.

All credit to the very talented and generous Efie at her blogspot for these free elements.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday 18 October 2009

Three Muses Challenge 20 - Hair

Marie is hosting the Three Muses Challenge this week and she has chosen Hair as her theme and as no one does Hair more beautifully than Mucha I chose one of his famous ladies for my interpretation.

Credit to SuzeeQue, Caravan Scraps and Granny Art.

Thanks Marie for another great challenge.

Thank you for looking.

Thursday 1 October 2009

Gone Fishing - Be Back In Two Weeks

Gone fishing ...... be back in two weeks.

No, just kidding, not going fishing at all, but we are taking a couple of weeks' holiday to have some fun, soak up the sun, take in the culture and relax.

See you in a couple of weeks.

Take care.

Tuesday 29 September 2009

Three Muses Challenge 15 - Zlightly Zetti

It's Marie's turn to host the Three Muses challenge this week and she has chosen the theme of Zlightly Zetti.

So here I am zlightly zettified.

Credit to Caravan Scraps, Farrah's Design Scraps, Cleome1 (Flickr) and Clix at StockXchnge. The photo is one I took earlier this week, the keyboard is my own and the pigs are public domain.

Thanks Marie for another fun challenge.

Thanks for looking.