Saturday 25 April 2009

Works of Art ATC Challenge - Starry Night

Across at Flickr the Works of Art ATC challenge this week is inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night.

This is my interpretation.

I tried my hand at a bit of digital daubing which I then swirled with the smudge tool, altered and added the castle from my own photos, and finished with a grain filter.

Van Gogh made it look so easy ..... but it wasn't!

Thanks for looking.

Thursday 23 April 2009

Make A Moo Or Two - Quote

This week the theme for the challenge is to use a Quote and I've chosen a quote about time.

The Charlie Chaplin image and background were duplicated and blended with a colour burn to give them brightness and depth. I inserted a clock image between the two other images and blended it with a pin light at 50 percent to keep time in the background. All images are courtesy of Kubivet.

Fonts used : OldiesButGoodies and Apple Gothic and added a drop shadow to both to create definition.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday 21 April 2009

Skinny Cards - Sorrow

Credit to Valerie Brincheck for the lady, and to Lucretious for the red background and to Poisynn for the green background both from Stockxchnge.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 20 April 2009

Gothic Arches - Home is Where The Heart Is

This is my interpretation for this week's theme at Gothic Arches.

The images are all from my own photo collection.

The font : Celtic Hand.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday 19 April 2009

Sunday Postcard Art - Pierrot

Here's my interpretation of the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week.

Credit to Valerie Brincheck for the lady, and the background and the frame (both much altered) are courtesy of Numbum.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday 18 April 2009

Stock Photo Challenge 71 - It Might Have Been Her Easter Bonnet

Kimmie is hosting the Stock Photo challenge across at Digital Art Quirks this week and she chose a photo of a tree for us to work with.

If Lily had been more o
rganised this would have been her Easter Bonnet.

Credit to Valerie Brincheck for the lady, to the designers of the WaterLO Project for the background, flowers, ladybird. Thank you also to Cabrantes from Stockxchnge for the stock photo.

Thanks for looking.

A Crush on Daisy

I had a good time just letting this take me where ever it wanted to with the images I'd made available.

Credit to Valerie Brincheck who gave most of these images (free to use) on her blog - The Sum of All Crafts.

Thank you for looking.

Thursday 16 April 2009

Make a Moo or Two - Home is Where The Heart Is

Marie is hosting the Moo challenge this week and her theme is Home.

Here is my interpretation.

Credit to Lorie Davison and Baers Garten from Scrapbookgraphics, also to NBK at nicnic.blogspot, and Stephinette's blogspot and Julie Marie's blogspot for the backgrounds and elements.

Font is Petitscript.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday 14 April 2009

So Artful Challenge - Hands

This is my artwork for the So Artful challenge this week. The theme is hands.

Credit to Katie Felix for the hand template, Becky Wallace for the background. The sewing elements including the pattern are courtesy of Janniscrap Designs.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 13 April 2009

Artspirations - Challenge 6

At Scrapbookgraphics this week we were asked to take an 'altered self' to a dream destination, so here I am in Paris.

Credit to Tangie Baxter for the body of 'me', Rachness provided the flavour of Paris. Yep and that's a snap of me taken with my MAC's camera.

Thanks for looking.

Artarazzi - Challenge 18

A lovely image has been chosen this week from the artist Boris Vallejo as inspiration for the challenge.

I chose to make layer and blend and then place inside a gothic arch. The background altered to blend with the altered image is one of my own.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday 12 April 2009

Stock Photo 70 - Digital Art Quirks

Kimmie hosted the DAQ stock photo this week and she chose a picture of railings. As soon as I saw it I knew it had to be transformed into a hat or crown. Mabel agreed and thought George would be an excellent model. So here we are.

Credit goes to BoyMK for the stockphoto from Stockxchnge, the backgrounds (altered) and George (also altered) are free courtesy of Valerie Brincheck.

Font is Palsu.

Thank you for looking.

Original stock photo

Thursday 9 April 2009

Collage Play With Crowabout - Nothing is ever what it seems

Week 31 of Nancy Baumiller's Collage Play with Crowabout challenge over at Flickr.

I used all elements on the collage sheet to complete this one.

Font used : Prissy Frat :Boy

Thank you for looking

Wednesday 8 April 2009

Mabel's Journal - Scrapbookgraphics

Across at Scrapbookgraphics this week the challenge is to create a book cover.

Mabel said she thought I should show you her journal and so here it is.

Credit to Mighty Nice for the background and corner. All other elements, other than the photos and ephemera, are courtesy of Irene Alexeeva. The photos and cards are from my own collection.

Font : Prissy Frat Boy.

Thanks for looking.

Artarazzi - Challenge 17

Tacey hosted the challenge this week and gave us a lovely image of a seagul to work with.

Credit to Scrappy Smile for the Statue and the skyline. The lovely designers at the WaterLo Project provided the sky.

Thank you to Tacey for the original image.

Thank you for looking.

QUIRKLE 83 - Digital Art Quirks

Bev hosted the Quirkle challenge this week at Digital Art Quirks and asked us to create something using : vintage, a bottle and white space.

As always I don't know where this came from but here it is!!!

Credit to Artsyfartsyqueen for the bottle, Suzee Que for the girl and the merman, (all free to use) from Flickr. The water is courtesy of Kubivet and the crown of Tangie Baxter.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday 7 April 2009

Art on the Dark Side - The Bench

The theme this week is the Bench courtesy of Larparmit from Deviant Art. I've mixed, layered and blended this with the remaining images, all courtesy of Takeabreak (free to use) on Flickr.

Larparmit's original image.

Thank you for looking.

Gothic Arch - Here's Looking At You

It's an open theme at Gothic Arches and this is what came to mind. Sooooo Here's Looking At You!

Credit to Artsyfartsyqueen for the face. Background is my own.

Thanks for looking.

Monday 6 April 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Stripes and Dots

Stripes or dots is the theme this week and I couldn't resist a little bit of both.

Credit to Stmarygypsy (free to use) at Flickr for the lady. The backgrounds are my own.

Thank you for looking

Thursday 2 April 2009

Make A Moo Or Two - Egg

With Easter on the way Eggs are the theme at Make A Moo Or Two this week.

Credit to Booland Designs for the background, to Suziee Que for the Jester (free to use) from Flickr and to Boliyou for the egg (also free to use) at Flickr.

Thank you for looking.

Wednesday 1 April 2009

Stock Photo 69 - Digital Art Quirks

Kimmie is hosting the stock photo across at DAQ this week. She chose the checkered background and I found it very inspiring.

Credit to Mattox at Stockxchnge for the stock photo, the two ladies are courtesy of Stmarygypsy (free to use) at Flickr, all other elements are from Artsyfartsyqueen also (free to use) at Flickr.

Original stock photo

Thanks for looking.