Tuesday 27 November 2012



Penelope gauged how much she had grown by which hat she was able to wear!

Thank you for the them, Bev.

Credit to Hidden Vintage, Pink Lotty and Sharing Tubes.

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Sunday 25 November 2012



Having found a website full of free photoshop downloads : all free downloads (dot) com, I thought it would be fun to play with a few.  So here we have SOMETHING FISHY.  :D

Credit to all free downloads for everything except the background which is one of my own.

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Saturday 24 November 2012



Last week across at Digitalmania we were looking at the work of a young Hungarian artist who specializes in the style of photo allegory .... softly surreal and, in my opinion, ingenious.

Here I three I made for  the challenge.

Credits can be found on my Flickr page.

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Tuesday 20 November 2012



Sometimes only a shower will do!

Thank you, Marie, for a very creative theme.

Credit to Starscoldnight and Bluesse (Deviantart) and HolliewoodStudios (Deviantscrap)

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Sunday 18 November 2012



As I looked out of my window into the dark night I saw a very strange sight indeed.  It was a girl dressed all in white, and I swear she looked just like an ANGEL.  A real one.  As I pressed my nose closer to the glass I saw that her wings,  for yes she did have wings, were tattered and torn and she was hugging herself as though for warmth and comfort.  Then something startled her, her eyes flew open in a kind of panic, and whoosh she disappeared before my very eyes.  Mmmmmmm.

Thank you, Marie, for a great challenge theme.

Credit to Sharing Tubes .

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Tuesday 13 November 2012



Whilst tidying out the attic the other day I came across some old photographs and this one in particular got my interest.  Apparently, they are third cousins three times removed, on my husband's side.  May I introduce you to Madge and Horace Feathers and their grandchildren 'Birdie' and Edward.   (Not entirely sure which child is which!)

Credit to Finecrafted Designs.

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Sunday 11 November 2012



Meet cousin Flora, who it has to be said, has a fondness for PINK.   Her apartment is decorated solely in white so she can waft about in a haze of PINK knowing she is always the centre of her world.

Surrounded as she is by every shade and texture of PINK her dedication knows no bounds and she has often been heard to mutter : it's hard work but someone has to do it!

Thank you, Marie.

Credit to HolliewoodStudios and CAJoline.  The font is Zoloft.  Flora, was shamelessly stolen from Matisse and then greatly altered!

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Friday 9 November 2012


You may already know that Marie (Ozstuff), has a challenge group across at Flickr called Digitalmania,  where each week we digital artists, take inspiration from the works of a chosen artist.

Last week we explored the work of FINNABAIR and that inspired me to create this.

This week, we've taken a slightly different tac and have been invited to use the face of MAUDE FEALY as our inspiration and to create some work in which she features.

For this one I extracted her from the background, then using a soft airbrush in Photoshop, I began to over paint the original black and white image.  

Adding a new layer each time on which to paint, and reducing the opacity as needed I began with the skin tone.   Followed up with the lip colour and blue for the eyes.  I added deep shade under the upper eyelids and around the eye itself to keep a three dimensional feel and and to define the eyes before adding colour to the lower lashes.  Before leaving the face I placed small areas of white on the lips and in the pupils to add light and shine, and then as a final touch to the painted effect I added a light shading of red to Maude's hair.

Finally, to define the light and shade I added the alfresco filter.  Then I knew it was done!


Next week at Digitalmania we'll be looking at the work of a very talented young Hungarian artist

So if you are a digital artist and like a challenge why not think about joining us at Flickr.  

You already know we are a friendly bunch and you would certainly be welcome.


If you need to know more why not email Marie who I'm sure would be able to help.

Tuesday 6 November 2012



Please reveal your true identity, Sir!

Bev has chosen MASK as our theme for inspiration this week which let my Muse run wild.

Thanks, Bev.

Credit to JoeSistah and Bluesse.

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Sunday 4 November 2012



Greetings from Lady Gaga who has discovered STEAMPUNK and loves it.  I knew she would!

Credit to Altered Emporium, Finecrafted Designs and Holliewood Studios.

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