I had fun with this one! The witch's body and bats are from Graphics Fairy, the witch's head is from Penniwig, and the house is from a photo of a parade float! I used Ulead lighting effect on the completed piece. Thank you for looking.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Especially in the inner city, or when seeing the homeless, these lyrics from the Beatles' song come to my mind. This entry is a silent prayer for all the lonely people. Photos are googled, and the grunge overlay is by Bernie Datema at Scrapbook Graphics.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I love to do vintage collages. This week's theme at Theme Thursday was a good excuse, and it was fun to pull all the pieces together! Credits to Scrapbook Graphics Impression of Change, and Irene Alexeeva, and background is by Christina Renee Designs with script overlay. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Ann's challenge this week at The Muses is Windows. I'm still sort of "out there" playing with metal bits. This was fun, though. Sky and bits and pieces are from Maya at Scrapbook Graphics, and the window is from Jen U Designs at SBG. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Oh dear, what a fun time I had with this. Steampunk art seems to be the coming thing, so I decided to try some. The brass urn is googled, binoculars are from Fotalia; the face, wheels for the "steamwagon" and watch hands are from Jen U Designs; background and mask from Flergs at SBG; padlocks and keys from Tammara at Pixel Music; stars, "smokestack", and warped clock from Maya at SBG; and the spray can and spatula for the "steamwagon" are googled. What a great challenge! Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my madness!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
It was fun to bring together this meeting of gypsies! I tried to capture the mystery about them, the color and spirit. Thanks for the challenge, and thanks for stopping by! The background is by Maya at Scrapbook Graphics, the gypsies from Flickr collage images.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is my entry for my "Pocket" challenge at the Muses. Credit to April Mouse for the pocket, and the rest of the elements are from Scrapbook Graphics Impression of Change kit. The images are "borrowed ancestors" from Flickr Collage images. Thanks for much for stopping by!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
This challenge stumped me at first, then I thought out of the box.....'way out of the box! In 40 B.C. Cicero was Mr. Right in the Roman Empire. He was a philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and one of the greatest orators of his time. His words are still quoted today. How right can you be? The background is from Kubivet. Thank you for stopping by!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Our challenge was to alter a postcard or a photo. I wanted to try something different with this photo, so I experimented until it had an ethereal look, plopped a cityscape behind it, and had to add the obligatory touch of red! I know it's weird, but somehow I liked the effect. You can let me know what you think!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
This vintage lady was the cover of a 1920 Saturday Evening Post. Background and script is from Scrapbook Graphics Impressions of Change; frame from Plum Tuckered at SBG; swirl is from Creations 23. I love the elegance of those old magazine covers! Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I experimented with perspective on this one, taking the sheet music apart and skewing it to look like a box around the moonlit scene. Good challenge, Marie! Credit to Irene Alexeeva for the fairy, all else from public domain images. Thanks for looking!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Beth hosted the challenge this week, and asked that we pick a time of day and depict it. It brought to my mind a kaleidoscope of images from morning birdsong to twilight, and I could not seem to settle on one! The result is this piece, which has many layers. It needs to be seen in close-up. Thank you for looking!
My generous (and funny, and talented) blog friend, Rosie, has kindly gifted me with the Me-Me award. I'm to list 7 things about myself, and name 7 blog friends I'd like to receive the award. Below I'll list the 7 things, but I'll ask you to choose ANY 7 names from my favorite blog list, and I promise you'll be pleasantly surprised at the talent you'll find. And now for the seven things:
1. I'm the widow of a firefighter.
2. I have zero patience, and endless curiosity.
3. I went to a one-room school.
4. I'm three-quarters of a century old. (Yikes!)
5. I was a medical transcriptionist and regional supervisor.
6. I have a spicy (sometimes sarcastic) sense of humor.
7. My employees (hopefully fondly) used to call me "Old Ironpants"!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I hope a zentangled elephant qualifies as a funny animal! He's from a coloring book page, and doodled by me. The little "passenger" is from Flickr Collage Images, and the umbrella is from Kubivet.
P.S. I just discovered the challenge at Saturdays Workout is zentangles, so I'll enter him there too! Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I can't wait to see all the Charlies this week! This started with my own background, with an overlay of script, an overlay of a skyline in silhouette, and lastly part of a movie poster from "A Dog's Life". The Charlie vignettes are from other posters. I decided I'd been doing too many "zetti type" pieces, and it was time to do something with more substance! Thanks for looking.