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31 May 2009

Under the Crystal Sea

The challenge this month on the awfully big Art Adventure is Seashells.


Here is my digital art journal page for this project.


Credits:
Cen's Loft
Crafty Computer Paper
The Graphics Fairy
Outsider Artists

30 May 2009

Just Family

The challenge on Art Creations Friday was to use the background provided.



All the images with one exception are from my own source, taken from photographs of my great-grandparents & their children, an hundred year old postcard sent by my grandfather to his mother & a fob watch inherited from another great-grandfather.

Credits:
The circle overlay is from Rhonna Farrer.

29 May 2009

J is for Justice

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday, the background is from The Graphics Fairy & the image of the jigsaw piece was created from a scan of a blank puzzle piece.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

27 May 2009

Pretty Polly

The challenge this week on My Time to Craft is Pink to make the boys wink.

So, I would like to introduce Polly, who has changed from her normal gold outfit into a little pink number just for this challenge.

Pretty Polly all dressed in pink
wondered what the boys would think


And as with all my digital art, here is my journal page, recording the elements used & their source.


Credits:
Crafty Computer Paper
Dover

26 May 2009

A Round of Golf

A Fathers Day card made using an image of an old advertising poster.


I decoupaged the golfer & added a white brad for the golf ball.

The original Dover image.


I altered the wording at the bottom to say "Fathers Day 2009 June 21st".


25 May 2009

Christmas Robin

A digital piece inspired by an Early Bird Christmas Crafting show on television this afternoon.

We wish you a
Merry Christmas
and a 
Happy New Year



And my digital art journal page.


Credits:
Dover
June
Shabby Princess

24 May 2009

Daisy Chain

The challenge this week on Make a Moo or Two is Happy.


The artwork includes a photograph taken yesterday in my garden of a daisy & an old photograph of me, never happier than when in the garden making daisy chains, watching the butterflies dancing in the gentle warm breeze.

The artwork was put on a mountboard base & the edges were sanded for that distressed, shabby look that I love.

23 May 2009

Beautiful

The challenge this week on Art Creations Friday was to incorporate the image provided into our project.

Here is my digital collage, using the background photograph I chose for the challenge on Artarazzi this week together with four of my own images; an old metal picture frame, some handmade paper & extracts from a dictionary, all found in a second hand shop a few days ago.


The butterfly is taken from a recent photograph of a Speckled Wood in my garden.

Here is my digital art journal page for this project.


Credits:
Dover

Anxiety

I was privileged to be asked to set the digital challenge on Artarazzi this week.

Here is my digital collage, incorporating my chosen photograph.


The quotation is credited to Tryon Edwards,

"Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness
and weakening its power."

I chose the photograph, shown below, for various reasons. I love the colour combination of the blues & browns, the textures & dimensionality, but most of all because I thought it would be a challenge!


And here is my digital art journal page for this project.


Credits:
Dover
Photograph

22 May 2009

I is for Individual

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday, the background is from The Graphics Fairy & the insect image is from The Vintage Moth.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

21 May 2009

A Stolen Kiss

The challenge on Make a Moo or Two this week is Kiss.


The image is from a copyright free Vintage Graphics cd from Crafty Compter Paper.

20 May 2009

Looking for Love

A digital Artist Trading Card on a theme of Curves.


My inspiration for this piece was an image of a curvaceous lady holding a curved bow. "She fired her arrow of love ... & wondered where it would land."

And my digital art journal page.


Credits:
Digital Collage Sheets
Dover
Rhonna Farrer
Sande Krieger

19 May 2009

Joys of Spring

The challenge this week on Art Creations Friday was to use the wonderful textural background provided.

This is my digital collage, inspired by the bird image which seem to match the background colours perfectly.


And my digital art journal page for this project.


Credits:
Crafty Computer Paper
Graphics Fairy
Vintage Moth

16 May 2009

Sitting Pretty

This is a digital collage for this week's Artarazzi challenge.


And my digital art journal page for this project.


Credits:
Dover
June - for a grunge overlay

15 May 2009

H is for Hardworking

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday, the background is from The Graphics Fairy & the hen image is from The Vintage Moth.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

13 May 2009

Pink Hearts

A card using a decoupage technique taught by Gaynor White, in which an image is repeatedly stamped & heat embossed on different patterned papers, then you cut out & layer the various elements.


I added some pink heart gems & white grosgrain ribbon to finish.

11 May 2009

Dance the Night Away

The challenge on Artarazzi was to use the image provided in our digital art project. I used the image to create the background for my digital collage.

as the music played
they danced and danced
the night away


My inspiration for this piece was an image from another Artarazzi challenge.

This is my digital art journal page for this project.


Credits:
Dover
The Vintage Moth

Variation on a Theme

Another Thank you card, adding pale blue organza ribbon, mounted on some matching backing card.



For more details see here.

10 May 2009

Thank You Cards

I needed some Thank you cards, so using the Shabby Saturday range of paper designs & elements from Funky Hand, I made a set of cards to be sent out to my thoughtful & generous friends.


A dash or two from my Sakura clear glitter pen & some glitter gems to finish.

09 May 2009

Paisley Birthday Card

This is a male Birthday card using paper from the Paisley Love (Vol 1) by Funky Fairy.


A little tweaking here & there, some black ink & the addition of some black organza ribbon to finish off.

08 May 2009

Dear Rose ...

We were given a beautiful image to work with this week on Art Creations Friday.

Here is my digital collage. I created a romantic collage, with a excerpt from an imagined love letter which I am sure she always carried with her, to read over & over again ...


And my digital art journal page, recording the elements used in my collage & their source.


Credits:
Crafty Computer Paper
The Vintage Moth

G is for Gentle

This inchie is for the Alphabet Challenge.


The large letter is from Funky Hand’s Shabby Saturday & the images are from The Graphics Fairy.


The artwork is on a mountboard base, with the edges sanded & a brad added.

You can see a slideshow of the complete alphabet here.

07 May 2009

Happy Birthday

This is a birthday card for a friend's daughter.


I have used paper & elements from the Funky Hand Shabby Saturday range.


A little black ink & some pale pink glittery dots to finish.

05 May 2009

Oriental ATC

An Artist Trading Card for a forum challenge on the theme of Oriental.


The image was decoupaged & layered on a mountboard base.


Just a trio of glitter gems to finish off.


Credits: Dover