Friday, 22 August 2014

DIGITALMANIA


FEEDING THE CHUCKS

Created for the Digitalmania challenge where this week we are taking inspiration from the collage artist HEATHER MURRAY.

Credits may be found at Digitalmania.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

THE THREE MUSES


HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU

Bev has chosen AFRICA as our theme at the Three Muses this week and  this is my interpretation.

Thanks, Bev, for a lovely theme.

Credit to CAJoline for the leopards, the birds  and the  trees whilst the background is a number of textures of my own.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 17 August 2014

TAKE A WORD


DOES MY BUM LOOK BIG IN THIS?

We are creating art with FRAMES at Take a Word this week and that reminded me of this lady who asked me a very pertinent question the other day!

Credit to Tumblefish Studio and to the public domain.

Thank you for looking.

Friday, 15 August 2014

DIGITALMANIA


 We are taking inspiration from the work of Christine Peloquin across at Digitalmania this week.  These are my attempts at this talented lady's style.

For more examples why not pop over to Digitalmania for a peek.



Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

THE THREE MUSES


It's FRIENDS as our theme this week at the THREE MUSES and nothing says friends more to me than the image above.

Below is a photo of four boys I snapped last year on a beach where we were spending a few days.  It was dusk and they were mooching about keeping out of trouble and being .... just friends.  I enhanced and altered it in IPAD.


The image of the five friends is freely available on the Web.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 10 August 2014

TAKE A WORD


I AM THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF THEM ALL

BEAUTY is our  theme at TAKE A WORD this week and who dare disagree with this little lady?

She, in all her stagnant green splendour, is from the public domain, whilst the font is Trashco.

Thank you for looking.

Friday, 8 August 2014

DIGITALMANIA


HE SMOKED A HOOKAH PIPE

I created this for the Digitalmania challenge where this week we are taking inspiration from the work of MAGGIE TAYLOR.

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns, MartaVanEck and TumblefishStudios.

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

THE THREE MUSES


It's ZETTI at the THREE MUSES this week so meet the very lovely Hilda one of the most charming zettis she knows.

Credit to LandOfNod, Kubivet and TumblefishStudio.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

TAKE A WORD


It's BLACK, WHITE AND RED as our theme at TAKE A WORD this week and that got me thinking about rosy red apples, and how sometimes said apples have been used to tempt the unwary ..  in my opinion Snow White should have been much more careful.

Credit to AllFreeDownloads and to Efie.

Thank you for looking.

Friday, 1 August 2014

DIGITALMANIA



Created for the Digitalmania challenge where this week we are taking inspiration from the work of Gurbus Dogan Eksioglu.

Credit to SharingTubes for the Tap, the girl is in the Public Domain, clouds are courtesy of NumbBumm, whilst the background scene and the umbrella are my own creations.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

THE THREE MUSES



Bev chose SEASHELL as our theme this week and that reminded me of .... I know you won't believe me but I'll tell you anyway .. the strange sight I glimpsed from my bedroom window the other night.  No I can't tell because words fail me!

Credit to EenasCreations, FinecraftedDesigns, SharingTubes and RubyBlossom.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

TAKE A WORD


Our word for inspiration this week at Take a Word is POPPY which took my train of thought down the route of remembrance and so here is a tribute to Maurice my great uncle who died during the second world war.  He married his sweetheart prior to returning to his regiment for what would be the last time.  So he left a wife and a son he never met.

Thank you for looking.

DIGITALMANIA


SHE WENT UP UP AND AWAY

The challenge at Digitalmania this week was to take inspiration from the work of husband and wife team Angie Sullins and Silas Toball.  This is my interpretation on their Living Out Loud series.

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

THE THREE MUSES


GLADYS AND THE STEAMPUNK FANTASY

This is the story of Gladys, a real live articulated paper doll, who wants more than anything to be a steampunk princess.  She trawls the charity shops (also know in some parts of the world as goodwill or op shops) for suitable clothes and accessories to realise her dream.  Her friends seem able to achieve the 'look' but so far Gladys has not ... hence her glum expression!  May be one day!

Credit to SharingTubes and JoesSistah ... with a little help from my own private stash.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

TAKE A WORD


SHE WAS VERY IMPORTANT

We have MANNIQUIN as our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week and that reminded me of the one I came across last week ... a VIP if ever I saw one!

Credit to SharingTubes and Kubivet, whilst the background textures are my own and the crown belongs to Her Majesty.

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

THE THREE MUSES


We have IT'S ABOUT TIME as our theme across at the Three Muses this week and that made me think it's about TIME for some Blue Sky Thinking!

Credit to NumBumm for the clouds, whilst the remainder is completely free to use from the Public Domain.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 13 July 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have SILHOUETTE as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week and this is my interpretation.

Credits : everything this week is either public domain or free to use clipart.

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

THE THREE MUSES


OH LA LA

This weekend just gone was the beginning of the Tour de France bike race which made its Grand Depart from  my own county of Yorkshire .... and by 'eck Mr and Mrs Taluula enjoyed every minute!

Credit to Kubivet and NumBumm,  whilst the 'jersey' bunting and the backgrounds are from my own photo stash.

Thank you for looking.




Sunday, 6 July 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have BUTTERFLIES as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week so here is what came to my mind.

Credit to Itkupilli and NumBumm.

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

THE THREE MUSES


GREAT UNCLE HAROLD

Great uncle Harold ... a theatrical type we don't often mention.

Created for Bev's theme of VINTAGE FAMILY at the Three Muses this week.

Credits - Harold is courtesy of the Public Domain and the background is a blend of a number of textures from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

TAKE A WORD


Marie suggested we ALTER MONA this week for the Take a Word challenge.  I was about to do just that when I discovered Mona had already made her escape leaving behind her own altered Mona in her place.  I did get the feeling she was there somewhere though, I could feel her eyes ...

Credit to FinecraftedDesign for the suspicious looking man and the background, TumblefishStudio for the 'disguise',  and Mona, as always, was herself.

Back from my lovely holiday fully recharged and ready to go.

Thank you for looking.




Tuesday, 10 June 2014

THREE MUSES


ELSIE AND ENID

This week we have UNDERWEAR as our theme at the Three Muses and the reminded me of the vintage photographs I recently found in the attic.   I particularly liked this one of Elsie and Enid who were transformed from the old ladies I knew to the young and vivacious girls they once were.

Credit to Tumblefishstudio and MartaVanEck.

Thank you for looking.

(I will be away from tomorrow for a couple of weeks (our holiday to Turkey) so won't be able to comment on your work, though I will certainly be able to enjoy it.)

THANK YOU to Bev and Marie for stepping up to take on my hosting too.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

TAKE A WORD


We have SHAPES as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week and I chose a Gothic Arch.  Then for no reason I can fathom this happened ... I blame the Muse!

Credit to AllFreeDownloads (for the grass, sun and clouds),  and I confess to a little help from Michaelangelo and Magritte.  The background is my own.

Thank you for looking.


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

THE THREE MUSES


Call me old fashioned, but doesn't a fish's expression always make it look full of sorrow?  Hee hee!

Bev asked for SORROW this week at the Three Muses and so here we are!

Credit to Kubivet and to Van Gogh whilst the rest is the public domain.

Thank you for looking.


 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

TAKE A WORD


SHOW TIME!

We have NUMBERS this week at TAKE A WORD and that reminded me of the stilt walkers I saw the other day advertising their next show.  To be honest, they were pretty scary so I dashed indoors before I caught their 'eye'.

Credits : I really did see the stilt walkers one wet day in our market place and they were kind enough to pose for me.  Just to keep their anonymity safe though I gave them new heads and hair (from the public domain ... as were the clocks).  The remainder is a mix of my own photos and textures to form the background.

Thank you for looking.

I will be away for a few days so won't be able to comment until later in the week.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

THE THREE MUSES


I'D RATHER HAVE A GIN AND TONIC

We have HAT as our theme at the THREE MUSES this week and that reminded me of when Gladys took to wearing a teapot on her head.   When I asked why,  she answered it was "free beer tomorrow" .. though she would prefer a gin and tonic.

Credit to Modigliani for loaning me Gladys, whilst the remainder is either the public domain or from my own staff.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

TAKEA WORD


We have BOOK as our word for inspiration at TAKE A WORD this week and that reminded me of what I found when I opened up this music book!

Credits - the background is a free wallpaper and the rest is credit to SharingTubes.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

THE THREE MUSES


SOME LIKE IT HOT is Marie's theme this week at the Three Muses.  Here are the hottest colours I could find .... so hot, in fact, they are melting the candles!

Credit to Caroline at SharingTubes and the PublicDomain.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

TAKE A WORD


LIMBERING UP

Marie has chosen BEACH as our word for inspiration this week at TAKE A WORD and that reminded me of the day we took a trip to Whitby and then on to Robin Hood's Bay with the grandchildren.   It's a steep walk and we'd just stopped for a breather and to take in the scenery when there they were ... a group of vintage bathing beauties limbering up for a dip.  It's surprising what you see when you take time to admire the scenery!

My own photo transferred to IPad where it underwent some 'slight of hand' in several photo apps.   I added the vintage bathers (TumblefishStudio) for the challenge.  

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

THE THREE MUSES


There I was minding my own business when I was contacted by a 'certain person' who required a new postage stamp and asked me to design it!

Well, I was delighted of course, and set to work immediately .. and I couldn't believe my good luck as Bev had chosen POSTAGE PEOPLE that very week as her theme at the Three Muses too.

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns and PublicDomainPhotos and with a little help from my own stash.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 11 May 2014

TAKE A WORD


ADVENTURES

We have CHILDHOOD as our word for inspiration this week at TAKE A WORD and that reminded me of the weekend camping trip we spent at Lake Coniston when Anna was a wild and willful toddler.  Dressed in her red mac and wellington boots she was a match for any adventure.

Credit to Kubivet, whilst Anna played herself.

Thank you for looking.

DIGITALMANIA


This week at Digitalmania we are making 'paper' collages and this is my saucy pair of paper dolls.

Credits such as they are can be viewed at Digitalmania.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

THE THREE MUSES


BE POSITIVE

We have POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS at the Three Muses this week and here is one that I absolutely love.

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns and PinkLottyDesigns.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

TAKE A WORD


UP, UP AND AWAY

We have CIRCLES as our theme at Take a Word this week and since I still have Marcel Caram inspiring my artwork  (Digitalmania) I made this to try to dislodge him!

Nope.  Still there!


Credit to Bluesse for everything circular, the man is extracted from one of my photos and the background is a mixture of textures from my stash overlaid with some slight of hand from ArtRage.

Thank you for looking.


Saturday, 3 May 2014

DIGITALMANIA


This was created for the DIGITALMANIA challenge where this week we are taking inspiration from the work of the artist MARCEL CARAM.

Credit to JoesSistaha an Bluesse.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

THREE MUSES


Created for the FASHIONABLE LADIES challenge at the Three Muses this week.

Credit to Pink Lotty for the background textures (blended) and Kristy for the 'fashionable lady'.

Thank you for looking.

Monday, 28 April 2014

TAKE A WORD


Jean has chosen LEISURE as our word for inspiration this week at TAKE A WORD and that reminded me of Mabel who works hard at hanging out with friends and enjoying her leisure time.

Credit to FinecraftedDesigns, Numb Bumm, CAJ Designs, RubyBlossom and a little help from Modigliani.

Thanks for looking.



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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

THE THREE MUSES


IMAGINE

This week we have SHOES as our theme at the Three Muses.  Drum roll .....  Ta Dah

Credit to Nicola Young for the background elements whilst the shoe was created by me.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

TAKE A WORD


SHE WORE A BUTTERFLY CLIP

Our word for inspiration at Take a Word this week is WINGS and that reminded me of the lady who wore a butterfly clip.

Credit to JoesSistah for the textures (blended), and the butterfly is courtesy of Pixel Music.

Thank you for looking.


Annual ATC Swap




My ATCs for Marion's 8th Annual ATC blog swap with the theme of BIRD PEOPLE.

Thanks, Marion, for a lovely fun swap and my ATCs will be on the way to you within the next few days.

Credit to Pixel Music.


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

THE THREE MUSES


THE GIRL WITH GREEN EYES

Created for the Three Muses challenge where this week we are being inspired to create in TURQUOISE AND LIME.

I tried my hand at a bit of digital painting in Photoshop and finished the whole thing off with a canvas filter ..... Tah Dah!

Credit to JoesSistah for the backgrounds (blended) whilst the lady (much altered by me) is courtesy of The Lost Gallery.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

TAKE A WORD


THE QUEEN OF SHEBA

Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce you to her royal highness the most illustrious, the most wondrous and the completely gorgeous Queen of Sheba ... Lady Maud's favourite mode of transport.

Thank you, Marie, for giving us BIRDS as our theme at Take a Word this week.

Credit to HolliewoodStudio, FinecraftedDesigns, LandOfNodStudio and PixelMusic.

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

THE THREE MUSES


NIGHT TRAVELLER

We have TRANSPORTATION as our theme at the Three Muses this week, and sometimes in the wee small hours this is my most favourite mode of transport!

Credit to SharingTubes.

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, 6 April 2014

TAKE A WORD


HIS MASTER'S VOICE?

It's MUSIC at Take a Word this week and that reminded me of something I saw the other day!  What?

Credit to IreneAlexeeva, Bluesse and SharingTubes

Thank you for looking.





Wednesday, 2 April 2014

THE THREE MUSES


Our theme at the Three Muses this week is to embellish a black and white (or sepia) photograph with colour.  Apologies, because as some of you will recognise, this is a 'variation on a theme'.  Mmmmm.

Below is one I made earlier but which I thought was worth a second viewing.

Credit to HolliewoodStudio and the PublicDomain for the 'variation on a theme', whilst 'my family history' are my own images with lyrics from Queen.

Thank you for looking.