Monday, March 8, 2010

Theme Thursday challenge

The theme this week is "Art Words"--I chose one of my favorite inspirational words:

The background is actually a wet-wipe that I used to wipe up some paint. I loved how the colors blended together so I left it on top of the washer to dry, then cut it to fit a playing card. The flowers and letters are stickers, the image is from a magazine makeup advertisement. =)
Hope you are realizing your dreams every day...
Theme Thursday blog--
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Friday, March 5, 2010

Collage Obsession Weekly Challenge

The theme was "Stairs" this week, with a great supplied image of a cold and lonely crumbling old archway and stone steps leading off mysteriously. I tried all week to come up with something for the challenge until this morning the idea just crystallized. The man with his bags packed is from an advertisement for "Death of a Salesman" and the woman is an altered Dorthea Lang photograph. The poem about loss of love is from Countee Cullen.

Collage Obsession blog--

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Art Creations Friday

The challenge for this week was to create something with the above image from the talented digital artist Rian. I used the top half of the image, and those humongous feet for my entry:

Poor old Matilda--no wonder she looks a tad unhappy here--those feet must be killing her (I know they are killing me!).

Thanks for stopping by. =)

Art Creations Friday blog--

Thursday, March 4, 2010

4x4 Friday theme: Mantra

Just repeat along with me....'ommmmmhhhhh.....' and take a deep breath. Now, don't you feel better? =)
Here is my entry for this weekly challenge. I used some old book paper, tiny flower stickers, a Chinese coin with beads attached, and a picture and words from a magazine I'd saved awhile ago.

Hope you are having a calm, stress-free day and making time to create something you enjoy. =)

4x4 Friday--

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Theme Thursday and 3 Muses...

I combined two challenge themes (is that kosher??) for this week. Theme Thursday is "Flourish" and I've been wanting to use these great chipboard flourish designs I got awhile back in a scrapbook kit, so I traced around them with patterned papers and added them to the background of this piece. For 3 Muses this week, it's all about men, so I added some oogling gentlemen who think our sweet Elinore is quite the sexy dish when she dances the night away.

Theme Thursday--

3 Muses--

Have a great day! =)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

3 Muses Architecture Challenge...

I wasn't sure what to do with this challenge until I found this great old house photo--there's something sad and lonely about a dilapidated old house isn't there? The poem is The Old House by Amy Levy:

In through the porch and up the silent stair;Little is changed, I know so well the ways;--Here, the dead came to meet me; it was thereThe dream was dreamed in unforgotten days.
But who is this that hurries on before,A flitting shade the brooding shades among?--She turned,--I saw her face,--O God, it woreThe face I used to wear when I was young!
I thought my spirit and my heart were tamedTo deadness; dead the pangs that agonise.The old grief springs to choke me,--I am shamedBefore that little ghost with eager eyes.
O turn away, let her not see, not know!How should she bear it, how should understand?O hasten down the stairway, haste and go,And leave her dreaming in the silent land.

3 Muses blog--

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Monday....

...and that means I missed out on two Monday challenges, for Mixed Media and Think Monday ATC. I meant to post these when I got home from work last night, but I was just too tired to blog. I am going to post these anyway, even though it's late. The theme for Mixed Media was "Giggles"--I found an image of a prissy school-marm type who just begs to be plopped down in the middle of all these women and girls having a great laugh. Her pursed lips and stiff manner in the midst of all this improper gaiety made me giggle. =D

For Think Monday ATC, the theme is "Dance" and I chose some freebie images from Graphics Fairy and Vintage Moth--some old sheet music, a lovely ballerina, and an old rose-covered postcard, plus a coral fabric covered button I found in a an old bottle of buttons at a junk shop.

Mixed Media--

Think Monday ATC--

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