Saturday, February 28, 2009

Breaking Free

The challenge from Artarazzi this week is Surrealism.  I had not done anything in that form before, so this was a fun project to try.  I googled images for ideas and and ended up doing two images for this.  This is my 2nd try at Surrealism.  As soon as I saw the broken light bulb, from Dreamstime I knew what I wanted to do with it.  The woman is from Mariel Graphic Tubes.  I had a lot of fun with this..thanks for the challenge. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Futuristic Playtime

Doesn't this look like fun?  A fantasy play time. :-)  

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thank you Kristen

And my apologies for not getting this posted before!  This award was so generously given to me by Kristen and I haven't gotten it posted until today.   I so appreciate Kristen's thoughtfulness!  

And give yourself a smile and visit Kristen's other blog...Why does my coffee have skin on it?  It will give you a outright laugh or at the very least a huge smile!  Treat yourself with some humor. :-)

Many thanks, Kristen!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Night in the Woods

SoArtful Challenges has a wonderful challenge this week....Trees.  I love it, and so many ideas come to mind that it's hard for me to choose.  I'm hoping to have time to do at least one more this week.   I decided to start with this background that I got from Rustymermaid stock images called Snow 1.  I love nature, and decided to make a home for this beautiful Snowy Owl which was a tube from Top Design Tubes. A touch of land, a touch of water and the owl and it's a new home for him.  Now all he needs are the mice. :-)  Thanks, June for another great challenge. 


This lovely victorian girl was the challenge for Art Creations Friday this week.   I decided to do a digital scrap page for her as my mind just wasn't going anywhere else. :-)  The  scrap kit is from Melissa at Sentimental Style.  She used to have a Yahoo Group where she shared her lovely work, but closed it last January. The original mat with the flowers was from Brooke Kroeger Designs but I changed the original picture,  along with one of the bows. It was fun to put together.  

Monday, February 16, 2009

Coffee to go with the cake :-)

To go with the cake here is some coffee.  Pull up a chair, relax and have a cup of coffee.  This was actually done a couple of years ago during a blend class I was taking, but the coffee is fresh! :-) This has some chocolate color, so I'm adding it to SoArtful Challenges so we can have some with the cake. :-)  

Chocolate Cake

The theme from SoArtful Challenges this week is Chocolate.  So I decided to do this recipe card for a Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.  I love this cake, and have fond memories of having it as a little girl. I haven't made it in years, and couldn't find my recipe passed down to me, (but I'm still looking) so this is one from All Recipes.   Thanks for looking. Now I have to get some coffee to go with this cake! :-)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Me, Myself & I

The challenge from Artarazzi was Me, Myself and I.  I had fun with this one;  showing some of my favorite things.  The picture of me is definately "photoshopped". :-)  The scrap kit is from Outlawsdesign  Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Underwater Fantasy

Art Creations Friday gave us a beautiful background for our challenge this week.  It is so beautiful that I had to let most of it show through..just couldn't cover it up! :-) My first thought when I saw it was here is my response to the challenge.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dark Carousel

Our challenge this week for Art on the Darkside is the Carousel. I love carousels, and enjoy taking my grandson on them, so this was not easy for me. LOL I persevered, and this is what I came up with. I was making backgrounds, decided this one was a keeper and then went from there for this image. I'm not sure I like it, but here it is. :-) Thanks again for a wonderful challenge.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Breaking Free

The challenge from SoArtful this week was to take the provided picture of this unicorn (Click on the link to see the original picture.)  and make him more exciting, add some magic to his world.  I changed his color and let him break free of all worldly constraints. :-)  A great challenge, June..thank you!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Time out for Tea

This is my take on the challenge from Art Creations Friday.   They gave us a lovely picture to use to make our own artwork from.  The white paper background is digitally "handmade" paper, accents and writing are brushes, and the flowers are a lovely tube.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Night Life

The theme for the Art on the Darkside challenge this week is shadows. My mind went spinning with all the possibilities for that..actual shadows and how they can change a piece of art, or the more subliminal this one,  with both.  There is so much that could be done with that one little word...the possiblities are endless.

Night life can have all kinds of shadows..some glamorous and fun; and then the darker shadows that night life in the city can bring.  With this piece you get to pick your own shadows..... :-)

Thanks June for another great challenge!


Working outside my comfort zone. :-)

I had fun with this playing with filters, and manipulating a photo until I ended up with one that I wanted to work with. Then I spent hours trying out different things to pull it together and finally settled on this.  As I said, it's outside my comfort zone,  but I loved working on this!

The background is a manipulated photo from Rustymermaid's Stock Photos.  The photo is called Driftwood Cave and she has some wonderful photos there. Thank you, Barbara,  for allowing us to use them.  She has some amazing artwork there too, so be sure to check that out as well. 

Monday, February 2, 2009


This is the piece I did for the Mind Wide Open challenge this month. They provided the gorgeous picture of the woman, and word prompt was dream.  I also did another one and had a hard time deciding which one to send of course I think it should have been the other one, or both..LOL   The book element was created by Nicole Young, from her Storybook Dreams Kit  at Digital Scrapbook Place.  I loved it..especially with the light coming from the if your dreams were coming true, or showing you the way...or however we want to interpret it.  Thanks for looking.