Monday, March 30, 2009


What a fun challenge from SoArtful this week.  We had to design a book cover using a title that June gave us which is "Silvinaqua, Queen of the Sea".  I had a blast with this..been playing with it all morning (so much for work!)  

The book cover is from Stock.xchng, and I added texture, changed the color and made it a little older;  the picture of the sea and rocks is one of mine of the California coast, and the other images are bits and pieces of PSP tubes from one of the groups that I belong to. A lot of layers, blend modes and fun. :-)  

Thanks so much June for a great challenge..and thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Artist at Work

This is my take on the beautiful piece of art that Artarazzi gave us for this weeks challenge. The Artist is Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones; and I thought I would  show a sketchbook that might be the beginning thoughts of what ends up on a canvas.  The sketchbook and pencils with shavings are from Stock.xchng.  Thanks for the beautiful image to work with and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dark Kiss

Here is my take on the new challenge for Art on the Darkside.  The subject is Kiss this week, and I did use the  lip image they must be careful who kisses you. :-)  

Thanks Vron and June for another great challenge.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Butterflies & Daisies

Here is my entry for the Artarazzi challenge.  Thanks for the great image to play with. :-) 

Friday, March 20, 2009

Beautiful Angel

Another gorgeous background for the challenge from Art Creations Friday to play with this week.  Thanks for the fun and thanks for looking. :-)

Ginger Rogers

The challenge from Art Freebies was a picture of Ginger Rogers..and this is what I did with it. I used a mask from CreaBarbouille  for the film reel etc; and was included in one of her tutorials for Paint Shop Pro.  I loved the mask and used it on this image. She also has some tutorials for Photoshop, so check it out.  She does great work.

Thanks, was fun to play with. :-)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Night at the Cemetery

The portal into an old cemetery where they never rest.  Some actually get outside and roam for the night, some stay inside and watch what's going on and  some restless souls may be trying to get into this cemetery or just wreak havoc in the neighborhood. :-)

Vron has started up the Art on the Darkside challenges again until June is able to get back to them. Thank you, Vron!  The challenge this week is the cross, and this is the way I ended up interpreting this challenge.  This beautiful background is from Shabby Cottage Studio.  It is called Altered Portals and I had to play with one of the portals. :-) Gail's collage sheets are beautiful.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! I hope your day is filled with love and laughter.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Garden of Love

This is for SoArtful Challenges this week.  The theme is a butterfly and collage and I hope this qualifies.  The blend is one I did last year, and thankfully I saved it in layer format so I could change, add and delete to fit whatever project I wanted to use it for.  :-)  

I love butterflies and think they are such soft and gentle creatures.  What could be better in a Garden of Love than some beautiful butterflies to create a gentle breeze and caress the flowers and the baby.  A soft place for the baby to nap and surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Thanks June for a great challenge.  I haven't had time for much digital art play the past couple of weeks, but am looking forward to getting back into it more often now. :-)

Sunday, March 8, 2009


This is my entry for the Mind Wide Open challenge this month.  I had a lot of fun playing with this image, and the beautiful texture is from Flickr Photo Sharing.  I used the image and brushes for this one, along with this lovely background/texture from Flickr.  The voting starts March 8th, so hop on over to Mind Wide Open take a look at the beautiful entries and vote for your favorite.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Golden Dreams

Just playing around.  I hope all your dreams are golden!