Saturday, 27 June 2009

Come back soon

The So Artful challenge theme this week is gypsy.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Vintage Mademoiselle

The ACF image this week is a beautiful French lady. I concentrated on giving her a vintage background, but nothing too complicated as the image is so beautiful in its own right.

Tiger, tiger

The Three Muses challenge #3 is 'wild things'. To me there's something fascinating about white tigers. This one looks so intent.I tried to subdue the colours in the surroundings so that the tiger would be the focus.

Saturday, 20 June 2009


The Artarazzi challenge is to use the ladder image. I achieved this look with the aid of many brushes.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Balancing Act

The Art Creations challenge 31 is to use this pink background. It seems a shame to cover up all the fabulous work someone has created, so I've kept this piece quite simple, and enjoyed the geometric shapes in it.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Elven Door

The Three Muses challenge 2 is doors. Here I played with various brushes and overlaying of backgrounds to achieve a rich colour.
The words are written with the font used on the ring from Lord of the Rings, and use the Elven greeting from the book. I was tempted to put a litle Hobbit in front, but felt it unnecessary!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Attracted to the light

The SoArtful challenge is to use a given background. I really liked the daisies on it, which is the only part of it you can see clearly.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Mischievous fairy

The given Artarazzi image this week is of a girl, (bottom right on the walkthough), who I think has lots of 'attitude'. I've turned her into a fairy who's just out for trouble!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Guardian Angel

The ACF challenge this week is to use a given background. It's wonderfully textural as you can see in the close up (unfortunately you can see my errors too!). The angel is from DaGobliN at, not google as stated in the tutorial.

Monday, 8 June 2009

The faces of Da Vinci

There's a new blog challenge on the block called the Three Muses which opens its doors this week with a challenge about Mona Lisa. All art forms are welcome. My version is a digital one based on Da Vinci's own artwork.

Each image or texture has been lowered in opacity and blended with the other layers. A fair amount of erasing helped to blend in the main images, and eliminate too much yellow.

Sunday, 7 June 2009


The Make a Moo or 2 challenge has the theme of alphabet. A good opportunity for me to this little used background stamp. It brings back memories of endlessly practising handwriting at school, and keeping the letters within the lines. You'd never believe I did this if you saw my scrawl now!
Stamps: Paper Artsy School Days 3 and Mini 12; Invoke Arts Pens and Nibs

Inks: DI Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans; VersaFine Onyx Black

Extras: Water Spritzer; Prima Flower; Brad; Ribbon

Saturday, 6 June 2009

I can't get across

The Artarazzi image for this week is the one of the boy crying. Originally because he's broken his lamp, but here for a reason more significant.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Little Red Riding Hood

The Art Creations image for this week is this little girl. I turned her into a fairy tale character.