explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Three Muses: Steampunk

"Steampunk Honeymoon"

Image credits: miss mint, graphicsfairy, anna corba, obsidian dawn, holliewook, landofodd.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Take a Word: Blue

Image credits: dover designs, deviant scrap, pepin press.

Collage Obsession: Pattern Play

This week it's my turn again to host the Collage Obsession challenge (http://collageobsessionchallenge.blogspot.com/).  The theme I've chosen is "Pattern Play." Participants are challenged to incorporate one or more patterns ("man-made" or natural) in their collages, hopefully using them in some unexpected ways.  Here are my two patterned digital collages:

Image credits: my photo of Guggenheim Museum interior; Dover Designs, Pringle Hill Studio.

Image credits: Holliewood, Dover, graphicsfairy, Google images.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art: Candles


Image credits: wikimedia commons (candle photo, altered by me).

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Three Muses: That's Entertainment



Image credits: wikimedia commons, divas d'este, dover, ringling museum archives, vintage images, plaisanter.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Take a Word: Umbrella


Image credits: graphicsfairy, deviant scrap, pepinpress, dover, joessistah, last door down the hall.

Collage Obsession: Thanksgiving

This digital collage features my own Zentangle-inspired design and patterned border.  The golden background was provided by Kaylene for this challenge. To all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I wish you a hearty and happy celebration.

Gothic Arch Challenge: Numbers


Image credits: holliewood, beth rimmer, artfreebies, google images. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art: "You've Been Framed"


Image credits: holliewood, flickr collage images.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Three Muses: Mail Art


Image credits: two dresses studio, sherriejd, flickr creative commons (pareerica and geebee); last door down the hall, holliewood, mrs. inman (flickr collage images).

Inspiration Avenue: Harlequin


I used the figure from Cezanne's "Harlequin" painting against a background of my own creation. Theater curtains are from Fiddlette Designs; text design is from Anna Corba.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Gothic Arch Challenge: Roses


Image credits: Holliewood, Graphicsfairy, Anna Corba.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Collage Obsession: Science

We were given a photo of Albert Einstein as inspiration for this challenge. I've made him into an astronaut, using the galaxies for his chalkboard (the astronaut was my idea; the rest was suggested by my engineer husband, Nelson). Image credits: NASA photos, iktupilli, holliewood.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sunday Postcard Art: Poppies

The theme of poppies is in honor of Veteran's Day (U.S.) and Remembrance Day (British Commonwealth), both observed on November 11.


Image credits for this digital collage are: Chinese poppy photo by Ryan Pollack; woman by Stampington; red patterned background image by graphics fairy; border by Hero Arts.

Take a Word: Moonstruck

Marie gave me the honor of hosting the coming week's TAW challenge. My digital collage is shown below. The eye was from original art I painted in Golden fluid acrylics; the celestial background is from Google images; the moon is from paperrelics; and the heart is from Photoshop elements. The star digital brushes are from obsidian dawn.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Three Muses: Windows

 
As often happens to me, I completed this collage and then found the quote that seems to fit it perfectly. Image credits: holliewood, flickr creative commons (pareerica), irene alexeeva.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Collage Obsession: Black Cat





Here's a very pampered black cat. Image credits: google, milla, flickr creative commons (pareerica and ms. bailey), dover, holliewood.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Two Digital Collages

For this week's Gothic Arch Challenge, the theme is "Green." Image credits: dover designs, holliewood, google images.



For this week's Take a Word Challenge, the theme is "Sewing." Image credits: holliewood, graphicsfairy, obsidian dawn. Heart patterned "quilt" is my design.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Collage Obsession: Patience



Image credits: Holliewood Sweet Shoppe, Pringle Hill Studio, rubyblossom, obsidian dawn.