explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Three Muses: Postage Stamps

Our challenge this week was to use a postage stamp image in some way. One of the suggestions was to create a "postage stamp person." I'd never heard of this, but my imagination took hold and this digital collage is what I came up with.  I used a postage stamp image of an exotic young woman from Google Images (shown below), and gave her a pretty setting to relax in and a skirt to match her outfit. Other image credits: rubyblossom, flickr creative commons (ms. bailey), miss mint.

   
Postage stamp image

My completed digital collage

Monday, May 28, 2012

Collage Obsession: Blue

"BLUE CIRCUS"


Image credits: vintage images, deviant scrap, beth rimmer, divas d'este.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Take a Word: Friends


Image credits: black and white photo from Library of Congress website, colored by me in Photoshop Elements 10.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art: Dress Forms


Image credits: graphicsfairy, google images, anna corba

Friday, May 25, 2012

Recent Digitalmania Challenges

Every week I participate in a digital art challenge on Flickr run by the energetic and super-creative Marie (Ozstuff) from Australia. We create art in the style of a particular artist.  Most of the artists I am not familiar with. In addition, many of the styles are way outside my comfort zone, so these challenges are often quite a creative stretch for me--which is good! Here are some of my latest pieces. You can Google the artist's name to see what they've created in their signature style. If you'd like to see more of my Digitalmania pieces, there's a link to my Flickr site on the left side of this blog.


In the style of Julien Picaud

In the style of Matt Cusick

In the style of Dick Allowatt

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Three Muses: Architecture

For the house in this digital collage, I used a picture from a book of black and white Baltimore rowhouse drawings by J.S. Fuqua. I added backgrounds, textures, colors and patterns; and finally the image of the woman from Pringle Hill Studio. Other image credits: deviant scrap, media militia, dover designs.



Monday, May 21, 2012

Collage Obsession: Hot Air Balloons

This gray and rainy day here in Maryland needs a big splash of color, so here it is! Image credits: media militia, rubyblossom.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Take a Word: Dream



Image credits: holliewood, graphicsfairy, flickr creative commons (plaisanter), hero arts.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art: Childhood






Image credits: graphics fairy, last door down the hall.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Soartful Challenge: Steampunk

Another steampunk challenge! You can go to  http://jeanette-soartfulchallenges.blogspot.com/ to visit the Soartful site and participate, or just look at the other entries. Here's my digital collage (image credits upon request):

 


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Three Muses: Lock and Key

"Secrets"
Image credits: holliewood, altered emporium, graphicsfairy, finecrafted, flickr creative commons (plaisanter).

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Collage Obsession: Tulips

I used an image of tulips provided by Collage Obsession for this challenge. Here's the image provided:

And here's my digital collage, inspired by the "dancing" poses of the tulips. The dancers are from graphicsfairy; the abstract background design is my own.




Take a Word: Peacock

A fun and unusual theme for "Take a Word" this week: Peacock! This digital collage started with a black and white calligraphic drawing of a peacock from Graphics Fairy. I went wild adding my own original patterns (from scanned painted pages), and at the last-minute gave her a Mother's Day greeting to hold (she looked like she wanted to hold a sign). So, I wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, and also to those amazing women who support friends and relatives in their mothering efforts. We couldn't do it without you!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sunday Postcard Art: Steampunk


Steampunk is an ever-popular challenge theme! Here's my take on it for this week's SPA challenge. Image credits: graphicsfairy, dover, milla, holliewood, SJD, obsidian dawn, deviant scrap.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Three Muses: Glamour Vintage

Our challenge this week was to create a piece showing vintage glamour. I chose to use three images from vintage Photoplay magazine covers (magazineart.org). The curtains are from Fiddlette designs.





Monday, May 7, 2012

Collage Obsession: Door

Image credits: Wikimedia Commons, Digital Whisper.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Take a Word: Gentlemen

I thought this digital collage would be appropriate today because we just returned from a trip to Austin, Texas, to visit our son. Image credits: artefacts.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Three Muses: Hats, Crowns, Wings and Things



Image credits: dover designs, deviant scrap, irene alexeeva, twodresses, cemerony.