explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Collage Obsession: Cities

"Spring in the City"

The city skyline is from Google images. The flower patterns are mine, created on iPad and in Photoshop Elements 10.

Take a Word: Moon



Image credits: flickr creative commons (Eddi07); NASA, obsidian dawn, wikimedia commons, pink lotty.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Three Muses: Out of Bounds (revised)

My previous posting for this challenge didn't display the way it was supposed to. Maybe Blogger has changed its mysterious ways yet again? I tried to post it without a solid background, so the balloons would be outside the frame of the collage ("out of bounds"). But the technique I'd used before (posting it as a .png file with a transparent background) didn't seem to work this time. So I'm trying again in a different way...Here goes...




Sunday, March 24, 2013

Take a Word: Umbrella

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Image credits: tumblefish studio, graphicsfairy.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Butterflies



Image credits: pixeldust, magic moonlight, digital collage studio.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Three Muses: Balloons



Image credits: anna corba, tumblefish studio, obsidian dawn.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Collage Obsession: "I Can Fly"

This week's Collage Obsession challenge is a fun one. I've used a favorite photo of my happy little-girl face. Other image credits: milla, cemerony.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Collage Obsession: Children's Literature

I'm late this week for Collage Obsession, but I'm slipping in under the wire (I hope). Here's my digital collage for the "children's literature or fairy tale" theme. I chose the book "Make Way for Ducklings", by Robert McCloskey. Image credits: holliewood, tumblefish studios, last door down the hall, google images, clearly vintage.

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Take a Word: MAIL ART

One of my favorite themes--create an imaginary embellished piece of mail! And I've used some of my favorite types of images--vintage circus posters and giraffes. The vintage poster images are from the Ringling Museum online website. The labels are from JSIM. The giraffe in the upper left, on the return address label, is my own creation. I know, I'm quirky, but it seems to be a requirement for us creative types! :)

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: St. Patrick's Day


The green flowers on purple background were painted by me for an online class I'm taking, "Flower Crazy" with Carla Sonheim. I thought they'd make an appropriate "green" themed card. Have a fun day tomorrow!


Monday, March 11, 2013

Three Muses: Steampunk



Image credits: Mr. Whiskers, Finecrafted Designs.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Take a Word: GREEN



Image credits: last door down the hall, allfreedownload.com

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Mother's Day

Tomorrow is Mother's Day in the U.K., so that's the theme for SPA this coming week. The main image in this digital collage is from graphicsfairy. Greetings to all those celebrating this special day in the U.K.!


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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Three Muses: Children

You never know where my imagination will take me...this time to the zoo, I guess, with a young friend and her pet.

 
Image credits: holliewood, rubyblossom, mrs. inman, pareerica.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Collage Obsession: Double Vision

I'm hosting the Collage Obsession challenge this week, and I've chosen "double vision" as the theme. Artists are asked to incorporate an image of a couple or a pair--of anything! This theme is close to my heart, since I have an identical twin sister (although of course we are not exactly alike, just very similar, as any pair of twins would say!). I've used a photo of us as children as the basis for this digital collage. Other images are credited to Holliewood Studios.

Please join us at Collage Obsession and show us your own artwork, paper or digital!



Take a Word: WARM


Image credits: vintage moth, deviant scrap, last door down the hall.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Mushrooms/Toadstools

Hmmm...an interesting theme for this week's SPA challenge. I rose to the occasion by showcasing these fashionable fungi :). Image credits: graphicsfairy, artefacts, holliewood.


Soartful March Challenge: Go West!

This month's Soartful challenge will have a Western theme, with colors of brown, cream, and ecru. Since we just visited Austin, Texas, to see our son, I'm still a little bit in a Western frame of mind. I miss the bright Austin sunshine...

Here's my digital collage. Image credits: artfreebies, artefacts, graphicsfairy.