explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Three Muses: Hats, Crowns, Wings and Things

 
Image credits: digital collage studio, rubyblossom, last door down the hall, dezinaworld, google images.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Collage Obsession: Butterflies



Image credits: Pattern on butterflies created by me (inktense pencil and digital effects); swirl brushes by Obsidian Dawn.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Take a Word: Beautiful

I used a photo I took of sunflowers on my kitchen table as the basis for this illustration of my idea of beauty. Other image credits: Holliewood, Shadowhouse.




Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Three Muses: Blue Moo

Our challenge this week was to create one or more "moos" in a blue color scheme. A moo is a card measuring 1.1 inches by 2.8 inches. Here are my two blue moos, adapted from a paper collage I created for a recent online class.




Monday, April 22, 2013

Collage Obsession: Mail Art

We were challenged this week to create a piece of artful mail, or a piece of art related to mail. Here's mine. Image credits: JSIM, dover, stampington, artzee chris.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Take a Word: The Sea

One of my absolute favorite themes....sigh...can't wait til July at the ocean...but of course I'm nowhere near as adventurous as Mrs. Harrington.

Image credits for this digital collage: graphicsfairy, vintage moth, google, allfreedownload.com.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Tape

This is an unusual challenge theme, one that fits in more with my "hands-on" art endeavors than digital. But...with digital collage, there's usually a way to do just about anything. And there's no mess to clean up! Image credits for the piece below: Lorine Pimenta, Media Militia, Land of Nod.



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Three Muses: Go Fly a Kite!



Image credits: allfreedownload, rubyblossom, google images, my own background textures/designs.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Collage Obsession: Emerald

Emerald is the 2013 Color of the Year, according to Pantone. Here's my emerald digital collage. Image credits: graphicsfairy, last door down the hall, wikimedia commons, artfreebies.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Soar


Image credits: eagle by Dover Designs; background by Maggie-Me (flickr creative commons), altered and added to by me.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Three Muses: The Written Word

  

Congratulations, Jessica! Image credits: graphicsfairy, cemerony, dover, holliewood, joessistah. Image of woman is adapted and altered from a Nordstrom catalog.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Take a Word: Botanical



Face image (altered) is from Magic Moonlight Studios. Flower patterned background is by me.

Collage Obsession: Faces

It's my turn again to host the Collage Obsession challenge. This week, I've chosen the theme of "Faces." Please stop by the challenge blog to participate and/or view the fabulous art everyone creates!


Image credits: wikimedia commons, last door down the hall. Background photo of trees and path, in China, by Ryan Pollack.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Vintage Telephone

This is an update of a previous post.


Image credits: background- Kim Klassen; Woman - Dover Designs (altered by me); telephone- my drawing.

Soartful: Spring (Green, Pink, Blue)

The April challenge is now open at Soartful. Here's my sample piece. Take a look at their blog to see the other design team samples, and participate in the fun!


Image credits: stampington, graphicsfairy.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Three Muses: Transport

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Well, why not take an elephant instead of a taxi?
Image credits: beth rimmer, tumblefish studio, irene alexeeva, hidden vintage studios.