explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Take a Word: Butterflies


A perfect theme for a gray and cloudy day here in Maryland. Maybe the sun will come out later? Image credits for Millicent and her wardrobe: lisa's altered art, holliewood, dover designs.




Sunday Postcard Art: Once Upon a Time

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Image credits: holliewood, milla, harper design.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Three Muses: Numbers

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Image credits for this somewhat creepy collage: holliewood, pink lotty, eena's creations, tumblefish studio, altered emporium.

Collage Obsession: YOU

We were challenge by CO this week to create a collage about ourselves. The background of my digital collage, below, is a piece of art I created on the iPad. The words read: "There's color in every day." (I believe this!) The big red flower is filled with letterforms I created, based on various fonts, for an art project I did a while ago. And in the center of the flower: my eyes at many ages....inquisitive, alert, a little shy, amused, surprised, amazed, excited, always taking in my surroundings, always drinking in the colors of my world.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Take a Word: True Happiness





This is self-explanatory :). Image credits: lisa's altered art, holliewood "Sweet Shoppe."

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Summer Solstice

I created this digital collage by combining an image of the summer solstice sunrise over Stonehenge (Wikimedia Commons), and an sun sculpture image by kyz, Flickr creative commons.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Take a Word: Botanical



Image credits: My photo of Mother's Day flowers from my husband; part of background from Pepin Press.

Collage Obsession: Carousel

I'm hosting the Collage Obsession challenge this week, and the theme I've chosen is "Carousel." Here's my digital collage. The carousel image is from wikimedia commons. The map image in the background is from Pepin Press. Stop by the CO blog and view the wonderful art everyone has created....and you can participate as well.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Fathers



Created with loving memories of my father, Harry London.
Image credits: obsidian dawn, hero arts. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Three Muses: Birds

What a happy coincidence! I just finished creating some bird images on my iPad and Photoshop Elements. I'm planning an altered book this summer with a bird/flower theme. They were so excited to be invited to appear on my blog!:) Spiral elements are from PSE; gate image is from Graphics Fairy; background colors/textures are mine.



Monday, June 10, 2013

Collage Obsession: Sisters/Brothers

While looking for photos of my sister and me, or my brother and me, to use in a collage for this challenge, I came across this scan of a page from my first real scrapbooking attempt, in about 2006.  I decided to use it "as is" for this challenge, rather than add digital effects or alterations, since, to me, it's complete the way it is.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Take a Word: Cool Colors

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Image credits: Larger center "zentangled" fish and seahorse are my creations; other fish by vintage images, coral from graphicsfairy; rest of background is mine.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: Art Journal Style Card

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Image credits: hearts adapted from tumblefish studio images; woman and background are my creations.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Three Muses: Gothic Arch

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We were challenged by Three Muses this week to create a dark-themed piece incorporating a Gothic arch. I don't think I'd want to meet these two ladies under their creepy Gothic arch any evening soon, would you?

Image credits: theresa martin, tumblefish studio, ricola, graphicsfairy, vintagemoth.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Take a Word: Orange


Image credits: magazineart.org; dover designs, hero arts.





Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sunday Postcard Art: "No Place Like Home"



Image credits for this digital collage: Bird sketch (Compte de Buffon) from Harper Designs; foliage from Dover Designs; Birdhouse template from Stampington.

Soartful: Owls

The Soartful challenge theme for June is "Owls." Here are my owl bride and groom, digitally created. Image credits: dover designs, dezinaworld, joessistah; my swirled background.

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