explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Three Muses: Architecture



Image credits: finecrafted, irene alexeeva, land of nod.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Take a Word: Blue


In a happy coincidence, last week we created magazine collages in the Artful Journaling class I attend. I chose the theme of "Blue." Here's a detail from my collage, slightly tweaked in Photoshop Elements.





Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Tropical




Lots of layering and blending here...fun! Image credits: dover designs, graphicsfairy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Three Muses: Out of Bounds





Tree from allfreedownload.com. Other images/patterns are mine.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Take a Word: Vintage




Collage Obsession: Handwriting


Hand-written letters and documents can be beautiful works of art. Sadly, we don't use our handwriting that much these days, because of all the technology at our fingertips. As this week's host of Collage Obsession, I chose "handwriting" as the theme. Here's my digital collage. Image credits: tumblefish studio, land of nod, stampington, graphicsfairy, wikimedia commons.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: My Favorite Pet


please click for larger view



Image credits: pringle hill studio, holliewood.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Three Muses: Black and White





Image credits: Face from magazineart.com; patterns adapted from my Gelli printed papers.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Collage Obsession: Steampunk



"Be My Steampunk Valentine?"

Image credits for this fun digital collage: Mr. Whiskers, Wikimedia Commons, Holliewood, Obsidian Dawn.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Take a Word: Butterflies


This was a fun collage to work on while I watched the snow fall outside. It seems to have a bit of a Valentine's look about it, too. Image credits: tumblefish studio, lisa's altered art, dover designs.


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Collage Obsession: Nature's Home





For this digital collage, I blended two photos we took at Yellowstone National Park--one of a waterfall, and one of a squirrel hiding in a pipe. I also blended in a texture overlay.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Take a Word: Clocks

The Take a Word theme for the upcoming week is "Clocks." Image credits for this digital collage: flickr creative commons (jaci XIII); graphicsfairy, JSIM, lisa's altered art.

"Time on Her Hands"

Sunday Postcard Art: Italy

 I've never been there, but have heard wonderful descriptions from others! Someday, maybe...

Image credits for this digital card: wikimedia commons, graphicsfairy.


Soartful Challenge: Flourishes in Shades of Red


One of my favorite colors! And this gave me the chance to use a beautiful bird flourish I found in a book by Arthur Baker. Swirl patterns are my own creations (from drawings and Gelli prints).