explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design
"Book Lover" collage

Monday, March 31, 2014

Collage Obsession: Silhouette

I hadn't done a circus-themed collage in a while, and the elephant silhouette I had in my digital stash was perfect to use!




Image credits: graphicsfairy, vintage images, tumblefish studio, altered emporium.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Take a Word: Stars



Image credits: starry background by rubyblossom; photoshop elements stars filled with my own patterns, hand from plaisanter (flickr collage images), textures and layers applied in photoshop elements.

Sunday Postcard Art: Down on the Farm



Image credits: cows from graphicsfairy, background from rubyblossom, grass from holliewood, cow faces from wikimedia commons, sunflowers from joessistah, pattern on cows by me.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Three Muses: Age of Steam



Image credits: lisa's altered art, mr. whiskers, holliewood.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Take a Word: Eggs


I honestly don't know what was in my head when I created this. Just a strange whim, I guess.  Image credits: holliewood, allfreedownload.com, google images, my Yellowstone photo and Gelli print background.


Collage Obsession: Weather

It's my turn to host Collage Obsession this week, and I've chosen "Weather" as the theme. Stop by and see the art everyone creates, and we'd love to have you participate too! A collage in any medium is acceptable.

Here's mine:



Main image source: Wikimedia Commons.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Three Muses: Spring


A popular theme right now! And appropriate for today, the first official day of spring. All elements for this collage were created by me.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Arrows

Another theme I don't think I've ever done before! Here's my "arrow" digital collage. Image credits: dover pictura, baker calligraphic flourishes.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Three Muses: Zetti Art




Image credits: deviant scrap, tumblefish studio, lisa's altered art.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Collage Obsession: "Under"


Hide and Seek (click for larger view)
Image credits: lisa's altered art, library of congress.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Take a Word: Blackbird





Bird images from artefacts and milliande. Background and pattern on branch are mine.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Fish



please click for larger view

Image credits: Fish from Dover designs; most of background from my designs.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Collage Obsession: Monkey Business


I don't believe I've ever done a digital collage with this theme before! I'm sure I'd remember. It's great to see a creative new theme idea! Thanks to Kirsi at Collage Obsession for that this week.  Here are my monkeys at play:

please click for larger view of monkeys

Image credits: Monkey faces drawn by me; other images from graphicsfairy, dover designs, vintage moth.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Newspapers




Image credits: Beth Rimmer, Google Images

Soartful: Dress Forms

The challenge theme at Soartful this month is "dress forms" in bright colors. Here's my digital collage: