explorations in color and design

explorations in color and design

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Take a Word: Doors




 These houses were digitally collaged with my own patterns and patterns from other sources.  The doors are scanned chipboard doors from Maya Road, altered by me.




Friday, November 28, 2014

Collage Obsession: Fascination





Image credits: last door down the hall, dover designs, holliewood.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Three Muses: Silhouette





Stork image adapted from joessistah. Background consists of two photos that I took at Yellowstone, blended together. I love the way the water in the background peeks through the silhouette and suggests feathers! Another happy accident :).

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Take a Word: Organic



In this digital collage, I layered and blended a botanical tulip drawing from vintage moth with an original leafy doodle of my own. The original botanical print was in sepia tones with a little yellow; my leafy sketch was in shades of green on a red background. I like the way the colors of my sketch peek through the flowers, and the way my vines provide a delicate, neutral background for the piece. A fun experiment!



Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Mustaches





Statue image (altered): holliewood.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Collage Obsession: Headdress

Quite a challenge this week! We were to incorporate a "headdress" into our collages, taking inspiration from hairdo's of the past. I love these unusual themes, though they tend to keep me up late at night, fooling around with Photoshop Elements. Image of the woman below from magazineart.org. Beehive image from Google images. Bees from Graphics Fairy. Alterations by me :).



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Three Muses: Time Quote



I couldn't resist using a circus-related quote for this challenge, since I haven't done a circus themed piece in quite awhile (and, as you know, I love them).



Image credits: vintage-images.com, last door down the hall.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Take a Word: Mona Lisa


This is always one of my favorite themes. Each time I have to think harder to come up with a "new" Mona.

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Sunday Postcard Art: Shoes




Sometimes even a rabbit needs a little help. Image credits: graphicsfairy, google images, holliewood.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Collage Obsession: Transportation


"Training Wheels"


Storks from joessistah, background from deviant scrap.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Three Muses: White Space


This week we were asked to leave some "white space" in our collage (doesn't have to be white, but an open area of one color). This was a real challenge for me! (I like pattern and colors and embellishments). So I stepped a tiny bit outside my comfort zone. Here's my "blue-gray  space" collage. Image credits: holliewood designs.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Take a Word: Pink





Image credits: dover designs, lisa's altered art, hero arts

Sunday Postcard Art: Games




This was fun!!! Image credits: Google images.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Collage Obsession: Long Hair


An unusual and fun theme for Collage Obsession this week: Long Hair. My collage features a mermaid stamp that I carved (I gave her some temporary hair extensions to fit the theme), and digitally layered Gelli print backgrounds.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Three Muses: Freestyle/ Art


This week the Three Muses have challenged us to create a freestyle collage, using the word "art" in some way. My contribution is shown below. Background is my design.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sunday Postcard Art: Labels



Sunday Postcard Art has an original theme this week: Labels. Here's my digital collage.


Farewell to Soartful: Owl Challenge


After five inspiring years, the Soartful Challenge is ending. I loved being part of the design team with Patti, Peggy, and Sheila, but it was time for us to move on to other creative endeavors. The final theme is "Owls."  Below is my collage. Owl drawing is mine.