Monday, July 30, 2012

Take a Word-Butterflies

The challenge over at Take a Word this week is Butterflies.  I couldn't resist layering all of these beautiful butterfly wings around the woman in the picture.  The definition came from the first collage that I made on the computer, before I'd used Photoshop Elements.  You can see the other entries at

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ode to Leonard-Why cats shouldn't be mermaids

We lost one of our much loved elderly cats this week.  He was an outdoor cat for 16 1/2 years and moved into his own room about six months ago because he was really sick.  Leonard adapted well to living inside.  He'll be greatly missed. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Postcard Recognition

I was thrilled to see that Shannon at alaskasapphirerose posted two of my "Wish you were Here" beach postcards.  Thank you for the wonderful comments! You can visit her blog here

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Inspiration Avenue Challenge-Paris

Well, I've never been to Paris.  I concocted four 4x4 digital collages about my interpretations of Paris.  I just couldn't choose one so I've posted all of them. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Artist's Playroom Challenge-Pears

My friend Jennifer, from Inspiration Avenue, had a fun challenge over at The Artist's Playroom.    She prompted us with creating an image using a pear as the subject.  I couldn't resist creating a Pear Fairy.  I guess sometimes you just have to play, just for the sheer delight of it.

Credits for components:
Annie's 4 Corners, Karen Diamond Designs, Delicious Scraps, Kit Kat 79 Scraps, Muriell Scrap Digital, and Cocotounette Designs.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Misplaced Mermaid Meets Magpie

This photo was taken in June when I met my Inspiration Avenue friend Maggie.  She was visiting her mother in a nearby town so we were able to meet for lunch.  It was really great to put a face with a name.  Most of us know each other only via the internet so this meeting was really special to me.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Three Muses Challenge-Birds of a Feather

During the Victorian era, feathers, wings, and entire bodies of birds were used to adorn ladies' hats.
Entire populations of many wild species of birds were decimated.  Some became extinct.  This link describes the fashion trend.

Victorian Bird Hats

You can view the other entries at

Credits for the components in this collage go to Raspberry Road, Pixie Treasures, Psycho Zoe Designs, Kit Kat 79 Scraps,, Scrapworld Magic, and Far Far Hill. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Inspiration Avenue Challenge-Fly

Diane challenged us with creating an image related to the word "Fly."  So many things came to mind but I decided to stick with colors and patterns from some work inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts.  I played with a variety of alphabet styles too.

Credits for the components in this image: 
Cajoline, Raspberry Road Designs, Courtney's Digiscrap, Karen Diamond Desings, My 4 Princesses Designs, Algera Designs, and Lumi Digital Designs.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Digitalmania-Kelly Rae Roberts

The digitalmania group's challenge is to create art in the style of Kelly Rae Roberts.  I looked at some of her work and found several quotes that inspired me.  I decided to create something that had similar components to the original work, with the same quotes.  It was lots of fun!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Inspiration Avenue Challenge-Teapot

Shelly challenged us to create art with a teapot theme this week.  The Graphics Fairy gave me the original clip art of the teapot but I modified it. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

I made this postcard for my Inspiration Avenue friend Kim.  Then I realized it wouldn't arrive in the mail on time for the Fourth of July so I posted it on my blog instead.