Friday, April 29, 2011
I went to the boys of summer for this challenge, been thinking it's about time to take my husband back to Cooperstown again.
Images from Graphics fairy, Google and Sanna, for the old newsprint. Background bits from Shadowhouse, Blue Turban at T4L and Cynthia Powell
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The theme at 4x4 Friday this week is Whimsy. It didn't start out to be and Easter card, but here it is!
Happy Easter to all who celebrate!
Chick from Graphics Fairy and background layer from Elizabeth at Last Door Down the Hall. THe eggs were found on Google and greatly altered.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Credits to Scrapbook Flair, Graphics Fairy, Ms Jordan, Trine at Nothing But Freebies and Jessica Sprague, and to Stephanie Shimerda's Postal brush set.
The stamp is from RoyalMail.com and is a actual British postage stamp from a set called Mythical Creatures, issued in 2009.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Boxer, by Paul Simon
I am just a poor boy.
Though my story's seldom told,
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles,
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest.
When I left my home
And my family,
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station,
Seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go,
Looking for the places
Only they would know.
Asking only workman's wages
I come looking for a job,
But I get no offers,
Just a come-on from the whores
On Seventh Avenue
I do declare,
There were times when I was so
I took some comfort there.
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone,
Where the New York City winters
Aren't bleeding me,
In the clearing stands a boxer,
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
And cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving."
But the fighter still remains
The fighter is Sonny Liston. The background was made with pieces by SkeletalMess, Encounter_Laura and Decar66 at Textures for Layers Flickr Group.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Owls...strange looking birds. Their eyes are so expressive it's no wonder we often attribute great wisdom to them. But sometimes they look like they just want to EAT you!
The small owl on the bottom left and thepair on the top right are from the Graphics Fairy, the others are from Google and Wikimedia.
Background bits, including the brushes are all from Jerry Jones, sometimes known as Skeletalmess, and sometimes as Shadowhouse Creations.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
SPA's challenge this week is Mothers. I'm submitting two pieces this week--the first is a postcard made for the challenge. How proud this young mother is of her beautiful baby.
The second was made for the Digital Whisper 100 Themes Challenge, Motherhood.
It's called "everyone has a mother."
Friday, April 1, 2011
This challenge was to colorize this beatuiful black and white photo. I added a frame from Joessistah at T4L and a photoshop brush.
I used gradients to colorize and the Luminosity mode and Watercolor filter to create the texture.