Tuesday, March 31, 2009

All done!! The single is piece number 9, Bluebirds for Natasha .. and the other one is, obviously, all the pieces put together. They just need signing and sending to Netty .. then she has the monumental task of assembling eveyone's jiggy and sending them back to the owners!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Nearly all done ... this is number 8, Butterflies & Dragonflies (with one fairy for luck) for Becky. A double layer of butterflies and "shadowed" dragonflies with a single, high flying fairy, for the digi background and then a dragonfly, and two butterflies - one repainted and one home made - as the raised elements.

I really had to think about this challenge from Artarazzi .... the ladies are gorgeous, but how do you make them "different"? I hope I have done enough to make them interesting. The swirls are taken from the background and intertwined with the dancers, as is the writing.

Friday, March 27, 2009

These .. obviously!! .. are some more jiggy pieces! A middle piece, Flora/Fauna for Lis: middle left piece - Woodland for Suzie and bottom right piece - Vintage type Love for Sabina.
Only two to go now .. hope they go as smoothly as these others.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

OK, this is number 4 .. Travel for Sonja. Digi background .. but you guessed it would be, didn't you? ... with raised panorama and postcard and a label with Polynesian fishing hook and Camel Tassels hanging from it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Another super challenge piccy from http://artarazzi.blogspot.com/ .... and she reminded me soo much of Russian fairy tale princesses .. so I did her as Vasilissa in the Firebird.
Definitely on a roll ... number 3 finished ... Yvonne's
Blue/White/Silver Kitchen theme this time.
Again a digi background and then raised cupboards and
plate with "silver" cutlery on top.
So that's the top row finished .. yeah!!

I hope the rest go as smoothly .. though putting that in
writing may well put the kybosh on the whole thing!!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Yeah! Another piece done. This is "Dreams" for Lucy ...again a digi background - inverted from black - with the angel, also converted from very dark green, and the cherub printed out and raised on chipboard. Then two layers of transparency - intwined with the cherub, a crystal line made into a hesrt and the cherub given feather wings and a silk sash. I hope she likes it.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

OK, I've just finished my first piece for the jiggy swap on UKS ... it's my own piece - just in case I mucked up the first one!!! - and my theme is Underwater.
I've used a digi background with some of it's elements extracted and made into "solid" bits, some transparancy printing, some stripped down fabric and 3-D accents for the bubbles.
Right .. only eight more to go .... now what on earth do I do for Dreams ... and woodland ...... and travel..................

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I had a sudden spark of inspiration as I uploaded the last challenge ... and this is the result!! It uses the previous artwork from Artarazzi .. the one I missed ... and it made me think of layer upon layer of paint hiding the original surface .. hence the peeling paint coming away from a thinning layer, which in turn is on top of a masked face!!

Another gorgeous image to use for our Artarazzi challange ... Geisha.
I thought she looked rather wistful so I pictured her remembering her childhood home. The background is from wrapping paper .. with some bits copied and layered to give a bit of depth.
I didn't manage to do last weeks in time but I'm intrigued by the possibilities so I might have a go and upload it here anyway .. watch this space!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Another week and another challenge from Artarazzi .. this time based on "Surreal". I used a picture by Ma Gritte .. the silhouette of a bird, filled with a blue sky, superimposed on a landscape .... mine has a bird of prey, filled with stormy skies, hovering over a calm sea. A leaf/tree is in the distance.