Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015


Background image - I created the background by combining 2 papers from Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com   with an image of fireworks from my collection

Moon and girl - extracted and colored from a vintage photo

Hanging stars - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

To all my family and friend Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Cliff Walk



Background image - http://neverfading-stock.deviantart.com/art/Tintagel-Cliff-08-132079734  and  
http://neverfading-stock.deviantart.com/art/Background-07-68415334
I combined the two using the cliff image and the sky from the second image

Girl - http://faestock.deviantart.com/art/Witches14-340997678


Textures (I used three), grasses, sea gulls and bird brushes - all my collection.

This is probably my last image for 2014 - looking forward to creating some new and exciting things in the coming year.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Angel of Sorrow


Background - http://dreamcatcher-stock.deviantart.com/art/Places-555-469057023

Angel statue - http://almudena-stock.deviantart.com/art/Statue-2-53980102

Ghost brush - http://linzee777.deviantart.com/art/Creepy-Ghost-Brushes-155894893


Textures (I used four), edge effect and crow - my collection

Friday, December 26, 2014

Monkey and the Bird


All elements purchased from Mischiefcircus - http://mischiefcircus.com

Yea weird I know ; )

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Queen of Christmas


Background - I made the background combining papers and textures purchased from Mischiefcircus  -  http://mischiefcircus.com

Woman - extracted from a painting by Giovanni Bellini

Writing and some elements - my collection

Stars - Mischiefcircus - http://mischiefcircus.com

Christmas wreath, tree and poinsettias - all taken from pictures I took at Longwood Gardens

Frame - purchased from Viva Fieldjournal - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html


This is the eighth image in a new series called The Queens.  All will be done in the same format.  

Monday, December 22, 2014

Queen of Flowers


Background - I made the background combining papers and textures purchased from Mischiefcircus  -  http://mischiefcircus.com

Woman - extracted from a painting by Edmund Tarbell “Mrs. Lawrence”

Writing and some elements - my collection

Flowers, stars - Mischiefcircus - http://mischiefcircus.com

Frame - purchased from Viva Fieldjournal - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html


This is the seventh image in a new series called The Queens.  All will be done in the same format.  

Back to the Queens series ; )

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Yule


Background Image - http://solanaceae85.deviantart.com/art/Snow-Stock-2-320124052   I really love this image

Girl - extracted and colored from a vintage photo

Christmas tree - http://iamszissz.deviantart.com/art/Xmas-tree-png-7-398886190

Ice Crown - http://pranile.deviantart.com/art/IceCrown-stock-494098078

Candles - http://darkenedheart-stock.deviantart.com/art/Three-Round-Church-Candles-77100231

White poinsettias - extracted from photos I took at Longwood Gardens 

Tree top star - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com


Textures - I used three - my collection

Blessed Yule!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Night Before Christmas


Background image - http://mirrorimagestock.deviantart.com/art/Christmas-Home-Stock-71116122    when I saw this beautiful image I know I wanted to work with it

Christmas girl - extracted from -  http://mizzd-stock.deviantart.com/art/Holiday-Goddess-2-190104492

Sparkle - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

Textures, mistletoe and dove - my collection

Poinsettias - extracted from photos I took at Longwood Gardens  


Every year I like to do a special image for Christmas - this is it for 2014.


Merry Christmas

Friday, December 19, 2014

Crow House


House - http://steamed-pepsi-stock.deviantart.com/art/steamed-pepsi-stock-04-4719131

Foreground - I wanted this to be a winter nighttime image so I made the foreground using 2 different pics from my collection

Ghost - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com


Trees, post, crow, moon, textures, grass brushes  - my collection

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Snowman


Background image - http://larfsalot.deviantart.com/art/Stock-Snow-05-122969465

Girl - extracted from an image by - http://magikstock.deviantart.com/art/pippa-87390654

Snowman - extracted from an image by - http://nightmare247stock.deviantart.com/art/Islands-of-Adventure-59-209105928

Keys, crown and bow -Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com


Textures (I used three) moon, grasses brush and snowflake brushes - my collection

Something new but there are more Queens coming!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Queen of Steam


Background - I made the background combining papers and textures purchased from Mischiefcircus  -  http://mischiefcircus.com

Girl - extracted from a vintage photo and colored

Writing and some elements - my collection

Owl, stars, steampunk elements- Mischiefcircus - http://mischiefcircus.com

Frame - purchased from Viva Fieldjournal - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html


This is the sixth image in a new series called The Queens.  All will be done in the same format.  

It's all about the Queens ; )

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Queen of Hearts


Background - I made the background combining papers and textures purchased from Mischiefcircus  -  http://mischiefcircus.com

Girl - extracted from a vintage photo and colored - http://hello-tuesday.deviantart.com/art/Vintage-Stock-Myrna-Darby3-303206046

Rose, heart - my collection

Garland, stars, circles - Mischiefcircus - http://mischiefcircus.com

Frame - purchased from Viva Fieldjournal - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html


This is the fifth image in a new series called The Queens.  All will be done in the same format.  

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Queen of Fish


Background - I made the background combining papers and textures purchased from Mischiefcircus  -  http://mischiefcircus.com

Writing - my collection

Stars, woman, rope, fish, fish skeleton, star fish, bubbles - Mischiefcircus - http://mischiefcircus.com

Frame - purchased from Viva Fieldjournal - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html


This is the fourth image in a new series called The Queens.  All will be done in the same format.  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Queen of Bows


Background - I made the background combining papers and textures purchased from Mischiefcircus  -  http://mischiefcircus.com

Bird, writing, wings  - my collection

Stars, woman, bow - Mischiefcircus - http://mischiefcircus.com

Frame - purchased from Viva Fieldjournal - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html

This is the third image in a new series called The Queens.  All will be done in the same format.  I loved the bows on her dress and her red hair - I decided to give her wings!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Queen of Feathers



Background - I made the background combining papers and textures purchased from Mischiefcircus  -  http://mischiefcircus.com

Woman - extracted from a vintage photo then I colored her

Bird, writing  - my collection

Stars - Mischiefcircus - http://mischiefcircus.com

Frame - purchased from Viva Fieldjournal - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html


This is the second image in a new series called The Queens.  All will be done in the same format. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Queen of Music


Background - I pretty much made the background combining papers and textures purchased from Mischiefcircus  -  http://mischiefcircus.com

Woman - extracted from a painting - Bianca by William Holman Hunt - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Holman_Hunt_-_Bianca.jpg

Bird, writing  - my collection

Stars - Mischiefcircus - http://mischiefcircus.com

Frame - purchased from Viva Fieldjournal - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html



This is the beginning of a new series called The Queens.  I am going to do everyone in the same format.  I have four completed so far and am really having fun with these.  Something different for me and just maybe a little artistic growth too. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Outside Inside # 8


Background image - http://empyreus-stock.deviantart.com/art/Henryton-36-364182728

Black cat - http://camelfobia.deviantart.com/art/black-cat-png-335453198

Girls, keys, crown, skull  - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com



Bird - my collection
Textures - I used three - purchased from DesignCuts - http://www.designcuts.com 



This is the image number 8 in my series Outside/Inside - using exterior and interior backgrounds and vintage extracts. I want them to look like they were actual photos. I am going to reuse a lot of the elements in each image - I want to tie them together by subject, repeated objects and vintage coloring.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter



Background - http://solanaceae85.deviantart.com/art/Snow-Stock-2-320124052

Trees, writing, moon, writing - my collection


Textures - used 2 - my collection 

The Feather


Background - created using 6 images purchased from Viva Fieldjournal - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html

Nun, cat, feather, ribbon - purchased from Devinatscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

Flowers, fern, flower stencil - Viva Fieldjournal - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html

Textures, texture brushes - my collection


Bleeding mascara brushes - http://frozenstocks.deviantart.com/art/Bleeding-Mascara-133311687

Monday, December 8, 2014

Winter Walk


Background image - http://eirian-stock.deviantart.com/art/BG-World-Of-Snow-XIX-284092171

Girl - http://iardacil-stock.deviantart.com/art/Milady-17-46698757

Deer, moon, stars, snow, flower wreath - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com


Rabbit, candle, cardinal, textures - my collection 

Snowing here in NJ today so I am continuing the winter theme - but I need to do a ghost or skull soon!!!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Glow


Girl extracted from - http://magikstock.deviantart.com/art/illuminated-2-270556686

Background - I made the background from three different photos I took at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania this past Thursday.

The staircase was in a decorated house display 
The Christmas tree was one of many decorated by children
The poinsettias were from an outside display


I also used two textures from my collection and lots of masking and blending modes. 

A friend suggest I make some Christmas images - I much prefer Halloween!!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Triple Goddess


For Digitalmania Group - https://www.flickr.com/groups/digitalmania/

The theme Vintage Plus

Background - made this by combining 3 different photos

Girls - extracted from a vintage photo - http://violetivory.deviantart.com/art/Vintage80-37153194
I did a little work on this - extending the girls arm on the right, filling in the top of her head and adding an additional cloth to make a better design flow

Seagull - http://thinkgimp.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=%2F&q=seagull

Moon, bird brushes and additional cloth - my collection


Textures - I used 3 - Designcuts - http://www.designcuts.com

The Sunflower


Woman - extracted from a painting by Lucas Cranach d.Ä. - Bildnis der Prinzessin Sibylle von Cleve (1526, Klassik Stiftung Weimar)

Background - itKuPiLLi at Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

Birds, banner, sun flower, butterfly and fruit -  itKuPiLLi at Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

Background trees - my photo

Textures I used three - DesignCuts - http://www.designcuts.com


I love to use old paintings in my work and I love the image of this girl even thought I did cover up her face ; )

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Outside Inside # 7


Background - http://stockchroma.deviantart.com/art/Porch-with-Rocking-Chairs-281598462

Girls extracted from a vintage photo

Keys, flowers, rose - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com



Bird - my collection

Textures - I used three - purchased from DesignCuts - http://www.designcuts.com 


This is the latest image in my series Outside/Inside - using exterior and interior backgrounds and vintage extracts. I want them to look like they were actual photos. I am going to reuse a lot of the elements in each image - I want to tie them together by subject, repeated objects and vintage coloring.

Monday, December 1, 2014

White Wedding


Background - http://salsolastock.deviantart.com/art/Snow-3b-342891226

Bride - extracted from a photo by Julia Margaret Cameron 

Snow flake brushes - Marie Otero - http://www.marieotero.com

Mist, bird, rose, stars - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com


Textures - I used four - my collection

For all those December brides.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Keys To My Heart


Background - I made this by combining four textures and some writing - all from my collection

Angel  extracted from - http://falln-stock.deviantart.com/art/Chappel-Hill-Cemetery-42-35173209


Swing, keys and frame - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

I have been into angel images these past few days.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sorrow and Rage


I purchased Art Rage awhile ago and never really did anything with it - one of my winter goals is to learn something about this product.  So this image I started in Art Rage and then moved it to Photoshop Elements where I am way more comfortable.

Girl - extracted from a vintage photo - http://hello-tuesday.deviantart.com/art/Vintage-Stock-Doris-Eaton-Travis-303234887

Flower and fern - http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Field-Journal.html

Textures - I used two purchased from Designcuts - http://www.designcuts.com


Lots of spatter, drip brushes, over painting, etc.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Steampunkish


I created the background by combining 3 different images from Deviantscrap

The steampunk frame is from - http://tigers-stock.deviantart.com/art/274-Steampunkframe-05-215967760

The woman and all the additional steampunk gears - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com


Lots of layers, masking and blending modes used here!

I have so many images made I need to post them more often - I slow down in the summer and pick up again in the winter and the weather has been cold - ideal for sitting in the house an playing on the mac!!!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sky LIne


Background - I created the BG using four textures

Girl - extracted from - http://vintagedream-stock.deviantart.com/art/Vintage-3-286333902

Sky line, lace, curtain, butterfly, flower, hair jewel - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com


Tattoo - made and colored by me

The Circle Dance


Background - I combined 3 different images to make the background

Dancing girls - extracted from - http://stock4ever23.deviantart.com/art/Elf-Group-Dancing-Stock-136281008

Cauldron - http://hb593200.deviantart.com/art/Cauldron-001-HB593200-406149331

Crows, moon and smoke - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

Textures - purchased from Designcuts - http://www.designcuts.com


Bird and grass brushes - my collection

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Quirky Collage 2 or Babes At The Beach


For Digitalmania Group www.flickr.com/groups/digitalmania/

The theme is QUIRKY COLLAGE. The idea is to build a collage from various, unrelated bits and pieces that together make a whimsical picture. 

Background image - http://fairiegoodmother.deviantart.com/art/FGM-Premade-BK-570-182074981


All other bits and pieces - my collection and Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

Outside Inside # 6


Background image - http://foxstox.deviantart.com/art/American-Gothic-4-65121502

Two women extracted from a vintage photo - http://millesime.deviantart.com/art/Two-Women-1-32589120    (I really love this photo)

Spider web brushes - http://frozenstocks.deviantart.com/art/Spider-Webs-1-132864200

Bird, ghost extracted from a vintage photo  - my collection

Leaf wreath - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

Textures - I used four - purchased from DesignCuts - http://www.designcuts.com

Number 6 in my series of images called Outside/Inside using exterior and interior backgrounds and vintage extracts.   I am reusing a lot of the elements in each image - I want to tie them together by subject, repeated objects and vintage coloring. 

I really loved both the BG image of the broken window and the image of the two women and it was fun combining them.  I did a little construction work on the image of the window and extended the house to make the whole image wider.  Unfortunately I couldn’t add any chicken to this image. Gotta love Photoshop.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Outside Inside # 5


Background image - http://twilitesmuse.deviantart.com/art/The-Red-Barn-282105390 

Girls extracted from a vintage photo

Keys - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

Chickens - http://ybsilon-stock.deviantart.com/art/Chickens-361239329

Spider web brushes - http://frozenstocks.deviantart.com/art/Spider-Webs-1-132864200

Bird - my collection

Textures - I used three - purchased from DesignCuts - http://www.designcuts.com

This is the latest image in my series Outside/Inside - using exterior and interior backgrounds and vintage extracts. I want them to look like they were actual photos. I am going to reuse a lot of the elements in each image - I want to tie them together by subject, repeated objects and vintage coloring.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quirky Collage 1


For Digitalmania Group www.flickr.com/groups/digitalmania/

The theme is QUIRKY COLLAGE. The idea is to build a collage from various, unrelated bits and pieces that together make a whimsical picture.

All bits and pieces from my collection.

I added the dog leash and the chicken to this image - I felt the chicken was needed for some interest on the left (and I like chickens) and the leash to tie the dog to the figure. The background in this image is 3 different parts from 3 different pics. The sky, middle trees and the brown grassy area - I then superimposed the tree branches over this and added birds. I could have added more but I think this is nice and balanced and tells the story so it doesn't need anything more ; )

I always try so hard to blend in my edges so my images look like a complete picture - this is the complete opposite - what fun.  I think I may do a lot more of these.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Snow Queen


Created for the "Winter Means..." challenge at Castle of Cards  http://castle-of-cards.deviantart.com

Girl - http://mirish.deviantart.com/art/Ice-Queen-stock-2-427106595

Snowman - http://momotte2stocks.deviantart.com/art/Place-278-snowman-1-190948068

Stars - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

Textures - I used four - from my collection

Spatter brushes - my collection

I want this image to have an artsy, hand painted on canvas look

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sea Nymph


Background Image - http://greenleaf-stock.deviantart.com/art/01-ocean-73684533

Woman - http://lockstock.deviantart.com/art/Astral-Dreamer-Pack-18439095

Wings, star fish, sea weed, moon, blue cloth, sparkles - Deviantscrap -  http://mischiefcircus.com

Textures - I used two - http://marcelabolivar.deviantart.com/art/atmosphere-FREE-texture-pack-423576654


This image was inspired by Water Nymph by Paul Swan 1907 - http://anillustratorsinspiration.blogspot.com/2011/04/paul-swan-metamorphosis-or-water-nymph.html

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Dark Witch



BG - I combined two images from my collection to make this background - I wanted the stairs but wanted the checkered floor and door way

Girl - http://devious-stock.deviantart.com/art/Gothic-Stock-10-264909753

Wings, smoke, flower - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

Cat - http://longstock.deviantart.com/art/Smoky-62515893

Textures - I used 3 - purchased from Designcuts - http://www.designcuts.com

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Crow


Crow - http://neokeitaro.deviantart.com/art/Raven-Pack-Preview-98126503

Background - created using 4 different textures and blending modes

Splatter brushes - my collection


Flowers, butterfly - deviant scrap - http://mischiefcircus.com

I wanted to play with some color - it is such a dark damp day here in NJ today.

Outside Inside # 4


Background Image - http://kuskostock.deviantart.com/art/Barn-Stock-21-117585105

Woman and little girl extracted from vintage photos - http://violetivory.deviantart.com/art/Vintage-Stock-20-42332016

Skull, flower wreath, rose, keys - Deviantscrap - http://mischiefcircus.com



Bird - my collection

Textures - I used four- purchased from DesignCuts - http://www.designcuts.com


I have decided to do a series of images called Outside/Inside using exterior and interior backgrounds and vintage extracts.  I want them to look like they were actual photos.  I am going to reuse a lot of the elements in each image - I want to tie them together by subject, repeated objects and vintage coloring.  The interesting thing abut this is that each new image grows from the one before and seems to make me want to continue with the series. I am not getting bored yet ; )