Thursday, July 31, 2014

Higher Learning

For Digitalmania Group

The challenge this week is GURBUS DOGAN EKSIOGLU.

Umbrella girl - extracted from

Book stack, moon, starry sky - Deviantscrap - Holliewood Studios

BG - I merged 3 different photos from my collection to create the background

Two textures - my collection

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In The Garden

Woman extracted from a vintage photo -

BG - I merged three of my photos

Foreground flowers Deviantscrap - Art By January

Textures - my collection

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Death - Annabel Lee

This is an entry for The Poe Inspired Tarot Challenge at Castle-of-Cards DeviantArt

Girl -

Angel -

Moon, rope, starfish - Deviantscrap (Holliewood Studios and Eenas Creations)

BG - I combined two - my collection

Textures - I used four - purchased from Design Cuts

Annabel Lee - a favorite of mine - I choose to portray the Death Card inspired by this stanza of the poem:

"The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee."

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Keys To The Kingdom

Girl extracted from a vintage photo -

BG's - I used a lot merged - my collection

Crown, keys, house, flowers, bird - Deviantscrap (Holliewood Studios and Finecrafted Designs)

Textures and brushes - my collection

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Earth Music

For Digitalmania Group

The challenge this week is the fantastic work of husband and wife team Angi Sullins and Silas Toball.

I used their image Grow as inspiration -

Reading girl - extracted from an original painting by Frederick C. Frieseke called Nasturiums -

BGs, textures, brushes, birds - all my collection

Kind of busy for me but I do think it is in the style of the image I used for my inspiration. See below.

Dead Flowers

A couple of my photos combined

All textures my collection I used four and some blending modes too

"And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave"

Something different for me. Yea I know weird but that's the way I roll ; )

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

War Of The Worlds

Girl -

Background -

Tall man, wand, stars, bow, weeds, hat, blimps - DeviantScrap
(Holliewood Studios and Finecrafted Designs)

Textures, birds and additional planets - my collection

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Warm Summer Nights

Girls extracted from a vintage photo

Background image - photo I took at Bayhead, NJ

Pier extracted and added from another beach photo

Birds, moon, bow, rowboat and rope - DeviantScrap

Larger seagull on beach -

Seagull in boat -

Bird brushes, textures - my collection

I really love this image - it was fun to make and fun to look at.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Gate Keepers

Couple - extracted from a vintage photo

Background image - DeviantScrap Holliewood Studios

Skeleton - Devinatscrap - Fincrafted Designs

All other BG images, textures, trees and moon - my collection.

Back to the creepy where I like it ; )

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Queen of Swords

Woman extracted from a vintage photo -

Background -

Wings -

Bird -

Textures - my collection

Since in the Tarot Swords represent air I added the wings to get some air into the image.

Lucy In The Sky

Woman - victorian etching/engraving

All backgrounds, textures and stuff my collection

Original image below.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Don't Let The Darkness Rule

Model -

Backgrounds (I combined 4) - all my private collection

Textures - purchased from

Bird brushes - my collection

Took me awhile to get the BG the way I wanted it - with the snow and sky.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Loving Him Was Red

Woman extracted and colored from a vintage photo

Flowers -

Textures, paint splatters - my collection

Lots of painting on the BG in this one. I want to get a more painterly look to some of my digital images and this is a good start.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mud Pond Princess

This image if from a photo my cousin Nancy took this week at Lake Ariel.  Below is the actual picture. I loved it and wanted to do some digital work using it.  Seeing the cousins this past week was so much fun and Lake Ariel is such a beautiful spot. I hope everyone likes my image!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wren - A Selfie

Girl extracted from a vintage photo

All BGs, textures, trees and butterfly - my collection.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

For The Birds

Woman extracted from a painting by - Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky -

Birds, lanterns, gears - Deviantscrap - Holliewood Studios, Krysty Scrap Designs and Finecrafted Designs -

Background, textures and frame - my collection.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Woman extracted and colored from a vintage photo -

Flower, clock, rose and iron gate - Deviantscrap - Holliewood Studios

Other BG and textures my private collection. I just love the vintage images.