Sunday, August 31, 2014


"There's a feeling I get
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving. " - Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin

Sparkle, crow, cloud, ground mist, keys - Deviantascrap

Textures - my collection

New Flickr group new challange

Saturday, August 30, 2014

To The Earth

Woman extracted from a vintage photo

BG is a combination of two different images

Antique frame and two textures purchased from Design Cuts - <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>

Grunge brushes - my collection

I saw an image a lot like this one and loved it and thought I would try to recreate it - since I don't know where I saw it this is how I remember seeing it. It was something that just stuck with me. I wanted the feeling of an old photo that has passed down from generation to generation - a lost relative.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Lovers

Number Six in the Tarot

Vintage photo

Flowers - Deviantscrap -

Textures - I used 3 purchased from Design Cuts -

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Woman extracted from -

Nest and ladder - DeviantScrap -

Birds -

Textures - my collection

Lots of layers and I ran a couple of filters over this image to give it a painted look.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wing Man

BG -

Man extracted from - 

Crow -

Feather, ghost and bats - DeviantScrap -

Textures and skeleton - my collection

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Bird Cage

Girl extracted from a vintage photo -

Bird cage -

Clock, hat, bow, lampposts, flower and crow - DeviantScrap

Dove - my collection

Writing - my collection

Textures - I used four - purchased from Designcuts -

Monday, August 25, 2014


Girls extracted from a vintage photo -

BG made up of four different textures purchased from DesignCuts -

Curtain, lace and flowers - Deviantscrap -

Top textures - my collection

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Clock, wings, flowers and frame - Deviantscrap -

BG - a combination of four different images

Textures - my collection

Woman - extracted and colored from a vintage photo

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dark Velvet Night

Angel - extracted from

BG -

Crow -

Textures - I used 3 from my collection

Bat brushes - my collection

I love working with cemetery images

Friday, August 22, 2014

An Old Soul

For Digitalmania Group <a href=""></a>

This weeks artist is HEATHER MURRAY aka MAUDSTARR. a
Canadian mixed media artist, who creates mixed media pieces using vintage photos.

This is my second image for this week

Girl extracted and colored from a cabinet card

Background - <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>

I used 2 textures from my collection over the BG to give it a canvas and painted look

I used 2 textures from my collection over the entire image

Birds - my collection

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday Best

Remember when you were a kid and got all dressed up for church on Sunday morning!

For Digitalmania Group <a href=""></a>

This weeks artist is HEATHER MURRAY aka MAUDSTARR. a
Canadian mixed media artist, who creates mixed media pieces using vintage photos.

Kids extracted and colored from a vintage photo

BG I used 3 combined for the main background

Inset I used a background and 2 textures.

I also used a canvas texture to give the impression of this being created on a canvas and another texture over the completed image.  I used a filter on the inset image and did some drawing with the pencil tool on the ground  area.  I also placed a soft drop shadow around the kids to make them stand out a bit.

I love her work and had fun making this image and another I will post later. I love the simplicity of this image but as simple as it looks a lot of layers and work went into it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Queen of Cups

Another Tarot card - can't help myself

Woman extracted and colored from a vintage photo

BGs - I used three from my collection

Lettering - my collection

Head dress, flowers and rope - DeviantScrap - Eenas Creations -

Textures - I used three - purchases from DesignCuts -

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tag Along

Model -

I used three different BGs 
Floor and sky DeviantScrap Holliewood Studios
Trees - private photo
Large cog - I am in search of the source - will post when I find it

Steampunk Animals, hat, bow, spider and other elements - Deviant Scrap -

Textures - my collection

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Love Lies

Woman extracted from a vintage photo -

All other BG's, textures, tree photos, brushes - my private collection

Trying to get back to a more grunge painterly look

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Woman - vintage etching

Mask -

Flowers - DeviantScrap -

Some BG images -

All other elements, feathers, textures and buttons - my collection

I love to do this collage type images.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Almost Eleven

All elements in this image are from Deviantscrap - (itKuPiLLi, Holliewood Studios, Krysty Scrap Designs) 

Textures my private collection - I used five.

Grunge brushes - my collection

Made this image in May just posting it now.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Card number 8 in the Tarot Strength - self confidence, inner strength, gentle force, willpower

Model -

BG I combined five different photos - my collection

Lion -

Textures and frame - purchased from DesignCuts -

Flowers - DeviantScrap Art by January -

Another Tarot card - I just love making them.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Longing For What Was

Model -

BG image - 

Sky - I added the sky from one of my personal photos

Stars and bow - Deviantscrap - Holliewood Studios -

Hair Brushes -

Crows -

Textures my collection - I used three

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Girls extracted and colored from a vintage photo -

Background image -

Seagull -

Vintage frame and textures - purchased from Design Cuts -

Rope - DeviantScrap - Eenas Creations -

Bird brushes - my collection

Thursday, August 7, 2014


For Digitalmania Group

The challenge this week is Maggie Taylor

Gentleman, keys, house and trees  - Deviantscrap -  itKuPiLLi & Holliewood Studios

Background image -</a>

Textures - I used 3 - my private collection

What I like about a lot of Maggie Taylor's work is the starkness and simplicity.  This was a good exercise for me as I tend to keep adding and adding to my images - sometimes less is more and tells a better story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Red Hair

Girl -

BG - combined 3 from Deviantscrap -   itKuPiLLi

Textures, words, paint spatter brushes - all my collection

And I have red hair!!!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

World Traveler

Woman extracted from a vintage photo -

BG - I combined 3 images from my collection

Additional elements and 2 textures - ShopBookGraphics

Two additional textures my collection

Back to some regular images today - trying to get away from the Tarot for a bit.

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Emperor

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

Number 4 in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Who better to represent The Emperor than Poe himself.

Poe image

Chair -

Lace, crown, scepter, lights - Deviantscrap

Raven -

Textures - (I used three)

I think I am done with Tarot images for a bit - although a do have a few more in the works.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Empress

Number 3 in the Tarot - The Empress

Woman extracted from a vintage photo - trying to track down where I got it

BG -

Moon, candle, skeletons, top hat, flowers, glasses and carriage - Deviantscrap -

Tarot edge - made by me

Textures - my collection