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Monday, November 30, 2009

"Bedtime Stories"

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This week’s Mixed Media Monday challenge was “Bedtime Stories.” I used several images to create this.

"Dream" - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “Dream.”

Saturday, November 28, 2009

"Let It Snow" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Let It Snow.” I used several images to create this, and made the frame.

"Bird Greeting Card"

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This week’s Soartful challenge was to use the background image provided by the challenge site. I created a greeting card. The scan of it is a little washed out.

"Joulupukki" - Bad Santa

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This week’s Art On The Darkside challenge was “Bad Santa.” I made a pagan Joulupukki, which I learned about from the challenge.

"It’s Later Than You Think" - Time

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This week’s Three Muses challenge was “Time.” This is a great theme with many possibilities. I ended up going in a dark direction with this.

Friday, November 27, 2009

"Christmas Card"

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This week’s Theme Thursday challenge was “Christmas/Holiday creations.” I wanted to make something specifically for this challenge, so I made a Christmas card. I used several images to create this. The scan of it is a little washed out.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I made this greeting card for Thanksgiving Day today.

"Blue Bird" - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “Blue and Bird.” I used several images to create this, and a digital stamp.

"Red, Green, and GoldenYellow" - Tag

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This week’s Tag Tuesday challenge number 27 was “Red, Green, and Golden Yellow.” I made a Christmas tag. I used several images to create it and a digital stamp for the tag fastening point.

I’m also combining challenges. This week’s Theme Thursday challenge was “Christmas/Holiday creations.” This is my first entry for this challenge.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"King of Diamonds" - Playing Card

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This week’s Mixed Media Monday challenge was “Playing Cards.” This is my first entry for this challenge, and I hope that I’m compliant with the rules. I created my piece based on several different vintage playing card designs I had seen. I used the standard poker card size of 2.5 by 3.5 inches. This is an all digital piece.

"Metropolis" - Faces of a Femme Fatale

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This week’s Thank God It’s Friday challenge number 112 was “Faces of a Femme Fatale.” I used the ultimate Femme Fatale: Maria/Robot from Metropolis, one of my favorite movies. The words are from the song Here She Comes, which was featured in Giorgio Moroder's fantastic 1984 re-make. Sadly, I have just learned this is the final challenge on Sandy’s wonderful site. I will miss it.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Keys"

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This week’s Three Muses challenge was “Keys.”

"Pierrot pining for Columbine" - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “Black White Red.” I haven’t been happy with my creativity lately, so I did a second one for this. This shows Pierrot pining for Columbine.

"Black White Red" - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “Black White Red.” This lost some of its quality when I reduced it to put it on my blog.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Stars" - Gothic Arch

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This week’s Gothic Arches challenge was “Stars.” I’ve been struggling to find my creative side lately. I seem to have “writer’s block” but I don’t know what the equivalent term is for imagery. “Artist’s block?”

"Sweet Dream or a Beautiful Nightmare"

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This week’s Three Muses challenge was “In Your Dreams.” This was a fantastic theme but I couldn’t create what was in my imagination. I’m not happy with this, but it’s the best I could do with my idea. I was inspired by the words “sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare” from the song Beautiful Nightmare by Beyonce Knowles. I wish I could draw/paint. It’s very frustrating picturing something in my mind, then not being able to create it digitally. I’ve also been working a lot of hours lately, so that’s probably affecting me too.

"Music" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Music.”

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Fruit" - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “Fruit.”

"Tickets" - Gothic Arch

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This week’s Gothic Arches challenge was “Tickets.” I used a Metro North Railroad ticket that I created awhile ago and a vintage rail road car ticket for this. I also added a crackle effect to my arch.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Brown" - ATC

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This week’s Think Monday – Think ATC challenge was “Brown” where only brown colors can be used.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

"Día de los Muertos" - Bookmark

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This week’s Art On The Darkside challenge was “Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos.” I created a bookmark for this.

"Couple"

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This week’s Three Muses challenge for Nov. 4 is “Oh what a peach of a pair” which is any theme that uses a couple. I focused on framing and embellishing. The painting is “The Cup of Death” by the artist Elihu Vedder. (I’m posting this on my blog early.)

"Orange Green and Brown" - Greeting Card

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The GC27 Gingersnap Creations challenge due by Nov 15 is “Orange Green and Brown.” I created a greeting card with a harvest theme. I used digital stamps and colored some of them.

I also determined the cause of my print outs being on the “washed out” side was because of the parchment paper card stock I’ve been using. I need to get plain white card stock to print on. For this card, I printed on white paper, cut it out, and glued it to the parchment paper card stock. The scan is still a little washed out though.