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Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Double Take" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Double Take.” I used two different digital bird stamps, that were almost identical, and created a ghost like effect for the second bird. I duplicated the flower and used a similar effect for it. I wanted to simulate a double exposure photograph effect.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Moroccan Allure" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Faces.” The woman is from a copyrighted painting by Wladyslaw Theodor Benda (1873-1948).

Friday, February 18, 2011

"Romance" – ATC

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This week’s Take A Word challenge #16 was “Romance.” I had trouble coming up with something for this word, and I'm not sure that this piece captures the true meaning of it.

"Art Creations Friday - Challenge 105" - 5 x 7

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The Mucha woman was provided by the Art Creations Friday Feb 18, 2011 challenge (number 105).

Thursday, February 17, 2011


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This week’s Crazy Amigo challenge was “Scrapling.” I made a scrapling folded in half. This is a fun size to work with.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"Hearts" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Hearts.” This week’s Crazy Amigo challenge was “Valentine.” This week’s Three Muses challenge was “Quotation.” The quote is from a poem by Christopher Marlowe. I made the heart shape using a GIMP script I wrote. I created the gold ball border using GIMP's path tool.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Steampunk Inspired" - Postcard

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This week’s Sunday Postcard Art challenge was “Steampunk Inspired.” I always have problems creating something for this theme.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

"Russian Roulette" – #6 Revolver – Postcard

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This is my entry for Digital Whisper theme #6 Revolver. I Binged the images. I have a master list for all of my entries here.

100 Theme Challenge

Digital Whisper has a 100 theme challenge for the 2011 year. The themes are listed below, and I will add links to my entries as I create them. This blog entry will serve as my master index to them.

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1. Home
2. Love
3. Light
4. Dark
5. Exodus
7. Heaven
8. Innocence
10. Lemon Tree
11. Memory
12. Gold
13. Dawn
14. Smile
15. Silence
16. Color
17. Upside Down
18. Rain
19. Silver
20. Half
21. Cave
22. Mother Nature
23. Hunted
24. High
25. Summer Haze
26. Tears
27. Rock Star
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Smooth
34. Stars
35. Journey
36. White
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned
39. Dreams
40. Sun
41. Mist
42. Motherhood
43. Dying
44. Two Roads
45. Animal
46. Male
47. Mansion
49. Stripes
50. Proud
51. Discovery
52. Broken
53. Life
54. Tower
55. Waiting
56. Universe
57. Sacrifice
58. Faith
60. Eden
62. Magic
63. Air
64. Exotic
65. Time

66. Reflections
67. Frost
69. Music
70. Bridge Too Far
71. Wind
72. Oceans
73. Clouds
74. Window
75. Mirror
76. Passion
78. Art
79. Gateway
80. Lost
82. Dance
83. Underwater
84. Ghost
85. Lock and Key
86. Mask
87. Tranquil
88. Soft
89. Black
90. Alley
91. Drowning
92. Desolate
93. Falling
94. Hope
95. Shadow
96. In the Storm
97. Wings
98. Puzzle
99. Solitude
100. Secrets

Friday, February 4, 2011

"Queen of Hearts" – Gothic Arch

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This week’s Gothic Arches challenge was “Queen.” I used several images to create this. The woman is from the copyrighted painting "A Water Idyll" by Hans Zatzka (1859-1945).

"Vintage Valentine" – Postcard

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This week’s Take A Word challenge #14 was “Vintage.” Most of these images are from the Graphics Fairy, which I also list in the reference links on the side of my blog.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Love - a Victorian Romance" – Postcard

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This week’s Soartful challenge was “Victorian Romance.” I don't know if this is quite "Victorian Valentine" enough though. This is also my first entry for the 100 themes challenge on Digital Whisper and I'm using this entry for "Love". I used several images to create this and I found the quote here.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Frozen Dogwood Buds - Ice Storm

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This time we had an ice storm. I'm thankful the worst seems to be over and I didn't lose power, nor did I receive the brunt of the ice accumulation. These are pictures of my dogwood. The buds form at the end of the season (last year), and aren't even close to ready to open, so they should be fine. I've had daffodils start coming out of the ground, only to be buried by a snowfall, but it doesn't adversely affect them.