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Collage Obsession: steampunk


Visit Collage Obsession to see more interpretations of this week’s theme of Steampunk

Collage Obsession: frozen

When we drove through freezing fog in central Turkey over the weekend I had no idea that ‘frozen’ would be the theme chosen by Collage Obsession this week. Since we don’t get to see frozen scenes very often these days as we tend to spend much of our time in warmer climes, I insisted that we stop the car so that I could take some photos. I’ve used a couple of them for these 2 photo montages (made with Picasa).



Wrap up warm and venture into some other frozen places here.

Collage Obsession: 2014 – year of the horse

January 31st will see the start of the Chinese year of the horse. In honour of this, Collage Obsession has chosen this for its challenge theme this week.


the children in the photo are my husband and his brother with their grandfather in the days when they still had the farm.
Collage elements are from Lila’s birdsong pack, background and ink splatter are by Jen Maddocks and the frame is by Gin & Tonic Designs (all Scrapbook Graphics).

Did you illustrate this theme this week? Trot over to Collage Obsession to see what other people did.

Photo Art Friday Jan 3-5, 2014

For this first challenge of 2014 Bonnie, from Photo Art Friday, offered us two optional choices for sharing:

* A piece of photo art that contains a word you have chosen to guide you through 2014.

* A piece of photo art from 2013 that is one of your favorites (or a collage of favs).

I haven’t chosen a word for this year as I’m still mulling it over so I’ve chosen to share a digital journal page from our trip to India at the beginning of last year


What did you choose to illustrate this challenge?


Happy new year!


I wish you all a happy and healthy new year. Travel safely and may your creative sparks never go out.

Photo-editing challenge: Nature

I’ve only just discovered Sonel’s Corner blog and her photo-editing challenges. I couldn’t resist jumping in to play in this challenge as it combines my love of nature and of photo-editing.


original image blended with Pixel Dust Photo Art’s ‘unfolding’ texture


I added a mask to this image, blended it with dissolve and added the text


I used the poster edges filter on this image, added Kim Klassen’s texture 2110 blended with darken

I used Picasa’s collage function to create this image combining several photos of sunflowers


wild fennel sky01-Jills moon fabric texture overlay copy
I blended this image with the photo of a piece of fabric one of my internet friends made

Collage Obsession: illustrate a quote

Over at Collage Obsession we were invited to illustrate a favourite quotation. This has been my favourite for a long time.


I have combined the front and back of a mixed media postcard I made a few years ago, but it fits this week’s theme.

Collage Obsession provide a weekly theme to illustrate. You can see the other contributions here. Do join in some time.

Collage obsession: black, white and 1 colour

This week the challenge from Collage Obsession was to create a piece using black, white and just one colour. This is my contribution:


The vintage postcard is one of mine. I used a soft brush to colour in the roses. The vintage frame is from Dover.

The lady on the vintage postcard is Mistinguett who was a French actress and singer, her birth name was Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois. She was at one time the best-paid female entertainer in the world.

Friday Finds – a case of Serendipity

Last month we went on a road trip round South Western Anatolia in Turkey and stopped at the town of Beyşehir because I wanted to visit the Eşrefoğlu Mosque, renowned for its beautiful tiled interior and cedar wood columns. In the square outside my attention was grabbed by two information panels


describing finds at the excavation site of Kudadabad Palace (a complex of summer residences) which was constructed on the edge of the lake here in the 13th century. What had drawn my eye were the images of the tiles. Years ago I had seen these images in a magazine and cut them out intending to use them in a collage at some point in the future. There was no information accompanying the images and I had no idea that they were Turkish and here they were in front of my eyes! The tiles now reside in the safekeeping of the Katay museum in Konya which unfortunately we weren’t able to visit as we weren’t stopping in Konya. However a search on Google revealed a collection of photos of these tiles. These are the 3 ATC’s I made using the images I had found.


Don’t you just love it when something like that happens?


Photo Art Friday: embrace

Photo Art Friday is an opportunity to share our digital artwork. Although we are free to share whatever we like, Bonnie offers us the additional challenge of an optional theme. This month it’s “embrace”.


I’ve used Bonnie’s “simply the best” texture and Kim Klassen’s “embrace” texture

How would you illustrate “embrace” – it’s not an easy concept. Visit here to see how others interpreted “embrace”.