Monday, 8 February 2016

I love Music... and some digital art info

Hello... its a horrible windy  stormy day here in UK ... apparently storm Imogen is here, I do wish she would go away soon as I chickened out of going into town Craft shopping today and stayed in.
I had a nice day listening to all sorts of music (to drown out the noise of the wind rattling everything) while making this piece for AJJ challenge where the lovely theme this month is 'If music be the food of love' .........

A digital piece of art....I used some clipart/tubes of the woman and background tree scene plus a photo of my guitar and another music sheet I created.
The frame looking thing with the lights around it is a photo of my long bedroom mirror which has fairy lights around it.
I extracted the centre of the photo, taking out the mirror and leaving the rest as a frame.

I blended the music on the background scene and altered the transparency on my words to blend them slightly.

Also today, as promised, I have some digital information to share
which I've added to a separate page.
First piece with some examples is on blending .

  As always..
Thanks so much for stopping by
I do appreciate it :)
Gill x

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Music - the food of love

Happy Saturday to you...
Here's another digital piece for the lovely Art Journal Journey monthly challenge where the theme that Hazel from Hazels creative moments  is hosting this time is 'If music be the food of love'

I've used some tubes/clipart and the keyboard is one of mine.
I love to take photos (often weird and whacky) to use either to blend over digital papers and images or to make into my own papers.
This time I made the background using papers I made some time back using photos of paper serviettes and the foil inside of a coffee bag, blended over some sheet music (not real, just something I scribbled on to a blank music sheet)
I also used a photo of Christmas tree lights which were like a bokeh effect.

A couple of people have asked about digital stuff so I aim to set up a page in the near future with some (hopefully) useful information for any one interested.

Thank you for stopping by today
Gill x

Thursday, 4 February 2016

If Music be the food of love...

Hi there....
 The theme over at AJJ this month is 'If music be the food of love'  I'm linking this piece up to AJJ as it's a theme right up my street.
I can't really read music but can play by ear - yeah I know its probably better to use hands instead of ears :) 
When I'm not crafting or doing other stuff I sometimes like to play keyboards (and dust my guitars!)

This is a digital piece and was made using tubes and clip art. The sheet music I made up and wrote on a blank sheet, then scanned it. The bumpy bit at top and left is a photo of the clean metal side of a cut up/flattened tomato puree tube and digitally blended over the piece.  (It was an interesting texture and seemed to work well digitally. BTW if you are interested in digital stuff, a blended photo of cooking foil gives some really great effects too)
Fonts used are : Hurrah Dreidle BTN and Bambusa Pro Regular.
Thanks so much for stopping by
Gill x