segunda-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2012

Carmen Miranda: queen of joy

When I saw this week theme word (REGAL) in Take a Word I immediately thought of a queen, but an improbable, irreverent and fun queen.

So I decided to crown Carmen Miranda as my unlikely  queen and changed her headdress with a proper crown.

Carmen Miranda's photo was originally black & white, I colored and applied filters. Background by Crowabout; elements by Crowabout and CreateWings.

terça-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2012

Sweet memories of Paris

Yes, I know, the quote belongs to Casablanca, but for this piece I wanted a genuine French couple and Humphrey Bogart is American while Ingrid Bergman is Swedish, moreover even their characters don't help as Ilsa Lund is Norwegian  and Rick Blaine, American.
So I changed le couple amoureux for Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu who seems very French to me. Besides they were a romantic couple in the movies a few times. Anyway, any couple, still together or even separated for a long time, who has romantic memories of a past season in Paris, may be considered privileged.
All that to say that this is my contribution to this week challenge  in Three Muses that is OO LA LA, which means anything French.

Vintage postcards by Zeldona Mellowmint (dA); Background/texture by Donnamarie (dA) and Marisa Lerin.

segunda-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2012

Moo on fairy tales

Hi. This is my take on the this week theme at Take a Word: Moo. Whatever it is...
Illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert and Warwick Goble. Quote by G.K. Chesterton. Texture by Kim Klassen.

quarta-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2012

Terra Brasilis

This week the challenge is MAPS in Three Muses. I really didn't know what to do and ended up with this kinda messy piece. There are several maps of Brazil, most of them old, an excerpt from the Brazilian national anthem and the pau-brasil (Caesalpinia echinata Lam), tree that (probably) gave its name to my country.

segunda-feira, 9 de janeiro de 2012

Nature's Magic

This is my contribution to this week theme at Take a Word: NATURE.

Everything but the girl, her dress and baby by Createwings Designs.

terça-feira, 3 de janeiro de 2012

Time after time

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This week the theme in Three Muses is SONG LYRIC. I chose Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman). Although it is a romantic song, I thought of the mother-child relationship.

Overlay is a photo by Bethany Kimmel.

segunda-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2012

A happy (vintage) new year

Happy New Year!

Hi, I hope you had a terrific new year's eve. This is my entry to Take a Word which theme this week is A NEW YEAR.
I altered a Graphics Fairy clip art by adding color and changing the wreath (go there and see why :)). I also added the champagne addicted bird. The wreath, which I altered, is (maybe) a Dover Sample.