Digital Whisper 100 Themes Challenge #76 Passion

Initially, I thought this theme would be somewhat difficult, but after some contemplation, this is what I came up with:

This is a photo I took of a flower on our passion fruit plant growing in our backyard.  Not only are the flowers exotically beautiful, the fruit are very aromatic and flavorful. I used a textured overlay from Fall3nangel, and added a very “passionate” poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Digital Whisper 100 Themes Challenge #10 Lemon Tree

Alright, I think this will be the last theme I incorporate citrus in for a while. After getting a late start on this challenge, I will have to do 2-3 a week to catch up and complete the challenge for the year… I can only try.  This theme is called “Lemon Tree”:

I took a photo of a little lemon tree in my front grove.  The gophers almost killed this tree, but it survived, and now produces wonderful lemons.  Anyway,  I had some old photos of my first car and my DH’s first car.  They were by no means “lemons”, but I thought they would look nice hanging off the lemon tree.  I need to work on my photo extraction skills as well as understanding photography in general. I played with some different effects in elements, and finished the collage off with a chainlink overlay from The Scrappin Cop.

Digital Whisper 100 Themes Challenge #47 Mansion

I was going to go numerically through the 100 themes challenge, but I changed my mind :-). This time I worked on #47, “Mansion”.  In keeping with my citrus theme, I took a photo of an oro blanco grapefruit (sooo delicious!) from my grove, and went with that:

Our small town is historically known for it’s citrus groves as well as some very beautiful homes and mansions.  I took the roof, windows, and front porch components from the Morey Mansion.  And here are the rest of the credits:

Background: Irene Alexeeva Designs

Polaroid Overlay:  Shadowhouse Creations

Digital Whisper 100 Themes Challenge #1 Home

Ohhh, I am sooo excited! I found yet another challenge – a digital arts one!  I have been feeling a bit in the doldrums in regards to my digital graphics skills, and this is just what I needed  – a kick in the you know what to get me going.  Basically, the folks at Digital Whisper have come up with 100 themes to challenge participants.  We are to come up with collages relating to that specific theme.  The themes can be tackeled in any order, and there are no set deadlines.  I started with Theme #1 Home:

I live in a small orange/citrus grove, so I used an orange for this challenge. The orange (yosemite gold tangerine to be precise), door, and window are photos I took of our home, and the following are the rest of the credits:

Background & grass:  Irene Alexeeva Designs

Roof: Google image

Butterfly overlay: Vera Lim Designs

Fairy dust overlay: Fall3nangel

This is going to be so much fun!