maandag 31 januari 2011

One World One Heart

One World One Heart
You arrived in the southern part of Holland

A hearty welcome !!
Please make your self at home here and spend a minute looking around to find out all about me.
My name is Rian and YEP, I admit...
I’m a Photoshop addict.

Since childhood I have had a yearning to create and this has led me on a long journey of self discovery. I have learned that I am never happier than when I am using my computer and mind to make something beautiful.
I’m also a postcard collector with a (respectfully !!) preference to every woman who is Big Beautiful, Chubby and Saucy.
(See the surroundings you are right now and previous posts :)


About my “door-prize” ; I wil draw 3 different names !!
You can win this digital JPEG collage sheet (as long as you have a blog !) by leaving me a comment under this post with some way for me to contact you should you win. You can print this gift over and over !
Feel free to ENLARGE my "door prize".

The sheet (orginal black & white vintage postcards) contains EIGHT ‘one of a kind’ Bright-Colored and Grungy Beauties. They are altered with lots of layered effects such a masks and filters .
Layer by layer I first decompose the pictures (skin first - then hair - clothes - backgr. etc.) and however this is a time consuming work I LOVE to do this and i’ts realy my kind of thing :)
The original collage sheet is saved; High resolution 300 dpi.
8,5 x 11 inches (Size A4 /3300x2550 pixels.) And I hope you like it.

I’m realy looking forward to visiting all the other participants. This is such a fun event and a great way to meet new friends.
My special thanks go out to Lisa Swifka who made this project possible !! Hugss to you !

zaterdag 29 januari 2011

No theme this time :) I was busy with my vacation photo's which I've provided with selfmade backgrounds.
The most fun thing to do in photohop is playing with blendingmodes.
To find out which mode best suits is a personal taste I think and I use often ; Color burn - Screen - Overlay and Pin light.
Furter I also achieve the most eye-catching centers when I use the Dodge and Burn tools. But anyway...this is what I've made today :)

Feel free to click and ENLARGE.



Januari 2011
I invite you hearty to take a look around.

Feel free to ENLARGE these pictures for a closer view.

Three Miscellaneous digital collage sheets with
* Vintage collage Ads with four ATC's and elements.
* A collage sheet with Antique chandelier ornaments
* And a collage sheet with 22 !! embellishments to create your own design.

Two collage sheets with personal altered vacation photo's
and 2x4 backgrounds......... ENJOY :)


And JEUJJJJ !! A small FREE collage sheet for your personal use.
Last week my husband and I visited our neighboring country Belgium again.
In Tongeren are amazing antique shops and there is often a fleemarket who we LOVE to visit.
I've bought some new stuff and a few of them I want to share with you !!
(Size 1600x1700 pixels) this time a PNG format !
To download...
Click on the picture to get a larger image.
Right click and "save to" your computer. ENJOY !!

woensdag 26 januari 2011

Theme; Challenge The Three Muses / FASHION

I always think "keep faithful to yourself Rian",
and thats why I chose for PLUS SIZED fashion :)
Although I prefer to wear dark clothing (mostly black with vintage accents)
I DO get WILD and can dress myself over the top LOL.

Credits and a few printscreens "Work in Progress"
Feel free to click and enlarge.

maandag 24 januari 2011

Theme; challenge Take A Word / BOTANICAL

I always wondered what would happen
when you eat from a suspicious looking plant.
Well....nothing to worry about....
you "only" poop a little bit flowery :)

Credits and a few screenshots "Work in Progress"

zondag 23 januari 2011

Theme; challenge The Digital Whisper....

Once upon a night...
Spooky little Lilly found a abandoned doll in the dark tunnels
of a railway station....
Credits ; Background = personal photo which I took in London.
Girl = A original cute postcard which I altered.
Abandoned doll =

zaterdag 22 januari 2011

Just as the little blogbanner that I've made to announce a freebie, I've made another one to recognise this post with inspirational LINKS)

1) Fine Art collages.
2) MiaMakilä.com A Swedish artist known for her lowbrow and horror art.
3) Jacek Yerka Sureal paintings.
4) Alberto Cerriteno Illustrator, Animator, Designer.
5) Kim Klassen FREE !! learn textures in ten Classroom.

I discovered only last year the existence of this event and I was touched because of the many participations.
So many creative people who met each other through Lisa's blog !!
It was hearfelt to watch this from the sidelines,

This year I would like to participate because of the mind to meet new artists!

woensdag 19 januari 2011

Theme; Challenge The Three Muses / Artist of choice

Art speaks to me the most when I recognize myself :)
(As you wish, click to enlarge this blend.)

It's actually an impossible choice to name my favorite artist
because it is as difficult as naming your favorite song or performer - actor - writer - painter - photographer etc.etc.
Yet....ONE is (at THIS moment) my favorite anyway....
Duane Bryers ! The designer from Fabulous Hilda !!

Ofcourse I have a few others favs. such as Teun Hocks - Eduardo Recife - James Christensen - Mark Ryden - James Gillray.And when you look in my sidebar, you will find many more :)

maandag 17 januari 2011

Januari 2011
I invite you hearty to take a look around.

Feel free to ENLARGE these pictures for a closer view.

Three Miscellaneous digital collage sheets with
Golden, Silver and Rusty elements.
Suitable for your mixed media art - digital scrapbooking - fine art designs etc.
Further a collage sheet with altered tags and a sheet with 21 borders.

A collage sheet with enjoyable gnome puzzels - A unique sheet called Ornamental flagon & chalice - Two sheets with toddler twinchies,
and "Send in the Clowns".

Enjoy the close ups.

vrijdag 14 januari 2011

A few new FREE vintage images for you !
High resolution in 300 dpi..
(Size 2400x2550 pixels) this time a PNG format !
To download...
Click on the picture to get a larger image.
Right click and "save to" your computer.

ENJOY and I wish you all a nice weekend :)

donderdag 13 januari 2011

Theme; Challenge ArtCreationsFriday / provided image

First I would like to congratulate the ladies of ACF with their 100th challenge !!
I don't know how many times I've attended but I DO know that it's every time a little feast to participate !!

This week I've made a vintage image and played with light and shadow effects.
Credits; parts of collage sheets from

woensdag 12 januari 2011

Theme; Challenge TheThreeMuses / Natures Creature's

This week I wanted to try a new style. Lately I surf often on websites with Fine Art collages. A very unique and different style, Abstract and modern prints who very appealing to me.

For this weeks challenge I placed my favorite animal in the spotlights.
The European red squirrel.
They are lively, funny and it's so enjoyable to watch their clownish nature.

zondag 9 januari 2011

Theme; Challenge TakeAWord / BEAUTY

Isn't it so that TRUE BEAUTY of life is in "small" things ?
“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.”

Credits ;
About the statue ; Unfortunately the rightful owner is unknown to me. I saved this image a long time ago because of its simple beauty and powerful presence.
My alltime Big Beautiful Woman !

zaterdag 8 januari 2011

Theme; Challenge Art Creations Friday.
Provide image from William-Adolphe Bouguereau (source Wikipedia !

About Wiki ! One of my favorite pages....Have you already read that,
through their fundraising they picked up 16 million dollar worldwide !
Joehoe !!!
Since 3 years, I donate every year a modest amount to keep this website
"in the air".
Through a family reunion, I discovered that a cousin of my is one of the volunteers who selflessly support wiki and through him I know how much work they do for us users to provide free information and images.
I am realy realy thankfull and perhaps I can help Jimmy Wales (the founder of Wiki) a little to mension here in my blog that you all can donate !!
BUT Feel free !!!

To the Ladies of ACF...Thanks again for the picture
and see you next week... your 100th challenge !!!!

woensdag 5 januari 2011

Theme Challenge "TheThreeMuses" / Old Fashioned

Hope you all had a wonderful New Year
and that 2011 is a good one for you :)

I have used a personal photo of my grandparents in their "Sunday best" !
Grandpa Thijs and grannie Melanie (of my mother's side).
I'ts just a simple design, I know but I found this picture so appropriate for this theme that I due to my respect for these hard working people just wanted THEM to stand out.