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  • Mini Champagne Bottle Labels (7.6 cm x 5.1 cm)
  • Easily customise mini champagne bottles and make it 100% your own.
  • Perfect for weddings, birthday parties, and baby showers.
  • Dimensions: (7.6 cm x 5.1 cm)
  • Each set includes 10 matte labels
  • Scratch-resistant and waterproof
  • Vibrant, full-colour, photo-quality printing that stands the test of time.
  • Easy peel-and-stick method; labels are easily applied by removing the crack and peeling back to expose the permanent adhesive
    No, I’m not sure exactly what they mean by ‘removing the crack’ either!

Source: Halloween: The Final Frontier Mini Champagne Labels

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Sarah


The original photograph is by Joshua Hibbert at Unsplash and I had enormous fun changing the dimensions of each element and layering the result with a couple of my textures, one orange and…

Source: First Night Design | The Magic Lighthouse #Art


‘…One of the things, however, that has brought much joy to my life, has been helping others develop their watercolour skills and artistic eye and I have been fortunate to travel around Australia, New Zealand and Europe teaching people how to see and paint through the eyes of a watercolourist…’

Source: GUEST ARTIST: “He’s Not a 13-Year-Old Genius” by Charles Sluga ~ Doodlewash®


Clara Bow would have been 115 today, hence the reblog. Keep safe.

This modern treatment of a Clara Bow photograph was inspired, like The Gloria Swanson Tattoo and The Louise Brooks Tattoo, by Edward Steichen‘s headshot of the Hollywood actress Gloria Swanson covered in lace and held by the Museum of Modern Art. The Clara Bow photo (Hello-Tuesday), and the vintage wallpaper (MGB-Stock) that I used to create the lace effect, are from Deviantart…

Source: Clara Bow as You’ve Never Seen Her or Hollywood Gets a Makeover | First Night Design


If you knew just how many names I considered before settling on Drop Anchor at Sunset, you would chuckle. Even now, I might change it!

I used a public domain photograph from Wikimedia Commons – Voilier “Vents du Sud” sur le Plan d’eau du Vidourle – Le Grau-du-Roi (Gard, France)
by Christian Ferrer – as my jumping-off point. Next, I used a couple of my textures and topped it off by adapting one of Kerstin Frank’s sublime background pieces.

Available at the following galleries:
Redbubble
Zazzle US coming soon
Zazzle UK coming soon
Fine Art America [14 fulfillment centers in 5 countries]
Saatchi Art coming soon

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Here’s a measure of how many artists have turned to making face masks during America’s coronavirus-induced lockdown period: inspired by the large number she’s spotted on social media, Cincinnati collector Sara Vance Waddell is already in the process of organizing an exhibition of artist-made masks.

Source: Meet the Artists Who Have Transformed Their Studios Into Mask-Making Workshops


I should have arrived in Portugal today in order to take part in Janet Weight Reed’s watercolour course at Art in the Algarve. I’m with you, Janet!.

My Life as an Artist (2)

When the unexpected happens, adjustments need to be made.     Therefore my course at Art in the Algarve this week will be a Virtual course.

This is for those who were signed up and couldn’t make it….those who have been before and want a refresher and for anyone else who is interested in the creative process.      

By following my blog you will be able to ask questions and make comments plus you will be able to return here at your leisure.     No deadlines or worries…..   

We will need to use our collective imagination to conjure up the incredible atmosphere of the School and the old town of Olhao, which of course we will do, and don’t forget the delicious coffee, ice cream and the Portuguese custard tarts and so much more:)  

Olhao stairs – watercolour74235539_10157674169065396_4511698166164226048_oToday is arrivals day for my spring course at…

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Mint Julep © Sarah Vernon - Framed Print from Redbubble

In contrast to my last pictureFlying Colours — this image was created with just one piece of art from 1870: Jane, Duchess of Gordon,  by Daniel Gardner, a public domain picture from Wikimedia. I used a series of effects with Photoshop tools such as swirls, twirls and tiling as well as experimenting with colour filters. It was the greens of the Duchess’ riding habit that inspired me.

Available at the following galleries:
Redbubble
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America [14 fulfillment centers in 5 countries]
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Originally published 19/11/2015

To say I was influenced by the atmosphere of Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White — must read it again — would be bending the truth, although I’ve included that sentence in the description boxes at galleries. However, only when I had finished creating it did the book come immediately to mind.

I have used a detail from a photograph by…

via First Night Design | Church at Twilight #Art | First Night Design


FROM THE ARCHIVE 15/11/2013

The other day I was studying an old photograph that I had taken while on holiday in Crete of the Venetian Harbour in Chania. I was wondering what I could do with it.  In fact, I’d been lookin…

Source: Four Works: Digital Art, Master Photographers & Vintage Delights

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