The Carriage Fantasy Concept Art

Decided to update my desktop with a digital fantasy concept I’m calling, The Carriage.  I just wanted something new  and quickly so it was very minimal work.  To view a larger image, click here.


If you’re interested in how I went about putting this piece together, see below.

I started out with these stock images. Clockwise from top left: Painted scenery paper by Lorie Davison (purchased), free stock photos of girls’ back by Girls Everywhere 49 at Deviantart, free fairy wings by daftopia at Deviantart, and free stock photo of carriage at Pixabay.

THECARRIAGE_STEP6_800Using Photoshop, I began the process.  Normally I would create a 12×12 layout and then crop to fit but because I just wanted something quick, I made it my screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 300 dpi.




‘Tis December

What better way to bring us into December than with snow!  Yes, it’s snowing!  That is real snow on the fake tree decor photo above.  Below is the view from the front porch.

This month, for the first time, I’m attempting a 24 day of Christmas gifting for my two girls.  Before Kida headed out to school I surprised them with their first gift.  They were both very excited, except Kylie kept thinking the gifts were from Santa.  Kida even told her that it was from Mom and Dad but Kylie told her, “NO!  It’s from Santa!”

They got their first collectible ornaments.  I hope to make it a tradition.  My husband’s parents used to do this for him and his sister when they were kids.  We’ve been using husband’s collectibles on our trees every year and I love the feeling of knowing that they were thoughtful gifts given to be cherished forever.

Anyway, here are the girl’s ornaments brought to life.

Credits on the the “brought to life” photos: music string from Greymouse Manor kit by Lorie Davison and sparkles from Tom Thumb kit by Irene Alexeeva.

Happy December!