Sending eGreetings to Your Loved Ones

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post –

I’ve recently started designing ecards for 123Greetings.com — check my profile here—Superphoenix .

If you like to send across eGreetings to your loved ones esp. on the occasion of Easter, please check out some of the ecards that I’ve designed. Sending the ecards is completely free for you, but I will earn if more of my cards are sent across.

I am currently in the process of uploading some more cards. Here are a few for your reference. These are cards for Easter, Birthday, Anniversary, and just to say you love someone.

Just click on the image below and you will be taken to the site to customize the ecard and send it to your family and friends.

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Anniv_wishes

Do like, follow, and share on your social network.

A big thanks to all for taking the time to check the site.

Wishing you and your loved ones – a joyful, blessed and safe Easter.

Happy Easter!

 

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Latest Art and Book Review: The Lie Spinners

Hey Everyone!

Hope you all are keeping in good health.

After quite a few months of sabbatical, I took to photomanip once again. It’s a great way to de-stress and freshen up over the weekend.

My latest digital artwork is my interpretation of the final battle in the book ‘Deception Dance‘ by Rita Stradling. I really loved the book and when I read through the second book (an ARC) this vision kept going in my head, and so you have The Final Battle. I share this here with you. Hope you all like it as much as I enjoyed making it. 🙂

The Final Battle
The Final Battle

 

And here’s my review of Lie Spinners  the latest work by Rita Stradling :

 

The Lie Spinners (The Deception Dance, # 2)The Lie Spinners by Rita Stradling

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved the first book-‘Demon Dance’ and was looking forward to the second book. I am glad to say that it is so much more than what I was expecting.

Rita Stradling creates an intense plot that is edgy, thrilling and has many OMG moments. There is a whole new world of demons and demon hunters-a world of deceit, treachery, and cold-blooded politics; where everyone has a hidden agenda and will do anything to achieve it.

The story is exciting, more gripping and fast-paced as compared to the first book, and I was disappointed when it ended. Characters mature so does the author. Many new characters are introduced in this book, and there are surprises at every turn of the page.

A bit of editing may still be required, along with a thorough once over. Couple of spelling and grammar mistakes were visible, but these are minor hiccups, easily reparable.

To sum-up-the book is a good read, and I would recommend it to everyone. Rita has done a good job and is definitely an author to watch out for.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

View all my reviews

The Other World

A quick little post to share with everyone.

My deviation – ‘The Other World‘ was declared one of the winners of the Halloween Contest hosted by Selunia on Deviantart.com.

The Other World ©2012 ~ssimon14

 

We were supposed to  create a deviation using any three of the stocks provided by her. I used her pics of a cat (tiny thing in the center of the vortex), the setting sun sky and the buildings along with pics provided by others.  Thanks to all the stock providers for some wonderful pictures. Credit details are given here.

Some new creations are also there in my gallery. You can click here to see them.

Hope you like them too. 🙂

Thank you for all your support. 🙂

 

Winning My First Halloween Contest

For those that may have wondered where I disappeared to, well, between reading new books, writing and irritating my younger sister (not necessarily in that order of preference) I have also been trying my hand at learning new things. And I  am happy to say that I have  surprised even myself with the things that I can do.

As you know that after getting inspired and much encouraged by Mel, I had joined deviantart.com. It’s an awesome platform to meet some amazing artists and get the opportunity to see their brilliant, jaw-dropping (literally) art. You can learn so much from these people and they are kind enough to share their skills with novices (like me). Picking up tricks through various tutorials and after a lot of hit and trials, I managed to put up some photo-manipulation works along with some of my older creations there. Got wonderful response from others, that was so encouraging and motivating.

Yesterday I got a note from Jeff @~glassthroughskin that my submission to his Halloween contest has been declared the first winner. I ‘ve never been more excited and thrilled (even did the jiggy-wiggy dance). The contest required deviations to be made using textures created by him. It sure was a lot of fun and quite a learning experience.

Well here it is the winning entry. It’s called Fright Night. Hope you all like it.

Thanks to all the talented deviants whose stock made this possible.  Be sure to check out the work of ~glassthroughskin , ~Enchantedgal-Stock , Obsidian Dawn , GRANNYSATTICSTOCKsagacious and AlaskaStock. You’ll truly be amazed by what you find there.

Fright Night

If you like you can visit my gallery here and check out some of my work there. I am still learning and trying my luck at different contests as they offer exciting challenges that help to stretch my imagination and give me a chance to try out something new.

I am also keeping my fingers crossed for another of my submission for the Halloween Fairy contest by Digital Wings Art Group . This one is called The Summoning.

The Summoning

This was created with stocks and tuts from almost 12 deviants. For detailed credits please click here.

Before I close, a heartfelt thanks to Mel for all the wonderful comments and sharing the links to some terrific tuts. They helped a lot.

 

Keep a look out for more. Take Care!

🙂 🙂