Friday, 15 April 2011

Just dropping in...

Hi everyone

Just thought I would show you what I have been up to this week. 

First is the commissioned piece i was telling you about in my last post. It is painted on a 90cm x 90cm stretched canvas and the lady wanted a bright pink hibiscus on a black background. I thought straight black would be too heavy so i mixed it with Mars Violet. I used Atelier Interactive Paints so I could go back and reblend or re-activate the paint if I needed to touch something up. I also textured the background layer a bit so it wasn't so flat. I am varnishing today and delivering it on the weekend so here's hoping they like it.

The second one is a card I made for a friend's 50th birthday party we went to last weekend. 

I used my Big Shot machine to emboss some black cardstock, then rubbed over the embossed image with Jo Sonja Silver paint, painted some chipboard flourishes with black and silver and then covered in Clear Opals, stamped some flourishes and text onto vellum and some cardstock, stamped script onto some flowers, rubbed the edges with Jo Sonja Silver and layered them and then put it all together. I also rubbed some silver onto the main black cardstock to give a brushed look and all around the edges of the vellum, white cardstock and the black cardstock. 

I really like making cards so hope to do some more just for the fun of it during the year so I have some in stock not just making them in a rush when I need them.  

Ahh now that would be called getting organised wouldn't it.... not something I am famous for!!

I also wanted to pass on a competition I have found where you can win a basket full of goodies valued at $900. You can go here to learn some more

I hope to get some art journaling this week using all the new Crafters Workshop stencils I bought recently so I will catch up with you later.

My quote today is from Ghandi

 "We must be the change we wish to see"

What is something you want changed and how can you go about contributing to that change? It might be something small, within your own environment (like me getting myself and my art space organised) or it could be something in your greater environment. The choice is up to you. All I know is that each moment is precious so why waste it on hoping things were different when you can take that step to making them different?

Have a fantastic creative weekend everyone.




Anonymous said...

I have just been dreaming about Hibiscus today so how wonderful to have stumbled across your blog. You are one talented woman...Lou xo

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

How could your customer not love that painting Lee. It is stunning!!
I like todays quote - very true words indeed.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

MissKoolAid said...

Gorgeous painting! I think you had a great idea for the background. Black would have been too flat.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Lee,
Lurrvve the Hibiscus!!!
What a wonderful job you've done and I'm sure the customer will be most pleased!

Ohh, that card has soo many bits and pieces added~looks fabulous.
Have a great weekend,
I'm off to check out the competition.

Ann said...

Oh my goodness, your painting is beautiful! Great card too... I'm so with you on loving to add the glint of metallics! said...

Its just a lovely painting Lee. Thats all that matters.

Wini said...

Hi Lee, what a beautiful painting! The flower looks so real!! I'm sure the customer will be over the moon. Love your card too. Wini xo

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