Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy Wednesday!

Good morning, my lovelies! I'm here to bring you a brand new challenge from Digistamps 4 Joy.  I know you are all excited!  =D

If you weren't already aware, International Children's Day is celebrated on different days around the world. Youth Day is recognized by the United Nations and is coming up on August 12th.    To celebrate, we want to see a project with a child image.  Fun, right?  Easy, too!
Here's my project front:


and side:


I decided to create a piece of wall art on some canvas.  Let me tell you...I was terrified.  I've never worked on canvas before.  First off, of course, my main  inspiration was the ADORABLE Digistamps 4 Joy image I got to use: Freckle-Faced Fairy Sitting.  Isn't she just a DOLL?  Love her.  I colored her with Copics and cut her out.  Then I started on my canvas.  The first thing I did was spritz the entire canvas with Glimmer Mist.  I pretty much saturated it.  It was taking forever to dry....so I used a paper towel to wipe off the excess.  I was very excited how it turned out.  Then I used two stencils and a paint dabber to create the butterfly and the flower.  The butterfly stencil had gotten a little bent and it was a bit hard to define the shape...so I outlined it with a black uniball pen.  I wanted the flower to match, so I outlined part of that in the pen, too.  The blue flourish corners are transparencies from K & Co.  (I was so lucky to have them...and in the right color, too!) The small butterfly is an outline sticker from Sakuro, and was colored in with Souffle pens.  The butterfly trails are gems from Michael's and Stickles.  The sentiment I printed out on my computer and colored using Distress Ink in Spun Sugar.  Then I edged it with the paint dabber.  The last thing I did was add Stickles to the fairy's wings.

I know a sweet little girl that I'm hoping will love this.  I'll be mailing it to her soon...just in time to celebrate Children's Day!  =D

Now, why don't you head on over to the Digistamps 4 Joy challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Let me tell you, there are some AMAZING things there.  You will DEFINITELY be inspired! Remember, you can use any company's image to enter the challenge, but if you use a Digistamps 4 Joy image you have a chance to win the DT's choice award!

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you soon!

10 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is awesome and stunning! that little girl is gonna love it!

i'll bet you don't get many people "bothering" you walking that cactus!!!! LOL.

hugs :)

Jennifer Scull said...

this is absolutely fantastic!
and forget what Stef tells you - I will walk with you and your cactus! tee hee! your comment on her blog gave me the giggles! so did her response..... just so long as I can bring my coffee along. ;)

Lau W said...

Oh this is superb, the image is so cute !!
xxx

Cely said...

wonderful! the teal and pink are so stinkin cute together!

Charlene said...

Star this is such an incredible project...it already has me looking for canvas's to be able to do a project for my two nieces that are pregnant (you have definitely inspired me lol). That image is just so adorable and I love the way you have her sitting on the flower. And what a great idea using the spritz and paint daubers! You really took the "Anything but a card" idea and ran with it!

Teresa Arsenault said...

WOW! This is amazing and so inspiring. Thanks for giving all the details of how you put this work of art together. I am now inspired to try using canvas, paints, inks and stamps together. This is a marvelous idea. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, Tickell Expressions. You are a dear.

Blessings,
Teresa

Kelly said...

What a masterpiece...a true work of art! I love the color combo and the sweet image is awesome! I always think of canvas as something other people do and you did it perfectly!

Lynn Weber said...

wow- you are beyond talented!!! This is awesome!!! I would have been a bit intimidated by the canvas myself...i like paper-lol!! Your stenciling is PERFECT!! I've tried stenciling before didn't find it all the easy, my stencil kept moving-lol!! i want to squeeze that little girl, too cute!!!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh - this is adorable. I don't even want to go look at the Digistamps4Joy site cuz I know I'll want to buy some more images! LOL

Ellis said...

Beautiful canvas you've made, I like it! =)
Hugs, Elenor