Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Little Moments

I'm home from my bella visit and OMG, my head is JUST SWIMMING with creative ideas. Emily's love of art and product is totally infectious and her knowledge on how to use those products is amazing. It's not enough that I came home with some good laughs, I also came home with a head that is overflowing with things I'd never known and dreams of how to put those things to use.

Saturday night was a free for all in Em's studio (aka basement) with Em, myself, Isabelle (ya, THAT Isabelle who designs those Eclectic wonders), Paula, Laura Evans, Lori 'Pinky' Brown, 2 kidlets (Tyler and Jayden), 2 cats and a dog (that is IF you can call Frankie a dog...that thing is SO adorable I could have stuffed it in my pocket on more than one occassion). While some worked on canvas, others painted in their journal (that would be me), others got lessons on pan pastels from Paula while Paula was getting lessons on how to use bleeding art tissue from Jayden. Creativity was just OOZING out of that room!

Before I get to showing you any of my art journal creations I thought I'd throw out a canvas I started when Paula was here a couple weeks ago.

I began with a blank 6x6 canvas and glued on a piece of patterned paper for no other reason except that I would be no longer looking at a blank canvas. I slapped some blue and green paint on there and added some leaves with a stencil. The sun, flower petals, leaves, stems and flower centers were all cut free hand out of patterned paper and glued on. Then I added some texture with a stencil and heavy body acrylic paint for the flowers in the upper left corner and when dry, added MORE texture with some light weight molding paste and another stencil.

Now for some detail! I stamped one of Isabelle's birds on the wrong side of a small piece of patterened paper and cut it out, then stamped a smaller bird on the right side of another piece of paper and after cutting it out I got two birds facing in different directions. The little moments quote was stamped onto a piece of tissue with stazon ink and I cut out just the 'little moments' portion and glued it down with PPA. The tissue dissapears and the sentiment remains!

Another canvas to hang at my desk at work! And another something that makes me happy!

I hope you create something that makes you happy today!



Ebru Vatansever said...

OM Flippin Gosh, this canvas is GORGUS girl !!! You really did an amazing job with it. How I wish I could have been with you creative divas :o( maybe next time !!

Dana White said...

Holy Crap this is STUNNING!! Oh I wish I was closer to feed off you girls and get into this!! Miss Ya!!

Becky said...

Stunning..Stunning and stunning. :)

Bren said...

It certainly does make you happy looking at this canvas. Absoulte eye candy. Maybe I need to try this canvas thing?

sueincanada said...

That is great, such happy colours. I really enjoyed watching all of you on Saturday at Bellaland. What a creative bunch, so inspiring.

Regan said...

shut uuuup--this is amazing!

want my address so you can send it to me?

dolcreations said...

Linda, this is totally gorgeous! Wow! Nice to see you Saturday!

CraftyViolet said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! I love it. It makes me want to go and try something like that myself! You are really an inspiration to the rest of us.

Riet said...

So gorgeous Linda.

Hugs Riet.xx

stamping bella said...

Linda.. Honestly I had the most, well deserved, inspirational weekend ever. I so badly needed it and there is no one I would have rather spent it with than all of you!
I now have 6574 canvases I don't know what to do with lol

Isabelle Norris said...

OMG, I lOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this canvas!!! and as I saw it IRL, I can say that i Looooooooooooooooooooooove it even more. a true piece of art.
It was great to see you again Linda. Hope we can meet again soon.

dpkennedy said...

It makes me happy too! Each one you show I love more than the last...and I am kicking myself for not working on mine! Now I am full of idea too! Gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Is this what you were telling me about! This is just freaking incredible! So many layers and textures!!! I LOVE it! Any Pickle classes coming up? Lol! :) Tracy

Ann said...

On Beyond Gorgeous; I love it so much!


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