Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm late! but I have a bonus

Yes, I had full intentions of posting this last night but I taught a class at our local Paper Pickle and when I got home at 9pm I HAD to devote my full attention to Criminal Minds because it is right up there with Dexter as one of my fav shows. Yup, no reality shows for this babe, I'm all about sick criminal offenders. So as an added bonus I'm gonna show you the canvas I taught at class last night. But NOT before show you Irma and Vieno. This is a Mo Manning image available in rubber at Stamping Bella. Do you know there are a LOT of Mo's images available in rubber over there, check them out here.


I poured my heart into colouring this image and I am not kidding when I say I spent much longer than normal on it. This is another one where pencils overtook the copics. I started with my typical E000, 00, 11 on the face, then used some BG's on the blue coat and YG's on the green coat. Again I shaded the reds with some E7 and 9 and a combo of warm and cool grey's for the fur on the hat's. I couldn't even bring myself to cover anything with glitter because this turned out so pretty IRL. The camera never does this stuff justice!

Now for my Paper Pickle canvas class. Over the last several months I have taken a variety of mixed media online classes and this class does not define any one style. It is an eclectic mix of some of my personal fav techniques that I have learned along the way. I do want to say that I was SO PROUD of everyone and they should feel personally satisfied that they went home with something that they should feel proud to hang on their wall somewhere. I love when I come out of a class feeling that way! I think the lesson here is to NOT let the term MIXED MEDIA scare you! The beauty of it is that there is no right, no wrong...just DO IT! You will be happy you did! And did you notice Lulu's hearts on there! I stamped the cluster on some red paper and let them choose which hearts to cut out for the chimney smoke. Then Jenn got creative and cut out a tiny heart for the door knob and the gals went crazy! I think most everyone left with a heart door knob! I LOVE my pickle gals!


Well, although it's not late, I'm tired because I had to drive my hubby to London to pick up his car from service after work today so that was almost 3 hours of driving to and from the dealer after a LONG day at work. I'm tired, and deserve to go to bed early....but hey, that means maybe I can stay up late tomorrow and get in some quality mixed media time!!!!! There is a bright side to everything!

12 comments:

dpkennedy said...

Your canvas is stunning! My poor neglected canvases...I try not to think about them!

Your coloring on that MM image is out of this world! Just amazing! Gorgeous work woman!

Robin McK said...

LOVE both of these Linda! The bright and vibrant colours on the card are so awesome!
And the warm and welcoming feel of the home project is so lovely!

Dana White said...

Linda I wish I was close enough to take your canvas class- it's stunning!!! How many classes have you taken?!

Ankie vd Polder said...

Your card is realy very nice. I like the image of the two girls. Hugs, Ankie

Bren said...

With every canvas you post I think a bit more seriously at taking Christy's on line class myself. They are always wonderful colors put together so well. I just love them and ofcourse your MM image came to life very nicely. Terrific job. It makes me want to run over to stamping bella and buy, buy, buy. :)

Pauline said...

Lovey both of these, the colours in your MO card - so vibrant and gorgeous. Love the rich tones in the reds. Can't wait to take your canvas class next week!

Gloria Westerman said...

Beautiful....your canvas makes me want to take a class too....never know what you could learn.....
It doesn't bother me your late...b/c I was glue to the TV as well....I love CM....and can't imagine why everyone not glue to it....and another I'm loving is "Person of Interest" ...

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Loved the canvas class Linda!Thanks so much for sharing one of your new passions and glad that you got out in time to watch Criminal Minds! Lol!

Kerri said...

First and foremost the card is stunning...and you got it I love it...going to get myself this image...Canvas you mean masterpiece ....you keep show this and I am going to cave and get into mixed media...very nice

paulatracy said...

yeah, three more words.

Ebru Vatansever said...

Absolutely Superb !!!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

Wow, Linda! If the camera doesn't do this justice and my jaw is already on the floor and my heart is in my throat, I think I would suffer some serious issues if I were to see it IRL!!! Your coloring is always stunning, but this has sooooo many little details that captivate your extraordinary talent with color. Love it--Does that need to be said?!!:)

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