LEFT OF CENTRE CHALLENGES - BLACK AND WHITE PLUS ONE COLOR!



WOW was it hard to choose a digital image to use!
In the section "Timeless Beauties" I went gaga over all of them - just gorgeous!
I finally narrowed it down to two - choosing "Bewildered 3" as my one to create.

Not being able to stop at just one creation, I have done 4 but am showing 2.

I hope you like them.  I am off to purchase a few more from this section...They are irresistable to me!
But don't forget your entry to our Left Of Centre Challenge.  I can't wait to see what you find over at ADFD and how you jazz it up.  I'll be looking for you!  See you at your blog...can't wait.  I have officially fallen in love with these images!!!










oopsie!  i just noticed my 2 leaves - GAK!  green isn't a shade of blue  :(  (i "blue" it) lol 

COLORING:  My other blog (Linked at my Hugz, Samara) is my Mixed Media Blog.  I love mixed media.  When I first began it was a huge challenge to get messy.  Then it became a huge challenge to stay clean!  And then I was told that meant I was officially addicted. lol.  So this challenge - I somehow told myself, heard, read, misread that mixed media was also to be used (I don't actually think that is the case but I am an avid dreamer who knows) and I painted away with shades of blue (finger paint) and swirls with stencils, ends of paint brushes, kitchen utensils, scissors, and tips of marker tops that would leave hallow circles in the middle and just messed up and up and up.  I then got out the white gesso and blop and plop and glob wherever I so wanted - no plan is the best plan with mixed media. 

FLOURISHES AND WORDS:  Mostly Creative Memories and random Dollar store rub ons.  I just grabbed bits and pieces and rubs partial parts of bits and pieces.  This works out best - not trying to get it to be perfect.  Just a little scratch here and a little scratch there.  You will especially see that with the white below "BEWILDERED'S" shoulder.  This was a long line of perfect dots and lines.  I just took the end of a pen and squish scratch and put on whatever rubbed off.  I love random.  All I wanted was a bit of a frame for the words Free Spirit Soul, which are Creative Memories.

FLOWERS:  These are a blend of Primas, Creative Memories and Stampin' Up.  When I was at a show, I won a raffle to collect as many of Primas flowers as I could in one minute.  Well, I was NOT going to waste a millisecond on that one and came away with 3 or 4 huge garbage bags of Prima Flowers.  It was amazing as Prima Flowers can be up to 6.00 for 5 flowers.  I love layering them and adding sparkles, crackle paint, glitter over top of glue or  the Glitter Ritz.

WOOL:  An obsession I have is to collect wool for projects.  I sew avidly and of course my cards and mixed media and wool has always been a big part of it for me.  I don't knit! lol  So when I decided Blue's - I remembered this wool and perfectomundo!  I sewed it on with the machine and then used glue dots where I wanted the loops to stay together.  I have used this wool for many projects.  Looped wool goes particularly nicely in circles to frame a piece of art.  You can use another color of wool threaded into the loops or between the loops like a belt, or like weaving if you use lots of different colors throughout the loops.  Very versatile.

IMAGE:  This image is so incredibly amazing, in my mind it needed to stay as original as possible.  I could not imagine doing anything to it to improve it.  In fact, in my creative thinking - anything added would take away from the artistry that was put into the sketch so this is exactly how I approached it, only putting sparkle paint on "BEWILDERED'S" eyes and glossy accents on her lips.













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22 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards with us,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  2. Wonderful artwork!visiting from moo mani &more!
    Xxx
    Susi

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  3. Very creative! I love both your cards, what interesting backgrounds you have created, stunning works of art! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT, Jx

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  4. Fabulous creations thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Dianne x (DT)

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  5. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe this week

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  6. Lovely thanks for joining in at Scrappers Delights and good luck x

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  7. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our eleventh ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
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    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  8. Gorgeous creations~ great mono colors~ Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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  9. Great piece of art :0) Love her eyelashes.

    Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations this week

    Catarina

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  10. These are beautiful, gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Joey x

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  11. What a great page. Thank you for sharing this wonderfully creative art with us.
    Blessings, Carole Word Art Wednesday

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  12. Gorgeous card, thanks for playing at CLF

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  13. This are great mixed media cards! I find the whole process fascinating and intimidating at the same time-lol. Maybe one day I'll make a page...Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenges, see you Wednesday fora new challenge!

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  14. WOW! Great impact colours! Fabulous image too.

    Thanks for taking part in the Craft for the Craic challenge with us.

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  15. Lovely creations!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian

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  16. Wowzers, these mixed media projects are fabulous!! Thank you for playing in our challenge at http://7kidscollegefund.com! Hugs, Rosie

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  17. Wow! It looks nice!!!! Thank you for participating in the Challenge Docerela Creations!

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  18. Love how you used the same image in different art projects. Great works of art. We appreciate you blessing us with a wonderful entry at our Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. Hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Isaiah 33:2 which says, "O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress." Hugs, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  19. Very unique and creative creations, thanx for sharing. Thanx for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenges.

    Carla

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  20. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

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  21. What a great project! Thanks for joining us at BIC :)

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My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x