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!
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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.