Friday, 4 March 2011

First canvas for The She Art Workshop

I love Christy Tomlinson's work and signed up for her She Art Workshop.......this is a totally different type of class for me.....and I'm loving it.......there's so much content......and yesterday I finally managed to make my first piece.....an afternoon covered in paint and glue......and surrounded by mess!!!!  Bliss [until the tidying up]!!!!
The canvas was covered with old dictionary paper and tissue......then painted using brushes, bubble wrap, magic mesh, punchinello and fingers!!
Then stamped with a an assortment of stamps.......writing, birds, butterflies, flowers and more.The close up photos show all the texture, I hope.
The paper doll was made with dictionary and decorative papers.

I hadn't realised from looking at her art that Christy uses a lot of rub ons.......didn't think I had any apart from alphabets [as I don't usually use them].......but [unsurprisingly!!!] managed to find some that I'd thought I'd never use......and, oh how useful they're now going to be!! Couldn't resist adding a few gems.
I loved making this.....the first of many, I think.......and love how it turned out.And if you want to see some really stunning ones......take a look at the flickr group.

20 comments:

Kathyk said...

WOW - what a fun project Jacky - I love to get my fingers all dirty every now and again and this is a fabulous reason!

Kathyk

Cheri said...

This is so different from your usual work Jacky - and so wonderful! I love all the details. Now I'm thinking I need to find an old dictionary to rip up!

Sian said...

You have a hidden talent Jacky! Absolutely beautiful - I can't wait now to see what else this class leads you too because I have a strong feeling that I am going to like it. A lot.

clare said...

this is just so wonderful. i really love it! x

pinky said...

I love how your craft is evolving Jacky. This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Cherry said...

Jacky I love this sooo much - how cool. Sounds like this class is fab and I am going to love watching and reading about your journey. Just love the colours and the doll. Hugs Cherry XXx

Heather said...

love it Jacky xx

Kristin said...

Hi Jacky, I love her too!! She has great kits and trinkets for sale also. I adore your canvas, looks like you are a pro already, glad it was bliss (until the clean up) and that you had fun trying something new :) Have a lovely weekend!

Poppit said...

Wow - this is absolutely beautiful! I love it!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Hi Jacky ~ I'm spending some time this morning catching up on blogs, and what a nice surprise to open yours and see this awesome piece you have created. Oh my gosh, I LOVE it!!! I think you have found your niche, my dear. I love the colors and the textures and the overall design. Well done, you! xo

Karen said...

Jacky, this has to be one of my all time favorites!! I agree, I think you've found your calling! This is wonderful---the design, the girl, the colors--yum!

debs14 said...

This is so different from your normal work! But still so good! Isn't it good to be challenged to try new things? You never know what new talent you may find. You must be really pleased with this!

humel said...

Oh, wow, Jacky! You're so getting into this type of crafting, aren't you? And you're so good at it!! Can't wait to see what you produce next! xx

Sarpreet said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Maria Ontiveros said...

I've seen a few of these now in blogland,and I'm gettting very intrigued by the clas.
I love, love, love your canvas! I always knew you had it in you.
Rinda

Miriam said...

Jacky, this is so beautiful, I really love it and wish I could do anything that even resembled thisxx

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

it's lovely and looks like it was really fun to do too! x

Ginger said...

ohhh I didn't know you were in the She Art class! I love your "SHE", beautiful!! I am afraid, I'm somewhat behind in the class, I hope to finish one today. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog :)

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is stunning, so beautiful, colourful and just love all the different things going on here.

SarahLP said...

Awesome!!!