31 August 2012

All her hearts



Hi everyone, hope you've had a good week! Another painty project to show today and one made for a lovely friend who has her birthday today. Lots of my crafty friends have their birthdays in August, so it's been a nice busy month! 


I've been wanting to try one of the Art doll style pieces made famous by Cristy Tomlinson. I love the style as  it doesn't seem to matter how the paper is cut, it just looks right in this style. Die cuts and chunky glitter are collaged into the background with paint, ink and stamping and they're given dimension with Faber Castell pitt artist pens.


I used a canvas which is about 5 or 6 inches square, can't quite remember and the text is computer generated.

This is the card I made to go with the canvas.


More die cut collage with paint but the stamping which is a Crafty Individuals stamp is this time only on the flower heads. Most of the die cuts are Memory Box dies, they have a lovely delicacy and there are Martha Stewart punched flowers too.


Slightly different camera angle and totally different look to the colour!!! :)

I'm entering my pieces into this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge which has an anything goes theme.

23 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, I am in total awe of your work, that canvas is superb and your card is gorgeous. I love all the detail you put into your pieces even down to stamping those tiny Memory Box flowers. If I was on the panel at Simon Says I would be picking you as my winner! Beautiful work. Crafty hugs, Anne x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

this is terrific!
Love the canvas and the card is also wonderful made!

Netty said...

Both the card and the canvas are gorgeous Chris your friend will love them. x

Exclusively by Mel said...

They are both so gorgeous, your designs are scrummy!!
lucky lady to get these two pieces of art xxx
Love, Mel.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Two very pretty arty pieces, Chris. The card is lovely. The canvas is fabulous! Hugs, Lesley

Denise and Louise said...

More stunning creations Chris - I love them both. So much gorgeous detail. I bet your friend was over the moon to receive such a wonderful gift and card.
Hugs
Denise xx

Sasha said...

Wonderful canvas and card, Chris! I love all the fabulous texture and colour. I have those MB tulips and would never have thought to use them like you have, they look fantastic! Your friend will be thrilled with these x

Anesha said...

Wow, your canvas and card are both stunning!!!!!

Dena said...

Oh Wow! I sooo want to try this!!! Super beautiful and so artsy! Great work Chris!
Hugs, Dena

Christina C. said...

OMG....Chris, I am speechless!!!!!!!!!!! I adore this magnificently created card and the stunning canvas...WOW! Your friend will be blown away by your amazing works of art!!!!! I'm drooling here!

Danielle said...

Hello Chris, what a lovely way to start a day, admiring your work! Very lucky is your friend who received this wonderful canvas, and card. I am in admiration of your ability to express with mix media. I love Cristy's work, and Junelle also. I just love what you did on both card and canvas. the colors, the textures, the delicate touch that is always present in your work, the perfect layout, makes both these projects so precious. Just magnificient. Have a wonderful day! your have started mine with beauty. Hugs.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Chris.. this is stunning!

whyducks said...

Very pretty indeed Chris

Lau W said...

OMG ! this is so beautiful ! very nice work wow !
xxx

Sandy said...

I am so in love Chris I cannot see straight!! I feel that you to have given all your hearts to your friends because it shows in your art work. Surprise, surprise, I have Cristy Tomlinson art classes on my computer right now. This is absolutely gorgeous - perfectly - wonderfully created!!! You are inspiring me more than you will ever, ever know!!
Sandy

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful!!! Love the canvas Chris, so much to see, texture and colour, I love your take on the theme too :0) And you made a beautiful card to go with it, you have a very lucky friend LOL Hugs Gay xxx
p.s Your new profile pic is super !! xxx

die amelie said...

Amazing, that double texture effect, created firstly by the chipboard elements and secondly by application of colour too. So stunning!

die amelie xx

Elly said...

Beautiful card and i loooooooooooooooove the canvas with your own Tomlinson style. (:o)

Sue from Oregon said...

oh Chris...these creation make my heart go pitter patter...such pretty texture and design-so Original!!!!!

Julie said...

Gorgeous pieces of art!

Hugs,
Julie

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Chris,This is so wonderful.

Hugs Riet.xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love both art works. The first inspiered by C.T. is my absolutly favorite, love how you created your own style!The 2. is amazing too love the texture and color combination.
Wish a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Marcea said...

Beautiful creation. Thankyou for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Make sure you check our brand new challenge later today for a very special post.
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