17 April 2013

Canvas Swap

Hi everyone, Back today with a long overdue post of my canvas swap with my lovely blog friend Kelly in the USA, apologies for the delay Kelly! We swapped canvases a while back, we both enjoy making these art doll (Christy Tomlinson style) canvases and it's always fantastic to receive art from a friend. A lot of work and thought has gone into the creation and there's always a feeling for the person I find with these. I've always fancied a fishtail dress too....very glad to see that I have one :D. I love the colour scheme, perfect for my surroundings, the patterned paper, all the sparkle, feathers, tiny details, wonderful flowery background (she knows I love flowers, butterflies and hearts) are superb and really can't be done justice to by a photograph.


 I have tried to capture the sparkle it's very pretty.



 I saw the pretty pastel shades butterflies, stars and flowers for Kelly and used acrylic paint and stencils for the background. The dress is cut from a larger hand painted doodle type background piece and the body is cut from book page. I used decoupage glue to stick the pieces to the canvas.. I added some gems to the waistband and a chitchat sticker to decorate.

Thanks again Kelly for my treasured canvas.

13 comments:

Juls said...

These are fab!! I can can c why u love them!! Hugs Juls xxx

Juls said...

These are fab!! I can can c why u love them!! Hugs Juls xxx

scrappyjacky said...

These are both gorgeous,Chris.

Fliss said...

These are both really gorgeous Chris and lucky you to own such a treasure.

Managed to get hold of some hot press watercolour paper at last so will be trying your Craft Stamper technique very soon.
Hugs, Fliss x

Exclusively by Mel said...

You two are very talented, I would not know where to start designing canvases like these?
I just love them, the colours and textures look so wonderful!
Love, Mel. xxx

Lau W said...

Oh wow ! 2 fantastic canvas from your friend and you ! Beautiful details, i admire !
xxx

Merry said...

Stunning work by both of you. Love all the details.

Christina C. said...

OMG!!!!!!!!! I ADORE both...phenomenal works of art!!!!

Sasha said...

You have both created beautiful artwork, Chris. I love all the beautiful colours, glam and sparkle x

Kelly Neis said...

I look at my canvas all the time I love her and she inspires me with the canvases I do now. You are so talented and sweet Chris, it is a honour to be your friend. You are a stinker you know hehe. I didn't expect this with your busy schedule, thank you and you made me smile today!
Big Hugs,
Kelly

Sandy said...

Two pretty ladies make two pretty canvases!! y'all are so talented!!!!
Sandy

butterfly said...

Two beautiful canvases... what a wonderful swap. It's so clear how much time, love and attention has gone into both halves of this exchange - beautiful work!
Alison x

cathylynn said...

Both canvas are beautiful! I love them both! Your girls are so talented and it sure is reflected on both of the canvas. Great work!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn