Thursday, August 9, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #144

I am so excited to bring you this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge #144!  I love these bright, happy, summer colors, and I love how my canvas turned out. I also want to officially welcome the very talented Jen Cuthbertson to our team!

Here is the beautiful color story:

This week we have an amazing sponsor--Simon Says Stamp!
Simon Says Stamp
And here is my mixed media project:
I am a huge fan of Christy Tomlinson and She Art, and I have really enjoyed creating my own types of girls and poses.

I drew this girl myself, modeled after this photograph I found on the internet, ( here is the original photo).



I started with a 6x6 canvas board, then used paint, gesso, book paper, masking tape, and sheet music to create the background. I also used SEI Tumble Dye. I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil (Harlequin), punchinella, and vintage plastic doilies. I also used a roller stamp from Stampin' Up.

Then, I drew and cut out her body from book paper and mod podged it on. I painted and outlined her, and added her dress and sash, and outlined that. Finally, I drew in her hair!

I was maybe going to add a happy word on the side, but I decided that she speaks for herself (even without a mouth, hah!)  After she was all done, I realized that my girl's proportions aren't quite correct (don't look too closely at the leg on the left!) but I think overall she looks cute!

Be sure to go to The Play Date Cafe for complete details on how to participate in the challenge, and prize information. Be sure to link up your creations by Tuesday, August 14, at 11:59PM EST!

16 comments:

~amy~ said...

I adore your canvas!

Marlena M. said...

This is fantastic Lynn! I wondered where you got the image. Beautiful work~very artistic.

Connie Mercer said...

amazing~my granddaughter is a ballerina !!!! such a sweet design!!! a work of ART!!!!

Alicia said...

I adore Christy Tomlinson too! I can't wait to do a little canvas of my own now. Beautiful.

Angi said...

Wowza Lynn. This is soooo beautiful. Love this!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wow, Lynn!! I love this!! I'm new to She Art but am a huge fan!!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous canvas Lynn! I love Christy Tomlinson too!! I can't believe your drew her - she is awesome!! I need to take the She Art workshop too.

Vickie Z said...

Yikes...love it!! I'm a big fan of Christy Tomlinson too but, haven't bitten the bullet yet to try!!! Love this!!!!

Helen said...

Fabulous canvas - I really must give this a go! Love the way you combined those fantastic summery colours too!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I am totally in love with your canvas! It is so gorgeous, Lynn!

Lucille K said...

Wow, fabulous composition and your hand-drawn dancer is wonderful :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

She's so pretty. I have a daughter who's a dancer, so I really like this. Blessings!

anya said...

This is amazing, Lynn! What a gorgeous canvas!

Heather Jensen said...

This is fabulous! It looks just like your inspiration photo. :)

Andrea said...

Delightful and inspiring canvas project!

Patrice said...

Wow, this is fabulous!!!!!