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Friday, 8 June 2012

She was a Little Girl at Heart!


I booked to do an online Suziblu course a while ago, but have never got round to doing it so I bought her new book and inspired by the projects inside I decided to have ago. I like having the book to refer to rather than having to use the computer so I think maybe online courses are not for me.

The canvas is 16 x 12 inches and is made from plywood and I found it so much easier to paint on than canvas. Hubby bought a large off cut which should work out very economical.

I used a mixture of acrylic paints (liquitex, fresco finish and Martha stewart), prismacolor pencils and chalk inks. The butterfly and heart are stamped. I've used crafters workshop stencils and the rest of the canvas is drawn by hand. I used to love drawing long flowing medieval style dresses as a child (mind you my girls weren't quite so buxom then te he!) so that is why she has the flowing robe, plus I love Game of Thrones so I suppose that was my inspiration really. I enjoyed using the acrylic paints and they give a really nice texture and dry super fast. The next step is to coat it with a layer of  beeswax, The lovely Sam from Me and My Stamps who creates the most gorgeous Suzi canvases has been giving me some tips about using beeswax, thank you Sam 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, will it ever stop raining, it's blowing a gale outside too, this really feels like Winterfell (Game of Throners will know what I mean!)

I'm entering this for 



Happy Crafting XX


23 comments:

Terry said...

Paula, I don't know where to begin! This is exquisite and absolutely breathtaking! She just pops against that amazing background! Beautiful!

Deborah said...

Wowser, Paula!

Elly said...

Simply gorgeous and beautiful.Wish i could paint like you instead of ...colour something in (:o)

Samantha Read said...

Gosh Paula. Every time I visit your blog you just blow me away. I'm not just talking about the weather! You have done an amazing job, in my humble opinion. Loving all the layers and the shading is totally awesome. I would really like a dress and necklace like hers. Oh I'm lost for words, beautiful, can't wait to see her waxed!
Wishing you a lovely, dry weekend,
Hugs, Sam xxx

Shirl Davis said...

There's a real presence to the girl in your painting and yet the whole picture has a dreamlike quality too. You must be feeling rather pleased with yourself - I hope so. It is a lovely piece.

Ginger said...

This is lovely, your drawing skill is amazing. Weather wise I reckon we will be beyond the wall soon if this keeps up.

Meggymay said...

Wow amazing project, I love the girl, she is so beautiful.
Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful painting, you're very talented.

Christine said...

What a lovely picture, with so much to look at! I love the colours. I really wish I could paint!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I just love the ephemeral feel of your painting, as well as your bright color scheme. Blessings!

florenceandfreddie said...

You have got to be kidding!! LOL! Is there no end to your creativity "Oh talented one". Absolutely amazing project Paula. Stunning!! I'm not keen on online causes so thanks for the info about the book.
Have a lovely day.
Regards Florence XX
p.s. Going back for another look.

hazel said...

Absolutely fabulous - I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow, She is a real stunner Paula! There is soooo much to love on this piece, but I really like how you have brought the background forward...it looks amazing!!!
Dot x

rachelturner424 said...

Paula, this is simply breathtaking. You are so, so talented. I would love to hang this on my wall, it's a stunning piece of art. Rachelx

Candy C said...

Paula, this is absolutely stunning! I really really REALLY love this piece! The colors are beautiful, the design is amazing. The background is just fabulous. I am so envious of those who can draw so beautifully....especially have the ability to create such wonderful faces. :) She and the butterfly are simply lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Sue said...

It's stunning Paula. The colours are so vibrant and I love your drawing. I recently discovered Suziblu and was thinking of buying her book too.

Redanne said...

There is only one word to describe this and that is stunning! I love Game of Thrones too and I think you have captured it beautifully, love the colours, the way you have drawn the lady, the butterfly.....pretty much everything I would say! Oh to have lips and a waist like that........Anne x

Connie said...

Oh aren't we all little girls at heart. My body is 66 years young but my heart and soul are both as young as spring it's self. Love your art work! I am your newest follower. Please accept my invitation to visit my blog. Have a delightful week, Connie :)

Candy C said...

Hi again Paula. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such a nice comment! I totally love your work and have to say again that your piece you entered in Simon Says Stamp and Show this past week was awesome. I'm just looking at the Vintage Sewing Box post you have posted prior to that piece...it's also just truly amazing! You're so talented! <3 Candy

May said...

O my word... let me pick my jaw up from the floor.. this is AmAzing..
Fabulous creation.. the vibrant colours the image, you are so gifted..adore your work!! Hugs May x x x

mycreativelyvintagelife.com said...

Wow. I absolutely love your blog and all of your cool projects. I found you from another blog. I am now a follower and can't wait to see other creations you do.

Brenda Brown said...

Oh my goodness Paula, this is an amazing work of art, you really have taken this image and worked it into a beautiful creation. The depth of your background is superb with a fantastic contrast between that and the subject. The radiant colours are striking whilst still being complimentary and your eye for detail and your shading is perfect.
Thanks for sharing this inspiration piece at Tuesday Treasures with me. I love it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Rachel said...

This is so beautiful, I love the medieval look you've gone for.