Today a happy surprise for both Sandy and I, we both received our canvas' at the same time!
All this week Sandy kept telling me she wasn't sending me her canvas, "because she felt it wasn't good enough"! That Silly Sandy This morning she called me to tell me that my canvas girl to her arrived, while we were chit chatting my mail came and there was a box from her, I totally didn't expect it, That Sandy!
So I opened my box and there is her gorgeous canvas she made for me! I was stunned at first because she told me she wasn't sending it to me. I totally fell in love with it right away. Sandy thought about who I am and where I live while she created it. Just look how gorgeous it is!
Sandy has it perfect, muted snow, a beautiful glistening sky, cute house, little words, fence that looks 3-D, the animals we have here and a cup of hot cocoa.
Look at the detail in the snow and the light shadows around the animal. Look at that cute chicken sticking her head out from the corner.
You can see the texture in the snow and the shadow of the pig. The fence is layered and is has a 3D effect. I wish my camera would pick some of this up better.
Sandy has a sweet bird on the fence, look at those holly accents. I love how she muted the hot chocolate into the canvas. The kitty is on the porch as ours is too.
This sky is beautiful and her hearts are adorable how they float out of the chimney. Can you imagine Sandy's mind dreaming this up based on our conversations. She got me perfect.
Sandy and I agreed to do a exchange of canvas' and this is the one I sent to her below.
I modge podged strips of paper after I colored the background with acrylic paints. I drew my girl and it is alot like the one in Julie Nutting's book. I loved that pose so I decided to make one just like it.
Sandy says "Hey Sugar" all the time to me so I had to have it on her canvas. The text is Tiny Text from Cosmo Cricket. I used Stampendous fragments on here too.
I drew out her dress and modge podged it all on and then adorned it with pearls, flowers and a leaf pin I won from Julie P. I doodled around my girl and the words with a Copic multiliner .05.
The bottom of the dress as it bells out, you can see the cut out flowers, hand painted swirls and doodles.
Sandy and I have gotten to know each other pretty well and she has ignited my creativity in many ways. She is a true southern lady, not the ones in a magazine but a real person who is as humble as humble pie. Sandy loves unconditionally, does not judge or is not jealous, she really loves people. She has a huge sense of humor if you haven't noticed in her comments to you. We have shared a lot of "artsy fartsy stuff" as she would say, the past few months and I have her to thank for awakening my creative adventures. She is a gorgeous person!
This has been alot of fun to share together. My heart is so happy today.
Love Ya, Kelly