Chris Dark from the Sketching Stamper and I decided to trade canvases. She is such a multi-talented women for whom I have long admired her work, so this is a thrill for me!
Here is the glorious canvas Chris sent to me
Look at the hand painted details Chris put into this girl. There are doodles, shadows and painted flowers on her. I love the way her hair sweeps and then is all bundled in flowers, my favorite style that I have seen Chris do before. I also love the rounded shoulder as it is soft and natural. This girl is just so beautiful isn't she, I love to look at her!
This is a great place to keep her, in my craft room next to a purple teddy bear that is very dear to me. She matches perfectly and I can admire her everyday.
Look at the painted background with those itty bitty stars and butterflies dancing around. Her necklace is even hand done. Her belt has bling on it. Amazing!
The left side closeup of her detailed painting, doodles and swirls. I love the colors she chose to use.
The right side of the dress, Chris's perfectly drawn lines and flowers are amazing to me. She is really good at the fine details.
Here is the canvas I sent to Chris
I painted the background with tan, brown and white. Then I stenciled flowers onto the mid section of the canvas. I used Tim Holtz die to make the tree branch and a punch to make the flowers and hung the metal chandelier on it. I rubbed Distressed Ink onto the white chandelier to age it.
Her hair is a mix of Liquitex glass beads texture gel that my friend Sandy gave me. I made a headband in the middle of her updoo.
I hand drew the girl from a example in Julie Nuttings Book and made her and the dress out of paper. Tim Holtz die Tattered Floral and a metal brad is the focal part of her skirt. I had to add feathers for artistic fun like Chris would do.
I used die cuts of hearts and a butterfly and then put liquid pearls around them. I did some doodling, which I learned from looking at Chris's Cards.
I really am pleased that Chris and I exchanged canvases. We were able to get to know each other better through this art that we share and I truly met another beautiful friend! A unexpected gift because of our mutual love of canvas art.
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