I have been blessed with another friend, Nadia from Scrap Affair!!
She wanted to trade canvases with me and knowing how well she paints her cards I was "Oh Yes!!"
She is the sweetest mom of 2 and so full of life and I had to make her something to express that part of her. She made a canvas for me and it arrived in the mail before I even started mine. Meanwhile, she was so sweet and patient with me until I got hers done.
Here is my canvas for Nadia
I used Prima Romantique papers for her dress and various scraps for the background.
I made her myself and painted her hair and then doodled in some texture. I stamped a few dragonflies here and there and aded bubble wrap to the background all in white paint. The butterflies are punched from the same Prima papers and dotted around. A wooden embellishment "Sunshine" is at the top as that is what I feel Nadia is. Two favorite sayings "Be Silly and Smile Often" were stickers and I put them on the right. I see such a positive and happy person in Nadia so I had to put those on.
At the bottom of the canvas and in her hair I punched flowers from the same paper, they are adorned with pearls. Us Girls deserve Flowers!! I doodled around her body and lightly doodled Nadia's name on the side of the girl. There are some rub-ons on the sides and a light coating of white paint just wisps every thing. I used a bit of distressed ink to smudge around for contrast too.
Look at this GORGEOUS girl that Nadia made for me
I love her eye! I wish I could draw eyes like this. I love the die cut on the left, so frilly. Then she has long stemmed flowers in her hand.
The bottom of her dress is divine. It is crumpled paper eyelet and tissue. So pretty!! I love how her legs are different and another die cut from her foot to the right is so soft and girly. I love all the little trinkets too. Nadia must have made some sprays with different inks as the colors are soft and very pretty.
Here is a better photo of the top of Nadias canvas to me. I am drawn to her eye, you can imagine what is she thinking or even the attitude!? lol I can see me in this.
You need to go see Nadia's blog post HERE regarding the canvas exchange. Look around her blog and see her gorgeous creations, you will be amazed!
I am so glad her and I did this and now we are going to do another one together. When you share art with each other I feel a piece of someones life is with you on their artwork. I am making fabulous friends because of all this so I encourage you to do it too. I really owe this whole discovery to my very favorite friend, Guess Who??
SANDY! She started it all and the friends I have newly met are from her too.
I have been Blessed!
Have a great day!