Friday, April 5, 2013

Julie Nutting Girl Canvas

Today I made a canvas featuring a Julie Nutting inspiration.  This is my 3rd canvas with this tight kneed dress lady on it.  I love her, If only I looked like this!

The other day I was making the wedding card to go with the canvas gift and I laid this 6x12 piece of paper from Prima Lyric down,  immediately I saw this canvas in my head. 
She was so simple as the paper did all the work.  I used my template that I had saved for the girl to outline her and her dress from the same Prima paper pad.  She was easy to position so that her feet would be on the line below and her head matched up with the halo of leaves. 

My bird cage is a memory box die and the corner metal is from my local craft store.  At the knee of the dress I used a crystal button and Prima crystal pearls that have a unique coating on them.  The black beading is from recollections.  2 Flowers from WOC and just mod podge and glossy accents to fasten everything on.

 Here is a closer look at her hair, I used Golden acrylic black paint with a sculpting medium and dabbed around her head, only once, I know a shocker, and fastened some of those Prima pearls on, then done.

Here is a close up of the skirt and my doodles that go around the girl.  The glitter is Sparkle from Mod Podge and I lightly swipped it around the canvas for some shimmer.

This photo had a different light on it

A few weeks ago Lisa Minckler made a gorgeous canvas using the crackle method which you can see  Here on her blog and inspired me to do it on the sides of my canvas.  So easy as Lisa explained her method.  Then I inked the edges to smudge in some contrast.

I just had to show you this canvas.  It was simple to do and turned out beautifully in my opinion.  Alot of times we do not like our work when we are done, well this one I love so I will keep it.  I can always do another one for a gift as I have more paper from Prima Lyric.

Thank you for visiting me today and Have a great weekend.


  1. Kelly, LOVE the color combination, the hair and the birds! looks stunning!

  2. Good heavens, girl, I just saw this work of art on FB!! Love, love it!!! Love the papers and all the special details on this canvas and what a spectacular job you did on the girl!
    Absolutely stunning!

  3. Wow, this is fabulous Kelly. So many gorgeous details. I love the bird cage. You are a very talented lady.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Wow! Kelly your canvas is awesome. I wish I had your talent. Thanks for sharing.

  5. You are the official canvas queen! WOWZERS this is totally awesome and I love it. Gorgeous colors, texture and details. Your talent is superior! Another fabulous job!
    Hugs, Cathy

  6. Absolutely wonderful Kelly. so very stylish, so haute couture ! love the alternating pannels on the skirt , the bold black with the dainty lace, wonderful contrast. the paper is ravishing, and all the beautiful elements wonderfully set and chosen. FAbulous work! Hugs.

  7. WOW! This is absolutely stunning my friend. I love Prima products. You have embellished this so elegantly. Every time I look at it I notice another beautiful detail.


  8. It turned out beautifully in my opinion too Kelly, your lady does have a figure to die for but she is all the more beautiful for your treatment of her - stunning work! Hugs, Anne x

  9. I can see why you love this one Kelly, Truly a work of art! It's stunning! I love her dress, the whole composition is beautifully balanced in design and colour, so elegant, just beautiful, definitely my favourite
    Hugs Julie P

  10. WOW.. Kelly another AmAzing piece of ArT! This has turned out Gorgeous, Your talent knows no-bounds.. Her hair is fabulous..the canvas is Full of wonderful detail... Love it all... Hugs May x x x

  11. What a beautiful piece!
    i love the crackled effect on the side.
    The canvas is a fabulous idea to alter.
    love this

  12. You are really creating up a town Kelly!! This is gorgeous and you have all sorts of neat ideas going on here. Love the crackled effect on the side. It is really gorgeous - she has kind of a roaring twenties hair do. Beautifully done sweet pea!!

  13. This is brilliant Kelly. Love it! Hope your weekend was a good one. Judy x

  14. VA-va-Voom!!! She's definitely a looker and what a eye catching outfit. The textures surrounding her are beautiful all on their own, but completely lend to captivating her in all her beauty. The 'doodles' are simply some of my favorites and the crackle looks amazing Kelly :)
    Gosh, makes me think I should start wearing Prima looks AMAZING on her!
    Job well done on this inspiring canvas. :)

  15. Completely agree with your assessment of the canvas - it's stunning! Love the book text model - she's amazing, and that paper pieced frill on the dress is a complete triumph! Love the crackle too!
    Alison x

  16. Oh, I adore this Kelly. The torn paper, fabric and jewels, the crackled edge, the whole design. It is superb. Hugs, Jenny x

  17. Wowsa! Simply gorgeous! Wish you lived closer so you could give me lessons!


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