Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's a circus! {She Art canvas}


Ok, I'm telling you, the She Art class I'm taking is the most fun thing ever. I have LOVED putting paper and paint and ink and stuff onto this canvas and seeing it come to life.


It started with my step-dad's old storybooks, and I wanted to use the circus themed book. The result isn't quite what I expected, but I just couldn't be happier with this fun little piece.


All of the paper used for this project {with the exception of my girl's face and arms} was taken from the old circus book {published 1954} and even though you aren't able to clearly see my base papers, I do love the way all of the colors work together! This inspires me to look at these old storybooks in a different way. I'll be using some of the "less desirable" books for future projects - solely based on the color scheme.

~sigh~
No photo shoot in my craft room is complete without Whiskers butting in.

I have some more empty canvases and a 3-day weekend coming up...see ya' later...I'll be in my craft room...   :o)

22 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Deb...this is such fun...love the way you've used the circus papers....the wording is wonderful...and looks great white on black. The whole piece has turned out stunningly...can't wait to see some more.

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! Deb this is just fabulous! I love your background and all the colours just work so well together. I am so glad that you took this class, I warn you it becomes addicting:)

helena said...

what fun to be playing with paper and paint and a canvas - love the sentiment

Carrie Rosalind said...

I LOVE this! And I still can't believe you came up with that quote all on your own! :)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

a terrific job - it is so you, deb!!

Robyn said...

I have crafting envy!!! I love it!! It's so clever and adorable!

Sian said...

This is gorgeous - I've just come from Jacky's and that's what I said about hers too! What a class this must be! Christy's blog was one of the first I found when I started scrapbooking, and years later, i'm still in awe of her creativity and energy.

Fabulous

Jo.C said...

This looks great - enjoy your next one :0)

Mom said...

Beyond creative! Love the sentiment and the layout! Clever girl, that Deb! Hurry and get the others done--can't wait to see them! xo

Karen said...

What a beautiful project Deb. Love that little girl you have created and I can so relate to the text. I tried to post on your little kitty post yesterday but Blogger kept signing me out!

Cheri said...

Oh Deb - this is so stinkin' CUTE! And love the addition of the bling!

I have some She Art awaiting reveal too...

Alison said...

These 'she-art' canvases are wonderful...I have seen lots of them on various sites...yours is fabulous..love that you used our 'circus' book as a base!
Alison xx

dianapena8 said...

Gorgeous! you did a beautiful job with that canvas, and the saying is so pretty.
You got me lol with the last pic, my Sammy does the same thing, he can be sleeping on his favorite chair but the moment I set up a project for a photo shoot he jumps on top of the table, got to love our furry friends =D

Heather said...

Beautiful work Debs! I love these canvasses & I've been inspired to start my own art journal too :) xx

Karen said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I love everything about it---and the quote is wonderful.

Maria Ontiveros said...

FAntastic! I love the flags and the high-waisted dress. I love how you know there's circus paper in there and that is what's really important.
Rinda

Amy said...

Gosh, you and Jacky have been so super crafty lately! I love her Deb :-) The colours and the papers are an excellent choice :-)

giozi said...

You did a pretty job.

Becky said...

Absolutely stunning!

Kirsti said...

Wow Deb you did good...I love this one..I only got the 1st week of my SHE course done as life took over...

Kirsti xxx

Tina said...

Absolutely LOVE your canvas!!! Great job!!

janae @ jelly roll said...

Stunning!

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