Tuesday, March 20, 2012

aspiration: noun

ambition: a desire or ambition to achieve something

I love getting my fingers messy, playing with paint has become fun again for me. I look forward to Monday nights with Tracy and the rest of the gals. While Tracy paints, we talk, lol and really enjoy the camaraderie of creating together. If you would like to join us then by all means, come play with us on Monday nights
( 9pm est ). Just go like the Helamr FB page and then you will get a reminder for the class!

So last night poor Tracy was trying to paint and we were cracking jokes at her palm tree, and someone came up with "It looks like it could be a Walmart tree". All I can say is that Tracy is a good sport for putting up with us!

Sometimes that all it takes from me to get an idea, and this is what I came up with....

Not every tree can be a Walmart tree....but then some of us lack IMAGINATION

First I put a layer of gesso down on a piece of 6x12" cardboard, next crumpled a plastic bag and blotted it. Then used acrylic paints to create the background. I next used gesso again to paint the palm tree onto the background and once dried painted it in. The green paint is actually a glitter glaze that I gobbed on ( technical term ) to give it a dimensional look.

Next I sprayed some mists on and let them run down the board. Then tore a piece of tan paper for my sandy beach and glued sea shells on using Helmars 450. I outlined and stickled, just cause I cannot help myself :) The writing is Tracy inspired, she did it on a project and I have used it a few times since then!

Then I punch some holes in the top, run my Really reasonable Ribbon through them and knot. I also cut a cloud and sun ( Paper Dolls ) and the bird ( French Manor ) from my Cricut. Pop dotted them with Helmar Zap Dots.

So from a a lot of giggles and laughter came a funky little 'Wally' inspired art.
An on a side note, my watering can from yesterdays post was featured on the Cricut Circle Blog as project of the day!! Yay me! lol


Redanne said...

Firstly, well done on being featured on the Cricut Circle Blog! I loved your watering can yesterday and love what you have done today too.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulation on your Cricut Circle success - you must be chuffed :) Love this project ... the colours are bright and zingy and I like your sentiment about imagination. Elizabeth x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

I like this tag! But I don't quite understand the saying?

Congrats on being featured on the Cricut Blog!!


Anonymous said...

Super cute!

Julie said...

Hi Sandee - Super cute!! I have the Liebster Blog Award for you!! You can pick it up on my blog!!
Hugs, Julie

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so cute!! congrats on being on the cricut blog

Craftychris said...

Congratulations on being featured on the Cricut Circle Blog - well done. Love your tag - its so bright and fun xx