Thursday, February 14, 2013

companionable: adjective

marked by, conducive to, or suggestive of companionship : sociable

Create a piece using your Life List/Bucket List/List of Dreams
If you are a somewhat regular follower of my blog you will know that one of my dreams has always been to have my art for sale in a gallery. This past September I achieved that goal and I am so happy that I made the leap of faith and did it.
I dedicate this piece to that dream.
During Tracy's Monday Night Video session she played around with a gelli plate making prints. Since I didn't have one; ( but love to paint along with Tracy ) I used a sheet of wax paper taped down and tried to emulate the gelli plate process as best I could. 
This is what I came up with.
Apple Barrel - white
Deco Art, Patio Paint - Petunia
American Traditional - stencil ( old, from a home improvement store )

Next I took my Distress Stain and painted in between the stencil, using water to blend it out. I also used a marker to go over the white stencil to bring it out.
Ranger - Distress Stain, Barn Door
Faber Castell - PITT artist pen, white

Then I added my quote with stickers and rub-ons.
Recollections - Glitter Alphabet Stickers
My Mind's Eye - Sundress "Bloom" Rub-Ons
Reminisce - white pen

At this point ( when I am finished with most of my wet products ) I add a backing to my board, which is a piece of chipboard. I added detailing in the form of a white outline around the perimeter and then used the technique of dipping my Distress Marker into the spray ink and outlining the stencil and adhering a gem.
Rangers - Distress Marker, Spun Sugar
and Dylusions bubblegum pink
My Mind'e Eye - gem
Helmar - Gemstone Adhesive

The last touches are adhering the butterflies, and the cord to hang it with.
DCWV - Shimmer Stack
NRN - lace vellum
Cricut - Paisley cartridge, p. 40
Really Reasonable Ribbon - hemp cord

Lovely dimension!
Helmar - Liquid Scrapdots, tape runner

finished wall hanging
Also entering this in:

Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge #102 - color
Red, Pink, Purple, and/or White

I swear it's more purple-ly than it photographed.
I'm having a birthday give away to celebrate getting older...ugh!
But it's always more fun if there are presents involved! right?

We are also up to level 3 in prizes


Pat N. said...

Simply gorgeous Sandee! Love it. How perfect for our challenge this week.

Francesca said...

Its amazing what we are achieve when we improvise. Looks fab. Love Francesca

Viv said...

terrific project Sandee - love the colour combo - awesome!

Eliza said...

Stunning and beautiful, Excellent directions. I still dont understand why Tracy was crying, I know you were to blame you will have to email me with the details, happy, hestirical tears, she was bent over laughing.

This piece has turned out splendid but I wouldn't want to say the words to fast if tanked. LOL

Hugs Eliza

House of Bears said...

Lovely piece, isn't it funny how the colours differ from photo to real life though. Well done on achieving your arty dream.

Jean said...

This is just so gorgeous!! Love the bottom edge!

Pam said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! I love the pretty colors! Congratulations on having your work in a gallery. That awesome would be awesome!

Alison Scott said...

Sandee, that is beautiful. So pretty and great words.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful, the quote is lovely. So glad you achieved your dream.
Yvonne x

Redanne said...

Sandee, this is incredibly beautiful, love it! Hugs, Anne x

Darnell said...

That's beautiful, Sandee, and very well said. I'm so happy you leapt, landed on your feet, and realized one of your dreams!!

BugBites said...

So prey. Love all the colors. TFS with us at DCD this week.

wwilloww said...

I just love this wall hanging Sandee andb Bravo for realizing a dream!!! As for the Gelli plate, check You Tube. There are several videos for making your own. If you just want to buy one, Dick Blick online has them. I can't wait to see what you do with a real plate when you made this beauty on waxed paper...

BJ said...

Another super wall hanging, bet they are selling fast. BJ

Craftychris said...

This is beautiful! I love the techniques you have used - its a real piece of art! Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate it! xx

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining our DCD color challenge.

Veronica DCD

Gerda said...

This is gorgeous!! Love this wall hanging! Great colors!1 Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Katie said...

Oh wow! This is just gorgeous!! I love visiting your blog, you are so inspiring :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

HMMM!! I never thought about using wax paper. Way to go, girl.

Kay Wallace said...

I loved seeing this piece "evolve" right in your blog! Excellent photography skills, Sandee (not always easy)! Love it!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh Sandee this is gorgeous! I love everything about it!
So glad that you took that leap of Faith, I know that someone will be thrilled to have this or any of your art work in their home!
Hope you are having a great week!
Sending Blessings and Hugs!

Teri Barefoot said...

I so love what you did and you did it right along with Tracy, I would have to think about it I love it.
Thanks for Sharing,

angie/shuggy said...

this is amazing!