Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Believe in Fairies canvas

Hello everyone, and I have to say it again, a warm welcome to you all and especially my new followers!
One of my New Years resolutions was to participate in some more challenges, so here is a project just for that.
I decided that the first challenge I would enter would be the Frilly and Funkie one, where the theme right now is "Follow your Muse", - how fun is that?
Yesterday I was in a playful mood  and my Muse decided to do something I have not done in ages, namely play with some digital collage images and integrate them into a little 6 x 6 canvas. So hey-ho, that's what I did. I created my fairy with a body from Hidden Vintage Studios, a sweet little face from Paper Whimsy and some wings from Lisa's Altered Arts. in Photoshop Elements. I then printed her out, fussy cut her and then had the most wonderful time creating a fairy background for her with the help of paint, sprays, some paper napkin scraps, stamping and embossing. I also did some hand doodling here and there and added some shadows around the image and the text which was created with the help of a wonderful journaling font that my dear blogging friend Heather Jacobs sent me.

Well, I hope you like it. Here are some more detailed picks still.



I will also enter this for Simon Says Stamp and Show where the theme is Something Old. Well this is an old technique for me which I haven't used in ages, and like usual it's rather vintage in style.

I'll be back on Friday with my first freebie for 2013:o)

36 comments:

Marisa Job said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love everything about it!!

Tracie Dean said...

Another amazing piece of work!! Love fairies!! Your background is gorgeous!

Maryann said...

Again such an outstanding project here Astrid. I absolutely love it with these beautiful colors here. Awesome work again.

inkypinkycraft said...

This is really beautiful, I love all the colours in the background..really beautiful! Trace x

Barbara Hagerty said...

She's gorgeous, Astrid!

Ephemera said...

Hi Astrid oooooh this is gorgeous, adore the beautiful jewel colours, the canvas is a masterpiece. XX

Buttons said...

LOVE what you have done here Astrid! I'm a huge fan of using images in this way - don't think we see enough of it. You've gone to town on combining some fabulous elements and then the background is so magical. Thanks for joining the challenge (I'd been secretly hoping you would:) Hugs, Jenny x

annesyme said...

Stunning canvass, I love how you put the fairy together and the background is definitely out of fairy land, beautifully created.
Anne x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous canvas Astrid ! I love the texture you've created and the background is just stunning ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our kick off challenge for 2013 ! Sue C x

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Astird this is gorgeous! I love the fairy theme and the colors are magnificent.

Dorthe said...

Your fairy truly lives in a real fairy land, filled with wonderful flowers in the wood and all with a golden touch-so beautiful Astrid.
Amazing colours and the tiny one is so lovely!
Hugs,Dorthe

Geraldine said...

stunning canvas, love the colours and textures.

craftytrog said...

Your canvas is simply stunning Astrid! I love the texture!
Alison xx

Anita Houston said...

Most beautiful! Love the texture and color, and then the pop with those wings!

butterfly said...

So amazing how your fairly hovers over that yummy background! Glorious texture and colours, as ever, and what a wonderful sentiment - I do!!
Alison xx

Paula Whittaker said...

what a wonderfully delightful 6x6 canvas...super colours.

Sarah said...

The colors, texture, and detail in your background are beautiful.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful background, perfect backdrop for your gorgeous image . Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

annemarks said...

Gorgeous work love the colours and the fairy, she is fabulous :)

craftimamma said...

Fabulous little canvas Astrid and clever work with the little fairy...... I wouldn't have a clue, lol! Love all the details and colours in the background. It's so pretty!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Netty said...

Loving your magical canvas, x

PeggyR said...

This is an amazing piece of art!

Tracey said...

So beautiful and magical at the same time! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Margyz Paper Games said...

Stunning canvas Astrid. I love all the detail you put into your work. Magic! 0x Marg

marda said...

Truly magical..love fairies.

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous texture in there ... beautifully done as always

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOWOWOW I love that! Love the background the color combinations and the cute image and all you've added. Really a favorite piece of me!
Hugs Anja

nancy keithley said...

Your work is gorgeous and your freebies are very generous. Thank you for sharing your lovely talents! What a blessing!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fantastic Astrid - the background is absolutely amazing!

Terry said...

Hiya Astrid, thank you for sharing your fabulous canvas with the DT from Frillie and Funky, fabulous piece of art and the background is just great, the colors just great and the image is realy fabulous thank you for sharing hugs terry xxxx

Sandie Edwards said...

You have a natural calling for this type of media Astrid, really is a stunner, as are your others. Every detail has a magic feel..... words cannot say how beautiful I find this!

Sandy said...

Wow Astrid your canvas is brilliant.
So wonderful design.
Love the texture.

Have a lovely weekend my friend.
xoxo

Sandra said...

Ohh that fairy is lovely! And the background of the canvas is so rich with color and texture! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Bärbel said...

Was für ein großartiges Stück, Astrid, es verdient einen Ehrenplatz an Ihrer Wand. Schon der Hintergrund ist großartig und insgesamt ist es ein tolles Projekt!

Rosie said...

A very beautiful Canvas, love every detail

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so beautiful Astrid! The fairy image is delightful and your built up canvas background is sensational. Gorgeous color palette too. Thrilled to have you playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie..

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