Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day and a Princess

Hello and happy weekend to all of you! I hope you are all having great weekends! We are! I entered my husband in a Fathers Day contest with our local radio station and HE WON! We all can't believe it... so this weekend we are moving all of our furniture around, from one floor to another to make room for two brand new leather theatre recliners!! I am so excited because not only does it bless my wonderful hubby and father of our sons, but it also blesses me too because I will have a relaxing place to lay, sit while watching movies or listening to my new relaxation tapes from the Chronic Pain Clinic! Thank you God!!

He also won some "Extreme Dad" prizes like throwing the first pitch for the local Vipers Baseball game (he's a little nervous about that one thinking he's going to hit the batter! LOL), some golf games, scuba lessons, river kayaking, zip line (which should be interesting considering his fear of heights! LOL! I may give that one a try!) Our summer is planned out for us with all these fabulous activities, again, thank you God.

So... now onto my art. I was able to work on my second piece from Julie Nuttings awesome book "Collage Couture" and this lil' gal is what I came up with. First of all her cute little face...

I had a little trouble with her hair and am not quite sure that I am fully satisfied with the results! Julie uses higher end Acrylic paint for her girls hair, I did not have that on hand... so I used Adirondack brown paint from their paint dabbers, then went over with a redish copic marker and then some gold highlights. I really love drawing the face over the typing of the magazine text, it gives the face such a different look than what I am used to.

Next I want to show you a REALLY fun aspect of Julie's designs that she shows in her book... the lace bottom of her dresses, or crinolines I guess is what it's called. I love the final look that transpires as you place the lace on the bottom! This is so feminine and what girls are all about right???

Julie suggests adding embellishments as butterflies or other feminine items as flowers and bling. It really does fit in well with fashion!

And here she is... "PRINCESS"

As you can see, I added bling and butterflies to her. I am enjoying this process so much by the time I am done I am going to have a whole book of these cute lil'ladies. I would love to see the designs you come up with, so please do share them if you get a chance!

Have a great Fathers Day Weekend... please wish all your Fathers many Father's Day blessings!



Anonymous said...

Wow, I love!! Its beautiful!!! And happy fathers day to you to!

Netty said...

Congratulations on your fabulous wins....sounds like pure heaven.

Loving the idea of drawing over the large print from a magazine and it really looks great. Thank you for the inspiration.

Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

What an exciting news this is !!! WOW !!! Congrats !!! I went to Indigo today and saw this Collage Couture book... really cute, stylish and beautiful. Love your version too !

Suz said...

Kelly, I am just thrilled for your husband. That sounds like a wonderful prize. I love your princess...I think you did a great job!!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

She's gorgeous! I like her hair! Always an issue, isn't it? But I love hers.

Congrats on the Father's Day score! Fabulous!

Have a wonderful day. Hope you have those recliners to snuggle up in :D

Rebecca Anthony said...

This is so cool Kelly, I love it!

Julia Christie said...

Congrats to your hubby and to you! Love this piece - very different and beautiful!


~Barb~ said...

She is so beautiful, Kelly...love using the book pages for skin. Terrific!
Peace & Love,

Julie said...

Her hair turned out perfect! I love her! Thank you for purchasing my book and I'm so glad you're enjoying it.

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous Princess! :) Love Julie's style.

ag. said...

Holy smokes, what a fantastic prize to win! So fun!

Robin said...

Congrats to your hubby...what a great win..! and your girl is gorgeous...I looooove how she came out...the style, the texture the colors too....just fab...I remember seeing Julie's girls in a cloth paper scissors mag...Loved them too..!

Katie said...

Hello! I clicked over from a comment you posted on Julie Nutting's blog. LOVE your princess. So cute! I, too, am having a grand time with the Collage Couture book! You can see my girls on my blog, as well. (I haven't gotten brave enough to try the backgrounds just yet.) :)

ArtfulLee Designed said...

ooooh I love her Kelly. she is so pretty, I will have to try this.
Fantastic win for your hubby, I am sure you will love those recliners too:) perfect for relaxing while you sketch