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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Art Journal cover

Well I didn't quite get to wallow in self pity over my bug invasion as my pal Chriss decided that no matter if I was poorly or not it was time for us to have another get together and playtime. So I packed my bags and headed off with my germs (hope I didn't spread 'em) and had a fab few days creating... in between the coughing, sneezing and sitting with loo roll plugging me nostrils (what a sight for sore eyes...rofl)
Debbie joined us for some fun and I finally got to play with my Tim Holtz goodies though not in an obvious way. Some of you will know from previous posts that I have trouble with faces so I decided that it's time to face my demons and practice makes perfect. I am gonna fill an art journal with my face sketches and paintings and hopefully I will improve through time and end up being to do what I've always wanted to and that is to do a lifelike facial portrait.
So this is the front and back cover of my journal and I used my Tim Holtz distress inks as watercolours for this sketch. I used a flourish stamp from Crafty Individuals to decorate my little lady and used the distress inks and grungeboard for the background and lettering.
More faces to come later as I actually managed to do 3 while I was with the girls... there's nothing like a bit of encouragement from your number one fans...lol (Thanks lasses...MMwwaaah)
hugs
Chris xx

9 comments:

Terrie B x said...

This is fab Chris..I bet you all had a fab time there!!!!
Hope you feel better soon...
big(((hugs))))

Pearl said...

o what a fab time you musty have had ! & how nice to have crafty pals close by too !

Lovely creation , Chris !

I am still recovering from a bug from 2 weeks ago too ! ;)

Sandy said...

Gosh Chris is is fabulous.
Amazing colors and design. Perfect.

Karen said...

What are you on about missus, thats a gorgeous face and those eyes are beautiful!!!!

Hope you feel better soon my lovely & can unplug your nose soon hahaha HUGS XXX

Martina2801 said...

Wow, this is fantastic, Chris!
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at !!
Wel done!!

Gez said...

Fantastic Chris. You're doin good lass. :) Just love the gentle blush on her cheeks. Can't wait to see more of your delicious artwork. Hope you're feeling a lot better honey.XXX

Susan said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well but how fabulously you create no matter how you feel!! Lovely journal cover and I love the face you made too. I can't wait to see more.

Enjoy today!

Sandra Hall said...

Its just fab! Your germs certainly didn't stop you creating a bit of gorgeousness!!! Hope you feel better real quick! x x

Electra said...

This is lovely! I really like how you
used the flourishes!