Saturday, March 12, 2011

{she learned to listen with her heart.}


My friend Tammy, at Citrus Tree Studios is having a challenge this month to alter a canvas.

On Friday, I saw my friend Bethany's blog; she is in a class with Christy Tomlinson - and what are they doing...but having fun w/canvas!! I googled the class and I'm too late for it this time. I need that class in order to learn how to paint a head. LOL!!

I decided to go ahead with a canvas and just use a dress form. I have this book "Taking Flight", by Kelly Rae Roberts, that I looked to for inspiration.

I plan to give this little canvas to my niece Sara. She is a 23 yo young mother of two sons. I'm sure it's not always easy for her....and isn't it nice when someone does a little something unexpected when it's not your birthday or Christmas? A "just because" kind of gesture? Sara had told me on Christmas Eve "I hope you made me something, Aunt Pat." Well, geez....all I had made for her was a Christmas ornament. So this is a "because I love Sara" gesture. :)


The pps I used on my canvas are by Crate. The wings are old Melissa Frances sparkly wings, stash trims, old k&company turquoise sparkly stickers, prima pearl bling that I cut and then placed on top of some Stampin' Up! rubs, 7 Gypsies rubs, MM & Delta paint & misc. button tied w/DMC. I machine stitched the trims down on the dress and hand stitched the button before applying mod podge to the canvas. {I just worked around the trims very carefully.} Everything was sanded, some things were inked w/brown ink.

If you are looking for a nice, friendly, fun & talented group of paper crafters to hang out with, come say "hi" at Citrus Tree! We love to welcome new friends. :)

Thanks for coming by my blog and have a great day!!

hugs, patti

11 comments:

~jan said...

Wicked cool, Patti! I saw the KRR influence right off-Im a big fan of hers! :) So sweet of you to make this for your niece, she is going to love it!

mustangkayla said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Patti! Pick me up off the floor beautiful work! You got some mad talent chica! This is just incredible!

LisaM said...

So cool! Your niece is going to love it Patti!

Jinny Newlin said...

Swoon! Patti, this is outstanding! There's nothing not to LOVE! Every bit of it draws me in and screams my attention! What a precious, "because I love Sara" gift! I'm sure that she'll treasure it always! TFS!

suzARTe said...

hi Patti,
this is a lovely project. I am a big fan of the book taking flight, Kelly Rae Roberts would be very proud of your beautiful creation and I am sure your niece would love the gift.

Cindy said...

Very pretty Patti!! I'm sure your niece will love it! I know mydaughters would really like it!

Mel said...

You know I LOVE this! Beautiful:) Hope you had a good day at work!

Nancy said...

you did such an amaing job on this! love it!

Jamilie said...

Love this!!! Awesome job! Great details!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

This is super sweet Patti!!! You are the best Aunt!

Bev said...

OMG Stunning.. fabulous work dear friend..
hugs Bevie