5.2.08

It makes me smile



My leave from work began yesterday, two whole weeks of doing what I want, so I am crafting and enjoing every minute of it. I did sort out a box of 'stuff' that has been lurking under my bed for months. It was full of those bits and pieces that I'd sidelined in favour of new item, like pattened papers. I found a few sheets of K&Co 6x6 papers and this poppy one was amongst it. I've always loved this paper but could never successfully make anything with it, until I came up with this piece. I chopped up the sheet of paper and played around until I liked what I saw. I then made my background using several layers of acrylic paints and basically put the two together.

It is really a miserable day outside, heavy rain and bitter cold but this piece just shouts sunshine to me and had put a smile on my face.


Thanks for looking an thankyou for taking time to leave comments, I really appreciate it.

15 comments:

joanne wardle said...

it's wonderful! I love it. such a happy piece!!

and the 3d works so well!

Kaz said...

OMG I love that so much!! absolutely gorgeous Deb, must have taken the patience of a saint to do all that cutting. the little girl is so happy....aaaaawwww
really love this piece Deb, wonderful art.

Audrey said...

I love all the layers and such beautiful colours. She is a sweetie ;-)

Carrie said...

wow - I love this piece, it looks lovely when you see it in 3D - gorgeous Deb.

Em's Blog said...

wow... just gorgeous Deb absolutely love it!!!! :o)

Gillian said...

Oh I adore this, it's gorgeous Deb, love the depth to the layers, and it made me smile too:)

Lana said...

You know my thoughts lol...if she ever needs a home....;)

InkyArtitude said...

I agree, it's such a 'happy' piece and it looks stunning. I've always liked this paper from K&Co too! Lynn

Seona said...

This is fabulous Deb, such precise cutting- She looks so at home there too x

Karin said...

This really made me smile. It's a gorgeous piece and love the depth to it too.

Penny said...

It's beautiful, really happy as you say and what amazing cutting out!

alcoholinky said...

that's lovely Deb. a cheerful, smiley creation for a horrid rainy day!

Paula said...

Just you make sure you enjoy every precious second of that time off. I squandered a lot of mine sleeping off the illness & feel resentful now Im back at work.

Gorgeous art, she makes me smile just looking at her. Delicious colours & sure to beat the rainy day blues.

Nellie said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece Deb. Love it very much. I have that paper too and it's so great what you did with it!

Anne said...

Deb, this is sooooo charming!!! I love how you've given this dimension! It's wonderful!