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My She Art Attempt


This week's MFPSpeedyTV Inspirational Challenge has some very funky fashions to inspire us (#46 - Wild Fashions):

I love all the She Art out there but it intimidates me - it is a bit more artsy than I have been comfortable with attempting. This week I took a baby step toward it though! I know my "She" has facial features when she should have a blank face, but remember I am still doing baby steps! Here is my creation inspired by fashion model #2:

I used the Mark's Finest Papers new Paper Doll Set, the Paper doll Formal Wear Set, and the classic Huge Blooms set. All the She Art I have seen has the skin and face done with a text print and lots of mixed media so I stamped my image again on some text paper and dug out some different kinds of media. I sponged on some inks for the base colors, dabbed some paint around the edges and as highlights on the clouds and hill, did some pen ink doodles (I even doodled on the animal print on her dress), used some Metallic Gilding Wax (Creative Expressions cast bronze) to highlight her hair and the clouds, and flecked some glitter smooch under the clouds to look like some rain.

For a first attempt I am pretty happy with it and it was really fun. I think I am going to try it again and do a birthday card with lots of glitter. If you are not familiar with She Art, there is a lot of it on Pinterest and maybe THIS link will take you to some of it. Remember my card is my FIRST attempt so it isn't anything like the gorgeous creations out there - baby steps....

Come join in the Inspiration Challenge fun at MFPSpeedyTV - you can make anything that the pictures inspire you to do (even some She Art like me)!

Hugz!

Comments

  1. I just knew you would choose that middle photo for inspiration because you're such a fun girl. I have to check out that SHE ART on Pinterest. Cool job with the Mixed Media. Way to go, Nancy.

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  2. Fun card and great use of the pictures. Well done on the mixed media too :)

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  3. This is a fabulous card, well done for trying so many new techniques - you've made a brilliant job.
    Pauline
    x

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  4. Wow, never heard of she art, but your card is terrific! Love the print!

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  5. I LOVE your "she art"!!!! Seriously impressed and I love the partial Blooms too!!!! This is truly artsy and wonderful!

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  6. so stunning nancy.really gorgeous image and i love your pretty arty design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  7. This is way too cool! Your baby step looks more like a leap! AWESOME!

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