Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Your Imagination Will Do....

Hello to you and thank you so much for stopping in!
I needed a little break from making cards and once I saw the fantastic challenge from my blog buddy Sue over at Our Creative Corner, I couldn't wait to play.  Let's just say that this was NOT my first attempt, nor my second, OR my third...it's my fourth attempt at producing an inspirational piece using the requirements a) must be a square and b) must use analogous colors.  My focal color is medium blue and the supporting colors of light blue, green and light green. Neutrals are allowed, so I opted for white as mine.
  I actually LOVE my crackled background! I finally realized that the crackle I was using was a medium and needed a top layer to actually crack! Holy moly...all those other times I just sat and waited forever and no cracks. I tell ya'..glasses are a great thing! 
Thank you to Mitra for the perfect blank canvas that served as the base.  The fabulous square flowers are from the awesome tutorial by Jeanne.  SO CUTE!  The sentiment comes from Create With TLC and the Peter Pan silhouette digi. They were applied using the Mod Podge Transfer method.

Hope you like it!!
That was truly a blast of a challenge so I hope you hop over to check it out :)
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

Challenges I would love to enter:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Child's Play (Peter Pan digital image)
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything But a Card

30 comments:

Chrissy said...

Oh! I do love this Lisa, I love the crackle background[soo tempted to say crackle and pop]...love the sweet image and the square flowers, how lovely are they..gorgeous work.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Peg Hewitt said...

Totally gorgeous canvas, I love the colours, the crackle and especially the origami flowers!
I found you via Mitra Pratt :-)

Tammy said...

I'm so glad you didn't give up while creating this masterpiece! Simply outstanding! The crackled background is gorgeous and so are the flowers!

richardbreaks said...

Oh wow, Lisa! Way to rise triumphant! Peter Pan was my FAVE as a boy. You couldn't have done him more justice! Square flowers? Genius.The colors really lend themselves to the sweet fantasy of it all. I really like this so much. And yes, I had to put my glasses on to see the whole thing properly. Cheers!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Lisa, this is gorgeous! Love the beautiful crackled background and handmade flowers. It's so great to have you play with us at OCC... ^_^

lalkygirl said...

stunning creation lisa.....love the sentiment and all the fabulous textures
happy crafting
tracey x

Karon said...

WOW Lisa - this is gorgeous. Love the Peter Pan silhouettes and the colours and crackle (now you know how it works tee hee!! ) Gorgeous and so inspirational. Thanks and have a great day.

Marie-Louise said...

Lisa this is fantastic. Love it.

Sanja Grdinić said...

Absolutely beautiful! Nothing more to say. Just perfect!

Annie said...

Love this fab painty make Lisa. The crackle is amazing and I love those gorgeous corner pieces, finished with very creative flowers that I shall have to check out x

Hugs

Annie x

Kelly Neis said...

Fabulous artwork, I love how your background turned out! It is worth the 4 times to get it, you have alot of patience! I also love the origami in the middle of your florals. I really love what you did and I bet it looks great in your home.
Have a great day,
Kelly

Pia S said...

I love the crackled background you've made , and I think the sentiment is beautiful, and such a great choice with this Peter Pan themed silhouette image! The square shaped flowers look awesome!

butterfly said...

Love, love, love this, Lisa!! Colours, crackle, fabulous silhouettes and those funky folded flowers - a huge old WOW from me!!
Alison xx

Irina said...

Absolutely fabulous, Lisa! Love the crackle and silhouettes! Hugs,
irina

Ina said...

Your imagination has no bounds. Lisa - this is brilliant. Isn't it frustrating when something doesn't come together but you did it in the end for an unbelievable result. Love your versatility.

Mitra Pratt said...

OH MAN! I LOVE IT! Great job with the crackle...good thing you hooked me up with what I've been doing wrong. AND, better yet, I didn't have to actually read the bottle either! Love those square flowers...oh yes I do!

Samantha said...

Fabulous! you always leave me speechless Lisa your work is amazing! LOVE your paper folding too! and the vintage feel you capture so darn well! hugs me xx

Margaret said...

Oh,my! Give me a minute to gather my thoughts...

This is stunning and there is so much to love! The folded flowers are fabulous and I love the whole Peter Pan theme (quite fitting right now!) for your gorgeous canvas! LOL at the crackle! You mean we're actually supposed to READ how to use that stuff?!

Tracy said...

Hee hee glad you got the crackle paint figured out Twang. Those square flowers are so cool. It's a wonderful distressed piece and Peter Pan is my absolute fave. Off to never never land...Oh I already live there. Just call me Tiger Lily. :-) Hugs!

Sue said...

Hello Q
I think you were having me on...I cannot believe you had difficulty with this Challenge!!!! To me this is a eureka moment in your life as an artist, obviously the time away from deadlines is paying off big time, as this canvas is the best piece of work I think you have designed in a long time and you have made some wonderful creations these past few years. Your Palette is calm and comfortable, the arrangement of flowers adds texture and dimension, and the placement of your ribbon adds surprising movement. No quirkiness at play here, just originality; your silhouettes of Tinker-belle and Peter relates the fantasy that we all know so well and the sentiment confirms the conceptualisation. What more can I say, other than this is exquisite.
Smiles:)
O

Mary J said...

That is stunning, Lisa! I really gotta make some of these canvases out that I've had stored for years! The detail and cracking on yours is so amazing!

Sonia said...

Just wonderful work my dear, beautiful little image and sweet details^_^
Have a gorgeous day,
Sonia

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!!Lisa this is a master piece. Sorry you had to wait so long but it worked out just fine. I love what you have created. You flowers are stunning love how you added the origami folded ones and the corners, I'm a big fan of silhouettes and love the sentiment.
Hugs, Patricia

Sandy said...

I can't help myself -- I just bubbled up with laughter over the crackle thing -- sounds like me!!!! Lisa this is really beautiful - love the sentiment. I also love the children sailing away with Peter. As usual, your design work is grand!!
Sandy

Shirley-anne said...

It is vintage style , isn't it?
love the crackle background and that image is awesome . Those flowers are to die for ...
Great work on canvas
hugs Shirley-Anne

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Absolutely incredible piece of art Lisa. So inspirational. Thanks for all the links too.

Hugs,
L.

Lori said...

What a wonderful sentiment and you illustrated it so perfectly! Gorgeous!

Carol said...

A beautiful project Lisa. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Jeanne J said...

This is just dreamy and I love the flowers with the square brads! You've really captured a bit of magic with this one!

Shahrul Niza said...

I can't believe that I'd missed this post?!?. LOL, what gorgeous work, Lisa!. Lovely crackled surface and the origami blooms are pretty. How I wish they grow on my windowsill :).