Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Let There Be Hope, Light, Love and Understanding....

For those we love....
When I saw this image below, it clearly spoke to me and I wanted to CASE the idea onto a canvas.  Thank you to the fabulous artist who created this image and gave me inspiration.
I started by making my own canvas with paper and then covering it with a piece of material that I cut from a table cloth, purchased at the Dollar Store. I'll probably have enough material to make 40 more canvases, at least. Very inexpensive and handy!
The focal point of the entire canvas is this tiny purple ribbon.  See how the pixie dust falls from it, and far beneath, in the depths of the darkness, there grows two purple flowers.  Simon Says Wednesday challenge is all about Tie It Up and I felt this worked perfectly.
I wanted to add this canvas to several other challenges as well and Frilly and Funkie are all about Things With Wings.  My original wings were very colorful and that didn't fit the color scheme, so I painted over them with yellow and then highlighted with copics in oranges.  The veins were then hand drawn and added to the Silhouette fairy.
This close up is to show that I tried to capture the texture and feeling from the mood board at Anything But Cute where their theme is Making Magic, and certainly wouldn't finding a cure be magical! 
For those researching, hoping, praying and giving....

I would like for this text to apply to the challenge at Mixed Media Monthly for the theme of Get Texty.

Again, the final canvas.
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Thank you so much for your visit. 
Your time and words are appreciated more than you can know.
Biggest of hugs and happy crafting to you,
Lisa xx

41 comments:

Sue Butler said...

Hello Q
ONE WORD......BRILLIANT!!!!!
Smiles:)
Onion

Lisa S. said...

Oh my gosh L2...don't know where to start. I love this canvas for many reasons and I have to say that your CASE of the original is spectacular. The purple ribbon has special meaning to me as my mom is still living with Alzheimer's and I lost my MIL to this disease. You have such a way of getting to the heart of things. I absolutely think this is my favorite project ever (that's saying a lot bc you such a creative genius)!!! So glad you shared this. :) xx

Julie said...

Lovely work love what you have done

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

This is AWESOME..The lovely textures..WOW..

Inky and Quirky said...

Absolutely stunning creation, beautiful and atmospheric....one of the loveliest creations I've seen in a long time :)
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Sue C said...

Beautiful canvas Lisa, a really fabulous image of the silhouette fairy. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Pia S said...

Gosh! I'm speechless! I'm out of words! LOVE!

Karen Conner said...

Lisa-you really knocked it out of the park! I LOVE this. Really Beautiful!

Chrissy said...

Stunning Lisa..so moving and beautifully designed and made..love it.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Ina said...

Absolutely STUNNING. Simply amazing and so much beauty. Love it Lisa.

Marie-Louise said...

Lisa this is fabulous. I found this so very touching.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Lisa!! This is a glorious work of art for so many reasons!! Firstly, the cause is one near and dear to me and I applaud you for your support! Secondly, it's drop dead freaking gorgeous!! You really created an atmosphere on your canvas that I really wish was a movie, so I could run out and watch it!! The mossy forest floor is just brilliant and your fairy wings are delicate and wonderful!! LOVE IT!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our "Making Magic" challenge and for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our "Things with Wings" challenge! Pamellia DT :)

Sandy said...

through all life let there be hope - amen

Thank you Lisa - a wonderful make!
Sandy xx

Joi at RR said...

Ohhhhh myyyyy - this is definitely Magical and definitely INCREDIBLE Lisa. You are sooooo talented. I just looked at several of your projects and wow - each one is just TERRIFIC. But this one just touches my heart. I am not normally a fantasy type person either! The texture, the colors, the ribbon, the setting - it's PERFECT. j.

Sara Barker said...

Lisa, I applaud you for making a canvas dedicated to and for supporting such a worthy cause. My Dad died from complications of Alzheimer's disease, so it is near and dear to my heart. Wouldn't it be magical if a cure were discovered?! Yes! As for your canvas, it is magical! You have done a wonderful job of creating your take on the original artwork and making it your own. I love the trees and the forest floor you created to showcase your little fairy holding the purple ribbon. Thank you for joining our Making Magic challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Tracy said...

Geesh! Now she's a canvas maker too. You don't even need to go to the craft store do ya? No surprise, with a name like Twang it's just common sense that you can make something out of anything. Us hillbillies and hicks are nothing if not resourceful. LOL Awesome project T!
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Pawsitively Creative said...

Oh dearie, you have captured my attention and provided me with such a feeling: HOPE. Art invokes a feeling and this glorious piece of brilliance has totally done that. Gorgeous use of the moss and your wings are superbly fashioned. I love the stark contrast of the black against the purples and Orange. Wowzers on so many levels Lisa! My hat is off to you! Thank you.

So happy you joined our Making Magic challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous canvas! I love the feeling it conveys and the textural elements. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Samra Leshinski said...

Lisa, your canvas is out of this world magically gorgeous! So many amazing details and such a wonderful idea!
Thank you so very much for joining our challenge Making Magic at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Karon said...

Your interpretation of the canvas - is amazing! Love all the natural elements too! TFS

Nancy Dynes said...

Your canvas is mystically beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!
Hugs,
Nancy

JackieP Neal said...

Absolutely Fabulous canvas!! Such a wonderful way to represent!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a beauty Lisa!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lisa :-) the whole design is beautiful! very artsy and fabulous! LOVE it :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Just WOW!Gorgeous creation :)
Best wishes,Nessa xxx

Georgie C said...

Wow, I love your fairy perched on the rock like that, you've captured such a lost-in-thought mood in this piece - incredible!
Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute xxx

Buttons said...

Truly, truly magical and beautiful Lisa. The way you've turned this into a canvas piece to really bring it to life is incredible and even the details of the little wings are just perfection. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Lori said...

Okay...I've looked this over several times...each time I see something else to be amazed at. This is so beautiful with all the texture and meaning conveyed. Magical!

butterfly said...

What a beautiful canvas, and what a beautiful post, Lisa. Her wings are just glorious, a glowing heart at the centre of the piece. A wonderful textural expansion on the original inspiration.
Alison xx

Tammy said...

Incredible creation Lisa! Love how the fairy spread her hopes. .

Annie said...

OMG Lisa x You have CASE'd this so beautifully. I love the colours and touching sentiment...the fairy and her wings are stunning...Love it!!

Sending you my best wishes
Annie xx

Mitra Pratt said...

I had spotted this at one point on my phone and just rediscovered this in my inbox...I knew it was special from the photos but WOW! Really gave my heart a zing! You can tell you made this from the depths of your heart & soul! Hugs there Mizz Lisa! And good job! Hope things are good in your neck of the woods..been kinda not so hot in mine but the good news is that everything does always get better.

Paper Profusion said...

A huge GOLLY and WOW from me Lisa. It speaks volumes with amazing eloquence. You really have stopped me in my tracks with this thought provoking beauty. Terrific case and adaptation. Nicola x

Anita Houston said...

Ugh...I'm not getting your feed. I hate that...always happens. This is AWESOME Lisa!!! I am so impressed with your painting! LOVE the inspiration piece too...what would we do without inspiration?!! LOVE the words, love the whole scene, and the tablecloth use. VERY COOL!!!

Melanie said...

You did a wonderful job creating this from your inspiration photo. Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

Rachel said...

wow wow WOW! what a stunning piece you created. i hope you've found a place on your wall to hang this one! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Regina Easter said...

This is simply beautiful my friend...

Regina Easter said...

This is simply beautiful my friend...

Regina Easter said...

This is simply beautiful my friend...

Jeanne J said...

More gorgeousness! Beautiful post and even more beautiful design. Love the pixie dust that makes my heart happy!

Margaret said...

The inspiration piece is so beautiful, but the personal touches added to your canvas version make this so very special.