Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Destination Unknown Part 2

Prom Dress

Summer of Colour 5 -Week 1
Blue + Blue + Green

Let the fun begin.

Over ther weekend I had many thoughts on what and how to finish my canvas, then this years challenge on Twinkle Twinkle started, so for the rest of Monday I spent the day thinking dragons, floliage, flowers, monsters the list continued.
Eventually I decided on a Prom dress canvas which I may use as a theme for this years challenge, we'll see.

So with the base of the canvas prepared (on a previous post) I set out on a quest to use the suggested colours. I had bought navy blue twine and decided to use this as one of my blues, coordinating with a lighter blue and a bright green.

This is a quick picture strip of background.




These are the colours chosen.
I die cut several body forms to layer up, then I found some moulded paper flowers, some rather nice fern leaves, buttons and bits.
I painted them all with a layer or two of gesso and left them to dry.

The blue twine was wound around the bodyformand glued to stop it unraveling, black distress ink was added to the edges to tone down the White.
The elements were then spayed with the chosen colours and dried, the canvas initially only had green spray but looked plain so I added the lighter blue too.
The elements were then glued into position and blue and black micro beads were added randomly around the main focal point, and a touch to the flowers too.
Extra blue colour was added to flowers as they were still to white.
Black glass glitter was added to create a shadowy effect.
Week one complete, blue + blue + green (with a bit of black and probably to much white).
 Here are a few more photos.

Pop on over to Twinkle Twinkle like a star to see the other entries, the ones I have seen so far are fab!

Sue X


  1. looks good to me. I think the colors balances out and really, not too much white as you think.

    visiting from SOC, have a lovely day.

  2. I like your profile and also your piece for this weeks SOC. Very ice job. Your prom dress is just beautiful. Happy SOC to you.

  3. Gorgeous creation for tbe SOC! Beautiful.

  4. How fun, and how interesting to see your process. Wishing you a wonderful color-filled SOC!

  5. What a gorgeous creation, lovely colour combo, too. Valerie

  6. Oh wow...what a beautiful many textures...and loving the step by step too...Looking forward seeing what you do with the rest of the SOC challenges now ;)

  7. A WOWSER Sue!
    Great use of the wooden canvas edges as well... so clever!
    Gorgeous take on the SOC colors!


  8. Amazing!! Seeing the steps involved gives a whole new view of the piece...thanks for that.

  9. Wow, such gorgeous work..truly beautiful and a visual feast! Lovely!! Fantastic photos capturing the beauty of it all!

  10. wow sue-this is an amazing composition-love it!!

  11. WOW you thought I had patience? This must have taken you some time! Great job!

  12. I love your amazing 3-D work of art that you made using this week's SOC colors! So cool, creative, and absolutely beautiful!

  13. Love learning about your creative process and you came up with a great piece using this week's palette.

  14. wow, what a wonderful Piece! thanks for showing the Progress. the use of the twine is so creative!

  15. Oh, how beautiful! And a prom dress --- I love this theme. A delightful way to begin this SOC!

  16. another stunning canvas Sue - I do love the dress ones! sorry I haven't been around much - I've had some work issues and then went on hols. Are you still at Mountain Ash crafts on Sundays?

    1. Your a very busy bunny don't know how you squeeze everything in, still doing Sunday's at moment, next one 28th June Teapot note holder. x

  17. This is really pretty. I love all the texture. I like how you used the black beads for shading too.

  18. This is a very interesting mixed media collage, wow! Thanks for showing the way. Ulrike

  19. oh my!! I love how you built this up with the layering! What a stunning botanical dress!

  20. OMGosh!!!! GOR-JUSSSSS!!! Very inspiring!!

  21. Just beautiful Sue!! Love your textures- I am a huge textural fan!! heehee Thanks so much for the visit! ")


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