Thursday, 18 June 2015

SOC 5 -Week 2

Hello everyone. Monday came and went bringing with it the next set of colours for the SOC challenge.
Pink + Pink + Orange
Talk about being outside my comfort zone, people who know me know I don't do zingy colours I think last time I used these colours was last years SOC.
So here goes, I decided to stick with the theme of prom dresses/ball gowns.
Back when I was at school it was referred to as end of year disco, no fancy frocks for me, in fact I think it was a relax t-shirt and luminescent roll up shorts. I'm talking Frankie goes to Hollywood verses Bananarama  and Thompson Twins.
The basics used were 8"x8" Flat Canvas, Body Form (Several layers cut and glued together), glue mediums and texture paste. Yum.

I began with the texture paste and put two different ones together, hopefully they compliment each other. Small  wooden frames were stuck  on the board followed by a few wooden birds this was then all painted with white gesso.

The dress form was painted with slate paperartsy paint to to show up against the pale pink of the ribbon used to make the dress.  (Can you guess what I used to do as a child). Three  lindy's spray gang colours were used on the canvas.

Glass beads in black and pale pink were added to create shading and ground the body form.
pale pink art basics sugar also added a touch of extra sparkle.
Some extra flowers were added to soften the project.
Tah Dah!

Not really how it looked in my head but task is complete, hope I get a brownie point for that.

Here are a few more close up pictures.


That's it for this weeks SOC if you fancy joining in there are still 4 weeks left or if you want to have a little look at other peoples works of art pop on over to  Twinkle Twinkle like a Star, the projects are all fabulous with individuality of their makers stamped all over them.
See you all soon.
Sue X


  1. Hi Sue! First of all, I love your dress theme! And I am so happy that you got out of your comfort zone and created with amazing work of art! It's absolutely gorgeous!!! hanks so much for sharing your talents with all of us at SOC!

  2. Just super this feminine project Sue!
    Love it!

  3. It's wonderful love all the detail and texture you've created. Anita #29 itsamistry Design Studio

  4. A very romantic mixed media piece, you made fantastic texture with the templates! Ulrike

  5. stunning project-doesn't look to me like you were out of your comfort zone with these colors!!

  6. How stunning! I love everything about this! Beautiful! Perfect for the summer of colour.

  7. This is possibly the most awesome entry I have seen so far this week. The way you built it up, I was NOT expecting anything so feminine and demure. Even the birds are precious. Truly an amazing project for week 2.

  8. Wow, that's quite some detail you put in there! Love the way you made the dress, and the textures from those stencils is beautiful ....

  9. Oh my gosh!! How awesome! I love how you built up the background with the little frames and OH my!!!.... that dress!! Stunning.

  10. I too had an end of term disco rather than a ball - love the dress piece you created this week

  11. My goodness!! this is gorgeous creation!!

  12. Loving your creations on your blog... I am your newest follower. :)

  13. great work :) thank you for the close up shots, much easier to see all of the wonderful detail you put on it :)

  14. I came to see this post and got lost here for moons. What gorgeous work!

  15. I love all the different textures in this! It's so lovely to look at!


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