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Friday, October 12, 2012

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday - WILD

When I saw the theme for this week's Fabulous Friday challenge over at the Frosted Designs Blog I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do.  I had just printed a few b/w photos of my youngest grandson, Alex and one photo in particular REALLY caught the essence of his PERSONALITY. 

I was also going through some old idea books I have and when I came across a page in an Ali Edwards idea book called "Life Artist", my idea REALLY came together.  I had just bought a few new stamps and wanted to use them, and Ali's inspiration allowed me to do just that.  I actually used this book for a Scrapbook club I used to lead...I love it when an idea book from 2007 can still inspire in this ever changing world of ART!  Thanks for the inspiration, Ali!!!

Alex is SOOO full of life and just loves to play "catch me if you can". Whenever I take my camera out, though, he is so patient and will wait for me to take as many pictures as I want before scurrying off.  Since this week's theme over at the Frosted Designs Blog, I wanted to use the word "WILD" in my project.

Since Alex really is our "Little Wild Man", the title fit right in with the project.

Here are a few close-ups:
I started by painted my entire canvas with acrylic paint.  I mixed a few colors together to get this great aqua color.  I applied the paint with a sponge brush and purposefully layed it on thick so the edges of the sponge brush would lay thicker paint along the edges of the paint strokes.

Then I used several of my new stamps to layer paint and ink to obtain the look above.  I also used some embossing powder on the edges and layered rub-ons from my stash.  I also made use of some old scrabble pieces that I embellished with some yellow paint.

I also wanted to make the photo stand out more, so I added a 5 x 7 flat canvas piece to give the photo some lift.

Now hop on over to the Frosted Designs Blog and see all the inspiration to help you create your "WILD" themed project.

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Canvas 12x12 and 5 x 7 - Blick Art
Paint - various colors of  Amsterdam acrylic paint mixed to custom colors; Ranger Paint Dabbers in Pitch Black, Snowcap, Red Chili Pepper
Rub-ons - various VERY OLD from my stash
Stamps - Dylusions by Ranger (Basic Backgrounds); Tim Holtz (Mixed Media); Jenni Bowlin (Harlequin Clear Stamp); Tim Holtz (Bitty Grunge)
Marker (Sharpy Black)
Letters:  pieces from an old scrabble game and chipboard letters from my stash


Jacquie Southas said...

love this Lori! love the dimension & texture, the colors - love the photo is on a raised canvas - more than anything I LOVE the photo- Alex's personality shines through!

CraftyGirl said...

Wow!! This canvas is stunning!! The colors and layering are amazing and the photo is priceless!! Love, love, love this!!

barb :)

TeenaBugg38 said...

Lori!!! OMGosh this just RoCKS!!!!! LOVEEEEEE your take on this challenge!!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Great layout Lori!!

Teresa Jaye said...

GORGEOUS canvas Lori! I love the thick paint and the paint around the scrabble tiles. Layering the flat canvas on top is GENIUS! I WILL be stealing this idea! My goodness, Alex is SO adorable and your photography is amazing. Your art continues to inspire me my friend!

Patrice said...

Love your color choices!

Karen T said...

Hey girlfriend! :) I love how this one turned out... game pieces and color are wonderful with your pics

Gloria Stengel said...

Awesome layout! I love looking at all the details. Want to see this one in person!!!