Tutorial Tuesday - Your charming smile - A piece of hanging art by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today with my current obsession which is to create a piece of art you can hang on your wall ;)

For my creation I used the middle sized That's Crafty! MDF Round which is 6 inches in circumference (yes, sorry I still work in inches as I'm very old) 

Here is the MDF Round already to be painted with a selection of That's Crafty! Multi Surface paints which cover absolutely everything so there's no need for a coat of Gesso first. The blue was used for the background and the green and orange combined for the grassy hill.

I pulled out 4 sheets of Gelli printed paper from my stash and four tree stamps from Carved Whimsy WoodWhimsical Summer and Whimsical Winter. I stamped these onto a mixture of the papers with black Archival ink, fussy cut them out and put them to one side for later.

I wanted some writing in the background so I used the Old Book Page stamp and a lighter shade of Archival ink to stamp with as I didn't want it to dominate the piece overall.

Next step was to do some doodling with my beloved Posca Pens, I love the sheer opaqueness of these  bad boys :)

Speaking of 'bad boys' my Fred decided that at this stage that he desperately needed my undivided attention and knew exactly how to get it.

When standing didn't work he decided to do a sit in protest instead!!

Once the furry interloper was removed, I managed to carry on with my creation once again.....I wonder if Picasso ever had that problem?!
Anyway, I adhered some of the Gelli printed tree images onto the circle with the cute little cloud from Whimsical Summer which was just stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured in lightly with a water colour pencil and them adhered to the background as well.

I stamped the little flower from Poodle Power with black Archival ink on the hill.

Then I started to colour them in with a mixture of Gelly Roll Stardust pens which have an amazing glittery quality to them which is hard to pick up on the camera unfortunately.

Next up was a bit of shading with a grey Zig Clean Colour pen.

Some more doodling with Posca pens.

I drew the sun, added some more doodling, added one of the lollipop trees from Carved Whimsy Wood, a Tim Holtz sentiment and a piece of twine to hang it up with.

I hope you like my creation of a whimsical countryside scene which I shall enjoy looking at on my wall especially on a dull day :)

Donna xx

Stamps Used:

Carved Whimsy Wood
Poodle Power
Whimsical Summer
Whimsical Winter
Old Book Page

See all the stamps from Rubber Dance here


Bibi Lindahl said…
Aww, this is really adorable and so pretty!! LOVE the vibrant colours, and of course the whimsy stamps and doodeling. Fred looks like a good helper ;-) Thank you so much for sharing!! ♥ ♥ ♥
Sue said…
This is fabulous Fred, I love the bright happy colours. I hope that Donna helped a little bit ;-) xx
Awesome creation using many of your great designs. Love it ❣
Fliss said…
Absolutely love this Donna. Such amazing detail and lovely bright and cheerful colours.
Hope the naughty Fred didn't leave any hairs sticking to your creation either!
Fliss xxx
Susanne Rose said…
This is so beautiful and happy! Love it!
Dorthe said…
So wonderful to see naughty Fred again ,lol- he sure knows how to get a little love, from his Mom, - Donna!!
I love your sky hanging there drying , and the fantastic shine, your colors are giving to the creation- the details of shadowing and doodling - are magnificent , dear friend. A big very hot hug to you :-) xoxoxo
Thank you so much sweet ladies
Donna xxx

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