Sunday, May 17, 2009

Haven't a thing to wear!

Fridays TGiF is Striped Trousers- a theme for which I had time to think about and bat a few ideas around in my head over the weekend whilst we had family staying with us.
So this evening I thought I'd make a pair of trouses (coat, hat and shoes too) for 'Leeta' one of the most recent releases from Stampotique.

Heres how she started off- just a head..



and heres what she looks like now, complete with body and outfit lol






Great fun, especially working the background- paint, inks, sprays, scraping, finger painting, and rubons all onto a factory clocking on card.

Her trousers, coat, hat and shoes were drawn freehand in a wiggly way to match the face using a black Pentel .5mm pen. Brads for buttons.

Stamp available from Stampotique in the USA or The Stamp Attic in the UK.

33 comments:

Sid said...

As usual Jo, you have created a masterpiece.....very Lowry I think, especially with the clocking in card background !

Paula said...

so completely original and so ingenious....love it!

lottie said...

Jo,Jo,Jo, how do you do it?

You make it appear to be effortless. The ideas, the drawing, the painting, the texture - brilliant

That stamp really 'grows' on me the more I see it - especially how you use it.

joanne wardle said...

fabulous!! I wondered how you had manage to find stamps to fit her...but you drew them!! oh to have one ounce of your talent. you should be designing stamps!!

Claireabelle said...

One word - stunning!

She looks fab
x

crafty capers said...

Cooooool! I love this! A very clever use of the Stampotique stamp :-)

Kalli said...

wow - great

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Jo you are so amazingly talented!
I love this so much and to think you drew her clothes just fantastic!
How amazing to have created this wonderful card from just one head brilliant!
hugs
kim x

Sarah Anderson said...

love it!!!

Sue said...

Now don't she look fab all dressed up!! Great job!!

Godelieve said...

Fantastic!! When will you start designing your own stamps? Can't believe how well everything goes together. What a talent!!

Sandy said...

OMG Jo this is unbelievable. You are so talented. This is amazing. Love them.

Thanks Jo for this brilliant entry to TGiF.

Joanne said...

This is just too good!! Please rub shoulders with me 'cos I can't draw or paint for toffee. xx

Sarah said...

very cool!

(and I didn't even know there were new stampotiques....resisting the urge to go and look as I am sooo skint right now!)

Moira said...

Fab

deb said...

Brilliant! I thought you'd used stamps, how fantastic to of drawn the clothes.

C@ro said...

Very original!
Love the colors and how you used all these different inkies to make the background. It turned out great.

Audrey said...

that really is a fun piece - great work Jo!

Karin said...

You've done her proud, Jo. Great outfit!

Piddawinkle said...

oh Jo I just echo everybody elses comments, you have done a fantastic job, stampotique should be getting you on board to design more stamps. I ve just got my first stampotique stamp and your work has inspired me, mine has clothes though, LOL, all the best Siobhan

Martina2801 said...

This is fantastic! What a great inspiration piece!

alcoholinky said...

great piece Jo. drawing - such an obvious solution which none of us think of - probably because we can't draw LOL. love the shades of green too.

sija said...

Fabulous Jo! Love all of it.

muriel said...

I haven't got a blog but I often visit yours. Your Leeta is fabulous. I wish I had half your talent.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Okay! That is absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!! Now I have an idea about what I can do with my "heads" lol!!!! Took a little hiatus from blog hopping but glad to be back to see what you've been up to! This is amazing Jo!

Vicki

Creative Chaos said...

The only thing I can say is WOWWWWWW !!! This makes me speecheless !!!
Patti xx

bockel24 said...

not sure if I like those Stampotique girls (they´re still too cute for me though I know that sounds strange), but I definitely love what you´ve done with her!

Greensleeves said...

Great outfit for Leeta! Very Dickensian, she might just pick a pocket or two. :)
Brilliant (as usual, Ma'am!)!

Hazel said...

Brilliant way to show off the stamp, but the background is what caught my eye. It has so much detail, colour and texture. Lovely.

Amy said...

wow, what a unusual stamp and so UNIQUE as ever..I Love it!!!

Katy - CS Editor said...

I LOVE it!!!!!!

Janny said...

Great!

glitterangel said...

Great idea, and fantastic artwork - you really should think about designing some stamps!