Saturday, October 31, 2009

Good things come in small packages...




...or big packages, I'm not fussy lol, as long as our postie keeps on delivering my art bits and bobs I don't mind.

Yesterday I recieved a few items from Happy Daze to play with, amongst which was this tiny box canvas. Over at Happy Daze they also have the little tiny easels to display your mini canvases once finished, but I have one of those weird aversions to mini easels (like people have to clowns or belly buttons ...ah, belly buttons, well we wont talk about those lol or woodlice rofl)...which do look really cute but are just not for me, so I turned my canvas into a hanging.

The image I used is by Lost Coast. Its called Head in Hands and is also available from Happy Daze. It looks very different once painted and coloured I think and so you can create either very dramatic 'old film' images in black and white or softer more 21century ones once colour has been added.








Below, you can see the wording on the key (Tim Holtz word key) more clearly, hence the title of the piece - (Memories)- 'All That We Have'. The light had to be quite strong to get the wording to show though and has intensified the blue of the ribbon that holds the key, making it look very stark unfortunately.



Here the photo shows the butterfly's wings a little clearer.



A decorated little stretched box canvas would make beautiful keepsakes don't you think given as a gift and at 65p each for you can't go wrong!

Bargain of the season I think!

Thanks for stopping by. :0)

Oh and Happy Hallowe'en.

38 comments:

crafty creations said...

beautiful work as always JO

Willy said...

What a beauty, Jo! It's one of my favourite stamps.

Marilyn Rock said...

Well; I think this is one of my favorites of yours. Absolutely stunning Jo! My jaw dropped when I opened up your Blog this morning! Love it! Have good weekend-Marilyn

Karin said...

This has to be one of my most favourite pieces of your artwork Jo. I love everything about it. It is stunning!

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful work Jo, I agree one of my favourites, stunning.

Lottie said...

Absolutely stunning

Sid said...

Very fantastic work Jo, love this tiny canvas !!

Artyjen said...

Oooooh! That is really lovely....I think you have sorted a couple of xmas gifts for me!!! Except I don't have the stamp and none of those keys.....but I'll think of something! LOL
xoxo

Sandy said...

OMG what a beauty.
Fantastic idea and work. Love them.

Happy Halloween.

Cath Wilson said...

Fab image, Jo and love what you've done with her :) The butterfly, especially looks superb!

joanne wardle said...

ewww you said belly buttons AND woodlice!

good job you made up for it with your gorgeous art!

Tolegranny said...

This is a gorgeous piece of art. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Lynn Stevens said...

Jo this is Gorgeous! I just picked up some of these mini canvases, great inspiration. Love your painting on them!

Elaine G said...

I have had this stamp on my wish list for ages now and it needs to get nearer the top asap. This is fabulous work Jo - you are so talented and inspiring. Thanks for sharing this.

Elaine xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
I am just loving this Jo!
So very beautiful!
Your colours are just perfect and your butterfly a perfect addition!
Superb!
hugs
kim x

Sarah Anderson said...

Just beautiful :)

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Ooooo so pretty Jo :D
Julie xx

Helen Chilton said...

This is lovely - have you stamped straight on the canvas or onto paper and stuck it on?

Paula said...

beautifully coloured...and it makes such a wonderful keepsake as you.

Chris Arlington said...

Stunning! Happy Halloween

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous. you are so good at colouring Jo. that butterfly is beautiful.

Piddawinkle said...

beautiful work as always, and just to say got Dec Craft Stamper today and your article is absolutely stunning, gonna try and have a little play tomorrow, you are brill as always Jo, :)

Lyn said...

Wow Jo, I just love this and I've just bought a ton of these little canvas's so you have inspired me once again !
Lyn x

Hels said...

Tis beautiful and that butterfly is so delicate, I love what you have done with this stamp and canvas...FAB!

craftytrog said...

Stunning, love your subtle colouring Jo! x

Glenda T. said...

I agree, I love any size of happy mail!! haha That stamp is gorgeous and your creation is even more gorgeous!!!! I've never heard of these little stretched box canvases, I'll have to look further into this.

Linda said...

This is wonderful Jo .... so very inspiring.
I have just been and ordered some canvases (and a few other things!)
Linda :-)

Piddawinkle said...

hi Jo, just to follow up on my comment yesterday, here is my attempt at your beautiful Merry Christmas card, look here

Lorraine said...

marvellous Jo..love the way you have got her skin tones

Carmen said...

This is just beautiful, I love everything about it.

Chriss Rollins said...

G A W G U S XXX

It's been so long since I stopped by, I wont leave it too long in future.

chriss x

Linda Elbourne said...

STUNNING ... and I don't say that lightly ... your canvas aint bad either ROFLMAO

Seriously stunning canvas ... the colours are amazing!

Shar said...

Wow! Stunning!!

Laura Haviland said...

This is one of my favorite "ever" !!
I love the colors and the butterfly is amazing.
Thanks for sharing, I love it.
Hugs,Laura.
Fabulous.....

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just stunning!

JeanFB said...

This is stunning - I never would have imagined that the image would take color so beautifully, but in your hands, anything is possible! :) Gorgeous work!

Carol said...

Jo!
What you did with this stamp is INCREDIBLE! I LOVE the papillon and the color you applied to it.
You did them proud!

Amy said...

~*Beautiful*~