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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Show Us Your Favorite Designer at 4 Crafty Chicks

Well, crafters, this was one difficult project. When I learned that the theme this week at 4 Crafty Chicks was going to be to choose your favorite designer, I thought, "Who can choose just ONE designer from all the fantastic artists and companies in blog land?! I finally went with a designer who has pushed me out of my comfort zone and into broader and more creative outlets. That designer is Sue Eisenhauer from Ike's Art.
Today I created a mixed media canvas and popped it into a wooden frame that I spray-painted in gold and white. My background is patterned paper that I sprayed with homemade blue shimmer spray. I used an American flag from Oriental Trading Company, then used a strip of leftover star-patterned paper at the bottom on which to adhere part of my sentiment.
I colored my image, called Libby, with Copics before attaching her against the front of the frame, giving my canvas some dimension. I added glitter to my image's hair, crown and nylon-ed leg as well as adding a strip of die-cut glitter paper to give my canvas even more dimension (and a little shimmer). My last bit of embellishing is the silver spray behind my image.
I chose my sentiment carefully. It reads: "May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please but as the opportunity to do what's right"
Which designer is YOUR favorite? Choose one and create something and link it up to 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
Challenges I am Entering:
Craft Rocket challenges - Spots and/or Stripes
Southern Girls challenges - Anything Goes w/Team Trace
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Moo Mania & More - Summer (I was inspired by my country's Independence Day summer holiday)
Everybody Art challenges - Summer/Holiday
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Mixed Media/Altered Art Goes


ike said...

AMAZING - this is sooooo totally creative and I LUV it to bits :-)The colouring on Libby really rocks. Thank you very much indeed for choosing me as your favourite designer. I am sitting here smiling broadly and feeling very proud :-D

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IKE xxxxxxx

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froebelsternchen said...

Just FAB! Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More!
oxo Susi

Rosie said...

Wonderful !!!!

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Amazing work.
Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
xx Valentina DT xx
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Chris said...

Fabulous project - very creative! Thanks for playing along with the Southern Girls!

Karen Oliver said...

Such a lovely creative project. Love how you framed it. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge.

Lori Kobular said...

Great project and I absolutely love Ms Liberty with her sexy leg showing! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

Sandra Wright. said...

What a fab entry in to our challenge over at Rhedds Creative Spirit.
Hope to see you again soon...x

Rupa Swaminathan said...

Lovely canvas and what an idea to frame it too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa, DT.

Sammy said...

this is so lovely. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

wonderfully patriotic project. Love how you have Miss Liberty on the outside of the frame to give the whole creation dimension. love it Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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Cicci said...

So wonderful make !! Creative!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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genie said...

Lady Liberty look pretty sexy in this piece...she is impressive. Love the patriotic post. genie