Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Birthday gal

I made this canvas for a friend of mine, her fav colours are browns and pinks which turned out to be a bit of a challenge being a blue and green gal myself! I'm a lot happier with this canvas than my earlier one as I used backing papers between the pics and didn't put a word on every square, the overall effect isn't quite so busy. I also experimented with lots of 'threes' as I read somewhere about the eye searching out symmetry and it really does give the finished pic a bit of balance.
Slice of chocolate cake anyone...
My friend was born in 1971 and sometime ago gave me a 'Welsh ladies' card which I promised would find it's way back to her one day, such a fab image!

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12 comments:

Linda said...

So is this sitting down in a cut-out area? The sides look slightly elevated..or is that just the angle????? I must know details!!! How can I copy it without knowing. A tutorial would be nice. And if you could film it and perhaps speak German?

Nathalie Thompson said...

This piece is YUMMY! Looks lovely with the "plain" pattern only squares. Unlike Linda, I don't need a tutorial (although I'm laughing, because I know what she's referring to), just make me one. hee hee. It could be 1/4 size. I don't NEED 100 inchies to be happy. 25 would do!

Gunnels blog said...

This collage is SO beautiful! What a happy friend you must have !

Jenxo said...

haha, i want to know too, it does look like its framed.

beautiful; work , i bet your friend will adore it...jenxo

kiwicarole said...

gorgeous as per usual, but I wouldn't expect anything less! lol xP

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Delicious and beautiful, what a lovely gift for your special friend! The colors are fab framed in "chocolate" too!

Hens Teeth said...

Your friend must be thrilled to bits.

La Dolce Vita said...

what an amazing piece! you rock!

Seth said...

A big "wow" for this one!

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow!! & Lucky friend!!

Melinda Cornish said...

Being a huge pink fan, I gotta tell you..this is GORGEOUS!!!!

Elizabeth Golden said...

This is very cool. I hope your friend appreciates all the work that went into this. Amazing!