Monday, April 02, 2012

A Painting for a Change

Well I'm back from my holiday in Malaysia (well I actually had some dental work done there, so not so much a "holiday" more a sort of working holiday, lol)  Many stories to be told, and I'll share a few photos soon.  I haven't had a lot of time to craft since I got home, and as this fortnights challenge over at Here Come The Boys is "Anything But A Card" I thought I'd post one of my paintings.  I painted this to give to one of my son's friends when they had a baby... I ended up doing another (different) one as well,  so I've still got this in my back room - maybe another "boy baby" will come along and I'll be ready, lol.
This is "Little Ronnie" and I used a pattern by Wendy Scott from her book "the Cats Pajamas Vol 1", scaled up quite a bit!  I cut the frame out of a piece of MDF, using my scroll saw... and no, hubby didn't help!  I even cut a rebate in the back for the image panel (which was a piece of thinner MDF, nothing too hi-tech here, lol)  I painted it with Jo Sonja Acrylic paints and distressed it back to give an antiqued look.  
The image is painted with Jo Sonja Acrylics too, but only as washes - altogether I probably only used enough paint to cover a ten cent piece!  I'm really pleased with how it came out; I find faces very hard to paint and while Ronnie does have a slight "boxers nose" he does at least still look like a little boy :-) 
Crafty Creations, which is open to all crafts, has "Game On" as its challenge theme so I'm entering there, and Craft Us Crazy, also for all crafts, has Anything But a Card and/or Altered Item, so I'm entering there too. 
There's not much more to say about my little painting (actually, it's not THAT little, measuring 60+cm or more than 2' square!)  other than to say that it is "Anything But a Card", Creative Craft Challenges also has an Anything But a Card challenge, so I'm entering there.   
Please go and check out the rest of my Here Come The Boys team, there's a range of ideas to inspire you.  
I'll be back soon with a project, and maybe some Kuala Lumpur sights :-)  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna

17 comments:

Vicky said...

Wow Donna this is so gorgeous hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Amy said...

This is so awesome! Love the sweet scene and the soft colors! Beautiful work!

mixamatoasties said...

That's super!

Thanks for sharing at Creative Craft Challenges.

Susan x

craftyb said...

absolutely stunning creation - FABULOUS colouring - thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

Lisa M said...

I could stare at that image forever. Your coloring is just excellent. I love the way this looks and your altered project is perfect for our challenge at Craft Us Crazy. Thank you so much for joining in the fun! :)
Hugs!

Jaime said...

That is precious, but he looks all played out! Thanks for playing with CCC this week!

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is stunning,really beautiful creation,wish such amazing,detail, bless you for playing,at creative craft Challenge too,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

acreativeneed said...

Beautifil painting! So sweet and love the frame too! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge and it's lovely to see a non card craft!
hugs,Deena

Teresa said...

This is a truly stunning painting Donna, I really love it. Teresa xx

Wishcraft said...

Well aren't you clever?! It's fab hun, so sweet :o) Hope you've had a lovely holiday (apart from the dental stuff!). Hugs, Lisa x

Joey said...

ooooooooh Donna, you are super clever! I wouldnt know where to start on making a frame! and your painting is just stunning. Joey xx

Pat K said...

Stunning creation Donna and I agree with Joey...you are super clever.

Dawn said...

Wow! This is AMAZING!

Angela said...

Oh My Donna, this is so beautiful. You have painted it just beautifully. I love the softness you created with your painting.
Hugs:)
Angela

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

This is fabulous well done have a great day Ginny

Elaine said...

Donna what a beautiful painting well done you have a fabulous taleny Hugs Elaine

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Your coloring is so soft! Lovely creation!
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Us Crazy!