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