Sunday, January 29, 2012

Simply Sunday Challenge

It's time again for a fun Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky. Today the theme is "fantasy land" and in my opinion that kind of meant that anything goes.  We all have fantasies, right??  I have always wanted to be able to fly and thought it quite romantic if I were some type of fairy.  Flower fairies have always caught my fancy so that is what I have created for this challenge.  And for those of you that follow me you will see I am still a bit hung up on my "She Art".  I promise I will SOON post more paper creations but for now, this is how I spent my weekend.  My FUN sister-in-law Tonya came over and I demonstrated how to create a She Art canvas.  Many of my friends have asked me what "She Art" is...well, it is certainly not my clever idea.  It came from Christy Tomlinson and she teaches online classes for mixed media artists.  Feel free to go check her out and then show me your She Art!  Here is my project for this Simply Sunday challenge...
 I think she looks a bit like my sweet daughter.  The colors, flowers and especially the sun make me happy.
 Here is the K. Andrew Stamp that I used, it is from the "Positive Thoughts" set.  "Happiness is an inside job" is a good thing to think about.  We are more in control of our happiness than anyone else.
 I also used a couple of stamps from the "Amazing You" stamp set.  It has great single word positive statements that work really well on these canvases.
 I cut the "she statement" of a bit but it says, "She saw her dreams take flight." I like the wind blowing her hair.
Now I LOVE her skirt.  I used some prima flowers and Tonya showed me how to color them with my new alcohol inks.  It was so fun, then I just used a script stamp and black stazon ink to stamp on them.  I hope you are inspired to create today.  Anything!!!  Just make something fun and imaginative them pop over to Getting Cricky and link up your project.  There is usually a prize to a lucky winner so join in the fun!


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I absolutely love this, Jana!! I am going to check out Christy Tomlinson...thanks for the link!! So stunning :)

    Getting Cricky DTM - Sister

  2. Like i said before this is my favourite so far, i love how bright and cheerful it is!! gorgeous

  3. Amazing job!!! I love the bring colors and how you used the stamps! This shows how truely versitile they are! :) And her skirt is adorable!!! Great great great job!!!!!! TYFS :)

    Getting Cricky JrDt

  4. Jana, This is just about the happiest project ever! Jana, I have got to give this a try!! The stamps you used jsut are perfect for our she-art.
    GC jrDT

  5. This is so gorgeous, the colours are so vibrant, this is a very happy piece of art, well done!! :)
    Cheers Jennie
    Getting Cricky Jnr DTM Sister

  6. Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Great job and a look I think is wonderful. I'm going to check out that sight.
    Rae Ann O.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love this and you have to teach us how to do this!!!

    Ildi your DT sister

  8. Gorgeous, Beautiful. Love the Little Girl w
    and the Wings she is like a Fairy. all the colors are Beautiful love the way made the sun. thanks for sharing your Beautiful Card.
    Anita Getting Cricky Jr.Dt. Sister

  9. This is such a neat canvas Jana. The sentiments are perfect. I really like the detail in the skirt. It looks like its moving in the wind. TFS.

    Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT Sister

  10. Like the bright colors. Especially like the Sun. I created & entered my Valentine Card with Pegasus Theme.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Simply Gorgeous! I love this! You did an awesome job! TFS
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky JRDT Sister

  12. This is just gorgeous! Love all the colors!

    Your Jr-GCDT sister,

  13. Oh my goodness, this is just so beautiful! I LOVE the way you did the skirt (those alcohol inks are fun, right?!
    All that texture and color makes for an awesome project!