Sunday, November 20, 2011

Girl Canvas

On Saturday I took a class with Lisa who continues to amaze me! She showed us how to use Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's stencils... I have a healthy stash of these goodies and I'm so happy I took Lisa's class because she always makes you feel confident in your ability... when it came to painting and blending the face, I was a bit skeptical, but Lisa made if very easy... I love how my girl turned out.

The stencils I used for this canvas were the following:


Well, I finally broke down and purchased PSE 10, mostly because hubby needs to do some offloading of the main computer and/or needs to add more memory to our hard drive and so it has become impossible to do anything on the main computer in PSE... so I downloaded it onto my little netbook! Now I never need to go into the office and I am just so thrilled to have the new and updated version. Having just given you a bit of info on the Pioneer Woman's actions, I cannot figure out yet how to download them into PSE 10 and so the photos above were edited the long handed version which I don't think I completed all the steps properly. It's kind of like using speed dial... if you use it... you forget the phone number when you don't have the speed dial!?! Anyone else have that problem?

Okay... well I'm hoping the -25C weather is just a figment of my imagination and that when I wake up tomorrow morning it will be like a sauna, well maybe not quite that hot but you know what I mean!

Oh, I manged to get the two Christmas trees up today... I know... it's a tad early, but now I'll have time to get the 8 dozen cookies started for my Cookie Exchange!

Alright, enough chitter chatter... bedtime!

Have a great week everyone :)

17 comments:

  1. It's 50 degrees warmer here now ... what a contrast!

    Ginger I love seeing all of your creative exploits - some of which I have no hope in ever contemplating and others I can entirely relate to! I edit in slow hand ... and, I really must get around to making some of my own actions because the editing is getting time consuming!

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  2. fabulous image - love the colours and energy

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  3. Ginger....I love this....and I never even realised you could buy face stencils!
    I edit in slow hand....I wouldn't have any idea how to do it any other way....and I'm not very good at it either!!

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  4. Your canvas looks gorgeous, lovely colours. I have a couple of those stencils, including the sequin waste, but neither of the faces.

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  5. LOVE the canvas Ginger...and the fact that you have your Christmas trees up! I am seriously considering getting my DEPT 56 Christmas Village out..we are having unseasonably grey, miserable weather and I thinka bit of SAD is kicking in! Hope you've wakened up to slightly warmer weather
    Alison xx

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  6. A face stencil! How clever is that? I could "fake a face"! This style suits you so well - you always make something lovely.

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  7. your canvas is fabulous. so creative and inspiring. as for your weather - can you send a bit of it over here!?! Can't wait for "real" winter weather to hit.

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  8. Love your canvas! Where did you buy your stencils? I've never seen the face one!

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  9. She looks vibrant and alert, this lovely face - like her creator, I suspect! I love your breadth of experimentation.

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  10. Great canvas! These stencils are definitely going on my Christmas list. I had never heard of them before this weekend and now (all of sudden), I've run into a bunch of posts with them.
    It is a totally awesome idea!
    Rinda

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  11. wow fantastic canvas!! you are obviously very talented.

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  12. LOVE your canvas! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. Wow! This canvas is GORGEOUS!!!!

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  14. Love your canvas. I've never heard of those stencils. I'll have to keep an eye out for them. Hope your weather has improved to something more seasonable.

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  15. wow from me too, I love this so much but like Amy it is something I could never do! -25C sounds more like a nightmare to me x

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  16. Hello Ginger! I was so happy to see you in class! I'm glad you love your canvas. Thanks for your sweet words.

    P.S. to all those gals asking about the face stencils, you can buy them online at our store if you're interested. here is the link to The Crafter's Workshop selections.

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  17. Ginger - that canvas is gorgeous! I love the colors you used. Wow, with these stencils, I might even be able to paint! :) (Not as good as you though!).

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