Saturday, May 24, 2014

COMPENDIUM OF CURIOSITIES III ~ FAUX TEA ROSES

Welcome blogging friends!

It's time for a new technique/product and challenge at 
Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge.  This week, turn to page 65 in your Compendium of Curiosities III book and check out Faux Tea Roses.  If you don't already have your copy of Tims' book, you can click HERE and be taken directly to his blog where you can order your very own autographed copy.

Made from Tim Holtz' Tattered Pinecone die cut, these little tea roses add so much dimension, femininity and softness to your vintage and shabby chic pieces. 


Here is my 5x7 canvas that I have created especially for this challenge. The beautiful maiden from Tim's Classics #5 Stamp Set was my inspiration for this piece.  When I saw the theme of this challenge, I immediately thought of a spring day, a beautiful maiden running through a meadow with a halo of tea roses and ribbon in her long flowing hair.  

I used the following supplies to create this canvas:

5x7 stretched canvas, Gesso, Matte Multi Medium, Kraft Core Nostalgics Collection (paper), Classics #5 and Urban Chic Stamp Sets, Specialty Stamping Paper, Jet Black Archival Ink, Picked Raspberry and Antique Linen Distress Paint, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (distressing the canvas), Detailer Water Brush, Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose, Salty Ocean, Worn Lipstick Distress Inks (face), Stickles: Waterfall (eyes), Mercury Glass (eyelids, edging on roses), Stardust (lips), Sanding Block, Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks, Miscellaneous Scraps of Fabric, Doll Hair, White Tissue Paper, Paint Brush, Tim's Grid Blocks, Renaissance Treasure Gold Guilding Wax, Antique Bronze Filigree Corners from the Funkie Junkie Boutique


I began by painting the canvas with Gesso and letting it dry.  Then I added some color by mixing Picked Raspberry and Antique Linen Distress Paints with water and brushing them on.  


After I heat set them dry, I began adding some torn strips of cotton fabric that was given to me by a very sweet blogging friend known for the magic that she does with fabric in her art pieces, Andrea Ockey Parr. If you want some very cool inspiration, check out her blog. 

Anyway, I brushed on some Matte Multi Medium ... wonderful stuff that dries clear and can be used as a glue or a sealer.  In this case, I used it for both.  I brushed the canvas where I wanted my strips to go, arranged them and glued them in place.  Then I lightly brushed over the tops of them to lightly seal them.


Next I added a little more Gesso over the top to soften the colors of the painted background and also the fabric and make them sort of mesh into each other a little better.


I stamped the girl's face onto Specialty Stamping Paper using Jet Black Archival Ink and heat set it.  Then I colorized her face using my Tim Holtz Detailer Water Brush and several Distress Inks.  Scattered Straw and Tattered Rose when mixed make a very nice fleshy skin color.  Then I added just some Tattered Rose for her blushing cheeks.  I gave her blue eyes with Salty Ocean and pink lips with Worn Lipstick Distress Inks.  Finally I added a touch of Gathered Twigs on her eye lids and to create subtle shadows at the edges of her face.


When she was dry, I cut around her face, added some more Matte Multi Medium to my canvas and glued her in place.  I lightly brushed over her face to seal it.


She looked really weird with the top of her head and left side of her face so sharply cut off.  I decided to soften the look with long flowing ringlets of hair...doll hair that is.  I brushed Matte Multi Medium where I wanted to add the individual ringlets of hair then pressed the hair in place and let it dry.  I added more hair as needed.  


Now I could FINALLY get to the faux tea roses ... the reason for the whole challenge.  I created them out of some paper from Tim Holtz' Kraft-Core Nostalgics Collection paper.  These paper have a kraft base so that you can sand off part of the color of the paper to reveal the kraft core.  I used some mauve, teal and goldish papers for my faux tea roses.  Check out the exact technique for creating these in Compendium of Curiosities III.  I will share with you that I created more of some rose buds, or smaller roses by tearing the die cut in half as I was working with it.  That way, not all of your roses are the same size...which I think is very nice.  


Once my roses were ready, I hot glued little strands of the metallic gold ribbon in her hair and then placed (hot glued) the roses to create the look of a garland of halo of roses in her hair.  To highlight them even further, I lightly added Mercury Glass Stickles along the edges of the roses.  I also very lightly added some Mercury Glass Stickles to her eye lids, Waterfall Stickles her eyes and Stardust Stickles to her lips.


Next I added some beautiful antique bronze filigree corners that I recently purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  This is such a fabulous store that has all sorts of out of the ordinary metal findings (which I love) and beautiful laces along with lots of other paper crafting products, including lots of Tim Holtz items.  Frilly and Funkie is also one of our very generous sponsors! I think these filigree corners add a lot of character to this piece.


I added a very sweet sentiment from Tim Holtz' Urban Chic Stamp Set.  I stamped it onto plain white tissue paper and then brushed Matte Multi Medium onto the canvas, where I wanted it to go.  Then I brushed more Matte Multi Medium over the sentiment to seal it in place. (Tear the edges of the tissue instead of cutting them when using this technique.  The torn edges seem to disappear into the background when gluing them in place where a cut edge remains more visible). Why did I pick this sentiment?  



Well, I love it's positive message and I think there are times when we all need to remember that no matter what life throws at us, we will survive and come out even stronger. 


Finally, to warm up the edges, I distressed them with Gathered Twigs again and added some Renaissance Treasure Gold Guilding Wax.  It gives a soft, subtle shimmer to the edges when the light hits the canvas just right.  It's very pretty and seems to blend the colors of the canvas and the fabric together even more.

I also added some shadowing around the girl's face and hair using a black Stabilo pencil and then blending it out using Tim's Detailer Water Brush.  You could achieve the same effect with a charcoal pencil, chalk or anything that you can manipulate with the water brush.

Now it is YOUR turn to create something wonderful using Tim's Faux Tea Rose technique.  Be sure to tell us what inspired your work and what Tim products you used in your piece.  Also be sure to link your project up to The Compendium of Curiosities III Challenge and include a link to our challenge in your blog post to be eligible for our wonderful prizes from  Tim Holtz himself and also our alternating sponsors Inspiration Emporium and The Funkie Junkie Boutique

This challenge's prizes are  ...


and ...

amazing prize packages full of grungey vintage goodness from Tim and Mario!!!  Talk about MOTIVATION to play along!

We have had such wonderful response to our challenges and the art that is being shared is nothing short of amazing!  Truly....your art really does show us how much you love and understand Tim's products in order to produce such beautiful work! 

Good luck! Enjoy your weekend!


141 comments:

  1. I like this face, its wonderful!
    Have a nice day, Eva

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  2. Candy what a wonderful canvas. I love the quote too. Great idea using hair! I'm not really one for flowers but I am still going to push myself to try this challenge. I enjoyed your step by step. Karen.x

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  3. Oh my, where do I begin? Your flower maiden looks every bit as beautiful as the one in our May Day parade a few weeks ago - the way you have done her gorgeous hair and floral head-dress is beautiful, her face is coloured to perfection. I love how you added the fabric to the background, it adds some wonderful texture and subtle colour and those metal corners from Linda are such a perfect finishing touch to this gorgeous canvas. Love it. Anne xx

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  4. Wow, this is absolutely stunning Candy, the face is so 3D, and the colours work beautifully. A masterpiece. Jane x

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  5. adding the doll hair was a touch of genius.. this is so gorgeous. x

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  6. Stunning canvas, Candy! Love the bits of glitter on the flowers.

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  7. I am lost for words Candy! This is absolutely stunning and a fabulous way to use the Faux Tea Roses. Jennie x

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  8. Gorgeous canvas Candy, her hair is fabulous and I adore those roses. Beautiful colour palette and design. The backdrop is lovely to showcase the focal image and the sentiment sits perfectly. Love this. Tracy x

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  9. Brilliant as always! The doll hair looks fantastic and with the flowers it blends in so naturally! Love the touch of glitter on her eyelids too and that a few of them ended up on her eyes adds a beautiful highlight. This is just wow!

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  10. All your work amazes me Candy, and this is no exception. This canvas is stunning I love all the little details you have introduced to bring it to life and it is so 3dimensional. The dolls hair and those perfect little tea roses with their glitter edges and ribbons are really eye catching. Yet another wonderful creation and such a brilliant step by step. Mo x

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  11. Wow, and wow again! Candy, this is such an amazing piece of work. I absolutely adore it. Your pieced fabric background is just so cool and you did an amazing job on the lovely face. And that doll hair - brilliant! She looks gorgeous with the tea roses in her hair! Thanks so much for using the beautiful filigree corners and mentioning my little boutique!

    Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  12. Just gorgeous candy! I love that you added the hair! It really makes it perfect! Your flowers are wonderful.

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  13. Candy, this is just amazing. I loved going through your creative process. I always learn so much. Your roses and color choices are perfect and the ribbon coils were such a wonderful touch. I'm gonna have to get some Guilding Wax. That really pulled it all together. I'm so inspired! Thank you!!

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  14. Holy Cow, Candy! This is beautiful! The roses are spectacular! I can't believe what a gorgeous color you achieved on the face! Wow!

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  15. Candy your art is so inspirational! I love everything about this canvas and can't thank you enough for the detailed look into your process. I always learn something new whenever I visit you. The coloring on the face is outstanding and I love how you varied the sizes of the roses and added such a delicate touch of sparkle to the edges. I love shiny things and was attracted to this creation like a mag pie. Amazing!

    Amy*

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  16. Well blow me away! Your damsel is just beautiful! I think I have some of those ringlets tucked away for a special cross-stitched doll (which is still completely not even started - lol!).

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  17. Oh wow Candy, this is beautiful. What a completely creative idea. Your roses are stunning, I love the added bling. Your lady's hair is also a fantastic idea!

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  18. Awesome job Candy!! I love the addition of the hair and your flowers are gorgous!

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  19. Love, love, love this Candy, so inventive and creative as always. xxxx

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  20. How utterly clever is this! The whole creation just pops off the canvas. I love it.

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  21. My goodness Candy! what a gorgeous face on this - it looks SO 3 dimensional - the hair is too fun! and your roses - SO lovely - thank you so much for sharing all the steps - this is wonderful!!

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  22. Wow and wow! Candy this seriously is one big bundle of gorgeousness,absolutely perfect. Your artwork really is a joy to look at

    Donna.x

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  23. Pure genius! I love this piece. I learn so much by reading about how you create your fabulous projects. Love this gorgeous girl. You are amazing!

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  24. love this canvas. amazing what you did with the girl. you brought her to life xx

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  25. Absolutely beautiful, the hair, the flowers and leaves just totally alter the stamped image, I love so much!

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  26. Candy, this is one beautiful girl! The entire canvas is spectacular, but the flowers in her hair (love that hair), really is gorgeous! I was singing that San Francisco song! Lovely details all the way around. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Weekend! Hugs!

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  27. Candy, I am completely blown away by your beautiful artwork! you put so much detail into everything you do! I love the fabric touches, the doll hair, everything. When you out thise beautiful tea roses into her hair, it screamed AWESOME!

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  28. Candy, this beautiful piece blew my mind! i just love all the the creative touches you added, the soft fabric details, the doll hair, the beautiful colors, etc. However, when you put the gorgeous flowers in her hair, that was so amazing! i love your tutorials...I learn so much from you!

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  29. Ditto to what Susan (comment above) said. It is hard to find more words to describe how beautiful this is.

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  30. This is just beautiful, I love that you added the hair and the roses into her hair. So pretty!

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  31. Wow Candy, breathless and beautiful. I love the roses in her hair. Gorgeous piece.
    Great detail and color. Thank you very much. Lovely.

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  32. She is GORGEOUS! The price for this challenge is definitely motivational. Blessings!

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  33. Wow, this is brilliant, Candy.

    Have a wonderful weekend

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  34. Oh Candy, you have totally done it again!! This is the most incredible piece!! What an inspiration! Love the addition of the dolls hair and the ribbon woven through those gorgeous roses, truly, truly stunning!!! Another favourite to add to the list!!

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  35. Oh Candy! She is so lovely. If I saw this somewhere I would buy it in a heartbeat. The curly hair makes it for me(being a curly girl myself). Love it, great inspiration for the challenge.
    Jess

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  36. Love! Your canvas is stunning!

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous Candy! I love her hair and the roses with glitter! Just beautiful!

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  38. The doll hair and flowers turn this into a very magical piece of art Candy, Annette x

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  39. Your art is awesome. The background is beautiful. I just love how you added the hair and then adorned her with flowers.

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  40. Love the glittered roses. Each one is so unique. I have not made on yet, hope mine come out as good as all yours

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  41. Love everything about your piece! Every little detail. This is stunning! I think I need that stamp now!

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  42. This is so beautifully done Candy. I'm amazed by the doll hair which, when combined with her rose garland headpiece, makes this young lady even more glamorous. Love the way you've added in those patches of fabric too. Jenny x

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  43. Oh those curls are amazing and so tactile. You are a very accomplished make up artiste too Candy, her face is done to perfection. Gorgeous work as always. Nicola x

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  44. Your canvas is GORGEOUS!!! What a beautiful lady, lovely colors, and she is so full of pensive thoughts it seems. She looks like a spring goddess. You are rocking!

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  45. Thud! Please stop bruising my chin each week as I see your stunning creations, Candy. This one is over the top beautiful - doll hair?!?!? Every element you've added makes her shine. I love it!

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  46. Good grief, is this as beautiful in real life as it looks here? Absolutely stunning Candy. Nikki xxx

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  47. Another stunning creation, love the glittery edge to the roses, fabulous inspiration. I also wanted to say thank you so much Candy for the really lovely comments you left on my blog, so kind Ruth x

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  48. I have this stamp and love it. Your idea really set it off. I love the roses in her hair.

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  49. Candy, this is just exquisite! I love your trick for making different size roses, too-- so smart!!! The sentiment is perfect for the lady's expression, too. :)

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  50. Oh! My! Giddy Aunt!! this is beyond amazing!!
    I love, love, love, what you have done on this wonderful "work of art"
    I am not so "brave" to commit to something like this. However.........you never know I need to get out of my comfort zone.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

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  51. This is WONDERFUL. Love the background canvas and the hair is such a wonderful. detail. Love it.

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  52. I have this stamp set as I wanted the knife, spoon and fork stamp...Never liked the girls face as it was cut off. This is such a brilliant idea to do with her. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  53. OMG Candy, this is stunning! A fabulously creative piece, beautifully done, but adding the doll's hair is an absolute piece of ingenuity. Wow! Love it! Chris xxx

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  54. Wow, Candy....I actually am picking my jaw up off the table. This is sooooo dreamy and beautiful and soft and feminine. The background layer alone filled me with delight. But then you added your own special touches (who else would think to add doll ringlets, I ask you?) and I am just floored. The color palette is wonderfully vintage and inviting. I love the maidenly blush on her cheeks...and the sentiment is the crowning touch. Your projects are always perfect to the nth detail....and they are so inspiring. Thank you for the wonderful step out and the incredible beauty of this work of art.

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  55. She is so beautiful and I love the sentiment, Candy.

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  56. Oh CANDY!!!! Love her.. it is funny the other day I just came across (in my stash of fun things) a whole baggy of hair curly cues... LOVE IT...( I am going to use it on my fairies...) I think your canvas is wonderfully BEAUTIFUL... you always make such PRETTY projects... love it all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  57. Thanks, Candy, for the link to Andrea's blog! The technique looks stunning on your fabulous piece and I can look forward to adding another dimension to my work.

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  58. Wow, thanks for the tutorial showing all of your different layers.

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  59. Oh my word this is such an incredible piece Cheryl. You have a natural eye when it comes to these canvasses. I am completely amazed!

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  60. Opps I may have called you Cheryl and if I did I apologise Candy.

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  61. Hi sweetie, this is amazing, fabulous colours, I wish I could do this its so gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

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  62. I found this on Pinterest and think it's gorgeous!

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  63. Gorgeous canvas Candy.

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  64. Perfectly Victorian, what a lovely card.

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  65. Oh my word. Thank you for a great tutorial in how it all came together. An amazing piece of art

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  66. Candy, I always, always look forward to seeing what you've created. And you always, always create a beautiful story. This is fabulous!!

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  67. Gorgeous canvas Candy... OMG ... the hair, the roses... just gorgeous !!! , love that stamp you used ( I love all things Tim ) !! Awesome tutorial too!

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  68. What a beautiful canvas! I love how you added life to the face stamp, what a fun idea. The roses are so pretty.

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  69. Oh, Candy, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!! I love every bit and detail!!!!!

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  70. OMG!! (Faux) Tea Roses in (faux) hair!!! How Wonderful is this!? So magical and ethereal!! Just WOW, Candy!! Thank you for sharing your step-x-step on this creation, too! AWESOME!! XOXO-Shari

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  71. CAndy I'm speechless! Your canvas really impressed me! The design, the background and the "construction" of the face are fabulous! As always, a great project, full of ideas to admire and remember! BArbarayaya

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  72. She is beautiful, very Prerafaelite. Gorgeous x

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  73. Such a wistful piece, I wonder what she is thinking! Beautiful colours and such a soft look, I love this.

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  74. WOW Candy this is amazing! I looked at this face stamp and had no idea what to do with it. Love how you incorporated the roses into her hair.

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  75. The Crew is just amazing this week! This too is an amazing piece! Silly me; not knowing you could buy doll hair! The roses totally set the era/mood, and I love the tip on stamping on tissue paper; I do that with candles, don't know why I never thought to do it for collage!

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  76. Me again, back for another look at this amazing "work of art"
    I just love it
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  77. OMG Amazing!!!!! Love the hair and the tea roses are just beautiful!

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  78. CORRRRRRR... Candy, I don't know how you do it hun, you just keep making stuff that is amazingly awesome!!! I LOVE THIS!!! A brilliant touch to add the doll hair too... fabulous XX

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  79. I love the background and the way the flowers are in her hair .. awesome project !!

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  80. Love the three dimensional effect with the hair....cool!

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  81. You WIN..this is incredible...

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  82. Wonderful and unique, great art work as always!
    Big hugs Anja

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  83. ofcourse I love this - how could you not love a girl with curly hair and a garland to adorn it. Lovely incorporation of the faux tea-roses!

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  84. gorgeous elegant piece of art!! =)

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  85. There is nothing left to say for me ... brilliant, Candy! I so admire your art work!
    I know I'm way behind on commenting...but life is hectic at the moment! I don't always have time to comment, but I so enjoy your posts and never miss one.

    Hope your day is going great!
    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  86. Oh wouw love those roses in her hair and love the glitter!

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  87. Thanks for helping me see how to use gesso. I used it on my piece this time as well. Thanks for letting me play along in the CC3C for tea roses.

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  88. Your spring maiden is beyond words!!! thank you for sharing your incredible project.

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  89. Wow, oh wow! What an amazing piece of art. And so incredible to see the step by steps. I love the depth you have created around the face, under the chin. And the addition of hair and flowers is a great touch. I love this! X

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  90. Another amazing creation! I adore the stamp you used. I love her. Great use of flowers in her hair. Beautifully made and a wonderful inspiration!

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  91. Wow Candy!! This is fabulous!! Love the flowers, glitter, and great background you made. I immediately thought of Andrea when I saw those strips of fabric.

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  92. Total Genius!! It looks so real and lifelike, you did an AMAZING job Candy x

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  93. WOW, Candy...what a fabulous creative canvas!! LOVE your arty girl...so unique with the clever background , hair..and your roses are beautiful with the little touch of glitter ...Love it!! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration....Jan x

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  94. CANDY! You finally used fabric scraps!! Oh happy day! I knew you would NAIL IT when you did use scraps and I was right! It's funny how much I adored your piece before I even recognized the fabric scraps in there! I love how you blended everything together in such an ethereal romantic way. It is a stunning piece and that quote really inspires me and gives me courage. I am not only a fan of this piece, but I am so proud of you, too, for venturing into fabric!! I feel like a mother hen who's just seen her little chickadee take flight in a whole new direction! But I can sense that I'm getting cheesy here, so I'll sign off. ;) Just know that you are not only a talented artist, but are now a talented fabric-collager-person, too (totally not a real title, but heartfelt none the less)!

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  95. Absolutely beautiful! I love how you used the faux roses. I can't wait to see what 'girls' I have in my stash to go try this. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  96. So clever and totally original. What a clever take on the theme :)

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  97. A gorgeous and stunning creation, dear Candy! I'm totally thrilled. You are so talented. No wonder you got almost 100 comments.....You have my full admiration!

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  98. Hello Miss Candy 99 fabulous well deserved comment, WOWZER, this is FLIPPING FANTASTIC, honestly it's the **** BOMB **** I love that stamp to begin with, all that curly red hair, then those fabulous flowers, the background is gorgeous, love the sentiment, I loooooooove it, thanks for sharing, oh and sharing Andrea who's work is amazing, hope you have a wonderful week. ((( BIG HUGS)))..

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  99. What a beauty, well done she ios gorgeous!!! Loads of texture and a step by step tut! Love this :D x

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  100. This is just stunning. I am in awe of your talent

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  101. Hi Candy, what a great way to use the flowers, you are one clever girl.
    Fantastic detail, love it to bits. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  102. Candy your gal is fabulous! Clever idea to use doll hair. Your roses are the perfect touch to finish off her do.

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  103. Your piece is absolutely breathtaking! I saw so many products that I have never even thought of! I love it. It truly is breathtaking!

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  104. Candy, das ist so zauberhaft schön und eine wunderbare Idee, das Gesicht mit den Locken zu schmücken, ich bin ganz verzaubert von diesem wunderbaren Werk!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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  105. Wow - just stunning. Totally love this piece x

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  106. By far my favorite... the colors, composition & embellishments are perfect! Thank you for the great inspiration!

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  107. Candy, Your canvas is a sheer delight! I love that you made that stamp come alive! and your quote is just perfect! Beautiful!!! ")

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  108. A truly awesome mixed media project, I live the frosted look you gave your roses. I have just got to use dolls hair in a project, its sets your roses off perfectly

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  109. Candy, I have to say you just blew me away with this canvas! She is so Beautiful and the hair and roses and ribbon and coloring are Amazing! LOVE the glitter you added with stickles, especially in her eyes! Gorgeous, truly!

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  110. Candy, you are a very generous person to have spent the time to give us the directions. Your young woman is so gorgeous! Thank you many times over!

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  111. This is truly beautiful, I love the way it all just came together when you added the hair and roses

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  112. What a stunning piece of work. The roses are perfect in her hair.

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  113. Just so beautiful candy and so very creative. Love your addition of your faux tea roses and they are super
    x catherine

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  114. This is so clever Candy! It's so 3 dimensional and the roses in her hair are SO pretty. The whole canvas is just beautiful. Hopefully my pinecone die with arrive in time to play along. :)

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  115. This is an extraordinary piece of art!!! Love it!

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  116. So beautiful and eye catching. I love your explanation when you thought it looked weird so you added hair. Such beautiful hair! Next time, instead of glitter, I'm going for the hair!!! Love the colors and how beautifully you colored her face. And you used fabric too! Such great ideas. Love it!

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  117. I love the roses in her hair - so gorgeous!

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  118. Love the Victorian look - very "romantic"! And that ribbon and the stickles are the perfect touch.

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  119. This piece is creative awesome!! I love the way you put the glitter on the roses. Thanks very much for the distress ink blending tip!!!

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  120. This is beautiful ..... she looks so pretty with the roses in her hair. Linda xx

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  121. I don't know that there are enough adjectives to describe how pretty this is Candy. I love her hair and the roses are spectacular. Gorgeous!!!

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  122. Beautiful beautiful beautiful

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  123. This is absolutely stunning, Candy! The hair with the roses! Sooo pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  124. Candy this is so lovely! I love how you made the time to explain each step. The sentiment is perfect and wonderful. I adore the tissue technique, I tried it too on another project on my blog. It works great! Have a wonderful day!
    ~kim

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  125. Wow wow wow, that is fabulous, I nearly never recognised the stamp with the dolls hair, what a fabulous idea and how feminine she looks. I would never have thought of that, but it is now stored in my crafty little neurons for future xx

    I love that the roses are through her hair they are fab and I had so much fun making them xx

    Denise xx

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  126. I love this canvas Candy! The doll hair is the perfect touch!

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  127. Wow! Love the doll hair & the stickled roses! Thanks for the tip on making smaller roses/rosebuds - I'll have to have a go at this!

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  128. Candy this canvas is stunning... using dolls hair was just perfect... the roses look awesome.. love this a lot, Px

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  129. Wow, what a wonderful canvas creation. It is perfect. I especially like the way you added hair and ribbons. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  130. Candy this is gorgeous !! you have really brought that beautiful face to life ! the doll hair is a brilliant idea dotted with those gorgeous roses ! xx

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  131. Absolutely gorgeous mixed media piece! I love your choice of colors

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  132. Love the vintage feel of this canvas. The end result is absolutely gorgeous.

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  133. Your maiden is absolutely beautiful I can truly see her running through a meadow with flowers in her hair...so much detail. Thank you for the inspiration

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  134. Beautiful! I like the use of the flowers in her hair.

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  135. Oh Candy, you are just teasing me with that mercury glass stickles again. I can't find it anywhere in town here. I love your project, she's beautiful.

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  136. Stuuning creation Candy!
    Love the sparkle on the roses.
    Joanna

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  137. Absolutely gorgeous Candy. Just awesome

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