Tuesday, 1 January 2013

She Art and TioT's first challenge for 2013

Happy New Year to everyone.

                        Before I tell you all about our first challenge of the year at Try it on Tuesdays.

I would like to share with  you one of the gifts I received from my OH at  Christmas. It was this beautiful She Art figure. You can imagine how thrilled I was to open this parcel.

So for  our new Challenge at TioT's I just had to use this as my inspiration.

The theme is 'New Stash'.
We would like you to use something new that you received as a gift or something that has never been tried out before and tell us about it.
Please pop over for all the details and see what we have all been making.
Our Sponsor for January is Crafty-emblies

So here is my version of the She Art figure using  an image and papers that I bought a while ago and never got round to using. The wings were embossed with Frantage embossing powder and they realy shine.
The words that I stamped for her dress   are  Stampers Anonymous.
-A dream is a wish your heart makes .
-Its not who you are that holds you
back, its who you think you are not.

Where did she end up?

She is the focus of a canvas collage.
The background is random masks and stamps. Coloured with some of my new Distress stains that I had as a Christmas gift.

The sun was also embossed, the house made with She Art papers.
The flowers were fussy cut and then water coloured with some seed beads in the centre.
My OH made me the frame.

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your comments.


  1. A beautiful piece to start the year! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Terrific project Yvonne... and a gorgeous Christmas present! x

  3. Wow Yvonne - your husband 's gift is amazing - love it!!!! Your canvas is gorgeous too. What a way to start the year! xx

  4. Love your pressie Yvonne, shes gorgeous! Your case of her is wonderful, love her dress and the frantage:)
    Val x

  5. another wonderful creation Yvonne
    hugs and best wishes for the New Year

  6. Happy new year Yvonne. Wow thats a fabulous present and love your collaged canvas. Annette x

  7. Wow, that's breathtaking, just love it. Wishing you a Wonderful and Happy Year 2013.

  8. Happy New Year!
    What a beautiful gift to receive from your OH especially as it was a surprise.
    This I doubt will be the last time she will be used to inspire you. A stunning collage with so much detail, gorgeous.

  9. Beautiful art my friend! Your muse loved the inspiration piece indeed!

  10. Love your canvas piece, and the lovely she art that inspired you! Happy New Year!

  11. Oh you lucky, lucky bunny!! What a really gorgeous gift. Love your she art project and Happy New Year!!


  12. What a wonderful gift Yvonne and your canvas is fabulous, I love the embossed wings and sun. wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2013. Xx

  13. Hi Yvonne,
    What a fabulous gift, and a wonderful interpretation on your fab canvas.
    Happy New Year
    Avril xx

  14. Beautifully put together from your inspired gift Yvonne, I love it.
    May 2013 bring you everything you could wish for yourself and more.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  15. Love the She Art canvas! Such great details and what a fabby gift to receive! Wishing you the best of 2013!! Hugs!

  16. Your Beautiful she art lady is adorable and your interpretation of her on the canvas is equally charming. A really lovely project. Happy new year, Jean x

  17. Love the piece of art you got as a present and also how you have used it to create your own art.

    Happy 2013

    Chrissie xxx

  18. Oh I just love your She art figure Yvonne and what a fabulous piece of art you have made with her as your inspiration. Happy New Year


  19. Really lovely representation of your She Art figurine. Wonderful layers.

  20. Both the figure and your canvas collage homage to her are beautiful! I love the paper stripes and sentiment on the dress in your canvas, and her golden wings are sensational! Wow...
    Alison x

  21. Beautiful art & beautiful card that you created ! Your work is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by at my blog, Shirley

  22. What beautiful inspiration and I love the quote that you used too! It's a gorgeous work of art! waving hi from the cloudy hills of North Carolina :)

  23. Love the she art girls, looks fabulous.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugz, Z

  24. What a beautiful gift, such a perfect present and great idea to use as inspiration. I love the gorgeous embossing and beautiful inking and stamping and those beautiful papers well they are just divine.