Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Snow Queen


I had been working on this background for several days...I used my crayons wiping them down with baby wipes to create the background. The top corner pieces were just scrap papers that just basically had lines on them...way too boring, so I doodled on them to the extreme, the dress is from Angellea, I can't for the life of me remember where I got the eyes, I may remember later, and then I may not! I hate when that happens...the bottom left border from Nancy Baumiller, altered with doodles. I had no idea what the central image was going to be. I really stuggled with it all. I found the lower face in a magazine, and I had had the eyes for along time. I always liked them because they were so bizarre....so I decided to use them together, then all of a sudden Snow Queen came to be!

It was a snowy day here all day for sure! Very pretty coming down in big huge fat flakes....the trees looked so pretty with the snow covering the branches. I told my husband it looked like the Grinch's neighborhood! He had to stay down in Atlanta tonight, I don't think there is any way he could have made it up this road with all the snow we got. I think we got about 5 inches or so. So I'm snowed in AGAIN!! So I thought about cleaning since we are having company this weekend, but then I decided that I could do that tomorrow! Working on my collages are much more fun!

My girls and the boyfriends are coming up, we are going to a play at the Blue Ridge Community Theater! Should be a fun time going to that and hanging out together, and celebrating my husbands birthday! Good times, good times!!

20 comments:

indybev said...

I love your snow queen. I can see I have to get a better set of water soluble crayons. You have some luscious colors! As always, Shelly, you have a magic touch!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Aw thank you Bev! The set I have is just basic, I ordered them from Dick Blick I think, those Caran D'Ache Neocolor II ones, are those the ones you have? I love them!!! The set only has 15 in it....but, I want every single color they make! I will be adding to the collection as I can for sure. I also use colored pencils alot of times to make color variations in the background here and there. So glad to see you as always! Have a good night :D

Heavens2Betsy said...

Your Snow Queen is a wonderful creation. I love your doodling!

Terri Kahrs said...

A "Snow Queen" created by the the "Queen of Doodles"!!! Beautiful!!!! And you're right, Shelly, those eyes are very special. Happy, Happy Birthday to your husband. Sounds like a very special evening is planned. Have lots of fun!!!! (I KNOW you WILL!!!) Hugs, Terri xoxox

Diane said...

I LOVE those crayons, too. I've had them for while, but haven't really started using them until now. Does using the baby wipes make a difference as opposed to just a damp paper towel?

JennyMac said...

You are so creative! I had never thought of baby wipes to create a different texture or look (I play around with art.)

Hope the play is great. :)

And will you pretty please link your email to your blogger profile? I wanted to respond to your comment on my blog and got 'no reply at blogger' as your email. Boo! :)

And our kitty is part persian..I think. We had her brother too who was a brown striped tabby so we dont fully know her pedigree. lol.

BlueRidgeLady said...

Thanks so much for stopping by ladies! Diane, I bet a damp paper towel does the same thing, I learned the technique from Nancy Baumiller in Collage Dreams on Paper class, and that's the way she did it, but I think either one would work! It sure is fun!

Jenny, Hi!!!! I'm sorry about the email ordeal...I tried to go in there and add it, I did but when you click on it it tries to send it via Outlook Express mail..... I never have understood that program or I guess I mean it's not my default mailing program and never will be!! But...my email address is Queenbead2U@aol.com so I hope you see this so you can email your response, you know I would love to hear from you, and I PROMISE I will READ and relish each and every word of it ;D

Butterfly Works said...

I love this piece....I have just gotten some crayons and you have inspired me to create with them and the idea of the baby wipes....Wow..that's such a good idea......
I love how you describe what you do...it's very helpful to newbies like me.....
Thanks so much for the comments you left me...He is a special son and I am very thankful.
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

Martina2801 said...

What a brilliant vibrant work!!! Fantastic colours! Wow - I love the whole design!!!

Janny said...

She is looking great! I love the background and borders, crayons are so great to work with. Happy Birthday to your husband and enjoy ;O)

peppapig said...

I love your snow queen,absolutely fantastic!!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments on Snow Queen! I'm still thinking about her, my whole yard is still covered in snow! I'm thinking I may get to see the sun today though, and that will be really nice! Hope ya'll have a great day! xox

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh she is lovely! I love her little watering can. You are sooo good at whimsy!
Have a great day.
Holly

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Beautiful queen like you dear Shelly! Have a great day.

Marit said...

Congrats to Mr. Blueridge! Your snowqueen is really lovely... I LOVE collaging lately (playing with it since a couple of weeks) and your work is so inspiring! And aaah, have to get me some baby whipes (I keep forgetting that... must write it down!) Hope your weekend is/was beautiful!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Thank you Holly!! I meant to mention that I got the watering can from my Microsoft clipart! Thanks for the kind comments as always!!

Well well Philip thank you so very much!!! Hope you had a nice weekend too!

Marit, thank you for stopping by, glad you are enjoying some collaging and did you get your baby wipes?? Hugs!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Oh my goodness. You have arrived. This is your best piece yet and right up there with Teesha. Hope that is all taken as a compliment. I've always been impressed with your talent, your colors and patterns, your everything. But, for some reason this piece just knocks my socks off. Woweeeeeeeee!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Why gosh yes Marsha, can't think of a nicer compliment! So glad you liked Snow Queen, I had no idea she would be so loved! So great to see you my sweet friend!

Julia said...

All the details and colors! I admire your skills! LOVE love this and I looked at it for quite a while :)

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