Aug 28

CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop

Written by: iwona    113 Comments

After a month of managing the 4th Anniversary festivities at CASE Study from behind the scenes, I finally get to jump in the bandwagon, along with the rest of our talented Muses and Teamies! I hope you partook in the three previous Blog Hops and enjoyed the inspiration. Today marks the start of the last one and let me tell you, it’s been a heck on an event! I’m so proud of everyone and thankful for the line up no blog hop would shy away from 🙂

CASE Study 4th Anniversary

If you hop along with us this week and leave a comment on every blog, you will be eligible for one of the prizes from our sponsors.

Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ellen Hutson
Clearly Besotted Stamps
Verve Stamps

After you finish blog hopping, you can also join us for a special Anniversary challenge. The deadline for both is midnight on the following Tuesday (11.59 pm). Here’s the list of participants

Anja Curvers
Eva Dobilas
Danielle Flanders
Jill Foster
Silke Ledlow
Agnieszka Małyszek
Iwona Palamountain <— you are here
Julie Smith
Amy Wanford
Michelle Williams
Teneale Williams
Dawn Woleslagle

You know what the theme for this event is (if you don’t, check it out HERE first) so let’s get down to business!
I usually look for the inspiration for my new project, on Pinterest. My boards hold plenty of files I’m saving for tackling later (don’t we all??)
Since I’ve been dealing with a creative stupor, and making some decisions regarding my future blogging (see my previous post), I’ve been finding it hard to commit to a single project I want to make. That is, until I hit my mixed media folder and recalled how much I enjoy looking at she-art. Well, some of it at least 🙂

Mixed media pieces by Paulette from Adventures in Fiber are among my favourites (see them on Pinterest). I’ve been looking at them countless times, thinking how lovely it would be to be able to create this kind of art as well. And so I finally gave it a go 🙂

Disclaimer #1  I’m aware of the fact that there is more than one common denominator between Paulette’s artwork and my inspired piece – I took the elements from hers that I fancied but I made the piece mine, I hope it shows!
Disclaimer #2  I have ZERO practical knowledge of mixed media, she-art and art journaling. I used what I used because either a) it felt right or b) this is what I have on hand 🙂

My girl sleeps under the patterned paper blanket (old Basic Grey What’s Up collection). I drew her first with a pencil, then coloured with Copics. The background was watercoloured with Inktense pencils and stamped with the background from Stampers Anonymous Papillon set, using Iced Spruce Distress Ink. The flowers and butterfly are K & Company ephemera. A more detailed step-by-step is a bit further below. Here are the Copic markers I used:
skin: E41/50/13/93/04, YR000/00, R01
hair: E07/17

The journaling along the edge of her hairline says “let her sleep for when she wakes she will move mountains”. I find it quite powerful.

Here’s how I made it! Please note that I’ve been working on this piece in-and-out all day and hence the less than ideal evening light towards the end of the slideshow. You can see the true colours on the photos above.

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That’s it from me for now, you now should hop to Torico’s blog! Thanks for visiting, enjoy and good luck in the drawing!

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113 thoughts on “CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop

  1. I am in absolute awe! This is beyond beautiful! I cannot believe this was your first attempt. It is truly an amazing piece of art. From your drawing to the coloring to the combining of elements…everything is just spectacular!

  2. Absolutely stunning Iwona. Can’t believe this is your first attempt. She is magnificent. Her face is so beautiful – such wonderful shading. Love the gorgeous red swath of hair too.

  3. Just amazing, and super-inspiring!! Wow! I hope you do more of this type of art and share with us! It’s so beautiful. LOVE it!

  4. this is a very beautiful piece – the joy of being creative is letting “ourselves” show in everything we create and you did a wonderful job of that – as always – thanks for sharing

  5. You truly are a multi-talented artist! The drawing is gorgeous, and your coloring is just amazing! I love how you added the sentiment into the edge of her hair! WOW! This is such an inspiring piece of art!

  6. Wow!!! I am with the rest of these bloggers…unbelievable that this is your first try…you are one talented lady!!! Her face is really beautiful and your coloring is certainly beautiful!!! That red hair truly looks like real hair…the shading is exceptional!!!

  7. WOW! I don’t know that there is anything else to say! This is stunning! (And I LOVE the quote alone her hairline.)

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