Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Artistic Mother's Group

"Kendra Ann"
The Artistic Mother's Group: project 6

I've missed you! It's been a while since I've posted anything for The Artistic Mother's Group, so I decided to jump in again by finishing a piece for Kendra that I started before our vacation. The majority of it was done at the same time as the one I made for her cousin, Grady Joseph

As I had already completed a nameplate that closely followed the one made by Shona Cole, I decided to make this one a bit different. It was done on a smaller 5 x 7 canvas panel using handmade papers that were distressed with charcoal and water-soluble oil pastels. I also distressed the picture of Kendra with sandpaper before cutting out the silhouette and highlighting it with a white China Marker. Final touches included a stamped letter K (placed on the bottom of the piece and in lieu of her full name) and a single Swarovski crystal at the ear. It hangs on a sage satin ribbon.

Thank you for looking! Now on to project 7 . . .

Kristin xo

16 comments:

Amy said...

beautitful..really beautiful!

Rayanne said...

You always make the cutest things! It's really cute!

Melinda Cornish said...

it is really cute.. I lost momentum when I lost my Artisitic Mom book.....It is crazy...I am super organized and it literally just grew legs and walked off......I hate not finishing what I started though, so I may just jump back in with out a book.....

jenny said...

So very lovely Kristin and such a beautiful photo too...
Jenny

Kristy said...

I love it!!! my girls had that same outfit from Nina, so cute!

Carin said...

Kristin, that's gorgeous! Love that picture of Kendra too. So sweet!

missy k said...

Totally gorgeous. What a wonderful picture and such pretty, delicate colours. Love the K too.

Karen

Trudy Callan said...

You did an amazing job. It's so beautiful.

Trudy
Host of The Artistic Mother's Art Group
www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

scrapwordsmom said...

This is just beautiful!! I am learning so much!!! Thanks for sharing this:)

Julia Christie said...

Kendra is so lucky to have a mama that makes such incredible keepsakes for her! This is so perfect. I love the white china marker effect...I'll have to check that out.

Wonderful!

smiles

Amy said...

Kristin, thanks for all the sweet comments on my blog..you always inspire me to be better and better in my creative mind!! Thanks..I do really appreciate your kindness and most awesome friendship

susie said...

I really like this. I can see it maybe hanging on her bedroom door or playhouse :)
The earring is a clever plus!

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/lovely-blog-award-plus-sunshine-comments-award/

two awards.
Happy Saturday!

Emakesart said...

ooh...so pretty! I love it, and I love the piece below, what a hilarious quote!!

Jodene Shaw said...

This is precious, Kristin and I loved the one on your flickr page...your projects are beautiful and so full of color. Loved the vision board and the uniqueness that you put into it. Looking at your patterned papers inspires me to make some more!

Thanks for your encouraging words over at my blog and how cool is that that I was your 100th follower??? Yea! I'm going for 50 at the end of July...14 more to go. {smile}

grace~
jodi shaw

Shona Cole said...

very sweet :) love how happy Kendra looks, perfect summer shot