Thursday, 6 August 2015

Where the Magic is.........

Hello everyone,

I'm seriously thinking I need a light tent....yes even in Summer! This really must be one of the dullest Summer's here in the South of the UK which makes picture taking challenging to say the least!

I must just say a big thank you for all the kind comments that are left on my blog, I know its not always easy to get around to all the blogs we follow so I'm really grateful that you do ;)

Today's creation is done on wood. I love this Jane Davenport face stencil as even though I love to draw my own faces this is a time saver as drawing faces can take ages!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Anything but Cute, Making Magic ( see Mood Board below)....think I've used most of it here ;)

Mixed Media Monthly, Get Texty

Try it on Tuesday, Use Stencils

That Craft Place, Mixed Media Anything Goes

Simply Create Too, Anything Goes

Decoart paints and sprays, Decoart modelling paste, Gelatos,Stencils are: Jane Davenport, Paperartsy and Crafters Workshop, Prima messy writing stamp, stabilo black pencil, Posca white pen,black Micron pen and a Tim Holtz  sentiment.

Hope you like it
Donna x


I've had a few questions about how this was achieved. The background is just simply paint brayered on until you get the colour you want.

Re the stencilling effects, scrape the Decoart modelling paste through the stencils, allow to dry and then apply the Gelatos to the modelling paste. As the paste is so smooth it takes the Gelatos beautifully and allows you to blend the colours together.

The paint runs were just achieved by spraying the Decoart Mixed Media misters and allowing to run down the wood.

Any more questions, just ask ;)


  1. Fab piece Donna, thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

  2. Wow.. I am thrilled about the use of stencils in your piece Donna! And the magic eyes you gave this girl! Wonderful piece of art!
    We are happy to see you at TIOT's with it!

    I am so sorry for your bad weather .. we have heat here ...33 degrees..uff!

  3. This is wonderful Donna. Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Stunning!! Simply stunning!! Did I say it was stunning? If not I'll say it again, stunning!!!

  5. That is just absolutely beautiful! The texture is to die for and the colours are delicious.
    Big hugs
    Lynne x

  6. Oh my goodness Donna, this is so creative. I love love love it, a winner for sure.
    Julie x

  7. This is so lovely Donna. What amazing detail and texture - just love it!
    Fliss xx

  8. I would love to be a guest on your list when you open your own art gallery. My oh my.....WOW!

  9. A sweet little nimph in a beautiful secret garden! Very pretty! Are the flowers all done with modeling paste through a stencil then you painted them? They're simply gorgeous. I'm trying to get you to divulge all your attistic secrets. Not that they'll do me any good.

  10. Very pretty! I love the flowers and colors! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

  11. Very nice great colours love the flowers

  12. Absolutely stunning magical canvas, Donna! Amazing texture, fabulous use of colours creating beautiful drips and a fantastic design! That Jane Davenport's stencil is on my wish list now! Brilliant piece of art!
    Thank you so much for joining in our 'Making Magic' challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT x

  13. Love this layout Donna and your colours are amazing - not sure how you did that - but I love the effect. Have a fab weekend xxx

  14. HOLY SMOKES Donna, I can't stop looking at this beauty!! Thank goodness you added in some details about how you did this, or I would have been really annoying with all my questions!! Your colours are so wonderful, what a gorgeous blend of bolds and darks! Your face is amazing and those eyes totally captivated me! Wowsers!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our "Making Magic" challenge and for joining us at Try it on Tuesday for our "Stencils" challenge! Big hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  15. You have all these gorgeous whimsical colors floating around and then BAM, those captivating golden cat like eyes...awesome! Your canvas is a work of art and really gets the creative gears turning.
    Best of luck on all your challenges and have a great weekend!
    Lisa x

  16. Your artwork really is magical, Donna. Clever stuff with the gelatos!

  17. Wow, Donna! I have to say when I first laid eyes on this piece, my eyes were drawn like iron to a magnet to those piercing eyes! But the colors of your artwork are what stole my heart! Such a beautiful piece of artwork! Thank you for joining our Making Magic challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  18. Lovely, magical art work. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

  19. Gorgeous mixed media project! Your face is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  20. Stunning and so magical! Love the colors and gorgeous textures!
    Thank you so very much for joining our challenge Making Magic at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  21. Hi there, WOW I love this!! You have created something really Beautiful with all the different stencils and colours! Very Creative. Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you back again.
    Hugs Amanda

  22. WOW awesome Donna, have yet to do mine and how inspiring is this one of yours...LOVE the colours and those eyes, wow.xx

  23. I love how the leaves and flowers simply glow! Beautifully magic!

  24. Wow was just blog hopping and spotted this, it's awesome, love it, xx

  25. LOVE THIS! Absolutely beautiful project! Love that you did this on wood (my favorite to work on!) And I love the gelatos on the modeling paste - such amazing color! Thank you for the inspiration today! and thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Challenge Blog!

  26. Oh Donna, I just love this - Oh my I see a little tree sprite peering through the shrubs of an enchanted rainforest - this truly is magical in that I feel like I've been swept away somewhere - see, this is why I love fairytales, escapism - lol

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, for entering at Anything But Cute xx

  27. Ooh... so beautiful how her face peeps out at you through the magical forest plants. This has a wonderful sense of atmosphere and delight.
    Alison xx

  28. Beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

  29. this is gorgeous. her eyes just pierce through you! stunning. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!



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