Thursday, July 12, 2012

Find Your Magic

Hi, how was your day?. 
It's a strange day for me as I was feeling tired for no reason!. I was out having lunch, then a little grocery shopping then came home to feed the cats. I took a nap and I must tell you it was a restless one!. I remembered seeing bloody red paint & black doodle flash about in my mind's eye.  I got up and started painting :).

Here's what I made;

I did a bad job at stenciling a paper doily with black gesso!. All smudgy, LOL.

This image from Marie Claire magazine helped me a bit;

Painted background with water-soluble crayons (in red & orange), I collaged a pretty lady and decided to decoupaged some roses on her cheeks :). Rosy cheeks, literally!. Then added bits of tissue papers and red burlaps for texture.


First time having a face on my pages. I saw Julie Balzer painted some faces on her journal pages, I thought I should try. She paints well, I can't so I collage :). Quite fun. Especially putting the tiara on :). So that's it. Good nite, friends.

Hugs,
Shahrul

P/s: Come join me and LESSology team on this month's challenge; Bubble Boy or Girl. You'll have a chance at winning a place to Heidi Myers' class 'Words & Text', Part 2

25 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! It makes my heart sing!

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    1. Hey Candace, thanks for following! :). I'm glad you enjoyed it :). Hugs.

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  2. You have done it again - LOVE the red! I'm feeling the same way today... just plain tired. My favorite part has to be the rosy cheeks :)

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    1. Hi, Jennifer. I love those cheeks too :).

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  3. I love the red, this is a fun piece of art. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you now!

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    1. Hi, Barb. Thanks for following! :). Hugs.

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  4. LOVE that bold and powerful red Shahrul and the image with the rosy cheeks is just wonderful!!

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    1. True, the red is empowering :). Thanks, Linda.

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  5. Your face is fab! The rosy cheeks and the crown bring her to life in your journal! Love all the texture too!

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    1. I think having a face on the journal makes it really engaging :). Thanks so much!. Hugs.

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  6. Wow! The red is so eye-popping! Love how you've been experimenting! The fatigue is probably from the heat...drink lots of water!

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    1. I think THAT was it, the heat. I need to hydrate. Thanks my friend :).

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  7. yUMMy!!! RED gorgeousness! You also make me chuckle! Great pages with faces :)

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  8. I love how you decoupage the roses on the cheek! Awesome! Great colour!!

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    1. Seronok le ... hmmmm, been thinking how to revamp my pages lately. Hence the rosy cheeks :). Thanks!

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  9. Love the "rosy cheeks" and the burlap texture, great pages.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the cheeks :). HUgs.

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  10. The background red is so cool and the lady looks lovely.Great try on faces Shahrul.

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan!. I cheat a little bit by using her face, since I don't paint faces well :). Hugs.

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  11. Ohhh I love your page! love the texture and the limited color! Wonderful!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Piarom. It's fun to just work on one color, then I can play more with embellishments and texture without being too crowded :). Hugs.

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  12. Va va voom! She's so rich and vibrant... digging all that red!

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    1. LOL. I'm gaga over red now as you can tell :). Thanks!.

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