Monday, August 30, 2010

With One Palette Again

I'm  going  with  the  Somerset  inspiration--with  one  palette again.  And  this  time  the colors  are  black,  white and  red.  Now  I  have  to  admit,  I'm  more  of   a  brown,  cream,  and  tomato  red  kind  of  girl.  But  when  I  was  organizing  my  art  room  last  week,  I  found  this  scrapbook  paper  that  I  had  forgot  all about.

This  is  a  Christine  Adolph  design  by  Creative  Imaginations,  and  all  of  her  designs  are  gorgeous.  And  I  know  why  I  bought  this,, because  I  knew  exactly  what  I  was  going  to  do  with  it--
It  was  hard  to  stick  with these  colors,  but  in  the  end  I'm  glad  that  I  did,  because  I'm so  happy  with  the  way  that  she  ended  up.   Actually,  it's  kind  of  easy  when  you only  have  3  colors  to  choose  from.   Okay,  and  I  just  realized  that  I cheated  a  little  with  her  face.  I  used  my  Caran d'Ache  crayons  and  I  can't  even  remember  all  of   the  colors  that  I used.   Oh  yeah--I  forgot  about  the  green  leaves  too--I  guess it's  not  that  easy   : )

And  when  I  was  at  the  Dick  Blick  store,  I  picked  up  one  of  my  favorite  very  very  deep  wrapped  canvases  that  happened  to  be  12 x 12 (same  size  as  the  scrapbook  paper),  with  no  thought  of  what  I  was  going  to  do  with  it.  I  love  when  things  like  this  happen.



And  how  about  that  large  glass  knob  on  top--got  it  at  the  Columbus  wholesale  show  for  only  $1.75!

And  here's  another  find--this  one  was  from  the  Highway  127  sale--



Glass   knobs  for  the  feet--these  were  only  $1.00.  Now  if   any  of  you  have  checked  prices  for   glass  knobs  for  cupboard  doors,  then  you  know that  this  was  a  good  deal!  These cigar  boxes  are  my  favorite   types  of  boxes  to  make,  because  at  one  time  they  were  at  a  tobacco  store  and  some  cigar-smoking  man  or  possibly  a  lady,  who  prefers  cigars,  purchased  this  box  and  with  no  reason  saved  the  box.  Don't  you  wish  you could  show  these  smokers   what  us  guys  do  with  these  boxes!

Also,  I  want  to  thank  Alison  for  featuring  me  on  her  website  Art-Of-Crafts.  This  is  a  great  site,  and  from  it's  own  words--"Art of Crafts  is  a  meeting  place for  everyone  who  loves  any  type  of  craft,  from  sketching  to  knitting  and  from  sewing  to  jewelry  making".  So  check  it  out,  and  you  can  see  my  interview  here.

Thanks  Ali--great  start  to  my  week!!

43 comments:

Isabel said...

I love it:O) It is just gorgeous love the doorknob:O) and yea they can be pricey you got a great deal on that:O) So inspiring this piece Thanx for sharing

Terri Kahrs said...

Black, white and red is one of my favorite color combos - always so graphic and crisp. Your piece is gorgeous, Diane! Love the addition of the glass knob! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janet said...

Beautiful! You do such a good job with hair....it's my biggest headache when I paint!

Kristin said...

THIS IS AMAZING! I love love love this! Kristin xo

Dianne said...

These pieces are absolutely gorgeous! Did you can the original to use on the box or did you reproduce it? It's so beautiful...

Rebecca Anthony said...

Wow Diane, you've been busy my friend and in a very creative and beautiful way. These new pieces are really incredible. The glass knob on the top is perfection, I love it!!

sharon said...

Gorgeous vibrant piece Diane! And your talent is neverending and always look so fresh!

Trisha said...

Wow- it turned out beautiful and isn't art all about bending the rules. :)

Lisa said...

Just wonderful Diane. I just used some spools the other day for feet...I'll have to keep my eye out for some knobs : )

Glad to be back in blogland : )

Lisa D.

Janie Husband said...

what a beautiful box, diane...like the colors you chose to work with...

Martha Lever said...

She is beautiful! I love the glass knobs too!!! I enjoyed your interview too!!

Janet Ghio said...

The doorknob looks good as does your pouty girl!!

Cathy Bueti said...

Diane she is so beautiful! Love this color palette! Nice work! :)

kluless said...

This is beautiful work Diane! The glass knobs are the perfect touch. BTW, in case you have never had reason to visit one, cigar shops actually save the cigar boxes and sell them separately. There is an unimaginable variety of sizes and shapes and designs. If you have a cigar shop nearby I recommend you check it out. They are $1 - $3 each here, even the rally fancy wooden ones.

Jeanne Nelson said...

Another gorgeous girl on a beautiful background, Diane. Her hair is absolutely beautiful, as is her face. Also like how you've "recycled" her on the box, and added the birdie. You are such an inspiration to me.

Lynn said...

I adore what you do with these boxes. These are fantastic.
I'll come back later to see the interview! Way to go!!!

Gloria said...

Diane, that is really great work. The colors are just fabulous. I love black, white, and red. I have a friend who has her home with those colors. Really stand out. Great work! Have a great week.

Tammie said...

how wonderful she turned out and i love all the synchronicity in this piece!

Ah, I knew I have met you places besides your blog, on Suzi's site too~

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know what glass knobs go for, so I was impressed with your buying skills. I also know that wooden box would cost between $7.50 and $12.00 depending on the size. The cardboard ones are five, and the wooden ones have gone out of sight. So you are lucky if you can find any that are affordable. BTW, I think it's hard to color eyes when your palette is black, white, and red (grin).

Dorthe said...

Oh Diane, she fits so elegantly inside this paper, you bought, so wonderfull, a real sleeping beauty,just wakened by a prins charming kiss-LOL
Hugs, Dorthe

Katrina said...

Hello Diane,

I have been away for some time, up the mountains with my family, lovely break! I have just checked out your new creations, very lovely!! It's always great to get inspired and create and be happy enjoying your creations.

Cheers Diane xx

Karen said...

Thank you so much for popping by otherwise I may not have seen this beautiful piece!! I love the originality.. she is beautiful!

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous! Love how the girl fits in with the paper.

Healing Woman said...

The box is beautiful on it's own but your really kicked it up many notches with those glass knobs. Love the combination of colors with the shine from the new feet.

Tami said...

OMG!! Gorgeous!!!Amazing!!!

Buffy said...

Your work is always so inspiring. I love it. Love those glass knobs too. I wish you lived closer,your stuff would sell in my store for sure.

Halle said...

Beautiful work! Love the use of the glass knobs.

wanda miller said...

man, she's a beauty! love those colors! and yes, sometimes it's just too hard to stick with certain colors, ha!
boy, did you score on the glass knobs...i've been holding on to some, just for that reason (so expensive) way to go...they are so pretty the way you placed them. truly great work, diane! xo

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Diane,
Your latest piece is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors! I love everything that you do and your work just gets better and better.
Cheers,
Holly

Marilyn Rock said...

This is stunning what you did! I've always loved the color combo of black, white and red!

Julia Christie said...

Hi Dianne,

Thanks for your visit and sweet comment on my blog. Your place looks amazing. i love the post for today. I leave inspired...

If you hurry there is still time to enter to win a piece of my artwork. I'm having a giveaway and it ends today.

Good luck and looking forward to following you!

Smiles

Heather said...

these are really beautiful, and love the color palette. I am a big fan of hints of red!~

Marilyn Rock said...

Hi Diane; thanks for leaving your sweet comment on my Blog regarding my videos. I appreciated you taking the time to view them :)

I wanted to answer your question regarding the rigid wrap. I found it in the clay section at Michael's. Also; that large stencil I used, in the video, came from AC Moore, here, another arts and crafts store. However, I have seen large ones at Michael's, too. Hope this helps. xxoo Marilyn

Michele from Pipi La La said...

This is absolutely beautiful. My daughter sitting behind me gasped as we rolled down the page! You are very clever!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my God, Diane - this is just stunning. The color palette is gorgeous. Theresa

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my God, Diane - this is just stunning. The color palette is gorgeous. Theresa

The Dreaming Bear said...

How lovely!!! She's gorgeous!! Great idea with the glass knob!

White Violet Art said...

Wow Diane! She is gorgeous! I love your creativity and attention to detail! Great work! :)

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Great interview Diane and I love your newest lady...beautiful! Good Luck with the Etsy shop. :)

♥Jenny

Lori said...

LOVE it!!!

Tina said...

Wow!!!. She's incredible! I just love the box and the canvas too. Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me today. It's been a super blessing that our paths have crossed.
T

Emelie said...

The person that makes this purchase needs to have both, I think so. Otherwise when they get home they will be so sorry. Wonderful art Diane, I am sure your really working hard and trying to not think about what next and have everything as fresh and pretty as you always do. You never mess around.

I like your metal piece also, I have been here and saw this a few days ago, I like to come when I have things to say, sometimes I look a few times before I post becaue I just enjoy your work.

Wishing you creativity and energy.

rachel awes said...

i looooooove these boxes!
of course this lovely girl
& bird & glass nobs
want to be HERE.
xoxx

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