Friday, October 21, 2011

Unity FWF...My first Canvas...

Hello friends :) This is a quick post today fro I am just barely making the cut for Unity's FWF. Today I am sharing my very first canvas....I made it for my husband for his birthday. Being a Michael Jordan fan his entire life, he still loves and collects stuff. I drew an Air Jordan symbol freehand and then painted it to look like a classic clothing tag from his line of fashion. I added "circa 1985" to symbolize the year the line first came to be. I then decided to add a grunge like border with stamps down the left side. This is where Unity and Ippity enter the picture. I randomly stamped quite a few different Unity and Ippity stamps from different sets, as well as a few from other manufacturers. I will have to edit my supply list in later as I seemed to have misplaced it. i was really nervous that I was going to mess this up....the drawing especially, but I really ended up liking how it turned out. My husband freaked when he saw it and that was such an awesome feeling for me...seeing him so excited...like he was 11 all over again :) Here are a few pics of the step by step process....including a closeup pic of the rough pencil drawing:






















I had to include a close up of one of my fave Ippity stamps from the "Love In Return" set....it reminds me to be original...after all, there is no one else like you and that, my friends, is a very cool thing :D

20 comments:

Aleks said...

ahhh VERY cool. I *love* the border. Bet your DH LOVES it! :)

jennifer mitten said...

Wow, Pryn this is awesome!!!

lisa arana said...

ROCK ON! This is a fabulous idea for your hubby!!! That grungy border is really something amazing!

Roslyn said...

Wow - you did a fantastic job! I love the row of stamped images!

Emily Keaton said...

That is so fantastic! Great job assembling images for a completely unique creation. Way to go!

Karen L said...

Love this!! The border is awesome!

JPScraps said...

Ditto the other comments. I love it!

Rachel B said...

Seriously cool! I love all the stamped images on the edge and you did a great job with the basketball player!

Eva said...

This is awesome, you did an amazing job drawing that basketball player.

sharon g said...

This is a cool guy card!

Tracy S said...

Very cool! You did an awesome job, Pryn!!
Very creative too

Anniebee said...

This is completely and utterly awesome, my dear Pryn! I can imagine how surprised your hubs was when he saw it! You did a fabulous job sketching it out and after you painted it, its so crisp and clean it looks like it could have been computer generated! I also love the graffiti style stamping along the side. That really gives it personality. I'm so impressed, my sistah! Fer REAL!!!

Sara I. said...

wow gf!!! you totally rocked this!! i bet your hubby went ballistic - the stamps are perfect and I'm amazed at how well you drew Air Jordan - perfect!!

Jane H said...

Oh my Pryn this is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a huge MJ fan and so is my youngest son. I need to try something like tis for him! Just awesome! I miss you girlfriend got home at 8 tonight earliest night is 2 weeks! One of these days It will slow down!

Aletha J. Williams said...

Pryn, this is very cool and unique! I hope he liked it.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog the way you do. It means a lot to me.

Hugz to my DT sista!

The Card Maker said...

Pryn this is great!! I am MJ's #1 fan (still). I love this! Your DH sounds like a very smart man!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving the love!
Be well,
C!

Clare said...

WOW!! That is SOOOO awesome Pryn!!! Of course your hubby loved it - how could he not?!
I miss you tooooo!!!!! :) BIG hugs!!

Theresa said...

That canvas is so awesome Pryn(cess)! What a great idea for hubby - I'm sure he loved it! Love you sweetie! Big hugs!

Colleen Holmes said...

Sorry took so long to make my rounds!! LOVE, LOVE this! The row of stamp images are awesome and the basketball player looks fantastic! Hugz!!

Brenda said...

This turned out absolutely gorgeous!!
Love it!!
hugs~Bren