Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hold everything, I need to do an ornament!!

Hi, All!
 
I was going to have more done on the papier-mache faced Santa for you tonight,
 
then I realized that oh-my-goodness-it's-December-4th-
 
and-I-need-to-do-this-commissioned-ornament!
 
This is for a sweet lady in England ~ for her friends, actually ~ Ellie the Springer Spaniel's
 
humans. I've had Ellie's photos for quite some time, but as long as it was still November,
 
I thought I had LOTS of time...;^)
 
This is how I am.
 
Three years ago I did several ornaments for her to give to her kitty-friends
 
with their furbabies' portraits...
 
It's always a supreme compliment to have repeat customers!
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I did a quick Sharpie-sketch of Ellie, then repeated it on the ornament using a small
 
liner brush and thinned acrylic. You wouldn't think it,
 
but getting the outline on a rounded surface is tricky!
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Blocking in Ellie's main colors with acrylic...
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Adding a little more white...I see my earlier white paint is taking on a pinkish cast!
 
I'll fix that with a little sealer if the next coat doesn't do the trick...
 
Check back tomorrow ~ hopefully Ellie will be finished!
 
Wednesday already...yikes, where is this month going??
 
Remember when it took f-o-r-e-v-e-r for Christmas to come??
 
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18 comments:

  1. You are too, too much! Amazing! xo Diana

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  2. It looks great and I am sure the nice lady in England will love.

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  3. I know! Christmas will be here before we know it, ready or not here it comes!! xo

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  4. I can't wait to check back and see how she turns out! A great talent you are!
    Erica :)

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  5. Thats amazing! I love the bauble and you are just so creative my dear!

    Hugs,

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  6. Aww it is super wonderful :)
    Hugs x

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  7. That is so adorable and I am sure it will be very treasured! xx

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  8. Hi Anne,
    that will become a cute Christmas ornament. I a curious how it will look finihed.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  9. Plenty of time, yet... See?
    You still have time for another winner creation.
    Personal ornaments are so lovely and add your Art it will be a Treasure to... well, treasure.
    Lovely!

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  10. I'm the same way - where are the days flying off to? She's looking good!

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  11. Aw, Ellie is very cute. Great job on this beautiful one-of-kind ornament!

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  12. What a talent, Anne! I suspect you might work best under pressure.:)

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  13. Anne, I adore the ornament. So precious! I do remember when December took forever....I think that might have been when I was on more of the receiving end. I love to be the giver now, but time does fly away. I can't wait to see the pup finished and your Santa. Bonnie

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  14. Oh my gosh! You are SO talented! That is just beautiful!

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  15. Can't wait to see it all done. You sure are craft! What a gift!

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  16. That is so clever. I am sure it will become a much treasured ornament.

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  17. What is it about time flying as we get older!! Ha!
    Ok, that is so sweet...

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