Just breathe...

My second post today! whoo hoo!!

On our last visit to Toledo we stoped by Lladró store and they had such beautiful porcelain figurines in white porcelain... So I used them as inspiration. I made something to frame it and have it near me so it reminds me from time to time to just breathe...
I used Just breathe from Michelle Perkett, her body was colored with colored pencils, her tail is colored with silver colored pencil and added some glitter glue.
I printed the flowers on the back of silver paint chips, cut them, curled them and glued pearl glass beads on their centers. I applied old silver glitter glue around the flowers. I painted her hair with pearl paint and added some dots here and there.
 After I had my image all colored and dry, I cut it and layered it to a silver piece of paper. I pierced around the image and around the silver paper. The iridescent glass beads were stitched with pale lilac embroidery floss.

9 comments:

Crystal Smith said...

This is wonderful!!! I just love it! You are going to have to tell me how you did this. Hope you have a wonderful Mother day!

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow Ileana, she is beautiful, what a great job! The colors you chose are so calming, but at the same time stunning. This is one of my favourites of yours!
hugs Marilyn

Robyn said...

Ileana, this is so elegant. Just beautiful.

Rhonda Miller said...

Ileana, this is just beautiful. I love it.

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous. Love the silver pencil and the flowers made from paint chips. Very creative. Happy Mother's Day!

Kathy Czygan said...

Oh Ileana.....She's breath-taking! You come up with the most beautiful ideas! This is just so elegant. The beads on the lilac embroidery thread are really a beautiful touch! I JUST LOVE THIS!

Lynne Armstrong said...

WOW Ileana...this is GORGEOUS! Just Breathe looks more serene than ever done in these soft colours. A beautiful piece of art. The beads are the perfect frame for her.
hugs :)

grandmalee said...

Awesome job Ileana!!! I had to see more details here than what you wrote on Michelle's Paper Craft Planet group & I'm glad I did! Great idea for the flowers...I may have to lift it for future cards! The colors are great as well as the beading job you did around the edges. Now I can take a deep breath after writing all of this!

Michelle said...

Oh, Ileana! this is so amazing! I'm not surprised the Lladro mermaids gave you inspiration, too! This is such a gorgeous piece of art and belongs in a special frame!! Beautiful, Ileana!! I love it!!:)

Hugs,

Michelle:)