March 19, 2011

Fair Maidens - SPA Challenge

Fair Maiden Postcard
(Click on the rose to see the details.)
Sunday Postcard Art (SPA) was one of my first challenge blogs, and in my estimation, it's one of the best. When Mandy asked if I'd like to host this week's challenge, I was honored and delighted. 

My postcard began with a background of painted and stamped deli paper. Snippets of a paper doily were painted with washes of diluted Golden acrylic paints, and jewelry items were clipped from a mail order catalog. I dipped a piece of lace from an old party dress into some of the leftover diluted acrylic paints to add a bit of interest and dimension to my maiden's headdress.

If you have an opportunity, stop by Sunday Postcard Art to see all of this week's contributions. You won't be disappointed!

May you have a beautiful day!

Credits: Thanks to SherrieJD @ DeviantScrap for the maiden. Butterflies fro Dover Publications. Roses from Pringle Hill Studio.

33 comments:

landofnodstudios said...

Terri your Fair Maiden is gorgeous I really like her bling what a great idea of using images. This group sound intriguing I think I'll check them out, have a wonderful day.

Amy said...

love.
yes
i will copy this today :)

dosfishes said...

Deli paper is great, sucks that paint up nicely. Wonderful fun maiden and I love your eyes! xox Corrine

Astrid Maclean said...

She truly is a fair maiden Terri and I love what you have done with her. Background is gorgeous too!
Have a great weekend x

Lori Saul said...

She is perfect! Beautiful color and expression- and a great inspiring theme too Terri!

Cathy said...

another wonderful work of art, terri!

Netty said...

She is so beautiful and her eyes are really lush; love your great background. Have a lovely weekend. Annette x

Debrina said...

Wowza! Amazing art! Love all teh colour and the fantastic way in which the dark outlines and the white "bling" ties it altogether and makes it "pop'! Great, gorgeous stuff!!

Martina2801 said...

Just fabulous, dear Terri! You have outdone yourself! I LOVE IT!

Mandy C said...

this is stunning Terri and early! lol

it is totally outstanding art from a wonderfully talented and lovely generous lady. thank you Terri!

Janet Ghio said...

Love her!! She's really gazing into that mirror!!

Ozstuff said...

Terri, your Fair Maiden is exquisitely drawn. As soon as I open your blog, superlatives come crowding into my head - so much so that sometimes I have lost for words and that is a very strange outcome for me!!
Superb artwork as always.
(PS - Could you tell me how you achieve the white touches? I have a whole box of Uniball Sigmo white pens but the points are too fine and, apart from drawing on black, they are ineffective).

Judy said...

What a spectacular 'fair maiden,' Terri, oh, those eyes!!!
Stunning vibrant card!

sharon said...

Fabulous Terri! Love that color, it's so rich and regal, it fits the image perfect! Always adore your eyes!

Rebecca Anthony said...

Her head dress and jewels are stunning, a fair maiden she is!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Grammy said...

I love all the details, it put a smile on my face. Thanks for hosting this week. : )

Audrey said...

Love your sample!
x Audrey

Junibears said...

Such detail! It's wonderful Terri.xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is gorgeous Terri! The colors are fantastic. Great inspiration for this week's challenge.

Marit said...

What a wonderful theme and a beautiful collage/postcard Terri!!! Wowzah! I wish you a sunny Sunday dear!

Grannie Annie said...

A truly wonderful collage Terri...I love the intense colors and gorgeous layered details...extraordinary!! Thanks for a super challenge.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW! love this vibrant and colorful composition, absolutly fantastic art work and very inspiring.

~*~Patty S said...

ooo your Lady Fair is gorgeous Ms Terri!
Love every detail as always!
oxo

indybev said...

I think I must be your biggest fan, Miss Terri. I LOVE everything you do. Your sense of color and page design is top 'o the line!

Marlynn said...

I truly love your art work and your style. Haven't left many comments in the past, but love coming over to visit.

roc said...

oh terri..this is JUST gorgeous! love it! you are so very good! i always leave here feeling inspired to color out loud!

Lillibelle said...

Your creation is just fantastic, fabulous, colorful and very creative!
I am so excited.

Jann said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous postcard!!!

Amy said...

she is beyond pretty Terri..you always put your heart into each piece! Love the necklace she wears

*jean* said...

o terri, she is lovely! i love the jewels!!!

Rosie Rowe said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous example Terri!! I especially love the 'dipped lace'! 'o)

LiveArt said...

What a fun challenge with such wonderful entries!! Love your fair maiden Terri!! You are so wonderfully creative and you've got such a keen eye for composition!! Bravo my friend!!
hugs and smiles,
Linda

Janine said...

She is beautifull. You added so many pretty details.
WONDERFUL