Thursday, 2 February 2017

Beautifully sweet.

Here is my latest entry for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge entitled "Sweet Inspiration"
Being an impulsive soul, it is only 3 days since I created something for their last challenge, but their design team are so inspirational!
I began by gessoing a page in my Girls Annual and drew Emma Watson, actress, copied from a magazine pic.
Next, I chose a selection of sweet colours, inspired by the theme and painted the background first followed by Emma. I used PaperArtsy fresco paints and black stabilo pencil.

Next, using stamps from PaperArtsy Tracy Scott range, ETS01, I stamped with black archival in her hair, this was scary after carefully painting her.
I also stamped parts of the centres onto photocopies of my previous artwork , cut out and glued into the circles. 
Finally, I used Posca pens to scribble here and there and a white uniball pen for a few highlights.

It didn't quite looked finished, so, I stamped around the image with a PaperArtsy Lin Brown sentiment stamp, ELB05, a quote from William Blake. 
A TH bigchat word to finish and I was happy.

Thanks for looking!

This is for this challenge.


  1. This looks just great - adorable ideas on it ..and I love that you combined it with the colors of the Sweets inspiration - super!



  2. this is absolutely stunning Hazel - I love it to pieces - wow!!!

  3. Wowsers!!! What an amazing portrait, - you are such a talented drawer!! Stunning also the way you completed it with those various stamps! Just brilliant and of course thanks again for adding it to our challenge at MMM!!

  4. The drawing and the whole composition are quite incredible hazel!

    Lucy x

  5. It's just amazing Hazel, I'm in awe of your talent! xx

  6. So very cool. Thanks for reminding me about using a magazine image to help out when drawing people.

  7. we are always happy to have such wonderful project shared with us. =) Thanks for joining us again at Mixed Media Monthly!

  8. YOU are so inspirational!!! And this work of art is absolutely gorgous!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us again over at the MMMC blog!!!