Monday, 29 June 2009

An amazing award


What a wonderful surprise I had few days ago, when I received the Uber Award from Cristina at She is a truly remarcable person, a great friend and a very talented artist. You really should go and visit her beautiful blog! Thank you so much, Cristina!

The Uber Award is a blog award given to sites who:

1. Inspire you

2. Make you smile and laugh, or maybe give amazing information

3. A great read

4. Has an amazing design

5. Any other reasons you can think of that make them Uber amazing!

The rules of this award are:

* Put the logo on your blog or post.

* Nominate at least 6 blogs

* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.

* Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

I pass this award to:

Suzi Blu at

Lisa Lectura at

Pam Carriker at

Tanya Watts at

Sascalia at

Linda at

all of them, wonderful artists. Please take a little time and visit these amazing blogs! I LOVE them all!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog

Sanda xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Birthday wishes card and Guardian Angel finished work


This week at Friday Sketchers the challenge sketch was offered by Jeanette from Canada.
Here is my entry.

I used 6"x6" red cardstock, designer paper from Graphic 45, stamps from Penny Black, Magnolia and SU, inks from SU, Spellbinders nestabilities, label punch from SU, flowers from Prima, ribbon and dazzling diamonds glitter from SU.

And now, I would like to share with all of you, my friends, my last mixed media titled Guardian Angel. I am really happy how it turned up.
And two close ups.

The size of the wood is 12"x15". I used acrylic paints( heavy body and fluid) and Neocolor II watersoluble crayons. For the texture on the wings I used tissue paper "melted" in glue and then I shaped it like feathers and painted over when it was dry. For the halo I worked the paint (mixed with a bit of Golden molding paste) with a palette knife to give more texture. I gilded then the wings and the halo using Perfect Pearls and Florentine Treasure Gold non-tarnishing wax gilt.
I stamped the house and heart in clay and then cut the shapes and painted them with acrylics. The swirls are printed in gesso with a stamp that I carved in lino.
Thank you for your visit and for all your beautiful, warm comments.
Sanda xx

Monday, 8 June 2009

Guardian Angel- work in progress


I know I didn't post for a while, but I was very busy lately.
On one hand I'm just taking one of Monica Zuniga workshops on The workshop is absolutely fantastic and Monica is an amazing artist and a wonderful teacher! Have a look on the website and, believe me, you will not be disapointed!
On the other hand, I discovered recently a fabulous art book called Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts, an incredibly tallented artist! The book is definitely a must have for any artist! If you didn't hear yet about the book or about Kelly and her wonderful artistic journey, then maybe it's worthwhile to have a look at her beautiful blog, or at, an artist group which defines itself as "A group to share our journey through mixed media artist Kelly Rae Roberts' amazing book Taking Flight."
I started working, inspired by the very interesting techniques discovered in this challenging book and here is my, unfinished yet, mixed media on wood called Guardian Angel.

Thank you for your visit,
Sanda xx