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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

'' Dancing in the Dark '' and '' Freedom of the Dance ''

Hi,   'Dancing in the Dark' was created by painting on Photocard with Acrylics, which was an interesting experiment and I like the effect its given.


Stamped the Ballerina twice, used Distress Inks on one, the other was stamped in Archival Black and painted with Glossy Accents which is attached to the background with foam pads.

The Ballerina Stamp made by Lost Coast Designs is available at Happy Daze along with many of the other products used to make up this piece.

I love this stamp so had to make another one which am calling  'Freedom of the Dance'..........

This time I used a Watercolour Postcard and painted an outdoor scene in Watercolours, a much softer effect than the dramatic 'Dancing in the Dark'. Then I got to thinking, as you do, this stamp would be perfect on Christmas Cards, Tags and of course Altered art..........but had better stop as my brain is working overtime..............lol     Oh if only there were more hours in a day.............

Both these pieces are part of my GD spot this month for Happy Daze.   Hope you like them...!

Hope you are having a great week and take care, Hugs Annette x

73 comments:

Esther said...

Gorgeous Netty - absolutely love that stamp (off to visit Happy Daze right now!)and it looks fab on both pieces..my fav is the top one though, so striking! Esther xx

Sandy said...

Netty these are gorgeous.
Really really beautiful art. Love them.

Sharon said...

Wow Netty these are really beautiful and so effective looking! You've really done that dancer stamp justice!

Anesha said...

Two wonderful creations. I just adore the composition and colours in the first one. Have a great day. :)

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Wow this is gorgeous Netty. The combination painting, and stamping fabulous. Love this ones very much. Beuatiful background and colours,
Greet
Marja

Fliss said...

Absolutely stunning creations Netty and I really love your acrylics on photo card background which is just amazing!
Will have to try this out.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Helen said...

These are fab, Netty! Love that dancer.

Kathy Eddy said...

Great piece Netty. I love your background!

wearestampers said...

Love your dancing ladies! Never thought of painting on photo paper, looks fabulous!!
Pam

Paula said...

that top postcard is stunning - love how youve created it.

Willy said...

Both are wonderful!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

These are gorgeous!!! Fabulous idea....

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wonderful creations, love the acrylic background, very effective, great image too. Tracy x

laurie said...

beautiful Netty,, just beautiful,,

Jingle said...

Oh, WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I really love these, Netty!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful, love how you did the dancers. Yvonne x

Jennie Atkinson said...

These are both gorgeous Netty. I love your painted background - beautiful colours!

Kristel said...

Wowww this is really awesome again Nettie!
Hugs Kristel

LiveArt said...

Hi Netty :) Thank you so much for your kind comment and helping me keep MEG :) I must say I absolutely LOVE the cards you've created!! I Love dancing and these cards are simply wonderful in every way!!!
Thanks,hugs and smiles,
Linda

Lori said...

Oooo, these are very cool Netty! Love the painted backgrounds!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Both are so pretty, hard to pick a favorite, Love the stars you added!
hugs Lynn

craftattack said...

Great cards! Hugs, Valerie

Dezinaworld said...

I absolutely love them both. especially the top one its a stunner
Today i have a 24 hour only freebie of christmas images, if you would like it, please drop by and grab it asap as it will be gone tomorrow (UK am time ) Hope you like it
have a wonderful day
hugs June x

Catherine... said...

Hi Netty, I love the effect of both of these...very pretty....

Carolyn said...

Annette, these are some of your best creations. Love the dancers and especially the techniques you used.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I love this dancing woman. Two fantastic pieces.

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous Annette! Love that stamp and what you make with it!

Julia said...

Great colors and composition Netty! I love it!

Evil Edna said...

as awesome as a calorie free cheesecake, eg VERY!EE

Miranda said...

Hi Nettie, love your artwork with this dancing lady! I have the same stamp and I love it!greetz Miranda

coops said...

wow these are stunning netty.the dancer is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh so magical, Netty!! SO beautiful!!

XO
Cindy

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Amazing how different the same stamp can look given the backgrounds... the acrylics are awesome!

Joan said...

These are gorgeous, lovely backgrounds and thats a fab stamp

Doreen said...

Stunning work as always Annette.Very effective.xxx

Linda R. said...

How clever are you using a post card.. I think both cards look wonderful..

Hugs, Linda

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

These are so creative and lovely! Love the stars!!
~Scarlett

Chris @ my arty attempts said...

Hi Netty, both cards are beautiful!
Keep Well, Chris XO

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards Netty - love the BG's!

Geri Centonze said...

Gorgeous and graceful!!!

Kristin said...

Oh my stars! This is beautiful! I love your work - and just got that you are a ginger snap! Very cool my friend. Thank you for your sweet comment and have a great week, xo

Roban Studio said...

I LOVE both of these cards!!! I especially like the 3d effect with the foam. I could see a snow covered forest with the ballerina representing the Nutcracker ballet for Christmas....oh there goes my brain...! :-)

Yvonne said...

These are gorgeous, Annette!

Dragon said...

OOO Netty, these are both beautiful. I love the colours on both but the first one is my fave
Frankie
xx

Daniele said...

wow you are certainly coming up with some real unusual and inspirational piece Annette
hugs

Carol Q said...

i think these are both gorgeous Netty. the contrast between your back grounds and the "shadow" dancers really works.

Faye said...

Netty, what a wonderful ballerina stamp! I love how you have doubled it in the first one. I know it must be so awesome in person with acrylics on photopaper (didn't know that could be done!) because it is so alive with movement on the screen. Of course, my favorite is the one with the watercolor background. Beautiful.

JeanFB said...

Wow, these are stunning! I especially looooove that first piece, it's so very reminiscent of a VanGogh painting. Gorgeous starry effect!

Kristin Dudish said...

Oooh - I love the effects on these! Beautiful!!!

I also love how you turned your artwork into a box on your PPF post... so, so cool :)

xo
Kristin

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Annette they look so effective,
Kevin xx

Heidi said...

Wow, gorgeous work again Netty!
Beautiful colours:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Martina2801 said...

These are really great, Netty!
Well done my friend!

trisha too said...

Charming pieces, Netty!

:)

MarleneMAZ said...

Great cards! you have the coolest stamps Netty:)

Andrea C said...

I absolutely adore what you have achieved with both of these backgrounds you are a true little paint genius x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This works brilliantly!

Lucy x

Healing Woman said...

These are dynamite Netty. I've been missing seeing your great art and experiments. Both cards are wonderful-I love ballerina's.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

I love the sparkles on the ballerina! Beautiful and delicate.

johanna said...

for sure you made the most of this stamp, i would not have seen so much potential in it... esp the first one is totally fantastic!!

Kazza said...

Gorgeous ways to use that stamp Annette. So inspiring. Xx Karen

Miguel de la T.P. said...

PRECIOSO E IMPRESIONANTE, TE FELICITO MI AMIGA ERES UNA GRAN PROFESIONAL. DESDE EL SUR DE ESPAÑA FELIZ SEMANA

Gerri Herbst said...

Just back from our long vaction and just had to see what you were up to. Just love todays ballerinas, especially since you did it two ways! I will look at your older posts too. Thanks for stopping by my blog during my vacation. I do appreciate your support. take care dearie, gerri

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wow! They are both awesome. I love ballerina's and dancing. You have done an excellent job. Thanks for sharing.
Happy crafting!

Hugs Julie

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is so clever. Love the stars! Kim

Linda Cain said...

These are gorgeous!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW so beautiful I'm excited, I love dancing, but this ballerina is unique gorgeous!Both creations are stunning.

Terry said...

Love these dancers! So beautiful and perfectly titled! Have a great evening!

Joni Nickrent said...

Very pretty...love the techniques you used! :)

************ said...

I like your watercolour background. Uou have got some lovely soft washes there.
Sue xx

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Very beautiful! fantastic works!

Doreen said...

Two stunning creations Annette,just beautiful.xxx

Shar said...

Both are beautiful!! Wonderfully done!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, these are fabulous, love the stars all over the ballerina, brilliant, Gay xxx