Thursday, January 31, 2013

I'm addicted!

I freely admit that Chris has set me free from the ties that bind me!  After making a canvas for her I went on to make a canvas for my very sweet friend Kelly Neis!  You probably know her best from The Beauty of Paper.
Before I show you my canvas there are a few things I want you to know about Kelly.  Kelly lives on a large farm in Minnesota with her husband Tom and five of her seven children.  They also have cattle, horses, chickens, pigs, goats dogs, cats and three Llamas. They have had a particularly cold winter.  When  she called this morning I think she said it was ten degrees - brrrrrrrrrr.  They are always covered in snow!
Bunches of snow!




I hope you can enlarge this to see some of the details.  If not, got to Kelly's blog because she went crazy with her pictures.  What a great idea, I need to learn to do that!!!

Now where in the world Kelly thinks I am a fancy lady I will never know.  It's all I can do to remember to put on lipstick!!!!  Here is Kelly's canvas to me!!!!  Isn't it gorgeous!!



In my best day I was never this purty or dressed up!



Oh my goodness - I wish you could see all the pretty teeny tiny beads in her hair.  Kelly very graciously not only made me thin but took away all my grey too!

This flower is gorgeous - of course I don't think this model lady can walk but what the heck - who needs to walk when you can be beautiful!!  Thanks Kelly - I love your canvas.

Sure would like to know what you think of my new fantasy world - really, this is so much fun!!
Thanks for all your comments - come round to see me anytime!
Sandy

36 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy, I love your canvas! It is absolutely gorgeous, your proportions look perfect to me and the canvas says everything you have told us about Kelly. You really are a clever girl with that paintbrush. Kelly's canvas is beautiful, really love all those beads in your hair too. Kelly has shown a beautiful lady and that is exactly what you are! Believe it... Hugs, Anne x

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Sandy....your canvas to Kelly is just wonderful and what a lovely scene you have created I can actually image her living there...
Just loved your canvas to you its amazing, love all her beads and other embellishments....you really are two talented ladies...

Anne

..Karen said...

Oh Sandy, your canvas is gorgeous!!! You did an amazing job!! : )

Netty said...

Loving your canvas to Kelly and am sure she will adore it, also love the beautiful canvas she made you. Have a brilliant weekend Sandy. Did I tell you I adore Flip and Flop, can hardly wait until March to see more of them. Hugs Annette x

Sylvia said...

Hi lovely Sandy, I visited Kelly her site yesterday(over here it was yesterday)and I saw your beautiful canvas. It is spectacular so is hers and you are both great and lovely and talented ladies. As I said on Kelly's s blog there are some people I wish to meet and you are two of them.
xxxSylvia

cathylynn said...

You and Kelly exchanged some precious art! Sand, you and Kelly are really getting into this art and I love it! Like I told Kelly, iron sharpens iron. WOWZERS this is fabulous! One day we have to have a family reunion!
Hugs, Cathy

Kelly Neis said...

You may not be fancy dancy right now but the beauty is still there my friend!! Those are your colors and that sassy hip just says I have attitude, for that we all love you.
Your canvas to me is the most beautiful ever! You set the seen correctly for our place, if only everything looked that perfect in real life. I love the warm, friendly, ordinary person you portrayed me as, I am. I love soft beautiful things and like you, I love the animals. But where are my 100 kids running around screaming for $$? lol You know they don't do that.
I love what you created for me and I can see the love you put into this, thank you from my heart!
Gigantic Hugs xoxoxo
Kelly

Scrap Affair said...

Hi Sandy! I can see why you are addicted! Well... I have to say this is the least quiltiest addiction )))
Chocolate we love, but our hips well... it's another story ;) All the rest addictions are totally SCARY!!
And this one-is just plain FANTASTIC! I Love, LOVE both of them! Super cool pictures you gals have made!

Danielle Champagne said...

Love the idea of exchanging those canvasses. I love both of them - commented earlier on Kelly,s blog. See... Sandy, I think you are a very couragous lady, cause I do not have the guts to do a canvas ...not yet. I just freeze in front of it. So I admire your guts ladies! and love the work you did. All beautiful Hugs. xoxo

NickelNook said...

Hi, Sandy! I saw both of these gorgeous canvases over on Kelly's blog! It's so nice to see them again here! They are both fabulous works of art, and I look forward to seeing much more from both of you!...Nancy :o)

Marilyn said...

Your canvas is beautiful... I love how you've told the 'story' - the snow, trees, all the animals, coffee... I really like it.
What an artistic pair the two of you are... amazing alone and super amazing together. I also really like Kelly's 'you' and those beads are fantastic.

Linda Palmer said...

I think you both did a fabulous job on your canvas creations. I admire you for doing this, I wouldn't know where to start. I love what you both did, shows you know each other well and did your art work accordingly. Great job!! I'm glad you've found something that you love to do.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I am LOVING your new addiction and your are SOOOO good at these canvasses.

Your one for Kelly is amazing and so personalised.

Kelly's to you is equally gorgeous and now, that's how I'm gonna picture you!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

EnblogSail said...

U r so sweet! Making this f Kelly. She's one lucky gal. And u r getting good at the canvas. R u going to do a tutorial soon?
Caryl

butlersabroad said...

Wow Sandy these are so beautiful, both of them. I have to admit to embracing Winter in all it's glory so I absolutely adore yours. It's so homey. Well done to Chris for setting you free! Kelly's does look like you, I've always pictured you as a sashayer, a Southern Belle!!

Hugs
Brenda

May said...

You've done it again... Another fabulous canvas... This is AmAzing, Love the scene, The house with the little hearts coming out of the chimmey... Love the snow, animals, trees... Boy I love it all... Beautiful work Sandy... Hugs May x x x

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

These are both gorgeous. You are so talented and lucky to receive another great piece of art.

Lau W said...

Sandy, Sandyyyy, Sandyyyyyyyy ! This is BEAUTIFUL !!!the canvas is exactly like the description of your friend ! My God, how do you do that !! (if you ever have time, I'd like to see a tutorial !!!!) Love the chicken lol, makes me smile !! And of course there's a cat héhé !
And such a beautiful gift from your friend, her canvas is YOU, sure, pretty,it expresses your spirit, gentle and joyful, a beauty !! Congrats to her and to you for this fantastic creations !
I send you lot of kisses my friend !
Have a nice week-end !
xxx

Pam Sparks said...

WOW Sandy! awesome! So cool and I'm sure Kelly was over the top thrilled with your canvas! Gorgeous scene/collaging!

Candy said...

Hi Sandy,
Your canvas is fantastic!! Love all the details you added to make it 'Kelly'
I love all the snowflakes and the beautiful colours :o)
Hugs, Candy
Magnolia-licious Designer

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, So creative, I love all the elements you have added the canvas and you sure have made her a fancy lady with that pretty dress and the tiny beards in her hair and the flower on her dress. Love what you have done.
Hugs

Lori said...

Wow! Your canvas is fantastic - love the house and trees you created!

Susan Flynn said...

This is fabulous Sandy I can see you have fallen in love with your new art form and who can blame you!! The different elements are such fun and I am sure she will love it. I think Kelly has displayed the real you that we all see - a beautiful, generous lady who always makes people feel good about themselves! Hugs Susan x

Becky said...

WOW..These are fabulous Sandy. Love the colors and details.

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Sandy both these canvas's are fantastic, I think you are awesome to get into doing something completely different and really enjoy it, the design of your canvas is stupendous, the other canvas is also beautiful, well done both you gals.
hugs
lorraine x

Sandra said...

Ohh Sandy! Love your stunning canvas! I get why you're addicted, you're so good at this! And the canvas that Kelly made is also very pretty! Have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend! Hugs, Sandra

Leah Ann Gast said...

Oh my goodness Sandy, soooo fabulous!!! Love it, love it, love it!!! You are becoming quite the artist. Kelly's is also very beautiful, I'm sure you will treasure it...Hugs! Leah Ann

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous project Sandy!! What a really stunning style you've shown here!! It's always wonderful to have so many different crafty friends from all over the world to help us learn new things about our craft!! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

julieprice3 said...

So glad you've found a craft you love, the canvases are just gorgeous and such a wonderful gift, beautifully done Sandy
Hugs Julie P

Lisa M said...

Who needs to walk when you can just be pretty..LOL! I love that. :) I'm high fiving you both virtually and clapping like an idiot. BOTH of these friendship canvases are incredibly detailed and true treasures for each other!
Beautiful work to both you and Kelly. :)

butterfly said...

What a glorious canvas swap... I think your snowy one is absolutely sensational - so much texture and sparkle and the house is an absolute delight - gorgeous! And what a wonderful one in return to display on your wall... So sorry I missed this - my visiting's been erratic lately, but it's lovely catching up!
Alison xx

Shelby said...

I bet your husband thinks you're that pretty and gorgeous every day:)
Love all of the texture and dimension you've done with this canvas and wonderfully reflective of your friend. Awesome work girl!!

Shelby

Alice Wertz said...

the little chick peeking out from the house is soooo cute! amazing details on the canvas, Sandy! you are so talented! thanks for sharing the pretty canvas from Kelly, too!

Daen'Ys said...

Your canvas is truly amazing and you have a very good and artistic sense!
Kelly's is also superb!
I would never dare me to something like that!

Have a nice day...
Rosi x

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! Fabulous canvas Sandy!! Love the BG story too!! I know your friend must have loved this! So perfect for her! And Wowie!! love her Canvas to you as well, very fancy indeed! And both are so Artsy and creative! Love them both! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Chris said...

Yep, canvas love from me to you both, you are both fantastic artists and gorgeous girls. xx