Let me begin by saying that I love, love, LOVE Suzi Blu's art. I initially learned about her through my brilliant artist friend Theresa at the Fairie Moon Creations blog, who's taking a class from her. One look at Suzi's website and I was—and I don't use this word lightly—ensorcelled. Yep. Ensorcelled. So when Daisy from eclectic Paperie announced that Unity Stamps was releasing a line of Suzi's images, and that our next E-Team assignment was to make something using one of them, I rejoiced like...well, like me set loose in a chocolate factory!
I will collect them all. Trust me on this.
Truly, Suzi Blu's images are so inspiring and fun it's an absolute a joy to work with them. My own creation is a 5 x 7 canvas, textured with gesso, crumpled tissue paper and handmade papers, then painted with a bunch of Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints. The moon and flowers were haphazardly cut from leftover paper scraps, and I embellished with a little gold heart bead and various Trinket Pins.
The Suze Blu image is called "Love Yourself," and she was stamped in black and then colored with Copic Sketch Markers. The dots on her skirt were made with a Tim Holtz stamp from his Bitty Grunge collection.
I'm so excited for you guys to check out the gorgeous creations my E-Teammates came up with for this blog hop! Please visit Suzi Blu and my friends at the links below, then finish at the eclectic Paperie blog and leave a comment telling Daisy which of Suzi's stamps you like best. Be sure to do this, because someone is going to win their favorite Suzi Blu image!
Hey, it's the E-Team:
Linda Ledbetter (That's me!)
Suzi was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, and we're each posting one at our blog, so you'll get the whole shebang as you hop! Here's mine...
Suzi Blu: Currently it is Self Leveling Gel. I've been working with beeswax for a few years, using it to seal my paintings, but since I started my Mermaid class I have fell in love with a more glossy dreaminess. It is like a very thick varnish. I still use beeswax even in the same painting, so that some parts are glossy and some are not. I like the contrast.
(Isn't she cool? Now I'm all jazzed to play with beeswax.)
Have a great time hopping with the E-Team!