Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spotlight on... Krystal!

Krystal has been bitten by the 'canvas' bug! This girl of mine is super talented and she's given me permission to share her artwork with all of you!

A couple of months ago one of her friends had her 16th birthday and Krystal wanted to make her something really special so she bought a canvas, some paint and played with Photoshop (she's been giving me a few lessons too... thanks babe xxx) and here's what she came up with:
Krystal really loved this photo so she did a whole heap of different effects with it, chose the ones she really wanted and then had the photos printed (5x7 size). She backed all the photos with purple card which she also distressed with ink. The canvas was given the silver treatment and added a lovely soft sparkle to the whole thing. Once she had the photos on she thought it 'needed' something so out came her butterfly stencil and the silver paint dabber and... voila!

When her friend saw the canvas she 'squealed'!!! She was so impressed (as were all the adults at the party!). It now has pride of place on her friends bedroom wall :)

The other night Krystal and I decided to do some scrapbooking together so we headed out to the supermarket for some treats:
Let's just say that the treats worked really well for her.... and didn't for me! By the end of the night she had one canvas finished and another one in the planning stage.... and I had.... NOTHING!!! LOL

The canvas she got finished is for her little sister Ashley. Ashley is a real princess... she loves pink, purple, bling, fairies etc... much like Krystal at the same age actually :) Whenever Krystal goes to visit her Dad and his new family she always comes back with LOADS of photos and she went through them and found one she really liked.

Once again she got out paint... this time it was purple and turquoise. She made her own 'glimmer mist' with a spritzer bottle, silver paint and lots of water and gave the whole canvas a bit of sparkle. The she EMBELLISHED!!! Here's the canvas:
I think Ashley is going to absolutely love it! The girls are going up to see their Dad in the next school holidays so Krystal will be giving her the canvas then. In the meantime we get to enjoy it... AND she's been asked if the local scrapbooking store can display it in their shop as well... Krystal is stoked!!!

Last night Krystal got her next canvas done... this time featuring her little brother Blake. Blake is a real sweetie and loves having his photo taken... although a lot of the ones I see seem to involve tongues poking out etc... he's such a boy!!!

Krystal went for more of a 'grunge' look for this canvas. She did a paint wash on the background, lots of ripped paper and inking, some great rub ons and even played with the cricut! She also printed two photos the same... one in black & white and one in colour. The base photo is black & white and then she cut Blake out of the colour photo and popped him up with foam dots. She also cut out the stars from a second set of paper and popped them up too so it's got a real 3D look.

She has definitely captured each child's personality really well and I think her Dad is going to be very impressed when he sees what she's accomplished!
Well done Krystal!!!


  1. Krystal - you are a star honey! I love what you have done with all of your canvases. Keep it up! Big Hugs - Aunty Esther

  2. Gosh - They just beautiful.
    Great Work!! love them both.
    Can't wait to see them on my next visit :O)Cuddles Miss Tricia

  3. What a fabulous job you have done on the canvases Krystal. You are so talented. Congratulations on being asked to display your work. Wow.
    Love you lots Grandma

  4. Gosh, she is very talented. Those are beautiful canvasses


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