Saturday, June 08, 2013

Doodled Glam Lady

Happy Weekend everyone,  I hope you are doing well.   It's been dreary here with a lots of rain, but our plants (& weeds) love it.    I have another Art Journal page to share today.

I've been busy but found time to doodle another 'Glam Lady and yes this page is bright!    Maybe I should have titled this post "Hair Gone Wild" :)     I didn't start out with a plan, just 'going with the flow' and had fun with it.  

Again I've been inspired by Tracy Bautista's book, titled Doodles Unleashed where she shows many 'Glam Ladies'.     I'm also inspired by Marja's Doodle art (Marja's Stamping Addiction.)      My first Glam Lady is at this post here.

I drew the outlines with black pigment pens and then sprayed Dylusions inks for colour.     I painted the face with a couple of coats of 'economy' Gesso (now I know why it's inexpensive, it doesn't cover very well - live & learn), and added a little shadow.    I removed the Dylusions in some areas with bleach and repainted with Distress Inks (on my craft mat with water & brush).   I added the background circles with Acrylic Paint & TCW Mini Circle Explosion Stencil.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


  1. Oh wow! I love her.. she looks so happy out of her colored paradise! ADORABLE!

    happy weekend Shirley!

    xxx Susi

  2. Bright is good Shirley, absolutely love it right down to the hair gone wild, just like mine some days.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. Shirley - what can I say - another out of this world gorgeous page beautifully created with marvelous colors. Your lady is fabulous and so very pretty --- I don't think anyone could love your artwork more than I!

  4. This is stunning Shirley, you seem to be having lots of fun with your journal. I love all the colour you've used, it's certainly reflects a happy fun loving person. Just got back from a stampin up taster session, a bit basic for me, but it was nice getting to meet other crafters. Hope your weather cheers up soon. Have a great weekend.

    Sue x

  5. Wow it's really pretty... love all those vibrant colors and awesome image....

  6. Wow What a fantastic Lady Shirley,this is really beautiful.
    Have a great weekend

  7. Beautifull lady in GREAT colours!
    Love the doodeling!
    Greetz Patricia

  8. Absolutly a beautiful glamorous flower lady!
    xox Anja

  9. Hi teamie, seemed to have missed your previous post's lovely and so true! This colourful wild glam lady is great and so inspirational! My fingers are itching to play.......
    Just keep playing and hope you will soon have less rainy days! warm greet Mirandaxx

  10. As always, I'm blown away by the art I see here. Great job & I was interested in your 'economy' Gesso. Haven't tried Gesso yet, just bought a small jar. (Perhaps it is the economy one!). TFS a beautiful art piece. Hugs

  11. Great your: Just go with the flow, Shirley!! :-)
    With a great result...your page looks so well and your drawing
    is amazing!

    have a nice weekend, Alie;-)

  12. I tried doing something with Distress stains and stamps. It looked like crap. I've decided that I'd rather just enjoy your glorious creations, rather than frustrate myself. Yours always make me feel happy, mine, not so much. This project is absolutely joyful !

  13. Love the bright colours and the dots on your background work perfect! The lady is a summerqueen with the flowers; great idea! Have a happy weekend, Gerrina

  14. Das ist fantastisch, liebe Shirley.
    Und die Farben, da gerate ich bei dir immer wieder in Euphorie, so schön.

    Auch wenn ich selbst noch nichts weiter geschaffen habe, möchte ich doch wenigstens ein paar Kommentare an meine Freunde schicken :-)

    Liebe Grüße und Umarmung von Sophie xx

  15. Wow!! This is Just Gorgeous Shirley!! Love her Sweet face and all the Wonderful colors, textures and Pretty flowers!! Soo Dreamy and Happy! Love it! 8-)


  16. It's thew ay you've created such depth in this that catches my eye - the bottom flowers really come forwards & echo those in her hair. Very striking the way her aqua green hair has such body too. The touch of orange fire to the right of her face next to the aqua green hair draws the eye down to those lovely flowers. This is so exciting to look at for the colour relationships make my brain work.
    Paula (PEP)

  17. You did a fantastic job, wow!!! Love the colors, the background, the doodles, the face. Can't stop watching :)

  18. What a pretty lady! Gorgeous colours and love how you've done her hair. xxx

  19. This is absolutely sensational Shirley - LOVE the doodled Lady and the glorious colours - you are sooooooo talented.
    Hope you have a very happy week - big hugs, Sylvia xxx

  20. Wow gorgeous page, beautiful colors and i like the title; Hair gone wild,haha.Have a great evening!
    Groetje Karin x

  21. Hey Shirley :-) hehe, I agree with Karin - love the title! The nice thing about hair is that you can add whatever you like to the flow of it. It's so nice to see you continuing to do your "glam ladies". They're great!

  22. Such beautiful eyes she has and the colours you have used are amazing together.

    Love Chrissie xx

  23. wow,this is amazing, i love your doodle lady and the wonderful colors,great.

    Greetings Jeannette

  24. Great art journal page Shirley .
    I love your doodle lady
    The colors are beautiful.
    Greetings Janny

  25. Absolutely beautiful ! Amazing colours !

    -Julia (I think I signed in right this time)

  26. Stunning colors and I just love how you created her hair!! Awesome work my friend!!!!!

  27. Fantastic glamorous lady with flowers in her green hair, beautiful art.


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