Winter Joy (or possibly not!)

My friend Mel came up with the idea of swapping flags with our first theme being open.  We both wanted to do another flag so, as December approached Mel suggested a “Winter” theme.
You can tell the little girl is unhappy as she had to suffer Scottish snow and then a long journey to Germany (you would not believe how long this parcel was in “the system”!) where she was confronted with more snow. So there is not much for her to be joyful about!
The background was prepared with Gesso, painted with silver and then pearl (Tesco children’s paint), scrunched up tissue paper, another layer of paint, Golden Glass Bead Gel (available from The Altered Element) and more paint. A bit time consuming but creates more depth.
Unfortunately it all looks very “blue” in the photograph, even the lace to create the hanging, it is actually white.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lucy Edmondson
    Dec 27, 2010 @ 19:24:59

    This is beautiful, love this little girl!

    Lucy x


  2. Cynthia Schelzig
    Dec 27, 2010 @ 19:25:19

    This is stunning!!! Really, with all this snow no wonder she is pouting:)
    But you made here look beautiful in all that white!


  3. robin
    Dec 27, 2010 @ 23:25:06

    She is such a cutie….even if she’s not too happy! Beautiful flag and great idea for a swap.



  4. Susan Reaney
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 03:03:20

    Very charming. The background looks beautiful. I can see the depth!


  5. Martina
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 07:45:21

    This flag is so gorgeous, dear Lynne!

    Hope you had a magical Christmas! I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful art in 2011 my friend.
    MARTINA xxoo


  6. craftytrog
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 10:09:00

    Beautiful! I love the icy looking texture of the background Lynne xx


  7. Debbie Kaste
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 14:43:33

    Very beautiful, Lynne. Love the little pearl on her collar! So sweet.
    Hope you are staying warm….
    – DebbieK x


  8. Connie
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 16:38:47

    The background is Amazing! Well worth the effort. Beautiful flag.


  9. Kate
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 21:32:45

    Made me smile – her face is a picture, it’s just how I feel about cold and snow (yuk!)


  10. Marie
    Dec 28, 2010 @ 22:01:40

    Hello Lynne,
    beautiful flag and what a wonderful background! Love the image too.
    Have a lovely evening.


  11. An Older Woman
    Dec 29, 2010 @ 13:12:37

    I don’t think she’s unhappy. I think she’s shy! Shy and beautiful. I love this piece. You are so talented.


  12. Terry
    Dec 29, 2010 @ 15:02:18

    Poor little girl is cold and I think she will smile as soon as she warms up! Another gorgeous piece and so beautiful! Have a wonderful New Year!


  13. 2amscrapper
    Dec 29, 2010 @ 17:08:08

    What a wonderful swap idea! You created a stunning background. And of course I love the little girl and the St. Louis postmark! Helene


  14. Dot Arnott
    Dec 29, 2010 @ 17:19:20

    Another beauty Lynne. Reminds me of when I was young and had a hand muff like this.


  15. Nancy Maxwell James
    Dec 30, 2010 @ 10:53:32

    your flag is sooo darling! Love the winter feel of it and charming image! so sweet!


  16. Jack
    Dec 30, 2010 @ 18:48:08

    Oh the poor little girl. Fancy exposing her to all that snow. Love this flag. xx


  17. Lynn Stevens
    Dec 31, 2010 @ 06:37:44

    Must be all that snow, shes freezing her little tussie off, LOL It really is a darling flag Lynne!


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