Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Valentine Unlike Conventional Hearts

Remember that ornery little skull??? Well, he was MOST DEMANDING as far as being dressed properly......
I promised a finished piece from one of the samples I had used in the gel tutorial, and here it is. I am hoping--reeeeeeally hoping!--that today is NOT the day DH decides to look at the blog, because it is my gift to him tomorrow.

HA! I won! Free makeover, and now I be a Pirate Skelly!!!
That ornery little skull I had to keep an eye on was just a pip to dress properly. He was totally into the Cap'n Jack look.......what's a girl to do??? Just give in and dress 'em! LOL! And I had to have just the right bone to hang from the bottom, plus I couldn't find the coins I wanted and settled for this one. It's okay, but you know how it is when you want something else and can't find it. I need those shelves like they used to have in garages; all the little jars with their lids nailed to the shelf. Believe me...SOME DAY!

And, providing I am not laid lower with this current migraine, I want to put a little something fun up here for my readers on Valentine's Day itself....
This has been a delightful journey through process; I'm not sure how I will follow it up.
I may have to take a few days off and get back to work hard on my Michael deMeng class. I have enjoyed that thoroughly and it soon will end. I am hoping he will have another, because I would sign up immediately. How ideal; work in your own studio and get the benefits of class time when ever you have free time. Economical, fun, educational.
In fact, a goodly portion of what I learned from the class made this Valentine. I could have done one without it, but numerous techniques are in the final product that I learned along the way, between the laughs.
That's what I always hope to provide here, laughs and some learning fun!
So I'm out of here for now~~and remember, love isn't just for Valentines Day or for a Sweetie~~it is for everyone.


Pax....

36 comments:

yoborobo said...

Oh, Anne! I am smitten. This has everything I love in it: pirates, skellys, texture, money - haha. It is really wonderful, and you are so talented. Happy pre-Valentines, and Gary if you are reading this, be sure to act surprised! :) xox Pam

Janet Ghio said...

Thanks for the tutorial Anne! It was fun following along and now the finished product--I think the skull is dressed beautifully!! Johnny would be proud...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Pam,

I'm laughing! I had to wait for DH to vacate the premises to get on here and answer!
If he doesn't like it, I'll send it your way....like I think I'll get it out of his hot little hands...LOL!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Janet,

Thanks! Now I have to figure out a follow up act~~~hahaha!
That little skull was a complete PITA, especially since it kept squirting out of my hands when I would work on it.
Maybe next time I'll leave them on the body until they're painted and THEN pop them off!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Gayle Pritchard said...

Johnny Depp, eat your heart out : )

Silke said...

OMG, I LOVE it!! And Gary will, too! Wow- that skull is a masterpiece - the makeover a total success!! Cap'n Jack's mini me... Love, Silke

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Girls,

They need me as a stylist on POTC.....yeah, Anne....dream on! LOL!!!

Mini-me; omg---too funny!!! ;-D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Georgina said...

Anne, I love that Valentine card...it's just tooo KEW-EL!!!! I agree that online tutorials are the best...I've signed up for a few and even had one myself (never again). I'm going to check out DeMeng's next tutorial...he is a character and has one heck of a sense of humour...need lots of humour when I'm learning something!!

Didn't make a Valentine for my DH, but did buy him one. Every year he gives me these beautiful, meaningful Valentines and I always end up giving him one of those Shoe Box types...hey, that's just how I roll!! So this year I got him a lovely, meaningful card and a bag of heart shaped Reese's Peanut Butter patties...he loves them! So yesterday, while I was slowly going towards the cabinet where we keep our coffee mugs and glasses, a card falls out and it's from him...a Hoops and Yoyo Valentine!! LOL Tables turned this year!!

Am enjoying your journey and learning at the same time...gots to get me some of dem gels!!! Have a great day and "Migranes, stay away from my pal!!" Looking forward to more posts...count down for the Vegas trip starts today...oey vey!!

Loves ya,
G

Diane said...

Wonderful! Thank you for putting a smile on my face :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Georgina,

LOL!! That's priceless about the cards--sounds like DH and I. Usually I do my best to find a monkey card, but they are getting scarce. A monkey card is good for ANY occasion. (when I die, I hope someone send a monkey card...SERIOUSLY!)
I could sure go for the bag of reeses....ya got a spare??? LOL!
I think Michaels next on-line class is going to be about the tools used; I'll check my list and e-mail you.

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Diane!

Glad to be of service!
Smiles are the best comment I can get! :-)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Marie S said...

Arrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhh! Anne that is one pimp pirate. He is so dahling.
I love him and all of the techniques come together in one great piece.
Well done Anne.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Marie! Yep, pimpin' the skelly! hahaha!
I reread this post this morning and had to repost it---trying to write and have a migraine (which seems to be gone thankfully!) is actually hilarious!
I can't spell on a good day, I guess, and yesterday was NOT a good day! LOL!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Janine said...

Ahh thats is great, just right for Captain Jack.
I love your three dimensional art.
And now I know what german glitter is, and do you know what, I have a huge glass with that stuff ib my shelf ;0) hi hi hi.
Have a happy valentine
Greetings from
Janine

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Janine!

Lucky YOU!!! That would sell for a lot here; but it is worth every cent. :-)
You need to do some dimensional items---I bet you'd have a great time with it!
Happy Valentine from the maker of odd hearts!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Robbie said...

What a nice gift for hubby..and all mine got was a fiber card and box of candy (yep, he's into dark chocolate candy!! hmm are our roles reversed??). Thanks again for the 'education' on gel medium!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Lucky hubby!
Hey, I like dark chocolate too!!! :-D
Have a great day tomorrow!!!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Bella Sinclair said...

Ahhhhhh! He's going to LOVE this! What a truly fabulous and masculine Valentine's, but still one that makes the ladies' hearts swoon. Yup, Cap'n Jack looks good both with and without skin, just as I predicted. It was fun following you along this journey. Hope you have a wonderfully romantic Valentine's Day!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL Bella!

He could keep the skin and just do away with the clothing I suppose......hahahahahaha!!!!
Okay, I need sleep or my mouth washed out with soap! ;-D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I know Johnny would be proud...have you considered sending him some of your images? I have had an up and down weekend and spent a lot of time in bed with a terrible pain in the ass Cold! I am sweating the fever out as I type this probably incoherent message to you. Happy Valentine's Day! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Ces said...

You and my daughter went to the same Valentine's Day card making class. Today, she made a Valentine's Day card with a polar bear with bloody chainsaw hands! It said something like this... "if you ever get mauled by a bear with chainsaw hands I hope he stays away from your face, because I think you are cute." !!! Now, I wonder to whom she will give the card??? I hope he has a sense of humor.

dosfishes said...

Aye matey, a fierce Valentine that is! Cal is sunny 50,s and wildflowers are blooming. It was worth stomping snow for. Xox Corrine

Cameron said...

That thar piece is better than rum!

It turned out so wonderfully...I woulda never thought to pair one of those sparkly hearts with this...and it looks fantastic!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Girls,

I had a vision with this one from the get-go; I just had to find a photo of the original POTC promotional lit for the skull, as it was different in the later movie promos.
Yes, it is better than RUM!!!! LOL! (cheaper too...I think!)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

marianne said...

love it! bet hubby does too- happy valentine's day my friend!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Marianne!

I did a paper card too, and I tell you, I think I work better in the odd mediums than glue sticks and assorted colored papers....good lord!
Have a great day!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Sophia said...

Happy Hearts Day, Anne. SO glad and SO blessed to have you in my life! xoxoxoxo =)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Sophia!!!

Glad to have found YOU too!!!
Many hearts coming your way~~~♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

XXOO~~♥
Anne

studio lolo said...

Wow, that came out great! I think Gary will say yes ;)

~♥Lolo♥~

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Lolo, he had a FIT over it! I was soooo relieved! It is going to hang in the hall gallery area--there is this one little spot that has needed something but I never could come up with what.
THIS, definitely, is IT! :-)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

*Ulrike* said...

Totally love it! Captn Jack would too so much so he would whisk you off to the Black Pearl!

Seth said...

Now that is Valentine with some power!! I bet your husband was very happy with it.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Seth,

He was! Just like a little kid opening a favorite toy... ;-)
And he almost caught me working on it numerous times; I'm surprised the pieces are all still together!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Elena said...

Simply awesome!!! It came out fabulous and can only imagine what it looks like Live. Bet hubby was thrilled.

Elena said...

Simply awesome!!! It came out fabulous and can only imagine what it looks like Live. Bet hubby was thrilled.

Jaye said...

Love the top photo. Reminds me of the Pirates of the Carribean ride at Disneyland-an all time favorite!

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