Friday, 4 May 2012

Magical Suzi

It's no secret I've loved Suzi Blu's stamps for a really long time so imagine my excitement when on Tuesday morning postie delivered Suzi's new book.

Whilst reading I was totally engrossed in all that Suzi says about art, I've been struggling lately with confidence issues and turned down a wonderful opportunity, I wish I had read this book a few weeks ago.
The inspiration that Suzi shares with the reader is lovely and varied and she has a gallery at the back with guest artists and there are also some templates for you to play with. Suzi shows you how to make your own masterpiece from start to finish.
Did I not mention the DVD, it's soooo cool! 
Suzi explains about Prismacolor pencil lead being waxy and movable once on paper, this makes them so easy to blend, and there is even a step by step how to shade a face. Below is my first effort and I'm delighted with the results.....

This is how I used to colour in my Suzi stamps.

Here's the full finished beeswaxed piece.
For those who don't know Suzi and want to find out more visit her blog here
Wishing you a very lovey bank holiday weekend, love Sam xxx


  1. Hi Sam, she is gorgeous, your shading is beautiful, as is her gorgeous textured hair. Still waiting for my book never realised it had a DVD too :-D it was posted out a couple of days ago, so might be here tomorrow. Have a great bank holiday weekend & love to Princess Wiggle Pants. xx

  2. Your colouring is a thousand times better Sam and the book sounds fab. Enjoy the BH weekend, Annette x

  3. The beeswax version is divine!

  4. Wow Sam this is a dream.
    I love all Suzi stamps and I will buy them in th next weeks.
    Thanks for your inspiration.

    Have a lovely weekend my dear friend. xoxo

  5. Wow i love how your face came out. Just beautiful!

  6. Wow, it's a wonderful card, love the texture on it.

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Sam. This is a superb piece, with fabulous colours, but the textures are amazing. I love it.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  8. What a beautifil piece Sam, I must look out for Suzi's book
    Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend
    Jacquie x

  9. Wow! Beautiful artwork Sam ♥♥

  10. Wow what a difference those pencils make. They are very pricey here in Canada tho. I will have to save up big time for them.
    What a difference with how you were colouring and now.
    I have been wondering about her book, I thought however that is was instructional with the DVD. I really was hoping she was going to show how she did a start to finish. Maybe I will just sign up for one of her online workshops and go from there.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Hi Lesley

      Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. The book is instructional, she does indeed show you how to make a masterpiece from start to finish!

      Yes the Prismacolors are expensive but worth every penny. You won't regret getting them or Suzi's book, promise.

      Have a great day,
      Sam x

    2. Absolutely beautiful artwork Sam! I love your style!
      Have a wonderful BH weekend!
      Alison xox

  11. Fantastic Sam - I love your work with Suzi's stamps anyway but now you have added that little something extra. The book really is fabulous - trouble is it led to a Primacolor purchase lol!!! Lynn ♥

  12. Fabulous! Love her! I got Suzi's book last month but have not got past the reading it over and over again stage. Trying to work up the courage to put something on canvas.

  13. Sorry to hear you have been feeling unconfident lately but your work is always beautiful so I hope you have no doubts there. Sending you hugs anyway,

    Lucy x

  14. Wow love your shading on the face, those stamps are great. Loving your blog :-)

  15. Oh wow Sam this is gorgeous!!! You should be pleased!! I have the book on order and I think it's been dispatched can't wait to get it. Hope mine turns out as good as yours!!

  16. Really love this too Sam, it's gorgeous, I've been thinking for a while about getting some Prisma pencils, that book looks really good too!

    Love, Rose xx

  17. Beautiful colouring here Sam! Yes, Suzi is a genius! I have taken a few of her on-line courses and she really is a good teacher. I got the book too but have not had a chance yet to read it! Can't wait to see you start drawing, I know you will be fantastic!
    xoxo Karen


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