Saturday, July 5, 2008

Shield Your Eyes & Call Ripley's Believe it Or Not!

I actually made some art this week! Yes, I know! I cannot believe it either! Heh! Unfortunantly the scans are HORRID! Ugh! But I will upload it in the hopes that all you wonderful artists will know that it is really much prettier in person. Or at least I HOPE it is! :)

The first two scans are of a gothic arch for the wonderful Debbie J. in Milwaukee! Her theme was "Shirley Temple Movies". I decided to do Little Miss Broadway because I love musicals. The words on the back are the song "Be Optimistic" from the movie. I chose to do it in pink because, well, Shirley just says little girl pink to me! The netting on the front is supposed to be representative of stage curtains. You get that, right? Right?? And I think I'm going to cover up the brad prongs on the back with shiny stars. But I'm too lazy to do it tonight and don't want to rescan. So you'll just have to use your imagination to figure out what it'll look like! :)

This second set of scans are book pages for the lovely Mama Peggy! Her theme was flowers and we got to alter a victorian style flower album, which was fun! I used pink because that was the colors of my pages to work on! Yes. You don't have to tell me I'm a sharp cookie - I am quite aware of that! Heh! And honestly, these scans do not do justice to these pages at all. I'm not saying they are the most amazing pieces of art ever - but they turned out very soft and sweet. The border around the pages is actually a pink glitter and looks very pretty. The angel wings also have glitter on them. I added some pink vellum flowers and a tiny white vellum butterfly to the pages as well. I felt guilty for not doing "more" to them. But since the carnations were already printed on the page, I really wanted to incorporate them into my design. So that meant keeping it somewhat simple. The words in the oval say "The flowers have their angels". It is a quote from around the 13th century that they found in an old manuscript of a writer. And actually, they say it is the first time the idea of flower meanings (which was very big in the victorian age!) was first written down. I hope you like your pages Ma P! The book will now come home to you! Yay!

Now children, I must go tuck myself into bed. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


peggy gatto said...

I love your art in my book! It is "just right"!
thanks T!
mama P

artbeth67 said...

Nice work! :)