Monday, 9 July 2007

More Circle Swap pieces

As promised, here are two more pieces I made for my own circle journal, while working on the pages for Lenna's Circle Swap of which you can read more here

After the yellow and blue pages I showed you 2 posts ago, here are my orange and green pages. The orange one uses an area specially selected from one of my fabric collages, which has a medieval looking woman peeking through on the right hand side. I added a transparency of a French quotation which incorporates the word Paris. I finished off with the quotation: see the sights in a great city.

As you may have noticed on my earlier post the pages are finished by layering my fabric/paper collage with a circular page from the actual circle journal and zigzag machine stitching around all the edges. I then punch a hole on the same place as on the journal page underneath.

The green page has been taken from a green fabric/paper collage I made recently both for this project and an ATC swap on Atcards. I used a whole collection of green images I had collected from various magazines and old books and added napkins with a green theme to the top layer. I'm not really a lover of green but I do have a strong predelection for that acid lime green colour which you see when the first leaves start appearing on the trees in spring. That colour makes my heart sing!

Then cut out the circles from the back so that it was a surprise what I would find on the front. I like doing that kind of thing as I generally seem to get better lay-outs that way than if I carefully planned it. It's a metaphor for my life, I just like surprises and am an impulsive decision taker (with no regrets!!).

This circle had an image of cypresses in Italy as its main focus so I added a fabric image of an Italian poster from an event in Rome (from Alphastamps) and added the quote: Thou Paradise of exiles, Italy! I love it here in the Scottish Borders but if I had to choose to live somewhere else, it definitely would be Italy!!

4 comments:

Filipa said...

I specially like the first one. Very nice

Barbara said...

What beautiful artwork! In two week (childrens holidays)I will visit Scottland with my children for three weeks .Warm regards Barbara

Kyla said...

Wow! Creative Lenna sent a link to your work! I just love your use of color, texture,............ What an inspiration! I have to go make something now!
Kyla

Debby Harriettha said...

Frieda your circle pieces are fabulous! They are all awesome.

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