Monday, 22 March 2010

Women who dare

As promised here over the coming few blog posts, comes all the art I have been making after finishing another quilt. The very first thing I tackled were the skinny pages for Heather. We are making these pages (sized 4 x 8") for another artist every month on the closed Yahoo group OhMyGothic (we started 3 years ago with Gothic Arches, hence the name).

Heather was the artist I had to make the pages for this month and she had chosed Women Who Dare for her theme. I had been thinking about the pages for most of this month and suddenly had a bright idea (in the middle of the night, as per usual!) and here are the results.

One side of the skinny page is dedicated to the women who "dare to say no". The background is one of my fabric-paper collages in a pinkish hue and incorporating a detail of Botticelli's painting. I crowned Venus with a charm crown which reads: Be Bold. I stitched on a transparency of an image from a vintage French book (I love this one, it has gorgeous etchings) where the lady is definitely saying no and also added a flower brad as shown. At the bottom is a lovely ribbon (from Create and Craft). I added the words with my Dymo writer and sewed them on.

On the other side there is a woman who "dares to say yes" (perhaps even more risky than saying no!) and this time the background is again one of the fabric-paper collages but this time I have scanned it into my computer and then printed it out onto self-adhesive cotton sheet (from Crafty Computer Paper). I added a fabric image from the Alpha Stamps True Romance collage sheet and the lamp at the top is also from an Alpha Stamps sheet, this time a sticker one, and called Round Things.


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

as always, just beautiful! Both are wonderful compositions - and the individual components are so appropriate - brava!

Maggi said...

You do such an amazing job with your themes. I love how you did yes on one side and no on the other. Gorgeous!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

mmm, love this set of skinnies! Your fabric paper is really beautiful . . . soft and it melds together so well. I definitely need more practice! Hope to have something to show you soon. Thank you for your continued inspiration : ))) lenna

Debby said...

Gorgoeus pages! They are truly amazing.


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