Sunday, 2 May 2010

Skinny Pages for Lenna

We're still swapping skinny pages on the closed OhMyGothic Yahoo group and this month I'm producing pages for my very good friend Lenna Andrews. I find it so much easier to make art for friends that I know really well. Her likes and dislikes are very familar to me as we have been swapping our art for many years now and as a fellow and incurable romantic I simply adore her choice of theme which is: LOVE

As we all know it makes the world go around and it also made my creative juices flow. Yesterday morning while waiting for our visitors to arrive I started looking for suitable backgrounds for Lenna's pages and I found 2 different fabric-paper collages that were just the thing. It had been my intention to just do that but somehow I then went on to find images to go with the pages, started sewing them on and before I knew what was happening the pages were finished this morning!

On the first page (shown above) I used a very summery and flowery collage background to which I added an image from Alpha Stamps Lovers collage sheet, I added a self-adhesive stickers with the word l'amore (love in Italian and doesn't it sound so much more romantic in that language?). I added the quotation which is from Robert Browning and reads as follows:
"If thou must love me, let it be for naught, except for love's sake only". Beads were also stitched on to this side.

For the other side I used a fabric paper collaged background that I made for a celebration and this time I used it to celebrate L'amore! The fabric image is from Alpha Stamps True Romance collage sheet. The quotation came from a sticker sheet and reads: "Some people come into our lives, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never ever the same". This is applicable both to the romantic image I used for the page but also to how I myself feel about meeting Lenna online all those years ago!

The pages were put together with yellow satin stitching around all the edges.


Lenna Young Andrews said...

oh, Frieda! you make me want to cry!! Really, what beautiful pages you have made for me for this exchange. I so adore them -yes, you do know me well! The quotes, images, fabric collages, everything is mmmmmmm! And you sound like me: selecting something and then something else falls in place and before you know it you are stitching away and it is done! I work the same way, how lovely & comforting. Thank you so much my sweet friend.

Karen Owen said...

Beautiful pages, Frieda!


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