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.

2 comments:

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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