Friday, 11 June 2010

A lonely ocean Spread

It's great to start the days making a spread for my Vintage Gluebook Moleskine journal. Like a warm-up exercise before the real work begins! This spread was entirely inspired by the ocean image I found in one of the John L. Stoddard's Lectures I bought online at Ebay. Our teacher Mary Green recommended them as a great source of vintage images and she was so right!

I bought a few separate Lectures and also a set of 6 and then discovered that I had a double set of the Southern California Lecture and therefore felt a lot better about cutting it up. The book was published in 1904 which means there are no copyright issues with this. I loved this view of the endless water which had the title of a lonely ocean and I used the title too in my spread. The image of the lute playing lady came from my stash and I cut her out very carefully so that she could melt into the ocean picture. The background on the right comes from Mary's French Maps download and the fish is another original stash treasure. The blue background was a gift from Mary for everyone who participated in her Vintage Gluebook Classes. I have also added vintage wallpaper and a background from one of my own vintage encyclopaedia overprinted with a flower pattern I made myself. I know I say this a lot but this one really is one of my absolute favourites of all the pages in my vintage gluebook!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

This is such an effective composition! - you're going like gangbusters with this workshop!

Maggi said...

This is so pretty, I love the little touches of blue and that fish is too cool! :D


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