Monday, 26 January 2015

Amitié Page

A new week brings a new challenge on The Documented Life 2015 (DLP15) site. It's still January so the theme is still about facing the blank page. The art challenge is: Writing and the Journal Prompt: Words with Friends. 

It's never difficult for me to use words (and the writing is hidden under the photograph)  but I had to think a bit about the friends part of it. Eventually I rummaged through my stash of gelli plate printed papers and retrieved one that I made while Lenna was here back in September when we spend a morning playing in my painting shed. Keeping that in mind I did some more searching and found the photo album Lenna had send me after she returned to Florida with photographs she had taken while here and found one of me taking photographs when we visited Dawyck Botanical Gardens on the first day Lenna was here.
All this came together but it needed a bit more so I used rubber stamps (from Dylusions) to add the swirls in the background. They were coloured in with my new Tomboy Brush Pens and I also outlined things with white and black markers. For the writing (words) I added the definition of the word friendship in French (amitié) from a vintage dictionary and glued that on too. More words came from a washi tape featuring vintage text, which I brushed with red). I will also use the same washi tape to add this page to the planner I'm using this year: Michel Designs Country Diary 2015. That planner also dictates the size of my pages this year. They are 7.1/4 x 8".


June Walker said...

This is marvellous Frieda!!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

oh, I am over the top to see this, frieda! I would like it even if it did not relate to our time together and our friendship, but the fact that it does makes it so special. I love the colors and the dylusions swirly stamps, the french definition, you holding your camera taking photos! Oui' xo :o)

Roben-Marie said...

Your page is lovely! Your colors are pleasing to the eye and I like that it looks like you are taking a picture of the colorful swirls. it is kind of whimsical!

Sue Marrazzo said...

AWESOME, And Bright...SO Happy!

peggy gatto said...

Very sweet and thoughtful, lovely patterns to background the figure!


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