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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekly Challenge at Inspiration Avenue: "Green and Purple"

Here is my weekly entry for the challenge at Inspiration Avenue- "Green and Purple".  This is my (mostly) finished page for Kim Mailhot's sketchbook, featuring the month of June.  When I think of June, I think of warm Summer nights and beautiful gardens in full bloom lit with moonlight and fireflies and sometimes candles- maybe even a lantern?....so that's the direction I went in with this...
I trimmed out the existing page to create a profile and added an extension to the other side repeating the lines of the profile to create a sort of triptych effect opening to:
 the painting I shared for Paint Party Friday....there will be some journaling in the blank space on the left- I might also use the space to describe the techniques and all- to be able to do something extra on the back page which is stamped in the same way the borders are with prints of flowers and leaves from the garden.
 I had the HARDEST time finding the right words to go with this...finally I stumbled across this quote by Anthony J. Angelo who I'll give credit to somewhere in this ;)
And for those of you who weren't around on Friday, here's the painting before I glued it into the pages- several people noticed the edge of a face and wondered about it- now you know WHY it's there!
That's it for me- be sure to check out everyone's art at Inspiration Avenue- it's a gorgeous collection as always!
Toodles,
Stephanie

15 comments:

peggy gatto said...

Awesome book!!!

artangel said...

That's sooooo clever!! Love the art and your ideas - the triptych with the profile is inspired, Steph!! x

WrightStuff said...

I love what you did with this - clever girl!

craftattack said...

Wow, like this very much, I have started cutting shapes out of my june journal pages, too, but up til now it just looks messy! Oh well, 2 days to go! Valerie

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Stephanie..as i shared i LOVE this magnificent piece...gorgeous work..it is simply stunning and beautiful and full of life and mystery unfolding...awesome!!
Victoria

gemma said...

This is so cool! I Love it! It is such fun to put windows and pop ups and so on in journal's and altered books. Love this one.
GREAT!

priti.lisa said...

I didn't know how it could get any better...This is out-a-sight!!! What could you possibly come up with next?!? xoxo

Amanda said...

This is a beautiful piece. I keeping looking at how you have created the opening, it is so cool. Then when you open it up to the painting, it is so beautiful. Very nice!

Carola Bartz said...

I love how it all turned out! I really wanted to know about the face, and it's gorgeous! You are so talented, Stephanie. This is stunningly beautiful.

Kat W said...

The painting itself is beautiful and dreamy. But then you've taken it another step and created a wonderful sketch book page with added dimension and lovely words. Stunning! Love it!

Kat :-)X

artbrat said...

Oh my gosh! I love it and how cool to make it with the page fold and the cool edging. You never cease to impress!

Kathy said...

Wow... love this.. that fold and cut is gorgeous.. the painting is beautiful and the quote perfect...

Healing Woman said...

How clever Stephanie! This book is amazing. Great colors and the quote is so nice.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not sure when you changed the way of commenting on your blog, but I'm glad because I can now comment.

What an impressive journal page. Not only do I like the extension, but I like how the two pages turn into a triptych of sorts. Of course I like how it meets the IA challenge so nicely, too.

Jennifer Pride said...

Oh my goodness, Stephanie!! It's gorgeous!