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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My pages for Kat's Traveling Journal

So once again, I've been absent from blogland- but not because I had nothing to share, more that I  have been crazy busy!  I just finished my spread for Kat of The Write Stuff's journal.  You may remember that the only requirements of this art exchange are that we use colors specified by each artist- Kat chose magenta, teal and silver.  When I was in Paris taking pictures at Monet's garden, I knew I had to use these images for Kat!  I was reading her blog a while back and she'd commented on how whatever colors we happen to be working in for the month- those colors seem to pop out at you everywhere you go.  This is SO TRUE!!!
Anyway, I used two images for references- the first is of my Mother's hand cradling the only peony we'd found in bloom- we love peonies, so believe me when I say we looked high and low for this one! 
And then of course I had to use monsieur Monet's famous bridge draped with wisteria
 (I took the creative license of making it magenta for Kat ;))
 I made prints of the hand and peony painting so I could use it for collage- here it is closed up with elements of each fold peeking through.....
here it is with the back fold opened....
  I felt it only right to use a quote from Monet...
So, that's that!  I'll be sending this on it's way for Gemma to work her magic in as I begin playing in Angie's journal next!
xx
Stephanie

9 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Stranger! Nice work! Valerie

Maggie said...

Peonies are one of the best flowers ever. Even if they only bloom for a short time, they're worth having! I'm so envious of your trip to Paris, and I just adore the way you have memorialized it with your art! So beautiful, and perfect for Kat's color scheme. She will love it I know. I'm excited that in maybe a month, I will see this in person!!

Netty said...

Have so missed your beautiful artwork and am loving your latest creations.
Annette x

Tammy Sprinkle said...

It's lovely Steph. I adore peonies, also. So many beautiful layers of petals. What a fun layout you did for Kat. She will love it!
xo

gma said...

Incredible! This is so beautiful
Love what you have done!

artangel said...

Beautiful! I love how you've taken such a famous image and added your own touch to make it new and original! Works really well with Kat's colours too x PS Peonies are my favourite flower

IMGIRL said...

Steph, your mother s hand cradling the only peony just gave me goose bumps! Not only is it so beautifully painted, but it portrays such gentleness and love! The bridge with wisteria is perfect and so dreamy! A love story born!
And Yes, Flowers Always and Always!
Love , Love!

Jaime Haney at www.jaimehaney.com said...

Absolutely beautiful work Stephanie. I love the shadowing on the hand holding the peony and the bridge is to die for! I wish I had one of those on my property!

x J

Priti.Lisa said...

You are beyond amazing Stephanie and I am thrilled to know I will see this magic in real life! Stunning!! ♥♥♥