Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Hurray!  My February 2011 project is now complete.  I had originally started out with a modification of one of my old blog headers for this project as it seemed to fit   Karen Owen's theme - Grandmother's Attic.     But THEN, Holliewood Studios came out with a wonderful package of images entitled "Auntie Em's."  Since I will be a month late in mailing this to her, I thought I'd add in a 3rd page. I also never send only the prints of digital illustrations but instead either transfer them onto cloth, or cut and paste them.  So, thinking the Granny's Attic page was a bit of a short cut  I created the page to the right, unable to resist the look and feel of  texture. 

Extra Skinny Page - 4 x 8 inch - cut and paste illustration

Blurry Close Up

The below images remind me of my visits to my Grandma's house when I was a little girl.  She had this wonderful attic that was a perfect place to hide from my cousins along with this fabulous junk drawer that was a mile wide and full of things JUST for her grandchildren.  Did you ever yell "All ye all ye outs and free" when you were 'it' in a game of hide and go seek?  I was always "it" I swear.  I only had two girl cousins who were older, I was the youngest and my boy cousins always seemed to cajole me into being 'it'.  I recall summers at the lake when I would get so frustrated playing Kick the Can, "it" again.  Once I filled the can up with sand and just went back inside, leaving them hiding - they may have been bigger and more able to climb trees, but I outwitted them.  Early lessons in girl power!

4 x 8 inch Skinny Page (back) - Granny's Attic - digital illustration with embellishments

Close up of the little round page "pebbles"
4 x 8 inch Skinny Page Front - cut and paste with transparencies, vintage laces machine stitched on and "Fantasy Film" - ironed and pasted.
This is a close up of the transluscent "Fantasy Film" I cut and glued over the glasses to create 'rose colored glasses"  Fantasy Film comes in a variety of different colors and is available here   You can sew  it, layer it, glue it onto other substrates with a subtle transparency.

Image Credits - for the backs of each page and Address Label


Artfully Musing said...

Wonderful stuff. I love the blue. Laura

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Oh, Trudi! You are just full of delicious surprises! I had a good long visit tonight and as I scrolled down catching up on posts, the joy just grew and grew. You have just got so much done and so much so well done - beautiful beyond compare. There's a reason why you are still one of my top artistic idols. Well, you're a just an all around good idol to have. Hope you have a good positive relaxing weekend. Thinking of you!

Kathy said...

I just love these posts of yours. I can look for hours. Pray tell, what is Fantasy film?

And a remark about the Safeway horse. I was on my Safeway horse 'bout the same time. LOVED those mechanical ponies. - Cheers, Kathy

Karen Owen said...

Lucky, lucky me! I could not be more thrilled with these pages. They have a magical quality and a little mystery about them. I can't wait to see these in person. Thank you!

Martina2801 said...

How awesome!! Love your new pieces, dear Trudi! You are soooo talented and your work is truely inspirational!!

Have a nice weekend

Terri Kahrs said...

I'm so happy that you gave in to temptation and created all of that yummy texture, Trudi! Beautiful! Lucky Karen!!! And the image credits and address label are just as luscious!!!

Thank you for reminding me of wonderful childhood memories of summer days spent at my beloved Grandmother's house. Hugs, Terri xoxo