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.