Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I Dream In Colors

About a year ago the I Dream In Colors collaborative art journal group began.  I've worked in many books with a wide range of color palettes.   This past week I've been creating pages for Sarah's (one of my friends from Australia) journal.  Her colors are red, black, and white.  These are the pages I came up with, and the book will be heading for Jacquie in Florida today:


The pages are 8x8".  I went through my stash, but primarily took elements from scraps.  The elaborate headdress I added to the figure was cut freehand from a scrap of embossed Ten Seconds Studio black metal.  The bird on the second page was punched from the same metal.  The birdcages are die cuts I received with an online order.  Most of the papers I used to create the collaged background were also from the scrap pile.
I did a bit of doodling with my black and white Sakura glaze pens.....love them!  They add instant shine and dimension and write over virtually every surface.  
The quote, of course, is from the Maya Angelou poem, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings."

14 comments:

Scrapping Mom said...

Love it. I just love the colors. You are truely talented.

Sarah W said...

Ooh la la. Love it. Oh boy I am going to love this when it gets back to my hot little hands.

Carol's Crafts said...

Wow, Eileen, your pages are beautiful. I love the colors.

Tammy D said...

Those are gorgeous. I'm sure both will love theirs.

Kim Mailhot said...

Wonderful colors and you made great use of them. Love those gel pens too !
Cheers !

Sherry Goodloe said...

That crown is cool that you cut freehand Eileen. And the colors and papers and doodling and . . . well, these pages you've created for Sarah's book are just beautiful! What a fabulous addition these pages will be for her book *smiles*

Angie Hall Haviland said...

LOVE it Eileen!! Love how you used the vintage wallpaper :) Do you need more now?? HEE HEE

Julie Ann said...

Beautiful!!

Lori said...

These are awesome! Love the headdress from metal, very cool! All the different elements you used just work great together, as anything coming from you would. Fantastic pieces.

Diann said...

I always look forward to your ART in the journals and I was just delighted to see today's work...it's fantastic, Eileen! I'm a fan of the headress too and love that its from metal....I'm sure Jacquie will love it!! Diann

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen...such BEAUTIFUL pages!!! I LOVE all the red and all of the goodies to make your eye travel around the pages......

2amscrapper said...

I love what you did with this color combo. Perfect quote. This moves to the top of my list of favorite art pieces that I've seen on your blog.

jrmathers said...

You do such amazing work with everything you do I love visiting your blog

teri said...

Red is my favorite color. I love what you did with it here -- sophisticated and elegant!!