Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Vintage, Shabby and Blue

No, my friends, the title does NOT represent my mood, but the theme I worked with on my newest collaborative art journal project.  Not my first rodeo by any means, but the first round robin in the Kindred Souls group.  And my first pages (not counting what I did in my own book); these are for Kimberly, and vintage, shabby and blue is her theme.

I started with a background I did on deli wrap with my gelli plate, but that was the last paper I used.  It was into the lace and ribbon and bead stash after that.

The center piece began as a little heart with a printed image in the center, but the shape soon got obliterated by all the embellishments,

The blue lace was actually off white, transformed by a generous spritz of blue smoke Perfect Pearls mist.
Originally I'd planned to just do one or two rows of beads, but obviously got carried away.
The stick pins, to the best of my recollection are from Maya Road.....except for the largest one, which didn't start out as a stick pin at all.
I just glued a button from Tim Holtz's idea-ology accoutrements collection to a trinket pin (another Tim piece).  I used Ailene's super tacky glue, which is becoming my go-to adhesive lately.
Another close up.
The back just needed to be finished, not decorated, and I began with another deli wrap gelli plate paper, and added a little stamping (stamp from The Stampsmith's Art Nouveau 2 set) and collaging.
As soon as everything is totally dry, this journal will be on its way to Mary-Beth in Canada.  I LOVE these round robins!


teri said...

Absolutely beautiful, Eileen. I love the beadwork especially.

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the blue's beadtastic!

Patzee said...

Love how the beads insist on having more beads. This piece is gorgeous! Great color, texture, and composition!!

Bearcrazyman said...

Wonderful work aa always.

Pam Austin said...

You are sure raising the bar in this RR! Really beautiful Ms. Art Diva!

craftyM said...

I love the new frou frou'd Eileen! She is amazing and her talents just keep growing! Keep it up girlfriend! You are the best!

Sue Young said...

I agree with Marita! I never figured you to be a froufrou girlie girl but obviously I was wrong!
Gorgeous blues!

Lee Hynes said...

Beading is certaunly the THING of the moment and you did alovely job of it! Great pages!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Absolutely lovely, Eileen. Thank you!
enJOY a beautiful day,

Dorothy said...

Wow Eileen! this is beautiful!

Socrates said...

Well, it may not be you, but whoever it is, the work is fantastic. Keep her!