Monday, April 28, 2014

A Documented Life - You Can Quote Me

The current (week 18 already!) prompt in The Documented Life Project is to use a quote on your page that will be an inspiration for the week. The weather here has finally changed, and winter has begun to give way to spring. The quote I chose to illustrate communicates my happiness and relief to see an end to freezing temps.  I saw my first tulips of the season this week.


The background is my usual go-to technique: a Gelli Plate print. This one was done on a textured handmade paper I had in my stash. I added some stamping to it.

The flowers were all cut freehand from scraps of various other Gelli Plate prints. I adhered them one at a time with a glue stick, then stitched around them on my machine. I also stitched around the entire page, both as decoration and to make sure everything stayed where it belonged. Here are close-ups of the very imperfect stitching. It's a good thing I like imperfection.



The lettering was done with a blue Sharpie water based poster pen. When dry, the letters were outlined with a black Pitt pen, and some simple doodling inside the letters was done with the same pen.

3 comments:

teri flemal said...

The colors on this are joyous!

Susan Salyer said...

This is a splash of gorgeous. I love it. beautiful art my friend.
hugs
susan s

Lori said...

I love it! The stitching really adds to the piece, imperfect is always best!