Friday, March 19, 2010

In the Land of Toblerone and a Journal Page




Finished these the other night and wanted to get them up before I went outside today. This time I drew her face first, then colored in the background. Drawing faces is hard. In the original, her face is darker. I can't get it to scan that way. A few of the borders are from Nancy Baumiller, but most all the images came from a magazine I had sitting right in front of me...that worked out well, love when that happens :D

I can't wait to spend the whole day in my yard! Later in the day I may feel differently! First I must tell you about what a fun time I had meeting my daughters, sister and niece and going to see "Alice in Wonderland" in 3D IMAX!! Wow what an experience that was! It was the most bizarre movie I have ever seen. It was so cool...different, but cool! It was fun being with them and wearing our crazy 3D glasses! If they send me the pictures I will post them here...LOL! Hope you all have a pretty day too!

15 comments:

noye studios said...

These are great! I specially love the top one that's got the costume jewelry intigrated into the hat. Very cool!!! I'm going to an estate sale later today so maybe i'll score!!!

Alice was an amazing movie, wasn't it? We loved it!!!

Susan said...

I love the page with the fruit and the juicer. How funny. As always, I almost envy your lettering. It never matters what your wording is, it always looks wonderful. I'm glad you liked the movie. Going with the girls must have been a blast. Take care, Susan.

Terri Kahrs said...

I LOVED "Alice", and have to agree with you Shelly! Love these pages - but then again - how could you NOT?!? Believe it or not, I used the exact, same "imagination" quote earlier this week!!! We must be on the save wavelength! Enjoy your weekend!!! Love & Hugs, Terri xoxo

Taluula said...

Your journal pages always inspire me because you journal about every day life and I learn a lot by viewing yours. So kudos to you.

I'm going to see Alice next week and I can't wait.

indybev said...

These are both so....so....so Shelly! I love what you do with your journal pages, and your lettering is great. Your pages are busy yet orderly, and that appeals to me! APPLAUSE

Janny said...

They are so great!

Lindart said...

Love the Toblerone hat! And the border is very cool. I need some more mags! I also went to see AIW, and loved it!

Dezinaworld said...

Oh this breathes spring ... beautiful journalling and art. Hugs June xxxxx

Flor Larios Art said...

super cool!

peggy said...

these are soooo great! love how you put everything together!

BlueRidgeLady said...

Thank you all so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I love hearing from you all, makes my days! I am working on my next Crowabout collage...whewwww...what have I gotten myself into LOL!!! See ya'll soon!

Marit said...

My son and I went to the theatre to see Alice last Sunday but it didn't work out (long story...) We're going to give it another attempt next weekend.... I'm getting more curious every day reading blogs... your pages are wonderful! I wish I could paint faces like that - I'm just a beginner in drawing faces... Hope you have a lovely and sunny week!

Tracey@glitterbugstudios said...

I just love looking at your journal pages and love to read all your quotes that you use in them! BTW, I've tagged you. Go here to find out why...

http://glitterbugstudios.blogspot.com/2010/03/ive-been-tagged.html

Diane said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my two ladies, and you asked if I just painted their faces on the background. Actually, I just drew the faces on drawing paper (the face and neck) and then collaged them onto the canvas with Matte Medium. I never would thought of doing it this way, but that's how Suzi teaches it, and it works out better, because you can put your best face that you like onto the canvas. And then I just finish it up on there.

BlueRidgeLady said...

Thank you Diane! Seems like it would be the easier way to do it, then you won't have to paint around the face, etc. I sure appreciate you telling me, I need lots of practice! Your girls are so beautiful and I wish everyone that reads this would go visit Diane's Art blog to see them and see what I am talking about, if you haven't already :D