Monday, October 13, 2008

Mixed Media Monday Challenge - Blues and Purple

I haven't done a challenge in a while - so i thought i would dive right it!

Mixed Media Monday's theme this week is "blues and purples". I did a collaged notebook cover.

These are fun to do - because you end up with a nice piece of art that has a practical use! Not that i will ever use this, mind you. But i could, maybe?
Someday? Anyway - isn't she sassy? Reminds me of Joan on Mad Men.

I started with some swirly striped tissue paper as a background. That dictated a more contemporary feel. I looked through (my recently sorted) images for a suitable subject. I found this gal from a fashion magazine. She was black and white - so i could colour her anything to make her fit the theme. I ended up creating a purply blue cocktail dress out of dot scrapbook paper for a skirt and scrunched up tissue for a bodice. The original was actual feathers! A few sparkly bits complete her outfit.
I added the sticker stars for a vegas nightclub effect and the words "hot stuff" and "sizzle".

10 comments:

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful cover, love the background and the colour, the lady in front is perfect.

mixedmediamonday said...

Wow, Diane,that is certainly a glam notebook! Love it! Diane

Willy said...

Fabulous cover!

herminesplace said...

Looks great!

Beth said...

She is definitely sassy. It's a beautiful journal cover, and you SHOULD use it.

RubyMay said...

this is the coolest notebook ever. What a brilliant idea !

CreativSpirit said...

Gorgeous art, wish it was going to live at my house. :)

Rob

Rosie said...

What a great cover! It's exactly the sort of thing my teenaged DD would love! Classy indeed! Thanks for sharing how it happened!

Gillian said...

what a great notebook cover, this is very glam:)

Janny said...

Super!