I worked in S's beautifully textured calendar for the month of April, titled Gifts of the Sea. She used texture gels and paint to get a sandy cover and added shell fringe around the border. We were tasked to create two spreads to represent sea life, anyway we chose. Mermaids were already done, rats!
So i chose Sea Turtles! I started with a blue and black background (google imags) of gelly fish. Three brightly coloures turtles from a tropical brochure were my focal points. The "coral reef" is a bejeweled chandelier from Elle Decor. Sea weed fronds were cut from blue vellum and applied with mini glue dots. (never use wet glue on vellum - it will pucker up!) A spiny fish sticker (cut in half) creates more interesting sea life.
Please note the clever use (if i say so myself) of eyelash yarn to decorate the edge of the pages.
And here finally is the Sign In page - with tags for each artist to decorate. I added some dolphin stickers and some fun fibres, along with my name and the date. Next Month - the theme is Maps and Moustaches. Seriously - it is a theme of D's book. So whimsical and fun - can't wait. Do check back to see!