Once upon a time we stayed on top of our schedule for our alterd book swaps. oh well, 2013 got a little bit off target so here i am in january 2014 completed my pages for the month of october. again i had the pleasure to work in K's book - called Once Upon a Time. You can see what i did last march HERE. To recap, we were to create pages telling the story of two girls and their various fairy godmothers and evil fairies - in our own words and pictures.
My spread above started with a background of two carpet images from a catalog. I thought they could evoke a fanciful tree and a river of fish. i chose some vintage illustrations to create the characters for the story. It wasn't my original intention - but they look like they are perched on a large tree limb - so let's go with that! The leaves are stickers and the one floating in the river has a small bug (also part of the story). Let's hope he disappears!
I found this tent image in a magazine and thought i'd create some sort of circus-y spread. it turned into a fortune teller with a crystal ball. the two children look very displeased about what she has to say. Vintage ledger paper in the background.
Here is my sign in tag - i need to create a little story to go along with my spreads and attach it to the tag. better late than never - this book is now ready for three additional artists to finish it off before we can send it back to K! Stay tuned - we are ready to start NEW books for 2014...!