Saturday, 28 June 2008

Garden Altered Book - Bluebell spread

Further to my previous post, I have been playing around with the Bluebell page. I decided the painting of the bluebell wood over both pages was too overpowering, even though I painted over it with some pearl paint, so I painted it all out and started again.... I then painted a similar Bluebell Wood but only over a half page. Click on the pic. to read the writing underneath. The bluebell on the right hand side is actually a pressed flower with grasses. I can't really decide what to fill the empty space with yet, but will come back to it. I also have to decorate the 'inchies' when I find the right embellishments.....
I have an awful lot of little bits of paper in all my Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts Mags. that are earmarked for me to try stuff out, and the spread below is one of these ....
This is a pressed flower, the Musk Mallow, and I had a go at the article written by Elli Woodsford in Issue 3 of Cloth Paper Scissors. She uses silk cocoon strippings to trap the pressed flowers. I now have to think of something for the other page!

10 comments:

Barbara said...

beautiful..and the colours of the inches ....perfect...
Kisses Barbara

Purple Missus said...

Yes, you were right Val, it does look much better on a smaller scale - it fits in more with the previous pages.
Good to know that I'm not the only one that earmarks pages of things to try - only trouble is thats usually as far as I get :)

dot said...

Can't wait to see it in the flesh, cos it's looking great. I'm with purple missus in too many earmarked pages and so little time to try them out, not sure if i have issue 3, will have to check as i have the silk and have some dried flowers from Arizona last year.

quiltchick said...

Your book is looking lovely Val. Must have a go with the silk, it brings a lovely softness to the piece.

Sandy said...

Nice pages. I didn't know that about Bluebells. They are such innocent looking flowers.

Alis said...

Beautiful book Val. I love the subject and the colours you are using. One of the best altered books I have seen for a good while.

Jeanette said...

Oh my gosh! So absolutely beautiful! I love foxgloves and bluebells! Your garden sounds like a dream!

Lots of love to you
Jeanette

Micki said...

Love what you are doing in your book, especially that Musk Mallow.

sharon young said...

Lovely sketch of the bluebell wood, Val,, I actually like the space on the right of the pressed bluebell as there's an impression of what was underneath still which is really gentle against the strong colouring in the sketch.
The musk mallow is looking good too. I've just received my first copy of CPS and I love it already.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh Val - this leaves me (almost!) speechless. Bluebell's is so very, very lovely. What a rich, colorful blend of paint, stitch and words. Bravo!