Monday, January 23, 2012

Moons in Gretchen's Book

I couldn't make up my mind how to approach one piece I wanted to do in Gretchen's book, so I decided not to decide and create the moon, three ways.

The Moon 3 Ways

Title page - I wish I'd made the word "ways" a little more bold.

Peace and Quiet to Listen

This astronaut was the first piece started, and the last one finished. I spray painted the background using vinyl I had left over from Mary's Round 2 book to create the purple pattern. Then I stalled on it until this weekend when I added the astronaut and finished painting it. I added the Finnish postage stamp at the bottom because I know Gretchen's family hails from Finland. By the way, Finland has THE COOLEST STAMPS. I enclosed the rest of the sheet in the book in case Andrea or anyone else wants to use one - or Gretchen can just have them. The art is so cute, and they're often die-cut in unusual shapes like these birds on branches. How cool would it be to get a letter with one of these on it?

Moon Room Collage

I started this one with a copy of this vintage photo, then added all the engraved elements. The moon has a door, and if you look inside, you'll see the man in the moon. (It's Sherlock from the recent BBC TV series because that's what I've been watching recently - awesome, awesome show)

Pixel Moon

I created this pixellated moon from squares cut out of paint chips - it's kind of fun going to the hardware store and walking out with my craft supplies for free.

Pixel Moon Spread

And continued the pixels onto the next page for Andrea to interact with.

Collaboration with Molly

Here's the collaboration I completed with Molly. She created the creature on the left, and I added the rest to tie it in with my theme.



roma said...

Very cool. I love the collab and the moon theme in general!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! How fun and creative!!!!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love it. :-D

ballookey said...

Thanks! :)

Gretchen said...

You have the best ideas!! Love the paint chips. All of these are fantastic!

Something Different said...

Love the mosaic work, it is however stumping me. I will get there tho ...

Something Different said...

Also, I just discovered Sherlock behind that little door. I think he is the bees knees. That actor has such an evocative face.

ballookey said...

I love Sherlock so much - I had to torrent series two because there was no way I was waiting until May. And Martin Freeman as Watson just slayed me at the very end. Brilliant acting from both.