Acrylics, collage, gelli art print, washi tape, water soluble crayons
The inspiration for these pages started with a "coupon" I received in a Valentine card from my younger sister, Kahlie (Karen). We live on opposite ends of this country and haven't seen much of each other over the past 20+ years. So, in 2013 she gave me this "morning stroll" coupon with no expiration date...a cute idea, and I've saved it. You'd think I'd do a Valentine's Day spread using it, but floating around my art room, I was afraid I would lose it.
The coupon was quite colorful, so I just grabbed color from it to do my doodling around it with paints and a black pen.
This might be my favorite part of the spread. It has quite a bit of texture. The background is a gelli print in pale pink and white and green. Then I took a floral napkin and cut out three of the flowers and glued them to the page. The piece of paper scrap with the whirls of color down the left side is a piece that I love and almost have none left, but it found a home here, also up in the right side corner. Last but not least, the page needed a quote. I am one of 3 sisters and I have 3 flowers on this page, which says "Sisters are different flowers from the same garden."
When you flip open the right-hand page, here is more about sisters including a photo of us from 1968...it's faded a bit. Make A Wish is from artist Mary Engelbreit.
Does this close-up help? My sister, Dianne, on the left, had some blond locks then so it's a little harder to see her in the light color....I'm in the middle and Kahlie, the coupon provider, on the right.
Three-page spread open
I don't usually post so many photos for one subject, but there was a lot going on here. I love the black-eyed susans....flower for the state of MD where we grew up....