Sunday, March 13, 2016

A New York City newspaper for Moo-Mania and More



I'd like to begin by saying if you live in the US, it's time to set your clocks FORWARD an hour due to daylight saving time.  Now to art.

Moo-Mania and More's latest challenge is to use a newspaper in your art.  As always, they accept any and all types of art, not just Moos, as long as your art fits the theme.  I began by laying down a very thin and very old newspaper from New York City (NYC).  I added a bit of color to the page, then promptly tore the wet newspaper which, as I mentioned before, was very, very thin.

Why is it all these reds are different colors?  I guess I have to use what I own, though.  And use I did.  

I didn't even try to cover hide the mess I made when I pressed pushed too hard on the newspaper.

First, I stamped some apples on red fun foam, something I just discovered in my stash a week or so ago, and I am now in love with.  Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut both apples

and the Statue of Liberty that came from a travel brochure dated 2006. 

I added a dimensional sticker to the mix when I realized three large apples wouldn't fit on the page.

This will be added to my 7 Continents altered book, which, as many of you remember, I've been working on since 2004, and may never finish.  This spread consisted of a page from a newspaper from NYC I added paint to, two images from a NYC travel brochure, two fussy cut foam apples, and a dimensional sticker.

Thank you for looking and thanks for your continued support of my art.  Please visit Moo-Mania and More for more exciting newspaper themed art this fortnight.

17 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your Big Apple page, and the old newspaper background makes it very special. Thanks so much for joining us at Moo Mania and More, have a lovely Sunday. Our clocks don't get changed till the Easter weekend. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your ideas always are exciting Elizabeth! This BIG APPLE page looks just super - I like how clever you made the little accident to a fabulous foacl point!
Happy Sunday and thank you so much that you found time and muse to join in the newspaper theme at Moo Mania & More.

pearshapedcrafting said...

A brilliant "big apple" page Elizabeth! Somewhere I have always wanted to visit, don't suppose I ever will now but your page had set me dreaming again! Lucky you to light evenings again - we have another two weeks to wait! Hugs, Chrisx

Linda Kunsman said...

a wonderful NYC collage to add to your trip around the world! Clever use of the apple stamp too:)

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Elizabeth!
This is such a fun piece. I love the little apple sticker.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Strokes to Bleubeard.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love that city scene silhouette at the top. I love how these challenges get so many different types of responses. Such creativity!

Pamela Gerard said...

Oh yes -- I see what you mean about working on a NYC page -- very cool. And you just happened to have a NYC newspaper? You sound like me.....

Halle said...

Great page. That is so frustrating with red, isn't it. So many shades.

Meggymay said...

Love your 'big apple' page and all the interesting images. The little accident, I wouldn't have guessed when I saw how it highlighted the NYC.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Nice. You caught the feel of the Big Apple and I really like the newspaper background. You were lucky to have a New York newspaper, and a cool old one at that. Plus as I was reading your post today I had a bit of inspiration for a new project. Its is always exciting-I think-to get an idea for a new project. So I am loving this longer day but dread tomorrow morning when it feels like I have to get up an hour earlier than normal. I know I will be used to it after a couple of days, but this is always a tough transition. OK, guess I am going to start to babble so I will end this. Have a great start to your week! Hugs. Erika

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Cute big apples and a great old piece of newsprint to start. Your tear was simply an opportunity for enhancement!!! xox

Darla said...

What a great page for NYC. Clever use of the apples. Changed all the clocks. Didn't realize we had so many (smile)

~*~Patty S said...

Great how your newspaper seems to melt into the page even though it IS your background (if that makes sense!)
Very nice Big Apple page you created.
oxo

voodoo vixen said...

The fact that you are still making art for your altered book from 2006 gives me hope for my attempt!! LOL Lovely colours and the newspaper print is so effective as a background.

Jeanie said...

I love the colors you used. The type on the paper is such a perfect subtlety and nice blend and mix!

~Rasz~ said...

That is such a great idea! I love your page and your "Big Apple". Great colors and themes. Hugs, Rasz

MiSchra said...

What a wonderful idea! Such a lovely, colorful and interesting piece!
xo
MiSchra