Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Bleubeard and Elizabeth head to AJJ


My friend Susi is hosting Art Journal Journey this month where she has a lot of things we can't use (we aren't allowed to use faces, leaves, or wings) when creating collages in our journals or altered books.

So today Bleubeard and I are represented in abstract.

Even after all these years, Bleubeard is just learning to write his name.   So printing is best for him.

He was quite upset that I forgot his whiskers, but I'm sure he won't need them on this page.   His ears will be enough to alert him if trouble is near.  I carried the red I used on his tail

to Elizabeth's head.   For once Elizabeth, instead of Bleubeard, gets the crown.

I love Elizabeth's body, even though it's a true caricature.

Elizabeth's legs are really not representative of her, because she prefers wearing loose fitting dresses rather than blouses and pants.  The problem was, I didn't have scraps large enough in that color scheme to create a skirt.

Here is one more look at my take on Bleubeard and Elizabeth visiting Art Journal Journey.  The substrate is my Coll-AH-ge Two altered book.  The background of both pages is deli paper I painted.  I didn't have enough to cover the entire spread because each side's paper was left over from a prior project.  All collage elements were cut from left over bits and pieces of scrapbook paper I'd been given.  To that I added the words and connecting points using a black Sharpie pen.


Please meet Bleubeard and me at Art Journal Journey where we'll be checking out the other entries from this month's really unique collage challenge.

This is Day 9 of AEDM.  Although I may not say it often enough, I (and Bleubeard, of course) greatly appreciate your continued support of my art.  It means everything to me.

21 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic and fun collage, thanks for joining u at AJJ again. Just watching the news on TV here:( Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love your fun collage Elizabeth!
Thank you very much for joining us at Art Journal Journey again dear Elizabeth!
Love to see that Bleubeard participated as well this time!
Just hearing the shocking news this morning.
oxo Susi

Sandra Cox said...

Aww, this was fun:)
And I'd love to be on your sidebar:)

chrissie said...

Wonderful shapes and patterns on this page Elizabeth

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This spread is absolutely brilliant! I hope you have a good day considering the news today. ......seriously - how did that happen? Big hugs, Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This spread is absolutely brilliant! I hope you have a good day considering the news today. ......seriously - how did that happen? Big hugs, Chrisx

light-of-summer said...

I SO like the playfulness of this! Especially the breasts!

Thanks for all your supportive comments over at my journal--I appreciate them so much!

My name is Erika. said...

Awesome journal pages Elizabeth. They are very clever! I think you made some wonderful "characters" using your shapes. Maybe you don't wear slacks, but I also love how you represented each of you. :) Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Looks like you had lots of fun creating this page - I love it! Bluebeard looks so cute and I'm pleased you got to wear the crown for a change! Enjoy the rest of your week! J :-)

Jeanie said...

This is really enchanting. I really needed to see something that would make me smile this morning. This does.

Sami said...

Fun collage, you must have a lot of imagination to do all these things Elizabeth!

sheila 77 said...

You won't be surprised that I totally love this.
Bleubeard has made a great job of his side and it's good that he can now print his name, saves getting his paw all inky.
I love your crown and pink checked pants worn just for this occasion. Your stripy eyes are fun too.
It's a superb abstract.

Sandra Cox said...
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Sandra Cox said...

You and Bleubeard look too cute. Love it.
Thanks for including me:)

Krisha said...

I think your pages are adorable.
Love the way you used scraps for the bodies and woot! woot! you got the crown....;))

Helen said...

haha! that's really good, love your take on the challenge.

Meggymay said...

I think Bleubeard will be happy with this journal spread. It looks fantastic, love how you used the shapes for him and yourself. You deserve the crown on this fantastic piece.
Yvonne xx

NatureFootstep said...

lol, that seems like a fun challenge :) Nice work.

Linda Kunsman said...

this is so delightful Elizabeth!

Cindy McMath said...

These pages are just too much fun Elizabeth!

Pamela Gerard said...

Oh! How fun!!!!