Friday, May 4, 2012

Inspiration Avenue: Sunday's child

This week Kim who set the Inspiration Avenue Challenge, asked us which day of the week we were born. I thought I would create something for Sunday's child, the day of the week I was born. I had planned to color everything after assembly, then time got in the way because I had to wait so long between each step.

For some reason, I can't get a heat gun to work when there is a ton of gesso on one side that isn't quite dry and a ton of gesso covering vintage book pages on the other side. It just doesn't work, and it doesn't speed things along, at least not for me.

This collage is made from old magazine images, old book pages, an old calendar, and a computer generated little girl I got as a freebie many moons ago from Terri at Pringle Hill Studio. Thanks so much for this fun challenge, Kim. It also inspired my Tea Tuesday post.

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16 thoughtful remarks:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...looks fabby, you can't tell you've got any wet bits from the photo...I've only used gesso once so don't really know the do's & don'ts with this stuff but a rather grand looking collage has been created...Mel :)

Lisa Graham Art said...

I love this Elizabeth. Now I am going to have to ask my mother what day of the week I was born because I have no idea. I think it is Sunday also.

Have you ever used soft gel matte medium for adhering collage papers? It's wonderful stuff and it won't burn you like a glue gun will.

Have a great weekend!

see you there! said...

Really lovely as it is, I'm kind of glad you didn't color it. Of course you COULD color it and then show us that version too. I like the effect of the gesso.

Darla

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is very sweet and I think just perfect as it is. There is still plenty of contrast. I clicked on it to see the whole image.

Yvonne said...

Love the collage. I don't know what day of the week I was born. I guess I will have to find out.
Gesso is something I put on very thinly and then wipe some off when I do collage.

peggy gatto said...

Delightful and charming!

Terrie Purkey said...

Fun collage, very vintage-y. Happy Friday Bleubeard! (and Elizabeth too :)

Carolyn Dube said...

What a beautiful piece here! Such vintage goodness!

Diane ~ said...

i love the feel and the gentle look of your piece Elizabeth, it's lovely!! :)

Claire said...

i love the black and white pallette - it's pure and honest...
thank you for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment - it means a lot :)

~*~Patty S said...

What a fun theme and what you created is lovely Elizabeth! The gesso washed look is perfect.

you got me curious about who was born on what day and quite to my surprise Mr Magpie and our 3 boys were all born on a Saturday...imagine that :)

Also wanted to answer you pink flower question from my May Day post...you are correct they are pink Primroses ... so pretty with a delicate scent too

Happy Weekend to you
oxo

gma said...

As always you come up with interesting things. Davy Crockett, Lilith,personal,spiritual developement, dress forms and cake!
:-)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great fun this, love the old dress form images lined up in a row. xox

Dianne said...

another terrific collage... the vintage girl is adorable and of course gesso over text is a great texture...and then the cake!

IMGIRL said...

Collage my heart. I always love your submissions and this is a perfect submission for Sunday's child. The cake is the tops it all!

XO
Kim

Lou Anne said...

This is a wonderful collage for Sunday's child. I think it must be a happy accident that it stayed black and white. It seems nostalgic to me.