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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Roses are red

Altered Alice challenge time again!! This time we are sponsored by CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS.......each DT member was given a pot of garnet paint.....a lovely bright sparkling red. So, to go with the paint what else could we use as inspiration but the chapter of the book where the playing cards are painting the white roses red!
 I used the red paint to stencil roses across the pages before adding small playing cards.

 The hand guiltily dripping red paint is from THE OCTOPODE FACTORY


You might wonder why I have the numbers 2,5 and 7 on the page......if you read the chapter in the book these are the numbers of the cards that are painting the roses and arguing between themselves!

12 comments:

Sandy said...

Sue this rock.
Love the hands and the heart cards. Brillian work.
Love it.

Photocat said...

I only like blood in veins, where I can not see it, but this is a good and canning view on the theme red. Boris Karloff would be so proud of you! Love how you did the cards stacking.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the pages Sue, the hand dripping paint is a fabulous touch as are the numbers corresponding with the cards in the book, nice touch. Love the roses too. Inspired. Tracy x

Erin said...

Such a cool project. The had is so creepy, love it.

Sid said...

Fantastic pages...........great design !,

Lynne Phelps said...

FABULOUS! Love that classic JABBERWOCKY touch of the macabre! The tumble of cards across the spread is such a great device to bring everything together. The stenciled roses are great and I love the way you included the black card numbers. Of course I'm having Lady Macbeth flashbacks, "out out damned spot" and all!

I was wondering, what kind of books do you use for all these wonderful art journal pages? I have been trying to start cheap but I can't find any unlined composition books. The blank bound sketchbooks I've found (sewn, no spiral) don't lay flat when opened. :-(

Rett said...

That sounds like something that miserable queen would say...lol. I have to believe that if the queen only knew it was blood, and not paint...she'd turn tail and run! Great project, Sue!

Nigel said...

Awesomely gruesomely fabulous :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Amazing as always, Sue! You are truly an insipration! xxD

The Octopode Factory said...

love this, love alice inspired art and your art is always great Sue!

Sarah Schwerin said...

Very creepy and very cool! i love it!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Sue, this piece is a wonderful creation! The colors and images are excellent (LOVE the Octopodes) and your care in adding the exact card values from the story!

Your art never, ever fails to be inspiring and amazing!