Monday, April 30, 2012

Time stops for no one!



The part 2 for the Altered Book tutorial is due today and I am less than ready.  Elizabeth, who is An Altered Book Lover, has been sharing a lot of info on the design principles.  I will definitely be revisiting these as there is much to learn and it is incredibly fascinating.

This spread is not finished.  My theme is leaves so this is a large landscape.  A hand with a magnifying glass is highlighting a leaf.  I am wanting to convey motion, but subtle motion.  Hopefully the eye is focused on the magnifying glass which should be showing dominance but is also subtle.  Then by just looking down, one sees a man who is using a team of oxen to skid tree trunks. They just enter the next page which is an opening into a courtyard. This should move the eye through the arch to circle back into the landscape which is trees that grow on open soil.  And that is where the magnifying glass is positioned. A circle conveys the idea of motion.  Repetition is achieved by colours and outdoor elements.



Leaves are affected by the seasons and I want a tip in page for summer.
This old musician appealed and his shoe pom poms are repeated in the roses and then again in the magazine page that features flowered wallpaper and a large dimensional pom pom flower as wall art.  One great thing about posting these pages is viewing them from a different perspective.  The wall paper flowered section is actually positioned behind the musician's section but that isn't what I'm a seeing here.  So...


 I tweaked things a bit with a colour which was to age things and it is appropriate because the musician is an old painting.  But the wall paper didn't recede enough.
   

I drew in some leaves and repositioned the clock.

There is also a bit of contrast with the modern wall paper in the upper left and the renaissance feel to the lower right.  I suppose the restrictions of time are contrary to the dreaminess.
And now it is time to look to the next lesson.

7 comments:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your first spread is amazing. I kept staring to see when those animals would come walking through the arch!

It is so much fun to visit everyone and see their progress & I appreciate your visits & nice comments!

sandee said...

Your pages are awesome, I especially love the magnyfing glass highlighting the single leaf from the field! You're doing a great job showing movement and repetition! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

BJ said...

I really like the magnifying glass too, rather special. BJ

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The magnifying glass and hand caught my eye as I'm sure it did the others. I like the clock in its new place better, and was glad to see you didn't glue anything in place until you were sure where to place it. These pages are a really nice addition to your altered book.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

You so "get" altered books and collage! Some folks think we just tear out some pictures and slap the on a page but anyone reading this can see how much time and thought you put into each page. Well done, my fiend!

Sherry said...

Ooooh, what interesting pages you've created. I especially like the first spread, love the magnifying glass and our eye is really drawn through to the next page.

paulaexuk said...

Both pages lead you into them to look for more, lots of interesting snippets to take focus. The dimension and depth of the photo on the right lead you though that arch, my favourite part.