My son found that fabulous blue hair clip at school..I couldn't believe my luck when he pulled it out of his pocket and proudly presented it too me!
I decided to make a fabric 'scroll thing' for the page. The idea is not all that original, I was avoiding it for that reason an there are already several in Alicia's book.. but I like the way it helps keep the flow going from Alicia's pages to Debrina's and on to mine.It was also fun to make!
What does a handy piece of mutton cloth, some beads, thread, lace and coffee dyed 2nd hand shop fabric make when it's all stuck onto the surface of some painted, textured foam board?
I'm pleased to be introducing Charlotte to you all! Charlotte is the secret daughter of Hester.
Hester or Hettie as she is known, is the main character of Alicia's book. Hettie's first love died in a nasty barn fire that Hettie herself was to blame for. She arrived home one day and caught her husband in the arms of another woman . Poor Hester! She threw a lantern to the ground in a terrible burst if hurt and rage setting the whole lot alight. As she was never suspected of being the cause of the fire the incident was declared an accident. Hester went on to live a life of guilt and seclusion...with the exception of a few secret lovers and a secret daughter- Charlotte.
The page is not finished yet, I need to find the perfect bits and pieces to add to the page but so far so good! I am quite happy with it although it dosn't fit onto my usual 'style.' I've never worked with images of real people before and I don't usually work in blue or on foam board! I was so pleased when my son gave me the blue hair clip and to see how perfectly it sits on the page. What luck! I feel confident that I can continue on Charlotte's story while keeping true to the flow of the book and my own personal style. It's good to move around and explore a bit!
You can find the links to the Pulp Redux Collab and all the artists involved in my side bar...I've just rearranged things a bit to make them all easier to find. I am sure you will find plenty of inspiration over at their blogs so make sure you've got your cuppa at the ready!