Friday, March 23, 2012

Aquatic costumes

 Another whirl at fashion, and a strange urge to do aquatic themes several weeks ago, resulted in these two outfit designs. 

The top mermaid dress is an inspiration from watching Cirque, specifically from the show Varekai. I absolutely love the combination of turquoise and tangerine, great complimentary colors. Also the Corel paint program has the nicest option for making sparkly scales on the dress. 

Below is just a simple dress, and I was going for a somewhat Atlantis feel. This outfit was more of a stress relief than a full blown project. I loved the results of the mermaid dress so much, I just wanted to do more, resulting in this. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring album

 Finally, after a few years of putting it off, I've made the cover for this paper bag book my mom started a long time ago. She worked on it for awhile, made some nice pages, but started thinking too much about it and gave it over to me. I added a few tags and extra embellishments, but didn't make the cover till recently.
 I used a cereal box for the cover, then used papers from my spring stack to decorate the book. 
 (inner pages are decorated with papers from the same collection)
 I added this extra strip to the back, inner cover; a result due to some damage caused by a crease, and using glue that dries quickly. Oh well, at least I know what glue to use next time.
 Here's a peek at the first page of this lively book. Curious for more, then visit here