Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Illustration Friday: Secret

More play on teabag paper.  This gal is funky - None of the males in my family like her but I think she is edgy cool with her Copic colored purple hair -  
Quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson (I took artistic license and changed "he" to "she").  Stamping a long quote with individual letter stamps is time-consuming in and of itself but stamping a long quote backwards and from the last word up takes even longer but is the only way to ensure that the quote lands where you want it to.
She looks like she has secrets of her own locked away (Illustration Friday - Secret).
The colors are from the Play Date Cafe Challenge #136 pictured below - 
Originally the page was just stamped circles (SU! Circle Circus), washi tape (A Muse Studio) and the quote but I felt it really needed the addition of a "girl" - 
 So. . . there she is and there she will stay - 

6 comments:

veronica said...

I love the purple hair! very hip, and cool! is that an old lady saying "Hip and cool", or is that something kids these days would say?

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hey, I have a teenage neighbor with purple hair! This looks so much like her. :) Very eclectic, neat card, Michelle. I also like the unusual way you've incorporated Circle Circus (a fave set of mine) here.

Thanks for joining us this week at The Cafe. :)

Michele Thomas said...

Very nice colour paletter and overall feel. Love it!

EK said...

popping over from illustration friday... I love this! The quote - awesome! The colors - awesome! The teabag paper - awesome! The groovy girl - Awesome!! Loveitloveitloveit!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I really think the teabag paper is so cool. Love the stamping...and I agree with you that the girl with her purple hair is definitely edgy :)

DJ said...

great great great