Our tea party for TeaPotters this month celebrated Fairytales. And your favorite book from childhood.
I must admit to going down a rabbit hole on the favorite book of childhood. I simply couldn't pick just one. So I chose a quote instead.
Every person's life
is a fairytale
Hans Christian Andersen
The lovely scene with a mother and her children is an illustration from a children's book that was made into a stamp by a most talented man from my city. He had a great appreciation of the art from long ago and would press them into rubber. I colored with watercolors. I cut a mask and then stenciled the clocks in the background with Chalk Box inks. I just kept at it.
The sentiment was stamped onto a mixed media scrap and the frame (Stampington) was placed over. I cut out the pieces of the family that needed to go behind the book frame.
The foiled stars (Club Strap) were super fun to do.
The card closes with a little bit of seam binding.
Thanks for have a look. Can't wait to see what books prompted your art this week.
Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 GMT Views: 503
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 103421
Sat, Mar 02, 2019 @ 2:23 AM
What a fantastic sky. For some reason your clocks remind me of old wrought-iron bedsteads so this takes me to Bedknobs and Broomsticks, of which I have only the faintest of memories as I saw it once when very young. Your main image reminds me of the style of illustration in my current HCA anthology. I'll have to be honest and say I preferred my childhood version with much more picturesque coloured drawings, but I can totally imagine this in an old treasure trove book. Look at the lovely spinning wheel!
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 35820
Sat, Mar 02, 2019 @ 5:49 AM
Magical! What a wonderful quote by HC Andersen...his stories were favorites of mine. And that image...I can't believe it's a stamp...it's fantastic. Thanks for the back story of how it was created. Love the foil stars, too. Your cards always have a story to them and I love reading them :)
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 13660
Sat, Mar 02, 2019 @ 8:45 AM
This is absolutely wonderful! I adore your reference to going down the rabbit hole in indecision because I say that myself. Ha! Your stamped image made by a talented artist from your city is so beautiful and truly fitting on this card. I love the clocks, the stars, The dainty yellow bow and this fabulous sentiment. It all adds up to a truly wonderful work of art. ~Karen.
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 12920
Sat, Mar 02, 2019 @ 6:27 PM
Oh I like Hans christian Anderson....especially the show when Danny Kaye played him.don't remember that quote is that neat...LOVE it....and this cute card...Tfs..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.