Thursday, January 15, 2009

52Q- Week 2: Am I Afraid of Change?

For my art journal card this week I tried something new. First I painted the picture on the left for the front of my card. I wanted to use butterflies to represent change and how it can teach you new things, helping you to grow and become a more beautiful person. I also painted a "looking glass" that I ended up putting this week's question inside. I wanted to represent how change leads to adventures (like that curious Alice has). Next I used this painting that I made of stripes and superimposed it behind my butterfly painting in Photoshop, erasing some parts of the painting and messing with the opacity. I found I liked the color scheme better when I changed the hue and saturation of the top painting.















Combining the two gave me this...

It really was fun to learn more in Photoshop and try new things. Below is the back of my card with my journaling for the week. I put Penelope's footprints on there too with an ink pad. I'm so glad I thought to do that so I will always have it as a keepsake. She really is the sweetest most beautiful baby.

6 comments:

Sandy said...

Awww, precious!! Those footprints! <3 I should do the same, my son will turn 9 months tomorrow already.

I love how you painted those butterflies and everything. Also nice to see the whole process. And those warm, wise words you wrote. I can feel love!!

Yes, it's worth it!
I'm happy for you.

Michelle said...

I remember your works from Mini Art Journal Challenge at 2007 :) It's great to see in this one too :) lovely card!

Tara Hoppie said...

Such a beautiful card. I really love that you added Penelope's footprints on the back. I am always amazed at your artistic talent. Thanks for continuing to share your work with the rest of us. Love ya!

Kristen said...

it's lovely! the stripes in the background are perfect.

happydays525 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

SumGreater said...

Awesome. It turned out just lovely. And I'm so glad you're still able to stretch your talents with a new baby. Hurray!