Hi everyone. Happy end of the week to you.
Today I am joining Elle's Fairy Tales, Folktales and Fables: Tell Me a Story challenge over at Art Journal Journey. As my journal page has a face, I am also joining Nicole's Friday Face Off . And since it is Friday, I am also joining Gillena's Friday Lunch Break.
This page was fun and relaxing to make. Picking out and layering images in a collage is something I enjoy.
First I inked some watercolor paper with black ink to create that bumpy looking texture. I added part of a larger sheet of printed paper onto the black background. The night sky on the top left is cut from a piece of paper. Then I laid out the various images I had.
To tie my page together, I added some thin washi tape and black fabric trim. I added one black plastic rescued star, some small star sequins, as well as a couple of die cut silver paper stars that were laying on my table. I also added the small black cat which was laying on my work table also.
Finally I stamped the quote you can read below.
My story (for Elle's challenge) behind this page has 2 origins. First of all Fortune Tellers may possibly be a scam, but they are sometimes fun to hear. Years ago one of my friends had a fortune telling party. The only 2 things I remember during my visit to the fortune teller was that some relative of mine watches over me at my house, and because he was a brick/stone mason, he loves my stone living room fireplace. My cousin thinks this person is her dad, because the fortune teller also told me that the man had a very unusual name. My uncle did have an unusual for the US name, but still, I'm not totally convinced as I had several brick and stone masons in my family background.But I suppose, if true, it could be him. And while I'm writing about this, how did the fortune teller even know I had an interesting stone fire place?
The fortune teller also told me I should sell my watercolor paintings. I said what watercolor paintings? I still remember that comment and sometimes think I should try my hand at watercolor painting because what if she was right? Smile.
My other inspiration is the book I was listening to as I made this page, where one of the main character's friends is able to read cards, palms, tea leaves, etc. I might be totally off track, but I don't really remember any fortune tellers in any of the fairy tales I'm familiar with.
And while I'm mentioning my fireplace, here's at least part of mine, which also has a few faces on it right now.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoy the start of your weekend.