Monochrome... I don't know why but that word always panics me a little, I always think it is going to end up looking boring ..
This is a double spread, and has a postcard taped in the middle.
I started by pulling out lots of blue paints and blending a few just to get some colour on the page.
Here you can see one half with the postcard laid down.. this postcard, was sent to me by a friend ages ago.
The postcard had a plain back, so I added a small photo to it. I had been playing around with my POGO printer, I love that I can print photos from my phone.
Here you can see the original painting, and the small print next to it, they really small, but perfectly formed and fun to use in journals.
The prints have a self adhesive backing, so I stuck the print to the back of the postcard.
I thought for a while on what to add next, maybe a face, maybe just patterns, maybe quotes...and couldn't decide. So I just started adding stencilling and stamping in all shades of blue. just to get some layers and interest going.
This is how the double spread looks now.. I quite liked it as it was, but it was lacking any focal images.
So on the left side I added this cute gazing hare stamp..
I then was a bit stuck, what should I add to the other side? I didn't really want more images. So I searched for a poem and found THIS ONE..
I only copied out parts of it.. and then added some splodges of ink around the words.
Here are the 2 finished halves.. the left side..
and the right side..