Thursday, 29 January 2009

Book Cover

Over on TGIF the challenge is to make a book - so I think I have done this by the 'skin of my teeth'

Oh and there is one on the Objet Dart Challenge too!

I have made the covers of a book - but not made the book yet. This is the front.





I can't decide whether I need to add some colour here and there to the lady.





Please click on the images to get a closer look.

Close up of top right corner




Bottom left corner




Using the Tim Holtz mask on Japanese newspaper - embossing and varnishing - gives it a nice texture but makes it hard to photograph




I have just got to mount it on even thicker card - ditto the back cover - and it will be ready for the inside pages.

10 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG this is absolutely stunning.
Outstanding.


Thanks for this great entry to TGiF.

Paula said...

wow the texture is amazing - I wonder if a little red colour on the lady would balance the piece but thats just my opinion...Gorgeous as it is though!

having a {me} day said...

WOW! You've certainly put some work into this! Beautiful!

lottie said...

Thank you for your comments, very much appreciated

Paula thanks for that - I had the same thoughts hence I asked the question. I was thinking perhaps the flowers in her hair - and I will have a close look at her dress to see if there are any trimmings on it.

I thought the red a bit dominant, so wanted to 'tie' the picture image and that together to balance it out.

Emily said...

Just beautiful!

Claireabelle said...

They are fantastic! I love the texture
x

cmoh said...

oh it is lovely and what a challenge...

I am going to have to agree with everyone else so far...I am thinking red in the flowers of her hair...if that ends up looking harsh maybe dust the image with a very light brown giving it more of a sepia feel than and black and white.

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Jennie said...

Absolutely gorgoeus, love the gold and red :)
Thank you for joining in the challenge
Jennie

Moira said...

This is fab, perfect as it is, personally I don't think I would add colour to her as being so pale reflects the Japanese feel from the paper and the lacquered red.

Shairon said...

Absolutely fantastic, Lottie. I love it! xx