Friday, March 8, 2013

Prompt6ix #10 Page

I just finished my Prompt6ix #10 Page (you can read more about Prompt6ix  HERE):

Before I go any further, I just gotta say how much I love the Dylusions spray inks.  They are so easy to use and in great colors...  I've had a fun time experimenting with them!

This is the first time I've done a two page spread.  It was a little difficult because I did it in the journal I made, and there is a hump where the pages connect...I think it would have worked a little better in the middle of the journal, as opposed to close to the beginning, which is where I did it...less of a hump in the middle of the book (or on one of the middle pages of a signature), but I didn't think about it and here we are...  I don't mind so much, but I will know for next time.

Here's a close up of the left page:

And the right page:

This is the breakdown of the six prompts and how I used them:
  1. Lyrics- I have lyrics from 3 songs on the page, "Your Color" by Mama Kin ( 'The silence pushes into me'; 'You go your way and I'll go mine.'; 'Now my footsteps echo in the hall'; 'I miss your color most of all' ), "Don't You Cry" by Guns and Roses ('You'll be alright now sugar.  You'll feel better tomorrow come the morning light...'), and "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele ( 'I can't help myself I'm looking for you').  I love this prompt to use lyrics in the page...  I am a lyric junkie!
  2. Museum- Is in the journaling, which says: 'I realized my mind was some sort of horrible museum where no one curated the archives of what stayed and what faded away.'  Those are my words, inspired by this image:You can't choose what stays and what fades away ... that I saw on Pinterest
  3. Kaleidoscope- For the background, I cut out a paper snowflake and used it as a stencil!  That was A LOT of fun, and I am going to have to do that again!  ...and improve my snowflake cutting skills...snow flake intricacy, here I come!
  4. Tag or Label- On the left page, there's a label (that has the G&R lyrics on it)...I hand cut two bigger labels to go behind (the blue and black outline) the label punch (green part) that I already had to try to balance out the black of her hair on the other page.
  5. Lime Green- In the background and her hair and the book page ephemera...again, I love you, Dylusions spray inks!
  6. Tape- I used some washi tape with music notes on it that I had.  Woo hoo for kismet!

On a side note, the other night, my husband woke me up by violently shaking me and was saying: "I let it out!  I let the snake out!" over and over...  He had apparently been dreaming some really weird dream about a snake being lose in the house and crawling under the bed...he was freaking out!  After I realized the house wasn't on fire and there wasn't an serial killer in the house, it was hilarious! 

I think I must have been thinking about that when I was doing her eyes, because now when I look at her, I think she has creepy snake eyes!  Maybe it's the lighter color around the pupil?  I don't know...I may have to revisit those eyes and see if I can make them less snaky.


  1. Leave the eyes! I did a page where something turned up that wasn't *planned* but from a dream and I just wrote on the side of the page what it was to remind me of how it showed up :) that way you will always remember what set off your art....and you will be able to remember that crazy night your husband woke you up looking for a nasty snake..ewwwww ;)
    love it btw!!! the hair especially!!

    1. Now I will definitely leave them like they are! It will be worth it in the future, when the dream snake incident has been half forgotten, to look at this page, remember what happened and go holler at my husband: "I let it out! I let the snake out!" ...after I really woke up and realized what he was saying, I thought to myself, 'Why did you let it out? The snake is in the cage or box or whatever and you let it go? What is wrong with you?' The funny thing is, in real life, my husband is terrified of all things creepy crawly and I have had to rescue him from black snakes before, because he just goes crazy...there is a "giant rat" story (that turned out to be a little brown field mouse) that warrants mentioning... hehe

  2. Wow, freaking WOW! Hugs, Pam Robinson

  3. Super cool interpretation of the prompt! Thank you for playing along and for all of your positive energy.

    1. Thank you for the prompts! They're very fun to use and I like that I have to really think to figure out how I will make them work together.

  4. Wow, I love this artwork! The colors look great, and I like your enthusiasm when you describe how it relates to the prompt :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Thanks, Kirsten! I really have fun doing the different prompts, and trying to figure out how I can incorporate them into the page and not make them super obvious...sometimes they are, but I try to be sneaky sometimes too! I love your photography so much, I'm happy I found your site! It's very inspirational!


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