Friday, March 14, 2008

St. Patty's Day

is just around the corner!! I already have my corned beef and cabbage ready to have cooking on Monday. The girls have their St. Patrick's Day shirts from Old Navy and I am in the mood for a green beer. lol Not really, I don't drink. But, dh is ready for one! We aren't Irish at all, but on March 17th, everyone is, aren't they??

I created this altered book spread to celebrate the day. Again, this is using only green cardstocks from WorldWin Papers. I had this in my head and thought about it for a very long time. How was I going to add the rainbow without using any color but green?? I drew and painted the pot and had the shape of the rainbow sketched out. I was going to paint it, but that wouldn't be very interesting. I could print it, but then, I would need to use white paper. I thought of ribbon...perfect!! I have lots of ribbon, but not the colors, widths I wanted. ARGH. Then, I spotted my fiber drawer. A messy jumble of string. It is a rainbow in itself!! lol So, that is how my rainbow was born. The gold is blobs of hot glue and then I used duo adhesive and gold leafing. This spread came out exactly like I envisioned it, only better. I hope you like it too!!

6 comments:

Sue said...

Love this, Robin!

WendyP said...

your ab spread looks amazing - all your artwork inspires me !!! hugs

Wanda H said...

I do like it!!! The fibers for the rainbow work fabulously!!

Kirstin said...

Gold from hot glue! Who knew? Great piece, Robin. Love the rainbow, too.

Libby's said...

WOW Robin this turned out so well. Love the rainbow - the fibres just suit it. Hugs

pinktomato said...

i'm loving the vintage greeting card appeal on this robin - great job pulling it off!