Thursday, August 2, 2007

IF: Moon


I am trying something new this week: Illustration Friday. The weekly theme on the IF site is “moon”. It is exciting to try out a new site, but I’ll be honest, it is very intimidating.


For this panel, I used Dr. Ph Martin paints to create the blue background. A single justjohanna image is flanked by the moon (vintage book page), my own text and pencil. I threw in some Star Dust pen to add sparkle (glitter and stickles are too heavy for me these days) to the moon and the tower.


So we’ll see what happens with this. I like how IF challenges me to some new techniques. I hope to be able to come up with some of my own images soon. (Don’t get crazy…I am not starting a stamp line…I just want to hone my drawing skills.)

23 comments:

Thanh said...

Trés bon, mon ami! ??? LOL I am relying on my little knowledge of French here. Lovely card and I look fwd to seeing more of your drawn/doodled images.

scribblesk said...

Very nice!

zari.ZHM said...

great moon!

Leah said...

Welcome to Illustration Friday! I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your work :). I really like your style, the words in the moon are a really nice touch.

Lisa Renéa said...

i am delighted to discover your blog, after long admiring your posts at 2peas! What style you have!

Jennifer said...

One of many things I enjoy about your art is seeing how you use the same elements on different pieces. For example, the use of the background moon book page, or your neat-o handwriting, or recently your glassine envelopes...it is so refreshing to see the same elements look NEW with every post!

Flossie's Follies said...

I think this is fantastic, love the color and image.

lusi said...

I like it a lot! very refreshing and charming

Hazel said...

Gorgeous! And you should think about a stamp line :-)

Emilia said...

Too cool!

PS I am now trying to find so old text English book so I could use the vintage page like you do!

Gillian :O) said...

REALLY, REALLY Cool Julie!!!!
love the moon! fab work!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi lost luggage. are you from france, or do you have a french connection? jennifer said it well when she said that you use a lot of the same elements over and over in your projects. i notice a lot of french influence which gives a similarity to a lot of your posts. if you are not from france where does your interest come from? andrea

Barbara said...

Neat concept. Love the way you did the moon.

Julie said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

Hi Andrea! Thanks for visiting!

My inspiration comes from reading books and magazines. I am not French, nor have I visited France…but I notice a lot of trend items leaning towards France these days.

Additionally, justjohanna (www.justjohanna.com) features a lot of images influenced from France as well.

I hope that since a couple of people have mentioned similarities in my projects that I am not becoming boring… >>nervous<<

Tami said...

Lovely piece...never boring here in the land of luggage. Always inspiring, and if you haven't posted by the time I log on in the a.m., I stalk or come back as soon as I can to peek in :)

Patrick said...

Welcome to IF and thanks for your great comment! Your moon is great; the collage was a really good idea! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

audrey h. said...

This is great and i love the background color :o)

studio lolo said...

Oh yes, definately want to see more from you! Great image and color choices. Now let me look around some more....

Sylvie :) said...

very nice result !!! the moon is great !

Sylvie :) said...

ps : l love the sentiment !!!!!

Jennifer said...

JULIE!! No! That isn't what I meant in seeing similar elements in your project. NO! They aren't boring at all. I was trying to say how different and unique each piece is, even though there are elements that are similar to past items.

HA! No one can ever call you boring! No way! :)

Kathi Rerek said...

Oooh. I love it! The color is wonderful and the text moon is a great touch.

Heather Grow said...

That blue background is gorgous. I love the text moon. And, the french text goes perfectly with the image.