Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 'Take the Challenge' with Mou

I had this Ruby Rd. Woman tag off of a piece of my clothes and I saved it to do some artwork with. I also saved the Chinese fortune cookie fortune that say, "Your co-workers take pleasure in your great sense of creativity."  I thought that they would both make a great art page someday.  Well I went to Faber-Castell's website and found this challenge to make some art with something used or old. I think my tag and fortune certainly would fit the bill. I also did the girl with an old book page that I tore out of the altered books that I do with my altered book club. The background page was done at my art journaling class that I do at a local store, Whimsey's. She had us tape off our pages for a fun new technique. I think the background works particularly well with this page because it becomes the Ruby road!
After I did the background, I was a little stuck and didn't know what else I wanted to do with it but the challenge made me think - This is what I could do with that page!
I found the great quote from one of my favorite artist, Claude Monet and thought it worked well too.
The other writing on the page says, I love colors too and just had to do a woman in red to go with my tag from some of my clothes.
Then I add the butterflies for color and beauty.
 I hope you enjoy my Ruby red woman! She was lots of fun to make and now I have used some great old things.
If you'd like to see the challenge you can go here.


Joanne Huffman said...

Your Ruby Red Woman is very nicely styled.

Melanie said...

What a clever use of that great tag! Love your project.