Monday, 24 February 2014

Heart of a Friend - Mixed Media Monday

Happy Monday, friends! How has your week been? Great I hope!

I had a fun weekend, I took my mother to a concert here, to see 60's British beat band "The Searchers". It was great! They are still very talented and have the 'it' factor, and obviously really enjoy themselves. There were at least 600 people in the auditorium, and we had front row seats. My Mum thoroughly enjoyed it, clapping and singing along, and I did too! It went for over 2 hours, and they shared a lot of stories about their history, and had everyone laughing all night, as well!. It was so entertaining!
Their hits include "Sweets for my Sweet", "Sugar and Spice", "Needles and Pins", "Don't Throw Your Love Away", "When You Walk In The Room" and "Love Potion No. 9". Which they performed all of them, and many more. It really was a great, fun night! I'm glad me and Mum got to go and enjoy it! I did take some photos and a bit of Video on my mobile, but they aren't the best;

Here's a short video clip;

Now, onto my main reason for this post - my page for Mixed Media Monday!

My background was made using a combination of paints and Dylusions sprays. I used a raindrop stencil and sprayed white Mr Huey spray over it for the raindrops. I did some stamping to give more texture to my background, and then stamped this Unity Stamp Co girl by Christy Tomlinson called "She Leaped"

I coloured the girl in with some faber-castell gelatos, and also big brush markers.

I used excerpts from a poem, that I found in a Calligraphy book, that I found to be very dreamy and inspiring! The original poem is called "The Arrow and the Song" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Here is the excepts I used:

"I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I know not where;
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend."

I added a heart to my stamped girl, to relate back to the poem, and lastly added the bird made from bookpaper, with musical notes falling down for the "song" that fell to earth.


I'm really please with how this page came out, and I hope you like it, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by this Monday!


Tommy's Big Sister said...

LOVE this! All of it. Every detail is perfect.

Michelle H. said...

Gorgeous!! Love that you added the heart and the bird with the notes so clever with the bird and notes!
Love how you decorated that stamp!!
Love all the details!!xo

brenda said...

I have vague memories of the Searches but no idea at all they were still a performing group, bet your Mum loved it.

Please you are still enjoying your mixed media Annmaree.

Hope you have a good week.

B x

May said...

WOW...Love this page...the colours & detail is fantastic..Love the heart & bird..Brilliant... Hugs May x x

Jules said...

Hi Annmaree .. .. tee hee I know all those songs .. .. very well!!

No doubt they will be buzzing around in my head all day now!! Thanks for that (I think!!). Bet it was a great night out.

Loving your art work too. You are finding some wonderful words to add to your projects.

My snippet background wasn't sprayed. Just distress ink and a blending tool .. .. but onto a non-smooth piece of background card so it gave it a bit of a different look.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Annmaree this is yet another superb page I am always amazed at the amount of detail you use to obtain this unique look quite awesome.
lorraine x