Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Looking forward to the Top 2000...

Hi everyone!  I've got a new Book of Days page to share with you today.  This one is for December 4th.  I had the Top 2000 party on my mind...

Here's how it turned out...


It started out to just be a page to play with my Dylusions Mists.  I was really in the mood for bright colors - can you tell?  Ha...
I wish I would have taken a photo of the page before I started.  It was a mix of scrapbook and ledger papers, some of which you can still see through the ink.  I started with a light coat of gesso, followed by the pink and orange spray ink, which I let drip and then dried with a heat gun.  That was followed by some stenciling with charcoal and silver spray ink, and stamping with blue acrylic paint.


The dark purple around the edges is a mix of acrylic, inktense pencil and neocolor II crayons.  The white brick is a super-old rub on that I had in my stash. That's when I decided to make an intro page to the Top 2000 party.  The photo is from an ad in Filter Magazine...


and again - here is the finished page.
The sheet music I used for collaging and for the title was carefully chosen - it's from classic rock and roll songs: The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel, Give me Love by George Harrison, and Hey Jude by The Beatles.  My guess is that they are all on the list.  I know the Boxer is, I can't remember for sure about the other two.

Anyhoo, I hope you enjoyed the mini step-by-step.  The Top 2000 blogposts start on Christmas (December 25th), and go every day through the week leading up to New Year's Eve.  I can't wait to share my pages with you!  If you want to play along (and you should cuz it's super FUN!), check out Marit's blogpost here with all the info!

Thanks for visiting my friends!

5 comments:

Jessica Sporn said...

What a lush, colorful, vibrant, playful, GORGEOUS spread! WOW!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME Michelle! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and love love love love the brick wall!!

Marit said...

OHMY... seeing this makes me long for next week even more! I LOVE how you chose the music sheets carefully It's something I would do too :) I'm in the middle of creating a page for the second day, and did some work for the third day already... it's all laying to dry now. Yes - it sure IS super fun!!!!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Gorgeous pages as always, Michelle! I don't get to browse blogs as often as I like, but I always enjoy a good walk around your blog. Hoping to stop by more often in the future.

dawn said...

WOW WOW WOW!! This one is gorgeous too, really loving the colors. All your pages scream HAPPY to me, love that!! I've always wanted to do a brick wall, looks AWESOME. Thanks for sharing and making me SMILE!!