Thursday, 19 June 2008
Made this for the Crazy Amigo's challenge which was to use song lyrics. That suited me very well because I've got new album by Kate Rusby (I'm just a folkie at heart) and I couldn't get this song called "The Bitter Boy" out of my head. Not sure that making an arch about it necessarily helped get rid of it, but I really enjoyed doing it and trying to tell the song's story.
I made it this shape for a book I've been putting together for a long time, where all the pages are arches. The background is Basic Grey paper which I've inked and distressed a little. I found the image online and thought it was really striking - definitely a young man to pine away for! Because of the lyrics of the song I had to include a golden heart (a charm from Scrapz with the hanging loop cut off). I stamped a swirly frame for the picture then mounted the words. At the bottom I added a strip of lace and tucked into it a sheet of music to represent the song, and a little keepsake packet of letters. The stamped heart just seemed right for a sad love song. I'm really pleased with how this turned out and it will be a lovely page for my book.