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.

7 comments:

Denise said...

Oh and so you should be Rosie! It's beautiful!
Hugs
Denise
oxoxo

Linda said...

You've done a brilliant job of this Rosie - such a lot of lovely detail. Maybe I should do one with the words 'Underneath the stars......'?
Linda xx

Chriss Rollins said...

Maybe we should all do one lol another challenge.
it really is beautiful Rosie your work is always gorgeous.
chriss x

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Rosie this is wonderful.
Gorgeous design and great work.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, another Kate Rusby fan! Most people don't even know who she is around here! You have given her lyrics life with your artwork.

Viola said...

Wonderful arch!!

Klaartje said...

Beautiful!!