Wednesday, 25 July 2012

ANGELS .....


You know how sometimes you get a song stuck in your head and just can't stop singing it?  Well that's what was going on when I made this page.  All morning it had been "All night, all day, angels watching over me ...." so in the end nothing I could do but journal about it right?  It seems I was meant to, so I did.

It began like this - I'd dug out the angel picture from a collage sheet and wanted to make a sort of frame around her, so had that in mind when I did the background (Caran d'ache watercolour crayons) and chose the colours.  Looks boring at this stage below doesn't it?
As soon as I start adding detail I'm off - the first thing I did was give her better wings - these are made from German scrap, and are a gorgeous turquoise blue.  Then I wrote down the main wording "angels watching over me" but turned it into a question.  That left me lots of scope for rambling reflections on this subject .....
I did the colouring of the letters and the writing with Promarkers - and also went around the title letters with a white pen (Uniball Signo, the best) to help them stand out.  You can see the difference between the pictures above and below.  Finally of course I added lots of doodles and dots, also utilising triangle shapes this time - oooh I'm nuthen if not versatile me! 
And as for the answer to the question?  I guess its that I really REALLY want to think so, and its hard not to after some of the things which have happened in my life, so I suppose yes - I do believe :)

PS Sorry I've not posted for a little while - been away on a lovely short break.

6 comments:

Sandra Hall said...

Hi Rosie - lovin' the new look of your blog - is it so long since I visited! Things are settling down after the move, although we still have a garage half full of boxes to empty/recycle/ take to the dump :)
This page is great - I always like it that you show us how the page started out. The addition of the german scrap wings is fab - didn't realise they did it in colours other that gold! x

alexa said...

I love the outlining in white, Rosie - really makes the letters stand out, a bit like the edges of wings! I'd love to have a firm belief in angels ... (or a firm belief in anything might be nice ...)

Pat Beaumont said...

Another great page Rosie - and of course the angels are watching over you - no question
good to hear you enjoyed your break now keep up the good work

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Beautiful! Love seeing the stages as the work progresses.

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh and I'm so sure they ARE watching over you AND over me! Not too sure about the German crap (not a typo) cos it reminds me too much of P offs but love the colours, which are a couple of my all time faves. Beautiful work and so inspiring x

Linda said...

This is so pretty...love the way you use the white pen.
xx