Saturday, April 14, 2012

POSTCARD CHALLENGE WEEK 15~ICELAND

WOW week 15 Already? This week I enjoyed the process of finding my images to try to do a large collage piece. I knew the Aurora Borealis  & glaciers had to be a part of the postcard. I found  some really amazing images on-line, tried to re-create them (this was was not so easy)...  Finally settled on using a photo background, and placed a hand drawn  snow covered  mountain range in the center. Oh yea I also included the fluke of a whale -since whale watching is a big tourist event.

Front of Card
Photo background (source internet) mountains were done
with black and white paint pens.
Foreground has several layers of black paint added and
wiped off to give shadows.

Back of Card
Correspondence:
"Melite,
Yes once again you certainly do ask so many questions...
You are correct in requesting my full name since I've known
yours for four months-
Alexander Iliad Graham.
If you review my previous cards you realize what I do for a living.
Sorry for being so secretive, but given my famous family line
I need to be careful with whom I share my name with.
Glad you're home and recovering!
Heading home after trip
to Iceland.
Alex"
The background is a light water color wash of the colors in the Aurora Borealis.

 Page in Book

Once again I found  all these amazing images on-line. The  glacier on the right
was extended across the left side of the page by using water colors.
Other images include a Puffin , Icelandic poppies and the Flag of Iceland.


Page with Card in place


Well I had a great time making this page and card -
 Now off the ROMANIA.

Happy Creating
Fotojoy/Joyce


23 comments:

  1. Love the aurora borealis and it fits perfectly with the book page. :)

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    1. Thanks Natasha I'm just getting a chance to see what everyone did.

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  2. Wow! What a great postcard. Great colours.
    Interesting story as well.excellent.x

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  3. Love your postcard! the mountains look fabulous! The story is getting more and more interesting...

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    1. Thanks Kimber - I love how the images collaged together so smoothly--The story line is getting better each week...

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  4. Hi Joyce, I'm so happy you tweeted your url! I loved holding and admiring your book when we met...and to see it continue to develop (story)is wonderful. You have such talent and imagination....I just LOVE IT! I'll be back ;)
    Peace and Love, Dar

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    1. Thank You so much DAR- This challenge has open up my creativity so much... Can't believe with such a small prompt how Inspired I've become.

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  5. Sorry that I haven't been commenting, been enjoying both the postcards and the book, your work is amazing!

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    1. Thanks Diane- I think I'll be updating the blog with some of my other work soon...

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  6. No way!!!! Is he a descendant of THE Alexander???? Such a cool character to have in your story :D XXX

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    1. Maybe ?? Time will tell
      Thanks for always leaving great comments.

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  7. Stunning card this week! I especially like the way it looks on your journal page. Well done!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind comments.

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  8. fantastic card, it looks amazing on the page. I love how you combined the photo and the artwork.

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    1. Thank You Darcy - I must say it turned out much better than I thought it would - Glad I went with this concept instead of the Reyka vodka topic....

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  9. You achieved a great effect for your postcard, well done! I love the depth of colour.

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  10. Oooohhh, I think this is the best Aurora Borealis I've ever seen! Love your card this week!!! ♥

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  11. Simply wonderful! Love it.

    I am visiting Jen and using her computer that is why this comment looks as though she has posted it.

    Janet xx

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    1. That's neat that you can meet with an arting buddy- Thank so much for the kind words too.

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  12. Love the postcard and that you added a whale fluke. Your page is super too.
    Jen x

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    1. Jen I hope you and Janet had a great visit last week - Thank for the encouraging words. Some weeks the page in the book accidently becomes my favorite- This week I love them BOTH.

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