The delightful country we visited this week was Jamaica - The land of rum, Margaritaville, dreadlocks, bobsled teams , beautiful turquoise water, amazing beaches, and Yes something called Reggae.
But not all of Jamaica is beautiful, it is a very poor& improvised country. BUT a PROUD Country; and do they love to have a good time, by partying late into the morning with lots of food and wonderful music. Majority of their income is based on tourist flocking to the beaches.
Picking a subject for my card wasn't so easy, (because I kept thinking of so many things to use); so I just did a bunch of uniquely Jamaican things on my page.
FRONT of CARD
FIRST of All -I must Confess I LOVE BUTTERFLIES!
So when I kept seeing
this butterfly on Jamaican souvenir clothing -
I knew I had to use that theme for my card.
First of sprayed 3 colors of Dylusional Spray on watercolor paper.
Then I drew the outline of the butterfly & outlined it in Pitt marker.
To get the coloring of the Jamaica flag more pronounced ,
I painted certain areas with more Dylusional Spray;
directly from the bottle with a paint brush.
BACK of CARD
"My Loving Alexander,
Since we last meet in Monaco,
I went to Jamaica to soak up some sun before heading
home to Greece. I miss You so much; but knowing "WE"
will be together once Reuben & Pierre are
punished for their crimes, brings me much PEACE!
You know the locals in Jamaica really know how
to relax and party. I bought you a dreadlocks hat-
Can't wait to see you in it-
Do you think we can spend Christmas together?
PAGE in BOOK
Process of the page:
First I had to figure out where to place PC on page.(top)
Next I drew the Country name, divided it out
to represent the Jamaica flag and colored with Pitt markers.
I drew the frog next-(remembered seeing one on-line
wearing a Beret with dreadlocks) and he was colored with Pitt markers.
Colored the background with 3 shades of yellow & green
PanPastelles. Stenciled geometric shapes with orange pastelle.
Found the image of Bob Marley and palm trees online-
The last image is a DOCTOR BIRD- the national bird.
He was drawn and painted with twinkling H2O's-
such a gorgeous iridescent bird so he really
is very iridescent & shiny (pic bad).
Well this week, it felt SO GOOD to stay on track
and get some colorful art work done. Gonna work on finishing a few of missed
postcards yet this weekend so Check back!
HAPPY CREATING !