Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Books are Dreams

This weekend we celebrated my daughter's 14th birthday. I cannot believe how fast the time is passing and that she will be starting high school in the Fall! Usually I make her a card, but I found one at the store that said all the things I wanted so I bought her one instead (GASP!) and opted to make her something for her room. 

She LOVES to read - so much so that I should own stock in Amazon. Within the first 3 weeks of Summer break, she had already finished 8 novels. Sometimes, she will spend a whole day in her room reading. Part of this is due to the fact that at the moment her phone is broken but even when it's not, she still prefers a book to TV.

When Krista released this image (Hammock Time), I knew it was perfect for my daughter. I added some titles to the books in Photoshop and added the quote which is a variation of a Neil Gaiman quote - "A book is a dream that you hold in your hands." I colored with copics and used a stencil and ink for the clouds and then I handprinted my daughter's name.

I bought the frame at a local craft store and used my Spellbinders to create the mat. My daughter loved it.

I apologize for the quality of the pics because they were taken with my iPhone but I cleaned them up as best as I could with Photoshop.

Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. Love every single detail!!!! It´s amazing!!!! Lucky you that your daughter love to read instead of tv.
    Have a wonderful week!!!

  2. I fell in love with this immediately and went straight over and bought the image. You have coloured it beautifully.

  3. Fell in love with this immediately and went straight over and bought the image. You have coloured it beautifully.

  4. Love, love, love this fabulous scene you created. Gorgeous!

  5. Oh WOW! I just LOVE this project! What a wonderful image, and you colored it amazingly beautifully stunningly great! Thank you for joining us over at MarkerPOP for our Summertime Challenge!

  6. Such a beautiful piece! Love the image especially and your coloring is divine! Congratulations for being chosen for the ‘Top 3′ based on your amazing coloring skills on Marker Pop!!


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