Connie wanted Andi's collage to be in neutrals and earth tones. I've been mulling it over for a while...but it was time to get started because Andi's birthday is coming up in October.
I decided nothing would be better than to use bits and pieces of Connie's art. Our starting point is this original watercolor...it has a nice earthy feel and will make a beautiful focal point at the top. Maybe I should make a copy....and not use the original. I'll see what Connie wants to do.
I scanned and resized a few images of Connie's art...the pine tree is actually a sticker Andi made from one of her mom's paintings.
I thought the recipe was a fun addition....it's one their family grew up on...I love that the card has all the smears and smudges from lots of use. I sized it down and overlayed it digitally onto a creamy back ground. We will likely stitch around it and I didn't want to cover up the writing. I still hear the family reference "Betty Taylor's Oven Rice" and "Myrtle Cox's Chicken."
So here's what we're starting with....we'll be glueing, stitching, and embellishing and finally mounting it on a wooden paint panel. Stay tuned sometime soon for our collaborative birthday collage.