Monday, January 10, 2011
This weeks COLLAGE OBSESSION challenge is JEWELS.
Using a lovely tinted portrait of a lady (which I'm sure has been appended with extra jewelry) I set off on my creatrive voyage.
Never one to draw back from all things sparkly I used as my muse the lavish and bejeweled Russian icons of a bygone era and with a nod to Les Folis Bergere I created Our Lady of the Jewels-a madonna of excess.
Hope you enjoy her she's wearing jewels from the Hope Diamond to earrings owned by Maried Antoinette-many of my collages draw heavily from digital ephemera sheets created by ITKUPILLI founder of Collage Obsession and one of my favorite sellers on Etsy and elsewhere.
The base image was supplied by her and many of the embellishments on this collage draw from her sheets.