Sunday, August 11, 2013

D..

It's been a busy week but thanks to some long walks to gestate ideas and a couple of early mornings I have been able to complete my Craft Barn Alphabet Challenge.  The letter D.  My dictionary(temptation) yielded DIORAMA. "a dissolving view, a building for dioramic exhibition".I think one of the reasons it jumped out at me was I had recently seen the pretty summer windows of Fortnum and Mason in London. They are representations of the old 18th century pleasure gardens of London. 


So.......
Here is my view of "ships at sea".  I gave myself some problems because a diorama is usually three dimensional and I want this as a book page but with a bit of help from sticky pads I managed to get a bit of dimension in it.
 I made doors to add a bit more depth. The ships are cut from some paper I bought in a tiny little shop in Sienna, Italy many years ago.  This is nearly the end, I wish I could get back there,  there were so many wonderful papers.
I am particularly pleased with the sky and for that I have to thank Leandra from Paper Artsy who put up this video last week. I love the finish of Fresco Paints. As ever I have really enjoyed this weeks challenge.


11 comments:

BJ said...

Gorgeous, love the doors and the peek in between. BJ

Gráinne said...

Wow! The background is smashing! Great colors and word choice. I wouldn't have dared to even try something like this. Yours turned out fantastic. Suzanne

sharon young said...

You just get more an more inventive with this challenge, Pat, I love this piece, it has a real sense of Victorian theatre about it . Love the doors.

chrissies said...

Wonderful page

Chrissie x

Margaret said...

Oh, I really like this one, Pat: the dimensionality, the sky, all of it! Must check out the video, see if it would work on fabric...

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love your word and the beautiful illustration of it. What a shame you are getting to the end of your lovely, Italian paper - so sad when that happens! And - yes - that video of Leandra's is great, isn't it? Julie Ann xx

carolfromkiwiland said...

A very clever way to showcase diorama. Great idea to use doors and the sky is gorgous. I will check out the video now.

Sylv said...

Great pages, love the view of those wonderful ships behind the doors.#

Sylv xx

Frea Konings said...

Hi Pat, stunning pages, wow, so original!! Hugs Frea

Maisie Moonshine said...

What a lovely page and what a brilliant choice of word. Great interpretation. MMx

The Craft Barn said...

This is lovely!
Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy