Sunday, April 25, 2010
2nd card for AI's April contest and Sweet and Sassy weekly challenge
This is my second submission for Art Impression's monthly contest. The theme this month was to use the airplane picture you see in the upper right hand corner. I saw Sweet and Sassy's weekly sketch challenge and thought that fit really well with what I had floating around in my head. I had a bit of a stumbling block at two places and my muse, Peggysue, helped me out on both. Her first suggestion was to make the plane travel on a map like what is seen in Indiana Jones, the movie. Viola! I had this topographic map stationary paper I had tucked away. I have had it for years and barely used it. I then picked up the colors of the purple and green for my coloring and accent colors. The image of Annie peeking over the fence just came together (yes, it is a fence, not a barrel as my husband calls it). The next obstacle was the sentiment. I was having difficulty combining the mail plane with Annie with the hopeful or dreamy look in her face. Here's where Peggysue helped me again. She thought of the song, "Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes. Thank goodness for the power of the internet. I typed in "postman Lyrics" and POP! the lyrics were right there at my fingertips. The rest of the card just fell into place. So, Peggysue, thank you for all of your inspirations!