Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, that’s my favorite book. This week challenge on Stampotique designers challenge is hosted by France Papillon and she asks us to use our favorite book as inspiration. So that’s my spread inspired by the book.
First I collaged a book page on my spread, simple isn’t it?
Then I colored my page with Lindy’s stamp gang sprays to blueish, and why blue? Well if you read the book you know it plays in a tropical environment, and in a city that is somewhere close to the sea. I added some stitches as well. To symbolize the time that passed by in the story I used a clockwork stencil with distress ink.
As the story is about a romance of course and love, I had to add some romantic element, maybe even some flower. So I added some dolly and a poppy paper collage on my spread. And of course some more stitches just to muse myself.
I felt that I need to make my new elements jump so I added some shadows with charcoal. On the dolly side I stamped France Papillon’s My heart, actually first I stamped the bottom on my dolly and then I colorized a tissue paper with Lindy’s stamp gang flat shot, wrinkled it and finally stamped the heart. On the left over of the paper I added some smaller heart from my hearts cubed.
First I thought I am going to stamp the whole title with the Alphabitties, but oops I was running out of space so I stamped the first word and the rest I was trying to write in the same style with simple black marker.
That’s my favorite book, hope you liked my interpretation. I am sharing my spread with Stampotique designers challenge #156.