Finally an image in a magazine prompted an inspiration for me to follow. My spread would be a Gypsy camp. And so it began:
To begin, some background. I stuck down some tissue for texture and painted the sky and foreground. Then I did some stencils and stamping to add some forest types to background.
Next I drew the campfire and coloured it with Neocolor11, water colour crayons. added some highlights to the flames with glitter gel pen. I painted some paper and punched out some rocks to surround the fire and glued it all down.
Next I had a frantic search for my inspirational image, which was the caravan. After turning the house upside down, I finally found it on the kitchen table?? I thought it was in another title. I copied the image and cut it out and stuck it down as well.
This is actually the finished spread and you can see I have added a lot more greenery with leafy die cuts. A little pen work added a quote...."In winter I plot and plan. In spring I move."