Here are pages from three RR I'm involved in.
I am exchanging a book with 4 other ladies, and the book I had to work on belongs to Jo Hooper and her theme is Good Fortune.
This is Laura Call. I know, it's terrible. I couldn't resist. Very Suzi Blu, wouldn't you say?
The miniature crystal ball.
The next Round Robin is with my Yahoo group, and the theme is Marie Antoinette. We're using these sweet little folders I found in Las Vegas. I've changed the format of the pages at Janet's suggestion, yeah Janet, so we can have a 'real' book, rather than a photo flip book. I was able to do a double spread.
Very happy about that.
This is the intro page, telling my partners what they can expect at the ball: lots of romance, music, great foods, dancing, and gorgeous gowns and masks. Oh yes, all lace and gold and glitter.
The portrait on the right is in interesting take on Suzi Blu's faces, seeing that I had to add a mask...
This final Round Robin is again a Marie theme with a group of 16 ladies. My first book to work in was Tracy Kaufman's book. I adore Tracy's work and her book is totally gorgeous. She chose to have Marie in the 21st century, and having adventures.
I got this crazy idea that Marie would be Paris Hilton, but at the end of her fortunes. Well, still with her head on. My first love is always digital so I started making all these collages and montages, but they turned out so great that they look like they come from a magazine. You can't even tell it's a montage. I was really upset about that.
I redid the idea three times. The first time Marie was having a ball with all the glitz, strass and feathers at.... the Folies Bergere, but I moved from that topic. Here's a montage I made which I will NOT send.....
Then we had Marie in feathers hanging in a hoop over Paris, best left in the dark really.....
Here the last version:
That's the first spread. Then here's the next one:
This is serious collage: the model is actually a black lady, so I grafted the head of a blond girl. Better for an Austrian (Marie). Then since she's just lost her 60 Millions, she now has to ride a bicycle. But she can't ride. I added the basket with the baguettes, then the pink shopping bag. I transposed everybody in a Paris street, erased a few cyclists, and added some brushes in PS, pink of course. The stamp, the feather and the ribbon are 'real'. I even had a dog in there, but one has to show (some) restraint. (I think).
In the secret letter, she admits that she can't ride a bicycle, she really shouldn't have told her grandaddy off, and really, she'd much rather eat brioche and drink champagne than eat baguette.
Then I found this outrageous, HUGE diamond ring for $3, and added a note wondering if she should hock her diamond ring, which is hanging off the letter!!!!!