Sunday, 7 February 2010

The Line, The Cross and the Curve

Today we are continuing our trip through past projects that I have never blogged. I'm so pleased to finally show this one here, as it's one of my favourites, and was a LOT of work! LOL

Well over a year ago I was invited by Scrapbook Sisters (a great store by the way, that runs some great classes!) to be guest designer on their blog. They sent me a Melissa Francis kraft paper covered chipboard box with concertina book, and after several days, this was the result!

I covered the box with my favourite cardstock of the time, which was one from a collection from Costco, then sanded and inked it to distress it. The copper bookplates were distressed with acrylic paint and sanding and stamped images were inserted to represent the line, the cross and the curve. The inside of the lid was primed with red paint and then gilded, while the inside of the box itself was painted a deep, rich red.
The book is loosely based around the idea of dreams, and the words used on the book cover come from the Kate Bush song "The Red Shoes" which was featured in her movie "The Line, The Cross and the Curve" and they say:

"With no words and no song,
you can dance a dream with your body on.
And this curve is your smile.
And this cross is your heart.
And this line is your path."

There are too many pages to write about each one individually, so I'm going to let the photos speak for themselves! Click on any image to see a more detailed view.







58 comments :

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh LOVE the project Dan.....Ok...my guess is the wings behind the SOAR...........I love the old world vintagy feel it has!!!!!

Heather said...

That is awesome Dan!!!!

My guess is going to be the layered wing is what you designed in Inkscape and cut on the Cricut.

Thanks for sharing!!!!

mommyto3bugs said...

I think it's the wings on the "The journey awakens the soul" page.

WONDERFUL project, Dan! You are inspiring me to get out my Ranger inks again- I haven't played with them in a long time!

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful work with all of us!

Anonymous said...

Dan, is it the crown?

LindaB in PA

Linda aka Oz said...

it is so nice to see you being active here again. I believe what you are refering to is the wings behind the soar ticket. The wings were also the first "freebe" of yours I ever used on one of my projects. Linda aka Oz

Debbie said...

As always, your project is wonderful and gives one a few ideas! The answer to your contest would be the wings under the soar ticket. I love those wings.

Amy said...

Your work always amazes me Dan! I love this book. I think my favorite part is the pair of shoes! Gotta Love 'em! As for the contest part, I believe you designd and cut the wings that are behind the "soar" ticket. It's so nice to have you and your inspiring art back. We sure did miss you!

Ilanthe said...

Dan, what a great project. Oh the possibilities. I would have to agree with the crowd that the wings are what you are referring to. I know you had a crown but that one appears to be a rubber stamp. The wings are most certainly a cut-out. Great job! It is nice to see you so actively designing again!
Linda

Anonymous said...

Love you box
Wings was cut from your designs
Leanna

sopranoannie said...

Dear Dan,

I'm with the group. It has to be the wings.

The chance to win some of your designs is a great motivator! Hope luck is with me.

Thanks so much for sharing your excellent work and creative endeavors.

Ann

Jo said...

OHHHHhhhhh Dan I have 2 ideas but will go with my first thought..I think it is the wings.

Anonymous said...

the wings, the wings,my guess would be the wings - can you tell


love your blog

Pat in Canada

patriciagrier@netscape.net

Patsy said...

OMG! This is absolutely beautiful, so detailed. The time this piece must have taken you to make and then to hold on to it so long, wow! Love it, Dan, thank you for sharing it with us. I think the layered wings are ones you shared with us awhile ago.
Beautiful!

Sandy said...

This is beautiful! I love everything about it.

I guess the beautiful wings!

Moe said...

It is the wings behind the SOAR ticket, I have them, great design!

Dawn said...

Like the rest of the posts, I agree the wings were created in Inkscape. What fascinates me even more is the detail within this book. I am amazed at the work and even more amazed at how well the entire book flows. Beautiful work.

Marg said...

What a great deal of work this must have been. It is lovely. I have most of your freebies and I must admit I had to review to see what I had and I think the answer is 'the wings'.

Debbie said...

Dan, I know that the wings have been offered on your site. I have them. This is beautiful work.

Tamara Putvin said...

Ok I think as weird as I am it's the crown? Whatever it is the whole project is fantastic..

Lori said...

I am guessing the wings behind the "soar" ticket.

scrapmama78 said...

Great project Dan! And thanks for the double freebies this week! I am so excited that you are back on the blog again! I think the angel wing is the Inkscape/Cricut file- I think I remember downloading it. Hope all is well :)

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Ahhh...my Dear Dan, it's the wings!!! Love the piece, it's exquisite!! It's nice to see you posting again. I always love to see what new (or old) art you have made!! Miss you when you're gone!! Hugs, Rockin Robin Caldwell

sixfrites said...

My guess is also the layered wings behind "SOAR". They are absolutely great, as all your designs!

Juliwan said...

Hi Dan, I'm thinking the wings too, they look familiar :o) Great give away thanks

Sid said...

Definately those layered wings behind the soar ticket Dan !

TinaB said...

OMG Dan that is stunning xx

Lyn said...

Your box is simply beautiful Dan, I can see why it is one of your favourite pieces. I love the colours and sheer amount of detail on each piece - lush.

Methinks it is the wings - wonderful, I wuv them!

Anonymous said...

Dan, GREAT to see you back and a great project.
I think it's the WINGS behind SOAR too

angelamclean said...

The wings from the file "Wings and Faux Postage"!!!
Just LOVE your stuff and blog.... so brilliantly different.
Angela xxx.

JAN said...

wings behind the soar ticket..is also my answer...beautiful project tfs

Linda Elbourne said...

Well ... I like to be original ... so I will have to go for the ... erm ... wings too!
Beautiful work by the way X Can't wait for Wednesday :0)

mikenoma said...

I'm happy to see you back and crafting. It's the wings. You made several of them.

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I have to guess the wings also!
Karen

Julie Ann said...

Oh my gosh, Dan!! What an awesome project!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!

As for your Cricut piece... I would have to go with the wings! Well, I know I wouldn't really want to have to cut those out by hand!! lol :)

Have a great day!

BC said...

I think it's the wings behind the soar! Beautiful box! Great work!!!

Lisa Avolio said...

I remembered those wings with the ticket, so I double checked- they are from Saturday, 20 September 2008,Saturday Freebie #16!
Wings Aint What They Used To Be!
-Lisa

Laura said...

These are fantastic. Love them.

Rainie M said...

Dan,

I love all your work, you are so talented.

My guess is the wings, they look layered and cut.

Kristina said...

I absolutely love this project. The details are just so amazing. I can't even imagine how long it took you to make. Oh and my guess is the wings behind the soar.

Pattyjo said...

The wings that soar, I agree with the rest.
Pattyjo

susan m said...

What a fun project! I love some many things about it. I think the wings are what you cut on your Cricut.

Fran S. in NC said...

It is the layered wings. The sample with the template when you shared it had a soar ticket attached.
I have used them at Christmas on a little angel photo, attached to a little boy's shoes who was playing in a championship soccer match, with the heart on a sympathy card and just to embellish items on scrap layouts. I am thankful for all the templates you have shared!!

suvannah said...

Hi I agree with everyone else the wings. Hope I win its the first contest I have entered and what a nice piece of work.

jo said...

Dan I have missed you! It is so good to see you back again! I hope your Mum continues to improve. I too think the layered wings behind the soar is your Inkscape project!
Blessing and love from Jo

Glen said...

I love your work Dan and am wondering if you are T!m's brother with such creativity talents. My guess is the angel's wings. TFS. ~Glen~

Anonymous said...

I'm going to be different than the crowd and guess the bird!
Cindy
Up In Northern Michigan

Lillabell said...

Love your work Dan my guess is the wings behind the soar ticket. This project is very nice love it.

Wingus said...

Wow, this is fantastic Dan! I love it!!! It does look like you've put heaps of work into it and it looks like something special to be treasured forever! :D

I'm going to say it's the wings behind the Soar ticket too. :D

Artifice said...

I thought it was a trick question. Reading the competition question and there on the screen above was the photo with the end of the 'Soar' ticket and a set of wings from the 'wings and faux postage' SVG set.

Perhaps I should look some more.

Andrea said...

My guess is that it is the wings behind SOAR. I love the detail. Thank you for sharing.

Judi said...

My guess along with everyone else is the wings - these were from Sept 2008 - I used for a niece page. . .

LOVE LOVE LOVE this project!

Artist724 said...

OMG Dan, this is amazing. I could study it for hours. I like to be an original but I have to agree with the others. I think it's the wings, which I love btw.

NancyW said...

Glad you are back. I think it is the wings behind Soar as well. Beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

It is definitely the wings. You do awsome work!

JeniRuth

Hels said...

Cor, this is just stunning...love it loads xx

Simply me said...

Dan, What a gorgeous piece of work . Do you give lessons? LOL .

Even if I didnt realize that it is the wings behind the "soar" ticket, how could 55 other people be all wrong LOL ! I would love to win, never have won anything before . HeatherJB

Michelle said...

How inspired and wonderful. You do beatiful work. I am going to say the wings . . . LOL, easy gues now!!

cal8007 said...

Wow, these are amazing, Dan. I love the tag with the bird - it looks you used many techniques.

Thanks for sharing!

Carmen

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