|Cover artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon|
When picking out the cover artwork to share in my post, I had to go in search of my favorite (and I believe the original) cover by famed artists and illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon. This amazing team have done many of my favorite book covers... you can see many of their works arranged by the author or organization the artwork was created for HERE. I adore the richness of detail that they bring to their book covers... and this one is no exception.
Due to a time crunch with upcoming holiday shows and other obligations and social plans on the calendar, I kept things pretty quick and simple this month for my creation. I wish I had more time to delve more deeply here... but that's how things go sometimes. I took my inspiration from Sabriel's garment that she takes on when she gets geared up at her father's house. The traditional symbol and garb of the Abhorsen features silver keys on a field of blue. I whipped up a quick pair of earrings using one of my Vintaj embossing folders with a pattern of keys (and gears... although I was able to pretty much avoid those in my placement of the rectangular blanks). A coat of blue paint, a little buffing to bring out the silver under layer of the Arte Metal blanks, followed by a coating of silvery tinted glaze on the top and I was ready to attach some silver plated key charms! Voila... Sabriel's earrings!
Thanks for checking out my latest book club creation!