Tuesday, April 7, 2009

счастливая пасха!

I studied Slavic Linguistics in grad school, and Russian Literature in undergrad - yes, including Old Church Slavonic - and loved the icons, so I thought I'd make an Easter icon out of Stewie... If you've never seen a traditional icon, this is what they look like. They are mysterious and sad, like Stewie. They are also brightly colored, which I adore.This is what they look like in the Doodle Factory.

I used Russian text I printed from my computer (reanimated from my Christmas card) on the right and sponged it with red ink. The blue paper is Basic Grey Marrakech. I hand cut the cross and decorated it with a silver Pentel. I wrote theRussian word for Easter on the horizontal strip.
I traced a circle from a piece I punched with a black felt tip marker and then filled it in with gold Pentel for his halo. I colored the torn edge with a gold Pentel and mounted it on brushed gold cardstock.

счастливая пасха!!!

4 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Slavic, Russian, Pig Latin. What, pray tell, would one do with that sort of advanced degree? Do you work for the UN as a translator?

Oh, and pretty card, by the way. ;-)

Sue said...

Yikes I thought I was good with languages. (OMG..is that another thing we have in common..albeit you know some more unusual ones LOL)

Cr8ive ME said...

love your card. Plus he's a boston terrier and they are the best dogs ever.

hugs.

Lisa Atha said...

I agree with Leslie Hanna, what do you do with that degree? I really am curious or nosey; whichever....

Stewie makes a great Russian, I love how you kept on with that theme throughout the card. Very Creative!

Lisa A.