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01 December 2011

Green Paper Challenge: Vintage Souvenir

A tag made using the three vintage images given to us by Mary Green
at Green Paper for her monthly collage challenge.

You can see the original images here.



The tag base is mountboard covered in paper by Hot Off the Press,
with the addition of a small pink heart shaped gem.


02 November 2011

Green Paper Challenge: Midnight in Paris

A tag made using the three vintage images given to us by Mary Green
at Green Paper for her monthly collage challenge.

You can see the original images here.


The tag base is mountboard covered in paper by Hot Off the Press,
with two additional torn strips of K & Company patterned paper.


02 October 2011

Green Paper Challenge: My heart to you is given

A tag made using two of the vintage images given to us by Mary Green
at Green Paper for her monthly collage challenge.

You can see the original images here.


I took the words from the third image to create the text for the tag.

The tag base is mountboard covered in paper by Hot Off the Press.

14 September 2011

Lily & Butterfly

A simple card made using La Pashe decoupage.


The decoupage layers were cut out & their edges sanded. Each piece was then shaped by hand & layered using Pinflair Glue Gel.


Just a few dabs of Gold Stickles (glitter glue) as the finishing touch.


To see more cards in this series please click here

01 September 2011

Green Paper Challenge: Promise me

A tag made using the three vintage images given to us by Mary Green at Green Paper
for her monthly collage challenge. You can see the original images here.


The tag base is mountboard covered in paper by Hot Off the Press.

29 August 2011

No Need to Change Perfection

Here is my last inchie made using the weekly challenge word prompts found on Every Inchie Monday.

This week's prompt is change.


My inchie is created from an inch square of white mountboard & covered using patterned paper from Hot off the Press & an image from Crafty Computer Paper.


Here they are all together.


To see a slideshow of all the inchies made using the Every Inchie Monday word prompts, please click here.

27 August 2011

Anemone

This greeting card uses a decoupage sheet from La Pashe.


The layers were cut out & edged with black ink, then shaped & adhered using Pinflair's Glue Gel to give added dimension.


I used a sheet of patterned paper from K & Company as backing, with the edges sanded.


For the finishing touch, I added six small pearls.

To see more cards in this series please click here

23 August 2011

Green Paper Challenge: The Friend

This is my very belated entry for the August vintage collage challenge
set by Mary Green at Green Paper.


My tag uses the three images provided by Mary
on a background of patterned paper by Hot Off The Press.

It joins my other Green Paper collage tags in my handmade tag book.

22 August 2011

Life without Him

This is an inchie made using the challenge word prompt found on Every Inchie Monday.

This week's prompt is imagine.


My inchie is created from an inch square of white mountboard & covered using patterned paper from Hot off the Press & an image from Crafty Computer Paper.


To see a slideshow of all the inchies made using the Every Inchie Monday word prompts, please click here.

15 August 2011

Inner Strength

This is an inchie made using the challenge word prompt found on Every Inchie Monday.

This week's prompt is strength.


My inchie is created from an inch square of white mountboard & covered using patterned paper from Hot off the Press & an image from Crafty Computer Paper.


To see a slideshow of all the inchies made using the Every Inchie Monday word prompts, please click here.

08 August 2011

Anxiety

This is an inchie made using the challenge word prompt found on Every Inchie Monday. This week's prompt is rust.

Entitled Migrant Mother, the lady was 32 year old Florence Owens Thomson & was taken in 1936 by portrait photographer Dorothea Lange whilst on a trip to Nipomo, California.


My inchie is created from an inch square of white mountboard & covered using patterned paper from Hot off the Press & an image from Dover.


To see a slideshow of all the inchies made using the Every Inchie Monday word prompts, please click here.

01 August 2011

Sunset Years

This is an inchie made using the challenge word prompt found on Every Inchie Monday.

This week's prompt is sunset.


My inchie is created from an inch square of white mountboard & covered using patterned paper from Hot off the Press & an image from The Graphics Fairy.


To see a slideshow of all the inchies made using the Every Inchie Monday word prompts, please click here.

25 July 2011

Feathering her Nest

This is an inchie made using the challenge word prompt found on Every Inchie Monday.

This week's prompt is nest.


My inchie is created from an inch square of white mountboard & covered using patterned paper from Hot off the Press & an image from Arbutus Hunter.


To see a slideshow of all the inchies made using the Every Inchie Monday word prompts, please click here.

18 July 2011

Improving your mind

This is an inchie made using the challenge word prompt found on Every Inchie Monday.

This week's prompt is books.


My inchie is created from an inch square of white mountboard & covered using patterned paper from Hot off the Press & an image from Blanca's blog.


To see a slideshow of all the inchies made using the Every Inchie Monday word prompts, please click here.

15 July 2011

Congratulations

A quick card for my eldest Nephew for passing his driving test.



11 July 2011

Motherly Love

This is an inchie made using the challenge word prompt found on Every Inchie Monday.

This week's prompt is love.


My inchie is created from an inch square of white mountboard & covered using patterned paper from Hot off the Press & an image from Arbutus Hunter.


To see a slideshow of all the inchies made using the Every Inchie Monday word prompts, please click here.

07 July 2011

Colour

My creative prompt this month is colour.

Last month Michelle Ward at Green Pepper Press
asked her Street Team to think about our colour palettes
& asked us whether they were influenced or changed by the seasons.

My instinctive colour palette is muted earth & neutral tones,
which I tend to use all year round.

I rarely use pastels or overtly vivid colours.

This month Michelle's crusade is again about colour,
but this time challenging us to create & name new colours.

I have been pondering these thoughts,
allowing the creative process to sink deep into my subconscious
waiting for inspiration to raise to the surface ...
which it did yesterday.


A different response than the other team members,
mine was inspired by the Ministry of Information poster

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the design you can see an image of the poster here.

I am a firm believer that the creative process
should be a positive & beautiful one.

Following this mantra,
I wanted to create a set of inchies using the design influences
& positivity of the original poster.

I used a Dover butterfly image instead of the crown
with a few of my favourite quotes & sayings.

I made a few more inchies to complete the colour spectrum ...


where THOUGHTS GROW as FREELY AS FLOWERS



LIFE IS A CIRCUS



SEIZE THE MOMENT



BE FREE TO BE YOURSELF

With colour in the forefront of my mind,
I made my colour choice,
then allowed the colour to dictate which quote or saying to use.

The words then became the name of each colour.

I have created & named nine colours,
which are in essence the basis of my creative colour palette.

So to my completed project.

I used the last pages in the 4x4 inch dimensional art journal
that I have been using for my recent Street Team crusades.


I used patterned paper by K & Company for the background,
then adhered my inspirational inchies.




To tie the project to the previous crusades,
I used a nameplate image from Michelle's Evidence sheet to record each colour name.


I made a tag to record the RGB codes of my colours for future reference.


It's a nice way to complete my journal.