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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.






06 July 2011

Motivational Inchies

The KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON imagery from the 1930s Ministry of Information poster seems to be everywhere at the moment. This set of inchies are in the style of the original poster, using some of my favourite positive sayings.

IMAGINE BELIEVE AND CREATE


TO LOVE AND BE LOVED


LIVE life LOVE much AND LAUGH often


DANCE as if no-one is watching AND SING as if no-one can hear you


LOVE HOPE AND JOY


04 July 2011

A Little Sweetheart

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

This week's prompt is sweet.


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


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

01 July 2011

Green Paper Challenge

Mary Green at Green Paper has set another of her collage challenges in which she provides three of her vintage images for us to use. The challenge is to use all three images or parts thereof to create a collage.

I have made another tag to join my other Green Paper tags.

I altered the colours of all three images before printing & added a few scraps of co-ordinating paper.


I added small pearls to the centre of the flowers & to create a necklace, then finally, three buttons in co-ordinating colours.