Tuesday, 31 August 2010

GPPS Street Challenge No. 42!


Another opportunity to take part in this fun challenge event this time using text from magazines or newspapers and a  chance to become a little more familiar with typography, size, shape, colour etc.
Having had an incredibly busy month with visitors from the US, daughter no.2 going back to Uganda and daughter no.4 getting ready to go to Paris for the next 12 months and then a very wet week in Cornwall I have had to be quick about this one.   But I just had to have a go and got busy yesterday cutting out words from the various magazines I had lying around.  Interestingly I found that I couldn't just cut out any old words but the words themselves needed to be meaningful to me!!  So the two layouts below are the finished result.



I used some pages in my journal which I had already prepped using a layer of gesso, a page from an old book and some copper acrylic paint.  The words were then randomly stuck on using my new Sparkle Collage Pauge by Traci Bautista which my friend from the US brought over for me as a gift.  I am not sure you can see the sparkle on the photo but it is definitely there and certainly adds a little something to the page.

This page is a message all about my daughter who is leaving for Paris in the next couple of days.  She has been living with us during this second Uni year and I shall miss her a lot.  She is our youngest and this means an empty nest for the first time.  This season seems to be all about goodbyes so I found myself doing a little message to express some of what I feel just now.  I coloured the page first with blue, green and yellow water colour crayons and then wiped them with a babywipe to get a blended but not too wet combination.  Then again I used the Sparkle Collage Pauge to stick the words on, adding a little text myself (I suspect there will be more!).  Thanks for another fun challenge Michelle!

8 comments:

michelle ward said...

Sheila - thanks for sharing your pages! I find it so interesting to see how everyone interpreted the challenge. Many selected words that are personal to them, as you did. Love them over the painted background!

joyfulploys said...

I wanted my words to have meaning too! Good job on this crusade. Sorry about your "empty nest" and all the goodbyes you are going through...Keep creating, that will help!
Mary

missy k said...

Great pages.... my 'middlest' is off to Uni tomorrow for his first year - one still at home though.

So here is a 'hello' instead of a goodbye :)

Karen

Parabolic Muse said...

Hey there! I'll be going to Paris soon, too; very exciting. I like this page. I love thinking of loved ones while doing art. Sometimes they inspire us to greatness!

Tracy said...

This is beautiful... a real keepsake, Shelia! Wishing your daughter all the best... in Paris--WOW! You must go visit her there. ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Lizbethem said...

God bless you, your daughter, and your "empty nest". Great typography!

Jackie said...

Two great pages! I love how you have made the text meaningful.

cathsheard said...

Sparkle? Cool! Hope your daughters travelled safely.