#Colourmepositive week 4

I have used this week’s quote exactly as it was given to us, and brainstormed some words about who I am. Life’s a bit unsettled at the moment, as we count down to Tony’s next major surgery, so this was a good chance to take half an hour out and do some art. It was also a timely reminder that, medical hassles or not, life’s pretty good.

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Birthday cards

I’ve been making a set of birthday cards for a librarian friend over the weekend. I love doing these but they are quite time consuming. For six cards I stamped, coloured & cut around 70 elements, then pieced them together with glue and foam tape, finally accenting with Glossy Accents. Obviously I don’t include my time in the cost per card!

A friend said it was nice I’m getting orders for cards, but won’t doing more take the fun out of it for me? No! I love spending hours at my desk fiddling around with paper, scissors and glue :-)

This week’s DLP16

This week we’ve been doing a small art card and a page about a word that means something to us. Of course mine had to be “intention”. I’m finding my planner has two distinct styles of art and colourways in it, and  that’s okay with me. I am enjoying the process and using the planner, so it’ a good thing.

DLP2016

I am doing two online challanges this year; #colourmepositive which I have already shown a layout for, and DLP2016 (Documented Life Project) which I did a bit of last year. I will be showing work from DLP but not really talking about the process as such. It’s a class you pay for so the content is not mine to share. Here’s what I have done so far towards building my planner.

 

 

Accidental success

As I finished each set of Gelli Prints the other I cleaned my plate by covering it in white or off-white paint, laying down my paper and letting it dry. When you pull the dry print, all the old paint comes off. Often these are interesting prints, with little bits of colour and ghostly shadows of what has come before.

These two really appeal to me, with their pale colours and little dabs of paint. Typically, I had used the back of some printing proofs – now I wish I had pulled them on better paper!

ghost 2

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