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Friday, July 9, 2010

Strip Ease

I took Michelle Ward's challenge...


 and came up with this:


This is the first challenge that I've participated in and I got so into it and had so much fun that I forgot to take pictures of the process! It was fun to simply tear the papers and then play with composition. I finished my pages with masks, stamps, and acrylic paint and Distress Ink. Then I added journaling and a quote. Wonderful challenge. Thanks Michelle!

21 comments:

  1. A beautiful quotation with the dreamiest of backgrounds.

    daisy xx

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  2. Kari - thanks for coming to play! Love the colors here - terrific composition too. The pinks make am interesting contrast. Happy to have you playing on our street!

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  3. Welcome, crusader! Very nice composition and lovely colors. Mona

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  4. beautiful spread! the th masks add great interest.

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  5. Lovely pages Kari. I know what you mean about getting carried away in the moment and forgetting to take process photos. Really liking the mask on the left with the paper colours showing through.

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  6. Love the strips and those Tim Holtz masks are put to great use here too.
    Nice job, Crusader !

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  7. Love the subtle colors on your pages....welcome to the Street Team!

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  8. Very nice pages - love how your strips look and the masks really look great on these pages.

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  9. Hi there - it's nice to meet you through the Crusades. Are those rubber stamps down the right hand side and top left? Whatever they are - they're great images. I really like the soft colours you have achieved with the hints of warmer pinks lifting it.

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  10. The soft color palette is beautiful and I like the quote. Also like the images you've used at the sides.

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  11. These are lovely, love the use of the masks too

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  12. really like these journal pages..and thanks for popping over to my blog too

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  13. Lovely, lovely background. It feels like a breeze is coming through the curtains - as opposed to the hot stillness we have here now. The masks really add a balance to the pages.

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  14. Kari, your pages are wonderful - the strips work so well. (It was my first crusade too.)

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  15. Hello Kari,

    nice page : the paint unifies your whole page, but you can still see very good the ripped strips of paper.
    Your placement of the gearmasks pulls your attention to your journaling too.

    greetings from belgium
    Inge

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  16. great work. Love the masks.

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  17. Very nice pages with stark images and text. I went browsing through your blog: I love your knitting, but it is now too hot for that, don't you think?

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  18. Very nice work, loved the gears against the soft background. I went and checked out your knitting and that was a gorgeous sweater that you made.

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  19. so glad you joined in. Love your page.

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  20. Wonderful page, love the soft colors ! Crusades are a lot of fun, hope you'll stick around ;-)

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  21. I forgot to take process pictures, too, because I was so involved in it. That would have been a great idea. I love your pages! I like the text boxes and colors. Wasn't it fun?!

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