This month is Michelle Wards' GPP Street Team Crusade No. 41 and the challenge is Grid Lock. You can check it out here.
This page is photographs I took at an Oregon State Park called Thompsons Mills. It's an old flour mill and I was fascinated by the rusty gears and parts I found. I took alot of photos so may definately have another rust page for this altered book. I thought the specks of paint and the haphazard stamping of "RUST" sort of fit with the subject matter of rust.
The facing page to this one follows and has a rust background. In addition to looking at this page to see the dif shades of rust it also gives me ideas for combining colors like rust and turquoise. I love the way they look together. Although I would say the turquoise background does enhance the rust more than the rust background enhances the turquoise.
This was a page in a magazine. As soon as I saw it and the "Tranquil Turquoise" I knew it was destined for my color book. And since I had already decided to do the rust page with a turquoise background this seemed like the perfect stuff for the facing page. It was alot of fun to cut up the pieces and figure out how to arrange them. Just cutting out squares all the same size was just not going to work for this grid!
Thanks Michelle for the Crusade idea. I'm really enjoying working with grids!