Monday, July 12, 2010

GPP Crusade 42 - Strip Ease

This month the theme for the GPP Crusade is Strip Ease.  You can read all about it here.

For my contribution I took some printed papers and tore them into strips.  I had these hibiscus flowers I had cut out of a piece of scrapbook paper that I wanted to use for a journal page but I wasn't having any luck figuring out what to use for a background.  Then when I was thinking about the Strip Ease idea I thought that might work so picked out some papers, tore them into strips, glued them down and gave it a try.  I played around with where I wanted papers torn with a white edge (thinking that went well with the white edge on the flowers) and where I didn't.  I like how, just by accident, the words "WIN WIN" ended up showing up so well. 


I had the following page in an altered book that I did last month so thought I'd share it also.  The theme for this book is color and for this blue page I tore strips from magazine pages and glued them down.  I tore these strips so the white edge showed for more contrast between the blues.  The middle of the page had part of a fuzzy butterfly body which made me think of big hairy moths which give me the creeps so I had to cover it up!  I punched one inch circles out of the magazine pages and covered the partial body with them.


There's still plenty of time this month to check out the Crusade and participate yourself.  Go here for all the details.  Then see what you can come up with.  It's a great way to spark your creativity and move your muse into action mode , plus it's alot of fun!
Thanks for taking a look!

17 comments:

  1. Kimber, I love the contrast of the top papers with the blues in your page. And the hibiscus flowers go great with this! So pretty!!

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  2. Kimber - nice pages, thanks for sharing with the team. Love learning you had those flowers in mind when you composed your strips. The *win win* was serendipity, and the leaves ended up being a great element too. I'm liking that you paid attention to all the white edges too!

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  3. Absolutely fantastic - brilliant!

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  4. Love the page with the hibiscus flowers on it. And the torn magazine pages look great, too. I like the addition of the circles....and the reason for them!

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  5. Oh I love that last page. I don't know why I didn't think of going horizontal when I did mine. Its like a layered painting. I may have to try that now.

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  6. I love both your pages, the big flowers with the white borders but the lower page is just lovely. So simple but so so pretty.

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  7. First time to your blog...I found you through the strip crusade over at Michelle's blog. Both of your collages are great!

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  8. Your two pieces are so different but each beautiful in its own way. They are wonderful, Kimber!

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  9. I love both pages, I am in Hawaii in the first one.

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  10. Hello Kimberly,

    your flowers still stand out, even on the striped background : a good colorcombination and placement of your flowers.

    greetings from belgium
    Inge

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  11. WOW! Love that sky! very nice!

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  12. The 'win win' looks so deliberate - love it! I really like being able to see all the small details in the whole, especially along the top. Fluttery bugs give me the creeps if they get into our room at night...

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  13. Great pages, love the composition and how nice you are working on a altered book.

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  14. Both are very pretty, but I really like the second one a lot. I think it would be a lovely abstract wall art.

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  15. Really beautiful, but the second one is my fav. I just keep looking, seeing some kind of landscape ... dont know ... but it's very interesting !

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  16. OMG Kimber I just love the bottom one! really fantastic use of those circles to make things POP. um, pun intended I guess!! and I love your quote about kindness. So very true and well put. xoSusan

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  17. That first one is outstanding, I love those flowers and the second layout is beautifully subtle.

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