Friday, February 19, 2010

Michelle Ward's Crusade No. 37 - Love Letters

This is my second time doing Michelle Ward's crusades. This one is all about love letters....X's and O's. You can read about the crusade and join in the fun here.

I had an afternoon and evening all to myself yesterday (HB had a meeting) so I played in the studio. My first page was mostly by accident. I had smeared on some excess paint from another page, and then I just added some sheer (cheap) cream paint over that. I liked the way it looked sort of faded. Then I used a stencil X and O and some red paint. At first I thought about adding something else....maybe some words or more X's and O's but I decided I liked it just as it is.

February 18:

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I think I'll name it Faded Love.

Then I decided to do another page and it ended up being a spread. I used brighter colors for it. The big X is cut from black magazine paper and the big O is painted on. I may add some words to these pages but so far I haven't.

The X page:

And the O page:

Both of these pages are pretty simple....just layers of paint applied with a palette knife, then stamps and stencils to make the letters. I had fun with this project so pop over to the GPP Street Team (the link above) and get in on the fun. Michelle does a crusade each month so there's still time to get your page finished.

Whatever you do today, do it with a smile....and give someone a hug....