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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....

24 comments:

  1. XO to you missy. You are like the energizer bunny! Maybe if I took 3 everyday vitamins I could catch up to you. No...not going to happen!

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  2. Glad that you joined in with the crusade. You did some fun pages this time. Love the Faded Love idea.

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  3. I like the softness of "Faded Love." But I also like the energy of the other two pages...good job! I must check out Crusdae #37.
    Cheers,
    Mary

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  4. Fades love is my favorite...Nothing more fun than XO"s. It gave me an idea too, I might just put together today.
    It is gray and cold, but I am busy working on one of my pages for the journal, so I am okay.
    Hugs, Mary

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  5. Nice! I like them a lot.

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  6. I especially like the top one over the text. Very nice!

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  7. Love your pages! you amaze me.

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  8. They're all great - what a bright idea for the 'Faded Love' title! Love the colors on all of 'em. Here's a hug - xOx ;)

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  9. These are great. I went to Michelle Ward's site too. How fun!
    Here is a smile :-) and a (hug)
    One thing I've noticed is a smile will bring my wrinkles up!
    So that's a good thing.

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  10. XO, looks interesting.
    You are just full of ideas, where are you keeping them all.

    Wonderful creations.

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  11. Great inspiration as usual! I am drawn to the faded love.

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  12. Ah, like these a lot.

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  13. love it, you come up with great ideas.

    lee

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  14. The Faded Love one is my favorite one out of the other two.

    Even if you did accidentally spill some paint on it, it came out great looking!

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  15. faded love.. LOVE it :)

    and you have been giving me lots of hugs the past few days.. thankyou XO

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  16. beautiful pages, make me smile. looks like you had fun!

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  17. Cool Janet!! I went over to check out the link too!

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  18. Very cool pages! I love the faded idea! It is so fun to see what everyone comes up with!

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  19. janet - very fun take on *love letters*. love all the colors. thanks for sharing with the team!

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  20. Great pages, the faded one really appeals to me. Hope to see you with the next challenge! Helen

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  21. Nice - I like the distressed look.

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  22. I really like these pages. The fact that they are simple makes them beautiful.

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  23. Great collages. I love the red on the top page, and I also love the wild colors on the others.

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  24. I love the title Faded Love and the fact that you left ro to journal. I forgot to do that my page! And what a great idea to add your paint with a palette knife! I'm gonna try that, especially since I forget to wash my brushes out a lot! xoSusan

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