Friday, April 15, 2016

Earthy colors and big thoughts

Vanhaa ja värikästä on KK:n vintagehaasteen teema. Pari vuotta sitten tein kovin ruskeavoittoisia vintagekortteja, mutta sittemmin olen tullut tajuamaan, että entisaikaan oli kyllä värejäkin. Värit eivät tietenkään ole pysyneet kirkkaina meidän päiviimme, pöly, lika ovat tehneet tehtävänsä ja aurinko tai sade haalistuttanut värit.

Manumiina räväyttelee näytille toinen toistaan upeampia taskukirjeitä ja on jo houkutellut minuakin kokeilemaan. Pakko siis oli kokeilla saanko nuo 9 korttia aikaiseksi. Ja sainhan minä... Tosin epäilen, että tähän se jääkin eikä minusta tule taskukortti-käännynnäistä - ainakaan vielä.
KK-vintagehaaste avautuu tänään. Voit osallistua kahdella eri työllä (tuplaten siis voittomahdollisuutesi), ja työsi voi olla ATC, tägi tai onnittelukortti.


 I used earthy colors for an artwork to celebrate Earth Day. The man made environment collides all too often with nature, sometimes with catastrophic results. Here I wanted to show only the nice results: birds, flowers and butterflies on nature's side, science, liberal arts (but also the wish to dominate the nature) on the human side. Every card has an inspirational quote built in.

 Keep moving forward
Be yourself
Create without fear.
 For me this is the most significant one - I often hold myself back thinking something is not going to work, or it's not good enough, or simply I am not trying something because I've never done it before. I will confess you my biggest apprehension: I would love to try paper transfer. I even bought the medium - yep, 3 months ago. But I am scared to be disappointed if it won't work, so I am not even trying. So there, a major confession. What about you - are you able to create freely and without fear?

 entering this into:
Unstampabelles: #56 Flora, Fauna wit a twist of Texture. (bronze glitter highlights)
Anything but Cute: #12 Earth Day

20 comments:

  1. I challenge you to make a paper transfer suitable for this challenge and enter it before the end of April! Love, love love these ACT's but yes, I do relate to the 'Create without Fear' one as like you I think my work is not good enough so will avoid trying. It's time for the big girl panties! I have had a difficult time making something just because - they always need to be useful for something, rather than just being.....but I will make a house I have been looking at and looking at; so now you need to make a paper transfer! Thanks for sharing with us at our current challenge - Flora and Fauna - at Unstampabelles.

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    1. I can relate to the 'useful' bit - this hinders me trying to alter objects, because afterwards they won't be useful anymore.

      I'll see if I can manage a transfer for your challenge...

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  2. Very creative. I love the range of ATCs you've created. The message is there for all loud and clear. Thank you for sharing it with us at Unstampabelles this month. Hope we see you again soon. Wynn DT

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  3. Upea on taskukirje! Synnynnäistä lahjakkuutta... :)

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  4. Upeita!!! Olisiko tuo "Create without fear" vapaana? Onnistuisiko vongata sitä itselleni....?? ;) Mä lupaan ja vannon, että teen piakkoin vaihtareita näytille joista voit valita. Montakohan olen sulta jo rohmunnut?

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    1. Ajattelin pitää tämän sarjan muistona itselleni. Voisin tehdä saman uudestaan, ainekset on, pohjasta saattaa tulla hieman erilainen?

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  5. Voi että ovat upeuksia kaikki. Voisinko varata tuon Be yourself -kortin. Kuoressasi odottelee kolme varausta sinulle, montako minulla jo on?
    Mukavaa viikonloppua sinulle.

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    1. Sama juttu kun Sussun kanssa. Voisin tehdä sulle oman, mahdollisimman samanlaisen.

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  6. Love, looove all!!!!
    And 'fear' is my best friend ;)...

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    1. Thank you maj! We all seem to be able to relate to 'fear'- but it could be a good thing, too, if we try harder because of it.

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  7. These are all beautiful and stand alone so well but when out together they create a masterful design. Fantabulous and awesome sauce ATCs! All of the quotes are amazing and inspiring. So many luscious details to take in. I just tried doing an image transfer with Mod Podge. It didn't go well but I was just practicing so no harm done. Try to image transfer on spare pieces of paper and see what happens. Explore the possibilities. :)

    Thanks for joining our "Earth Day" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

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  8. On todellakin upea sarja. Näyttäviä ja värikkäitä.

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  9. VAU, onpa ihana taskukirje, kaunista!!!

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  10. Such a beautiful PL!! Love that you have shared your thoughts in a very beautiful way!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Unstampabelles. Hope to see you again.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie
    Unstampabelles DT

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  11. You are a GENIUS! These are so clever and I love how you incorporated iconic elements like Einstein. So inspiring!

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  12. Absolutely brilliant, I LOVE this!!! what an amazing collection! Just perfect, for someone like me who adores earthy colours!!

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  13. What a fabulous series of ATCs - wonderful as a group but special individually. I love all the vintage images and your birds and insects tie them to Earth Day. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  14. beautiful ATC cards and love the vinatge images, perfect for our challenge. Good luck and Thanks for joining us at Unstamapabelles

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  15. Thank you for joining our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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