card#29: flag of your country
is it just me, or do the old stars and stripes look TOTALLY AWESOME when "re-interpreted" using patterns instead of solid colors??! no offense to betsy ross, but maybe it's time for an update? anybody wanna hit the quilting store with me?
card#30: collage of pinks
this one's pretty self-explanatory, right?
(which is not to take away from how much i ♥LOVED♥ making it!!!)
the monarchs are from a magazine ad*, the scrap of music paper was a leftover masking experiment; i put them together and then went a bit mad and free-form on the sewing machine; and finally colored in the blank bits with chalks and pastels. this is one of my favorites from the entire series, both in terms of being fun to make and pretty cool-looking at the end.
card#32: colors of your outfit
ok, this started as a joke, because truly, most of my clothing *IS* solid black, and i was thusly dressed when i read the prompt. i was planning something along the lines of a reverse "snowman in a snowstorm" (my lovely blogging friend jan's awesome card from last week!) when the idea of a pie chart hit me, and i could not resist. (for the record, although i just made up the NUMBERS... this is a good representation of my clothes!)
again, i had a completely different idea for this, until i happened to find this picture of sarah bernhardt in an old book i bought to use in my ephemera packs and it reminded me of a funny childhood story.
card#34: layers of color
could this *BE* any more "dina-inspired"???!?! right down to the star stamp, for pete's sake! but to me there are few people in the world who can make A LOT of layers of A LOT of different color really WORK, so i used this opportunity to try out some techniques i have seen her use... and a few i just sort of made up myself. in terms of sheer amount of fun making something, you cannot exceed how happy i was whilst this was going on!!! ♥♥♥
card#35: zebra inspired
yep. sometimes i am THIS literal. go figure! :)
(i do also happen to LOVE zebras... for one thing... we have the same wardrobe, lol!)
*it was actually an ad for some very expensive jewelry; my husband jokes that i am the only woman in the world who tore it out of vogue magazine and saved it for the butterflies!!! (but that's pretty much everything you need to know about ME, right there!) :)