Thursday, June 20, 2013

Caught up

In a stunning return to form, I have come back from a 40 day deficit on my 365 collage challenge. After taking six weeks off, I have managed to make 60 small collages in the past 20 days.
(Thank you Index-card-a-day challenge for kicking me back into gear!)


First up:  Two postcards for the MMSA "eyes" swap.
#156

#157

This next one is so totally and completely not my palette. Plus I hate roses. I don't know what I was thinking. It kind of disturbs me.
#158


Ah, but THESE.  These are my colors:
#159

#160

#161

In fact I liked that color scheme so much I used it again two days later to create a bunch of thank you cards for Max's teachers:
#164

#165

#166

#167

#168

  I went neutral on these next ones, using lots of little squares cut from donated paper:
#163

#162

This one used tissue that came in a swap envelope, and an eye image from one of Gina's envelopes:
#169

Here's one using table scraps, paint and cards from an old game:
#170

And here I am, with tonight's card, officially caught up.
#171

12 comments:

  1. Yahoo - caught up is a great feeling! These are totally amazing - I saw a few on flickr but seeing the whole group here, I am totally impressed. My faves are the two neutral ones - there's something intriguing about all those stacked squares. Then I really like your cards - I would recognize them as yours anywhere... your style shows clearly.

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  2. Congrats on catching up with yourself. Every card is awesome!

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  3. Brava!! Wonderful pieces! Love #169 for the browns and teal and... the Eye!
    Dagnammit! U beat me ... :D, I'm almost there, at 160 something.... :D
    Thanks for the push / challenge for 365 and ICAD too!

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  4. The eyes have it are fan-freaking-tastic! love those.
    ~Dawn

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  5. Girl you have been busy! Welcome back! Loving your compositions! Love those eyes especially!

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  6. Congratulations!! And you certainly can't be accused of phoning it in to get caught up - I love them! Especially the eyes - and even the one with the rose!

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  7. Your collaged cards are just great...you have been busy. As if you ever aren't.

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  8. It is such a fabulous feeling when you get caught up. I love your found text, it always makes me laugh. I love how it can completely transform a work.

    Your use of colour and texture really inspires me. Great work. :)

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  9. Wonderful work! I was so tickled when I read that you don't like roses....yesterday's ICAD for me was a photo of them, along with a whole litany on why I don't like them. It's almost un-American to not like roses -- oh. well. :-)

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  10. Absolutely great! I'm glad to see you're getting back on track.. that's an impressive amount of work you did in such a short time! My favorite is the second from the bottom. :-)

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  11. You go girl!! Isn't it a good feeling to be caught up and also to wonder how the heck you did it in between living life?

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  12. Your catch up is inspiring in face of the catch up I also have to do. Wonderful cards!! Love #160 and #166.

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