The secret of your own heart you can never know;
but you can know Him who knows its secret.
-George MacDonald

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Green Pepper Press Street Team Crusade No. 36-Braving the Elements



I have long been an admirer of Michelle Ward's beautiful designs. Her website inspires my creativity. Every month she has an artistic challenge for her readers. Some of them I have done quietly on my own, others I have just read about. This month I decided to participate openly and leave a comment! The name of this month's crusade is "Braving the Elements." Wow! That is certainly what we have been doing here in West Virginia. On December 18, most of our state was hit with the largest snowstorm in more than a decade. Heavy snow took down more than 600 power poles and miles and miles of wire. Many people did not have electric power for days. Talk about braving the elements! Recently I posted about cutting snowflake designs using kirigami. I was cutting and pasting snowflakes everywhere. Why not cut some smaller snowflakes and participate in the Green Pepper Press Crusade this month?



So that is just what I did. I followed Michelle's clear directions given on her GPP Street Team Crusade page. I cut snowflakes, gessoed my journal pages, painted, then painted again over snowflakes.



When I looked at what I made, it reminded me of butterflies. Snowflakes are like butterflies in the winter. I googled the phrase and discovered it was NOT a new thought. Oh well...



This was a fun crusade and helped brighten up these cold snowy days. If you would like to participate in the crusade, here is the website:
http://michelleward.typepad.com/how_cool_is_that/

10 comments:

michelle ward said...

Carolanne - how nice to witness your bravery - in taking the leap to join us, in sharing your work, and in making cool elements and using them on your pages. Terrific looking layers - love the pink!! Your hanging flakes are gorgeous. I looked at your previous post showing more snowflakes they are all lovely.

I like your connection of butterflies and snowflakes. How fun would it be to get caught in a butterfly blizzard?

Thanks for coming to play, and for sharing your work with the street team.

Imelda said...

I like the colors you used and the layers. The connection with butterflies is a good one

Julie said...

Butterflies and snowflakes sound perfect! I love the colors you used in your journal.

carolanne said...

Thank you, Imelda. I looked at your crusade on flickr and it was very nice. I love blue. Also your other photos were beautiful. I especially liked the journal page with the hand:-)

teri said...

Oh I love these soft sweet colors. So fun to visit your blog!!

cathsheard said...

Your pages turned out great - love the butterflies. Hope the weather is being a little kinder now.

Commuter's Journal said...

Yum! The swirl of colorful snowflake butterflies are the perfect antidote to the winter blues. So glad you joined us, Carolanne. -- JeriAnn

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

These snowflakes are cool !!!
Love how you paste it to your window. Just imagine when the sunray come into, the shadow on the floor will be terrific !!

Marilyn said...

Love your snowflakes. How creative you are to add the butterflies. I never thought about it but they are like snowflakes -- so delicate.

Regina said...

I really like the juxtaposition of butterflies with your snowflakes. If you hadn't told, I would have thought you were the first.
Thanks for sharing. This is really pretty.