Catching up on 52 Sparks – Week 36 to 39
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These quick little Art Sparks were being set aside for no reason other than to bring them down to photograph in natural light….Sorry for the delay.
For this week’s tag, I used a Duraguard rectangle tag. I first sanded the dark grey of the tag, glued down clothing pattern tissue, and you could still see the darkest of the grey (almost black) of the tag. It needed somethingelse.There were scraps of a napkin leftover from THIS project in my paper drawer, so I glued them over the pattern tissue. I made the little banner flag from a scrapbook paper scrap and used an already punched little yellow flower for the Week number.
Week 37 prompt asks us: What colour represents you? Why?
For this week’s tag, I pulled a tiny (1 x 3 inch) tag from the package. I gessoed the very dark navy tag and then painted with one of my favourite colours lately – Teal. I stamped a floral stamp on top and then added an already punched little rose coloured flower for the week number.
Because I LOVE all colours, I’m not really sure which colour would best represent me. I’d have to do some research on colours to see which one represents me….if there is even that kind of data out there. Anyone know?
Week 38 asks us: What is a perfect Autumn Day & Why?
For me, Autumn is my favourite season. The air is clearer (to breathe), the sky is bluer, the colours begin to appear, less bugs and cooler temperatures. Magical time I say!!!
I tore the paper with the words on it – used a marker to accent the lines of a leaf and pressed it onto the still wet background so some of the colour transferred to the torn scrapbook paper. The little leaves, I had bought on ebay many years ago and were calling my name from the embellishment tote.
Week 39 asks us: What is the BEST gift you have ever been given? Why?
For me, this is easy…..
I had been wanting to meet Oprah for years, used to try to win tickets to go see her in Chicago, but was never rewarded with that chance.
When, it was announced last fall that Oprah would tour Canada, I was EXCITED and then had to figure out how to get to Edmonton or Calgary to see her. Those dates came and went, then they announced a Saskatoon date…..
My sister, Lorie, knew how much I enjoy Oprah’s Lifeclass and Super Soul Sunday and how I had wanted to meet her for years….Lorie purchases tickets as soon as they were on sale. I would be buying the hotel room and gas to Saskatoon. Then, unbeknownst to me, Lorie entered the Regina Leader Post contest for VIP Passes, a Meet & Greet with Oprah and the evening talk…...SHE WON! and took me!!! So, YES, totally BESTEST ever gift!!!
For this week’s tag, I picked a Jannik tag. I cut an Oprah picture from her magazine cover (sorry Megan, I don’t save the whole magazines, I save the articles I like though), sanded the areas around her so the text of the photo wasn’t showing and then added my own text. The little flower was already punched & I just added the number.
52 Sparks is all about journaling little tidbits of your life, and I hope you are keeping up. I’d LOVE to see your blog posts with photos or links to your photo album, comment below.