Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Crusades 7 and 8



These images are part of Michelle Wards' Street Team Crusade number 8, only I didn't get into the 'Say What' deadline so I've incuded it in this one. The idea is to post sayings that family members or friends made up, that have stuck and become part of your every day language, I've included two plus some very common Aussie sayings that might make you laugh.
The real number 8 crusade is 'Cheap Tricks', showing something that you use in your art that is cheap or free. I regularly use the insides of envelopes in my altered books. The girl's dress and the guys picture frame, as well as the letterbox pole are all made from the insides of everyday mail envelopes. The number of different designs is amazing. The picture frame is the plastic window, cut to fit.

15 comments:

Deb Silva said...

Your hand made papers are gorgeous, and I love your journal pages. It would be great fun to do a round robin based on those family and regional sayings, Maine has quite a few too - lol~

mw said...

ro - great entries! thanks for playing. love the inner envelope....a clever cheap trick!

Crafty Green Poet said...

reusing the insides of envelopes, sounds like something i should do more often! Your art page loos great! I like your Aussie words too!

Karen Cole said...

Hi Ro,

You've been busy!!! Love the papers and Judys necklace.

I'm crazy busy today catching up.

xxoo

carlene federer said...

Yay, a fellow envelope user, very cool! I save the airmail ones for the outsides, I never paid much attention to the insides of envelopes though...I'll be paying attention now! Love your sayings too!

Abby Creek Art said...

I love..."You think you're body everyself!" I'm definitely adding that one to my own vocabulary.:)

Judy said...

Great tip and tricks - good luck for the latest challenge Ro.

sigrid said...

Great pieces of art. I especially love the fun colors on the second spread and the idea of using inner envelope.

Megan Pickwell said...

Very thrifty Ro,
whats more very effective!
Mx

Marie C said...

Love your page Ro - always reckon it's great fun to splash out with colours - funny, I'm an inside envelope user too! LOL

Nicole said...

Great trick and fab what you make out of it. ;)

Penny said...

Wow, love the idea of looking inside envelopes. Who'da thought it! I will start doing so, it's such a fantastic idea! Your pages are gorgeous!

Ursula clamer said...

Love what you have done with the insides of the envelopes, great variety of patterns. Ux

belinda said...

these aussie words sound great and i'm trying to put the real accent with it. :) the envelopes i get aren't as cool as yours! way to go. love you colorful and cheerful spread.

tina's space said...

How clever!!! Such good use of envelopes. Whowodathunkit?? Another silly saying.LOL