Monday, January 29, 2007

Smiles

This is so me this card... This really sums up my style... Lot's of layers all overlapping each other to show there's room for all, Blossom to add a bit of gentleness, Clock to keep track of time, without time we can't see how much we have grown, The word smile because a smile cost nothing and can make the invisible feel as tho they belong, The hand points to ONE because I believe in the One True God, Brown Tones Because It reminds me of my Rural Heritage, And all of the other things are just for fun and make me happy when I use them... So yes I do put a lot of thought into my Art, Because It's a little bit of me.... I wonder why you use the things you do... Feel free to tell me in the comments on this post.. I'd love to know..I reckon when you actually think about your ART you will find there are some common threads you use regularly, and you might even suddenly realise there is a reason you express with these things. Hey it might even help you embrace your style..
TTFN Gillian :o)

21 comments:

Lythan said...

I can see how this sums up your style Gillian. It is interesting and full of depth with a little quirky something to make you smile. And big flower. Has to have the big flower which i always think goes with your big heart. I don't know what my style is. It is colour that attracts me first and draws me in. (interesting that two of my children are colour blind...)I also like to have groups of 3 in everything that I do. Maybe its my love of God as Trinity? Oooh this is a hard - but good question!

Tammy said...

A good question Gill. Hmmm...
For me combining different elements to make one beautiful embellishment is common. A page doesn't feel finished if I don't do this most typically with flowers. I also like strong colours combined on neutral backgrounds I have an idea of what this represents and is sililar to the layering but am not ready to share it here... you have my mind ticking. : )

Maisymary's Findings said...

Hey Gill

Good to see you busy creating & yes I can imagine you smiling when creating them !


Indeed your big,generous heart is apparent in your creations ! Most admirable ..... well in my earlier days of creating cards I used to use photos a lot - to provoke an emotional response - depending on what the theme might be - whether to inspire or to state something poetic ( but visually ) , normally I would prefer to be encouraging in terms of generating a response for the recipient ... but I havent done Sympathy cards hmmmm....


ttfn , Pearl

bloggedissue said...

I don't always put meaning into my scrapbooking... only occasionally. The last one I can remember was a wedding page and I put three fibres across it and half way plaited them - a cord of three strands is not easily broken.

Kimberly White said...

Love your card ... thanks for sharing your inspiration! Lately I feel like I'm really starting to get "it." My own style I mean, and it feels wonderful. Hope you are having a lovely day! Kim

Janine said...

good question for which I have no immediate answer as of yet. Might have to come back once I have figured that one out. I am going to look at the last few layouts I have created and see if there is a common thread. I do know that for me its telling a story first with everything else second. If that makes sense.

Kelly said...

You like to ask the tough questions! I'm not sure I have a style as such - I like to experiemtn with techniques. I haven't been cardmaking or scrapbooking that long so I guess I'm trying to run to catch up! However, I do know what I like and what I like to emulate. I guess I'm aiming for what I call a simple elegance.... I think! :)
BTW - I saw your comment and made me realise that I forgot to credit you with the stamping on the flower idea - Sorry! will amend that asap :)

J@cqueline's craft nest said...

Gillian your card here is brilliant! Love the vintage feel, your colours and harmony.
I make cards that I would like to buy but can't find (they are difficult to find where I live in France by the way)! I have noticed that I love pretty papers and I always use prima flowers because I love flowers! And oh, hmmm, I love PINK!

Laurie & Chris said...

Great card! I love that it is such a part of you.

*Jeanne* said...

Hi Gillian!

This card is so GORGEOUS! I just love the butterfly on the clock face. Just amazing... It brought me a smile just looking at it.

Hugs to you from across the pond

iralamija said...

Hi Gillian, well I just start with something that I have in my mind, most of the time. I just start creating puting things together like, paper, flowers, ribbon etc.. or I just play with paper & embellishments the way I Like or I think they look nice or the way the have to go to create balance, rythm... etc...

:) Bety.

Monique said...

It is a gorgeous card! And you made me think...I tend to use lots of color in my art,sometimes it looks confusing,searching..but most of the time it feels good ,yep,thats me! ;)
Thanks! Monique

Debbie K said...

That's rather insightful Gillian. Yes, I guess there are certain things that always tend to 'crop up' in my layouts (no pun intended).
You've created a beautiful card done in your gorgeous style.

manicstamper said...

WOW again Gillian. Such a beautiful piece of work and so inspiring to learn your thought processes as you create your art.
I don't like boundaries such as having to work to a pattern. I like to just do it and see if it works. If it does then fab....if not well I learnt not to do that again....lol!!!
Thanks for adding me to your links.
Sheila-x-

Paula Sealey said...

It sure does sum up your style Gillian - Gorgeous!

said...

Great work! I've been scrapbooking for some time, but only now I'm organizing my blog. Ilrelly liked not only your work, but the comments about each piece, really inspiring! And about the swap you do, sounds like fun! Tell me how it works!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Gillian
this card is just GORGEOUS!
so many beautiful details and a true work of art! I LOVE IT!

Jo said...

Another beautiful piece of art! I don't know if I have a particular 'style' I am sure others can correct me - I normally just chuck some bits and bobs at a card blank and hop all turns out ok lol!

Jo xx

Kathy said...

Brilliant card Gill, and a wonderful story to everything you've used on it. I think you ought to add that message on the inside of the card before you send it

Elisa said...

Well, first of all you made a wonderful card again. Love the tones but the flower under the clock was what fixed my eyes first. I'm an agronomy engeneer and the rural heritage it's also very important to me.
About what I do? I realised last year that even when I see works of other scrappers, cardmakers, artworkers, full of details, (and I spend many hours travelling around blogs and sites enjoying the others work), everytime I seat to make a LO or a card, probably I will only use one embelishment or maybe none. Paper and inks are definitly what I like most. They must straight and clean style. Yes, that's the way my art is. Even, when I do my clay modelling :)

Anonymous said...

Gillian, not only are you teriffic in your card making, but your writing as well. I love how you just added to this card just by telling about it. You absolutely ROCK girl!!!!

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