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7 August, 2010 (12:02) | GPP challenge, collage


I have been making up stories with clipped type since I was a teenager, so this month’s GPP Street Team creative crusade on “Text Messaging” was right up my alley. I usually prefer black and white type, but the last few weeks of hot weather have turned the shrubbery around here to dry yellow so I was attracted to soothing shades of green this time. We’re in the midst of our summer crunch at work, too, so I clipped words about things I’d rather be doing. I had to turn the page upside down to fill some of the spaces, so it turned out to be readable from all directions. Thanks for the suggestion, Michelle; the break from work was just what I needed!

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Comment from Jackie
Time: August 7, 2010, 1:17 pm

Great pages - I love the different shades of green, they work really well.

Comment from michelle ward
Time: August 7, 2010, 1:19 pm

marcia - thanks for coming back to play with us! love the description of needing to turn green. you really did manage to collect the sooth shades - amazing collection of type, words, and color. fab!!

Comment from daisy
Time: August 7, 2010, 1:40 pm

The green is very refreshing. The different directions of the text adds visual interest. It certainly has the feel good factor.

Comment from Elena Nosyreva
Time: August 7, 2010, 2:08 pm

I like your selection of phrases, and the color, Marcia.
Beautiful page!

Comment from leekrek
Time: August 7, 2010, 8:45 pm

love yours, so much fun, I like the one take your dog for a walk thanks for reading mine as well

Comment from Rachel
Time: August 8, 2010, 9:58 am

Marcia..I love the greens. They all work so well together to make an interesting and fun page. Thank you for your comments. I smiled about your comment on the “zebra stripes”. I didn’t intentionally make them to look like that…however, after I had done them and looked at the page I saw the stripes. So funny!

Comment from Melanie Philpott
Time: August 9, 2010, 6:57 am

I really like your colour scheme. Also the upside down text that says ‘focus on seeing’ because you really do have to concentrate to see it. Great!

Comment from winterwood
Time: August 9, 2010, 6:45 pm

love the green too!

Comment from Kimber
Time: August 10, 2010, 4:46 am

Love this page…makes me feel relaxed. You found great phrases. I like most anything green and your page is no exception! Thanks for sharing!

Comment from Helen
Time: August 16, 2010, 3:44 am

I like it that you turned some words upside down, it makes your page so vivid.

Comment from Jane
Time: August 16, 2010, 1:12 pm

Lovely page! and the green is perfect, we are hot and dry here (Georgia). My favorite part is the upside down text–great idea!

Comment from Kari
Time: August 19, 2010, 5:37 pm

Love the green colors and the themes of nature and earth. The upside down text is cool and evocative too.

Comment from Cath S
Time: August 21, 2010, 4:09 am

You say you were attracted to the greens because of the weather making things die off - I wonder if the plant related words were deliberate as well? I guess so, but if not, it’s amazing how our minds work.
I think this is a lovely soothing page; I really like it. Nice work!

Comment from Lena
Time: August 22, 2010, 7:28 am

Great work! Love the colours. … and don’t we all need to take a break sometimes…!?

Comment from lenna young andrews
Time: August 23, 2010, 7:05 am

I love the green! very soothing and perfect with the black, white and green text.

Comment from Maureen
Time: August 23, 2010, 5:23 pm

I do love that green. I don’t have that many clips but I’m gonna have to get the scissors busy!

Comment from iHanna
Time: August 26, 2010, 9:49 am

Wow, how cool that you combined green texts and backgrounds like this, neat! I haven’t had time to make a page yet, I hope I will before the month is over though. :-)

Comment from Cath
Time: August 29, 2010, 2:58 pm

So great to see all the different interpretations of using typography. Love your colours and I’m about to browse the rest of your blog ;)

Comment from Brigitte
Time: August 30, 2010, 2:41 am

Beautiful, love all the shades of green !

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