Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Allow

This week's challenge for 52 Weeks of Creative Abundance was to complete the sentence " Today I am going to allow myself to....." With it being a new year and wanting to get past 2012 I immediately finished with  MOVE FORWARD! We then were given an assignment to make a tag to remind us individually what allow means to us...
I had found this card awhile back and loved the image. Inside it says "When I grow up, I want to be a little girl". It seemed to fit the idea of moving forward and just having fun.
While the instructions were to create our tag with white colours I did improvise a bit. I gessoed (sp?) the background and elements of the graphic to tone down the colours (pic looks darker than it really is). Lots of embellishments to give dimension and the feeling of movement.
I actually quite like how it turned out. And it fits well in my journal. Have not decided yet what will go on the other page. 
To all my virtual peeps - I hope you are having a very good first day of the new year. I am grateful for all of you and your friendship. Looking forward to lots of lovely things in 2013. Enjoy. Jewels.

9 comments:

  1. I love how you've illustrated what you will allow yourself. Like you I couldn't bring myself to stick to white when there are so many gorgeous colours in the world and I really like the ones you've used!

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  2. Oh J, The little girl with the kite is perfect. I really like the way you lightened up the background. A perfect sentiment-allow...let yourself open up to new and the old. Life is definitely a great mystery. Hugs. B

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  3. WOW Jewels you have thre blogs!! I have a time keepin up with my one!! LOL Love your tag!! I like what the card said too about when you grow up!! Happy New Year my Michigan friend!! Your tags are so great!! Love them!! Take care, XOXO Love Fran.

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  4. jewels, this is so pretty and *so you* - I just love it! I am thinking on mine and have managed to unpack a few supplies, hallelujah!!!! I new this class would be helpful! xoxo

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  5. Wishing you the best of everything for 2013, friend! And, as usual, I love your darling little tag. We should all "be little girls when we grow up"! What a sweet thought.

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  6. Hi Jewels - great tag and Moving Forward is an excellent idea.

    May the best of 2012 be the worst of 2013!

    Big hugs - Leslie in very cold Tracy CA

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  7. This is an adorable tag, Jewels! Happy New Year!

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  8. GORGEOUS tag - I love the sentiment in the card AND that you are going to allow yourself to move forward. Onwards and upwards, my friend :)

    xxx

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  9. This is super cute Jewels, I love it. I hope you have a very prosperous and healthy new year and beyond :0) Mo x

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