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Some Musing and Crafting
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First some musings and then a couple of cards today.
Sometimes I just go on a wonder around the Internet to look for information after hearing or reading something. A couple of weeks ago I heard somebody on some TV programme (I wasn’t really paying attention to what was on the TV so don’t know who or which programme) mentioned someting about different colours having different meanings and moods.
Well, there are a lot, and I mean a lot, of different, sometimes conflicting, theories and meanings to be found online.
So, as I like purple – some purple shades are currently my favourite colour – I’m sure you’ve already guessed that as it is the colour I chose for banners, etc., on my Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, etc.
Therefore I picked one site’s info on the colour purple to look at more closely – “The Psychology of Color: A Designer’s Guide to Color Association & Meaning” posted by Rikard, though he wrote it up from a number of sources he lists at the bottom of his post.
This is the paragraph I picked out “Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.”
Looking at the last sentence –
- I’d like to think that I have picked up a bit of “wisdom” over the years.
- I’d like to think that I show a bit of “dignity” as well.
- My “independence” has been curtailed quite a bit with my health/disability problems, but as far as this blog, and my other online presences are concerned, I am quite independent as far as doing my crafting, putting the content online, and as far as far as my choice of what, and who’s company, crafting materials I mention and link to. If I don’t use it I don’t link to it (be they ordinary links or affiliate links)
- My “creativity” is quite random, both in terms of how often and when I get creative, and as far as what type of creating I may do at any particular time. Well, if you have been to visit my blog in the past you will have seen that I like variety of crafting to keep me interested, from quick, short projects, to long projects.
- Now I don’t think that there’s much “mystery” about me or my online presence.
- And finishing with “magic” – sometimes crafting can be quite magical. How colours change as a medium dries. How a blank piece of something can change into a crafted piece of something.
So, what’s your favourite colour? – perhaps one that appears often in your crafting, or one you’ve chosen as the main colour of your blog or other online presence? You can even click on the link I give above to see whether your colour choice has any meaning that resonates with you.
Crafting – Card Making
With having a lower molar tooth extracted on Thursday I haven’t felt much like crafting, but Friday evening I thought it might take my mind off my aching jaw and lower face by having a play with making a couple of cards from a kit I had bought recently because I liked the birds on some of the toppers.
All the cardstock, backing papers, vellum, toppers, etc., came from the kit, so I only added some sticky stuff, some rub-ons to one card, and a couple of tools – going for easy crafting in bed rather than using trimmers, dies, etc.
- Kit Used – Hobby House Spring Blooms Collection
- Fingerlift Tape
- Pinflair Glue Gel
- Glitter Rub-ons – from my stash
I’m not sure the photos show up that the cardstock and topper frame is a cream colour.
The front is a third cardstock and covered with parchment.
The topper was added using dimensional glue gel, everything else is stuck down using tape.
I haven’t put a greeting on either the outside or inside yet as it may be for Mothering Sunday or it may be for a birthday, and it depends who will use it whether the greeting will be in Welsh or English.
I chose pale yellow as the main colour for this card, this time I’ve made the front half cut but the topper background is attached so that it is full length on the front and so the card stands tent fold. This time I added glitter rub-ons, including one butterfly over a butterfly in the topper picture.
Again, the final topper is raised using glue gel and everything else is attached using tape.
And it looks like this when standing.
Hope you’ll come over for another look at my blog before long. Have a great, crafting, day.
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