STOP - something you need to QUIT doing
AMBER - things you need to SLOW DOWN with, maybe think about
GREEN - something you need to GO ahead with.
The layout needs to feature the traffic light colour somewhere too.
I also asked the lovely Annette Hanigan from Australia to be my Special Guest Designer. As a fellow Ambassador for Fiskars, I've often admired Annette's artistic approach to her projects and she certainly hasn't disappointed with her contribution to this dare. I love her colourful creation!
Annette said the dare immediately brought to mind a song from her son's pre-school days which sparked her idea for this layout!
I always love hearing how creative inspiration comes about. This proves, it comes from anywhere!
You'll see from the closeup shots that Annette has used oil pastels which she says were just a cheap dept store purchase. I love the literal inclusion of the traffic light circles too.
Thanks so much for being our Guest designers Tessah and Annette and for providing us all with some colourful inspiration.
As for me, well I've been mulling lots of things over lately and trying to sort out lots of creative ideas I have. I always collect a lot of visual inspiration and am finally going to make an Inspiration Board so it's all in one place, where I can see it together and change it as I find new inspiration. This was the starting point for me...
I was talking to my 9 year old daughter about my muddled thoughts and in her best school teacher voice, she told me I need to list my ideas and then edit them and work on developing my favourites! LOL. And so that became the focus of my journaling. I decided to make a cardboard 'frame' for my photo and my project will stand on my desk as an affirmation of what I'm going to do! I used subtle touches of green for Go.
Last Spring I tried out vege gardening as part of going green. Some success, some failure, lots of lessons :
I hope this dare will inspire you to record something you need to STOP doing, SLOW DOWN and think about, or GO ahead with.
We'd love to see your interpretations!
I will be sending a RAK to the winner.You have until Wed 15th April to get your layouts/projects in.Leave a link in the comments to your LO's on your blog, gallery, or you may use the Flickr group if you like. If necessary you can email your LO to Lianne at RANDLGRAY@xtra.co.nz (no bigger than 100kb
Come back here for more inspiration as the Dare's team add their work.
I went with using the colours of red (paint), amber (pp) + green (cs) for my LO. And as well for the journalling I used the words we use when we are at the traffic lights waiting for the lights to turn green with the kids.
READY SET GO