Monday, March 25, 2013

A Moxie Memory

   This little scrap card--and the Moxie Fab Challenge inspiration that sparked it--took me back to my college and teaching  days when I came up with a lesson plan to do for an art methods practicum. It was all about positive and negative design. We talked about the color wheel and complementary color, then the kids picked their combinations and cut out their own designs on a fold. Next, they cut each positive and negative in half and arranged them opposite one another on a background. I've always been fascinated with negative space and love to pop things out on my card designs and look for shadow play when I take photographs and arrange design elements. 
   I always enjoy coming up with a scrap card once in a while since I usually can't bear to part with bits left over from other projects. As an elementary classroom teacher one of the favorite items in my classroom was always the "scrap box" which was rather large compared to the shoebox I keep on my paper crafting desk now. It was a regular grocery box--and always full of all kinds of fun things I and my students saved from trash bins at home and at school.
   The scrap box was always good for whatever emotion might provoke us from despair, or anxiousness, to celebration and daydreaming. When kids were finished with work and had a spare few minutes, or during a rainy day recess indoors, they would visit the well of creativity in the corner under the window. As for their teacher...I curated a gallery to rival any Museum of Fine Art! 
   Thanks to Moxie Fab friend Cath for more than one terrific challenge to play around with on a sunny afternoon. You should check them all out for yourself and join in on some fun:



  
    In what ways will you put your own stamp on these?

5 comments:

  1. This is SO cheery. Love the graphic patterns & layout. Also I'm a sucker for butterflies! TFS Hugs Bev x

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  2. love all of the butterflies against the different backgrounds!

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  3. I love the colors and movement here~such a fun card!

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  4. Hey Deb! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  5. Hey Deb! Thanks also for linking this up to the Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

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