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Friday, February 06, 2009

Word of the Year


With the encouragement of Tammy over at ScrapFriends I finally decided to "do" the "one little word" exercise for this year.  I did some "research" on Ali Edward's blog and came up with a wonderful word for myself. 

Noa is a Hawai'ian word meaning "Free." I have also heard it translated as "Boundless".  These two meanings really struck a chord with me.  I created this canvas with papers from the Basic Grey Bittersweet Collection, and I plan to hang it in the kitchen above the computer.  I think that I will also make another one for my bedroom.  

One technical note, if you look closely, you'll see some paisley designs on the light pink background paper.  This was created using watercolor crayons on acrylic stamps.  I colored the stamps with various colors using watercolor crayons, then spritzed it gently with water from a sprayer and stamped.  The images on the stamps were very thin, but I love the detail of the design.  

This project was created for my Scrapfriends review of Basic Grey Bittersweet Collection.  You can read more about the process here

1 comment:

Tammy said...

I love that word and your canvas is beautiful!