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Sunday, 7 June 2009

Symbolic Colour

Use colour in a symbolic way is was the challenge for Friday 5th June. Did not get a chance to comment then so here goes today:

White symbolizes purity and perfection, also the absolute. It is the colour most associated with sacredness, and sacrificial animals are often white. In the West brides traditionally wear white, but in Asia it is the colour of mourning. White is considered to conceal nothing and so ghosts are thought to be white. A white flag signals truce and therefore peace.

Here is the lay out I have created for Friday's challenge using the colour white (and others). I used Basic Grey's Scarlet's Letter papers, lace, paper doily, ribbon, rubons, Sizzlets Calla Lily die, letter stickers fro BG Ambrosia, and Making Memories. The photo shows me in my wedding dress with my white bouquet of Arum lilies and jasmine. I used this weeks Mojo holders sketch for inspiration. It was challenge 112 with an sketch and design by Danielle Flanders.

Here are two layouts I made a while ago, on the subject of peace.

My triplets in the local church yard after a Christingle service in 1995 when they were three years old. It had snowed lightly during the night before. I used Basic Grey Blitzen papers, and chipboard pieces for this one and a lot of clear gems.

This layout shows my daughter Emily, a little older September 2007, at the Eden Project with some very large peace Lilies. Again I used Basic Grey Lily Kate papers. A Sizzlets lily die and some Scenic Route chipboard letter tiles.

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