Thursday, March 8, 2012

IA Challenge "You've Got Mail"

Jennifer McLean is this weeks Inspiration Avenues' weekly team challenge host. It is her first time hosting and she has done a fabulous job! Jenn's terrific theme is "You've Got Mail" and was alot of fun to work on!
The size of my piece, an ACEO ) 2.5 x 3.5 inches)  allowed me freedom to try something different.I've always loved the look of "painted" collages and this is my first attempt at it. The end result is quite a bit different from what i had planned, yet I'm rather pleased with it.
I'm always amazed at the fabulous artistic talent from Inspiration Avenue! Go and take a peek at this week's challenge & consider joining in on the fun, you have till noon Eastern Sunday to submit your inspiration :)

"from my heart to yours"
miniature collage by Diane Rank , the Expressive Palette

22 comments:

  1. OH OH OH I just love this!!!!
    So sweet

    Shel

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    1. OH Shel, YOU are so sweet to say that!! :D
      thanks bunches!!

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  2. What a great blog post, I've enjoyed reading plus seeing Inspiration Avenue, looks fun to follow, which I intend to do. cheers:)

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    1. thanks so much Ann! I enjoy reading your blog as well!! :D

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    1. Oh thank you Yvonne! I loved your entry as well! :D

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  4. Diane, this is SO good. I LOVE the coloration! The little Dear Heart letter just jumps off the page. I think this is excellent. Your blog is looking really fantastic, btw.
    Best,
    Jenn of www.JustAddWaterSilly.com

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    1. Oh Jenn, thank you!! I LOVE your challenge theme for the IA team!! :D

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  5. This is so lovely! Love the colors, layers and the details of map and compass. <3

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    1. Ann, I tried a new technique for this collage. I'm glad you stopped by with your kind words! :D

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  6. Beautiful love letter from the heart!

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    1. You're so sweet. i went to your blog & so enjoyed your posting & entry as well! thanks for stopping by! :D

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  7. I loved the way you incorporated the hearts in your collage. The color palette you used was perfect, and that map compass was perfect. A real crowd pleaser!!

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    1. i really appreciate what you said Elizabeth! this is a new style for me and it always helps getting feedback since i'm self-taught. Thanks So much for stopping by! :D

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  8. That is such a lovely colour palette and the heart in there is a lovely touch... great interpretation of the topic...xx

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    1. Hi Tracey, I was just at your blog & LOVED your posting and entry for the IA challenge!! Thank you for your encouraging words & stopping by my wee blog :D

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  9. I love this, Diane! It's funny how a collage rarely turns out exactly as you had planned, but can be unexpectedly wonderful! The background is so rich and layered, and I love its tiny ACEO size.

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    1. hey there Maggie! you're right about collages not turning out exactly as planned. originally i had planned on lots of visible maps and wings on the letter, but it just didn't work with the small size. btw, YOUR piece is perfection! Love it!! :D

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  10. Well done - great painted background and the theme of love and hearts is perfect for a mail art piece. Great job!

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    1. Hi Terrie! You're so kind, thank you! oh, i've been to your blog too and your entry is terrifc!! :D

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  11. Diane, Your blog is so fresh and pretty, just like the above painting!

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    1. Oh Laura you are sweet! Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by & say Hi! :) I wanted to visit & follow your blog, but i couldn't find one. just know that i appreciate you! :)

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thanks & many blessings to you!