Friday, January 25, 2013

engagé: adjective

 committed to or supportive of a cause
"Engagé" is the past participle of the French verb "engager," meaning "to engage." The French have used "engagé" since the 19th century to describe socially or politically active people. The term became particularly fashionable in the wake of World War II, when French writers, artists, and intellectuals felt it was increasingly important for them to take a stand on political or social issues and represent their attitudes in their art. By 1946, English speakers had adopted the word for their own politically relevant writing or art, and within a short time "engagé" was being used generally for any passionate commitment to a cause.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Challenge 155 Use Your Favorite Color Challenge ( aqua, red, and black )
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Paper Piecing ( bird's wing )
Inkspirational - Challenge #4 Sketch Challenge
 OK, so not my best card I ever made. Ever had a picture in your mind how you wanted it to look and then were disappointed in the outcome, but became so invested in it that you just couldn't give up on it either. Yeah, that was me yesterday...all day...
I used the CCR to cut the banner out of the doily shape, which means I laid one cut on top of another without removing it from my cutting mat. I really love the CCR!! Each banner flag is lifted up with Helmars Liquid Scrapdots.
Cricut Craft Room -
Hero Arts - bird stamp
Sakura - Glaze pen
Higgins - Drawing ink
Faber Castell - PITT pen
Sandy Lion - letters
Renee Lingren - markers
friend stamp, twine - misc.


Unknown said...

I love your card - blue is my favourite colour and this is just gorgeous.

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, I cannot see anything wrong with it at all! I love the shape, the banner, the doodled edges and the little bird - what's not to like? I do know what you mean though, sometimes what we think just does not translate to paper - I know that feeling all too well..... Hugs, Anne x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i think this turned out awesome! totally love it!!

Tracy said...

It may not be theyour favourite card but I love it!!

Katie said...

I love the card! Its reminding me of summer on this very cold day!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I hate it when things don't look as fabulous in real life once I've made them as I envisioned them. Of course, part of my problem is my vision was pretty foggy and nebulous in the first place.... I think your card is very whimsical and fun, even if it isn't the masterpiece your foresaw.

House of Bears said...

Your card is lovely. We know what you mean about the ideas in your mind not translating to paper, that's our usual reality!

scrappymo! said...

Even though it may not be what you originally saw in your translated well to paper!

Lisbeth K said...

I like it a lot! I have a Silhouette, and it's quite fun to play with all the possibilities that it gives. Love your banner, and the pop up-effect you made is so cool!Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week, hope you join us again soon!

Anonymous said...

Great card! So glad to have you at Inkspirational this week! Those letter pennants are fabulous and I love the bird/clouds. So fun!
- Shauna

Mynn xx said...

This is amazing!!! LOVE the bold colors and the fabulous blue you used for the card base! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at Inkspirational! Hope you come play again with us next week! :)

Migdalia said...


sandie said...

So pretty-love the banner and how the little bird, such a sunny, happy card, you shouldn't be disappointed in it!
Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Pat said...

Lovely card with a great design. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Annette said...

WOW...Super cute Card...
Thank you for playing with us at Inkspirational this week!

Hugs , Annette xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sandee! I love your card so I'm not sure what you don't like about it! The doily shape and the banner are wonderful! Such a fun, sweet card that any friend would love!Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

Beccy said...

Sure your the only one that isnt pleased with the outcome - it looks great. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky.


Ruth M said...

This is a fab and fun card Sandee - I love the happy bird on the line singing away! Great banner too!
Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Inkspirational & I really hope to see you playing along with us again soon! Ruth x

Jo Nevill said...

Love your card, super shape and I love your banner

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge


Jo x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

This is very cute. Love the little red bird.