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I can't adequately express just how much fun I had making this batch for the Pass-It-On round at [livejournal.com profile] 20inspirations! Basically, every icon has to connect somehow to the one preceding it and then also involve an additional element to be incorporated into the next piece. For example, my first icon is pink, so my second icon is pink and involves the theme of claustrophobia. Then the third icon focuses on claustrophobia as well as another visual or interpretive theme or effect. I thought it sounded daunting, but I actually didn't run into any real difficulties tying anything together. Plus, my subject is bizarre as hell, so it was easy to let my imagination run wild with her daring and dramatic photos. Just a few months ago, I could barely stand Lady Gaga, but ever since I saw her live in concert (cuz my mom didn't wanna go alone), I've come to adore her music and the spirit of defiance and freedom and unabashed confidence that she exudes. Proud monster right here, baby. What up!

I'm dedicating this super weird collection of icons to the one and only [livejournal.com profile] messdestruction, whose work I've admired for years and whom I've known longer than just about any other maker. Amaya, you've always shown such amazing creativity and thoughtfulness in your work, and when it comes to manipulating textures, I think you're pretty much the gold standard today. I bow to you and your bold, striking texture usage. Remember that Maroon 5 icontest you used to mod? Man, those were the days! You were kind and pleasant to chat with then, and nothing's really changed in that area cuz you're still as warm and supportive as ever, my dear! <3

Any feedback, concrit, or Lady Gaga squee will be gratefully received and acknowledged! I'm trying to be more mindful of preserving image quality when I add gradients and Curves layers to my work, so if anything here looks like it's got quality issues, please let me know and feel free to throw out any suggestions you have on how I might fix the problem(s) you've spotted! BTW, does anybody know why coloring in an icon might look really different in Photoshop than it does when I post on LJ? The "orange + text" entry doesn't look orange at all here, but it definitely had orange tones in PS. Do I have to change a certain PS setting or something? Any help is appreciated! :D

NOTE: When you snag something, please credit me and the comm, so people won't friend my personal journal when they're merely searching for my graphics. Many thanks!

Lady Gaga

[1-29] Lady Gaga (plus [livejournal.com profile] 20inspirations batch)


pink pink + claustrophobia claustrophobia + sunglasses sunglasses + inversion inversion + grunge
grunge + close-up close-up + matte matte + negative space negative space + akimbo akimbo + triangles
triangles + obscurity obscurity + stripes stripes + border border + multiple multiple + orange
orange + text text + angles angles + frame frame + touch touch


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PLEASE: COMMENT & CREDIT // DON'T HOTLINK // DON'T ALTER WITHOUT PERMISSION // ENJOY!

Date: 2011-04-22 12:19 am (UTC)
ext_24600: (hp - cascading colors of her)
From: [identity profile] marcasite.livejournal.com
Boo to No crush :(
But glad you had a great time with your co-workers

Date: 2011-04-22 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
He was sleeping off last night's drinking, apparently. I was so disappointed cuz I haven't seen him in almost 2 months now. But still, we had so much fun at the park, and I actually got a bit of exercise from running around with my co-workers' kids. :P

Date: 2011-04-22 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malicat.livejournal.com
I will probably get cut for my vote this round *lol*

Date: 2011-04-22 12:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
Yeah, there's a good chance of that.

Date: 2011-04-22 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malicat.livejournal.com
Ok,it was nice knowing you *sniff*

Date: 2011-04-22 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
I always thought we'd last forever. *cries*

Date: 2011-04-22 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malicat.livejournal.com
But it wasn't meant to be *dramatic sigh*

Date: 2011-04-22 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
Don't worry. A bunch of other people will be cut along with you, so you won't be alone! *tries to think positively for you*

Date: 2011-04-22 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malicat.livejournal.com
Aww,thank you,now I feel so much better :D

Date: 2011-04-22 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icequeen3101.livejournal.com
THERE, THERE, EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT!

Date: 2011-04-22 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
MY FAVE GIRL WON'T EVEN MAKE TOP 3! THIS GAME IS TOO MUCH FOR MY HEART!

Date: 2011-04-22 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icequeen3101.livejournal.com
*HUGS*
DO I GET BONUS POINTS FOR NOT VOTING FOR HER??

Date: 2011-04-22 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
YOU MOST CERTAINLY DO! PLUS, YOU FINISHED YOUR CLAIM IN TIME, SO YOU GET DOUBLE POINTS. THERE WILL BE FLIST CUTS GOING ON TOMORROW. I HOPE EVERYONE'S READY FOR THAT.

Date: 2011-04-22 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icequeen3101.livejournal.com
YAAAAAAAAAY *DANCES ALL OVER YOUR JOURNAL*

THEY SHOULDN'T EXPECT ANYTHING LESS FROM YOU!!!

Date: 2011-04-22 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
SERIOUSLY. EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW BY NOW JUST HOW VENGEFUL I AM WHEN I'M HURTING.

Date: 2011-04-22 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
*Not saying I want Jake out cuz he's my little doofus, and I wanna pinch his cheeks. It's just weird that he had a bunch of votes yesterday and none so far today.

Date: 2011-04-22 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darth-snarky.livejournal.com
WHY ARE PEOPLE VOTING FOR RACHEL MCADAMS ALL OF A SUDDEN???

Date: 2011-04-22 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
BECAUSE THEY HATE BEING ON MY FLIST, APPARENTLY. I'M THISCLOSE TO SHUTTING THIS GAME DOWN CUZ MY HEART IS SO BROKEN. NEXT TIME I PLAY THIS, I'LL ONLY INCLUDE CELEBS I THINK ARE HOT BUT WHO I HAVE NO EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT TO (LIKE NAOMI WATTS OR CHRIS EVANS). THIS IS WAAAY TOO MUCH FOR ME.

Date: 2011-04-22 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] outoftime.livejournal.com
I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt a lot a lot a lot - but I really don't think he's as good looking as the other guys. How does he keep getting through?

Date: 2011-04-22 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
Really? He and Christian Bale are my two faves of this whole thing. JGL's so incredibly handsome, IMO!

Date: 2011-04-22 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] outoftime.livejournal.com
I do think he's handsome, I just guess I don't find him as handsome as the others.

Date: 2011-04-22 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
I've never made as many icons of a celeb as I have for JGL. I am crazy about that face of his.

Date: 2011-04-22 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] burntheflaws.livejournal.com
You're not alone. I love him to pieces, but yeah, he doesn't hold a candle to some of those other guys. Or a few of the ones who were eliminated. *cries for Eric Bana*

Still love ya, Joe!

Date: 2011-04-22 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
Joe is gonna be so close to my house on Saturday!!!!!!!!! I will actually force myself to go walking that night just to see if I can maybe catch him going into the theater. :P

Date: 2011-04-22 02:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-04-22 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] burntheflaws.livejournal.com
It's getting so close now. *bites nails*

Date: 2011-04-22 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
Yeah, and you people are killing me day in and day out. I can't wait for this to be over cuz it hurts my fangirly heart to see my fave celebs being eliminated one by one!
Edited Date: 2011-04-22 03:02 am (UTC)

Re: FOR YOUR RECONSIDERATION...

Date: 2011-04-22 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darth-snarky.livejournal.com
AMEN!

PLEASE NOTE HOW SHE IS STILL FLAWLESS EVEN IN THE ONE WHERE HER HAIR IS ALL TOUSLED. PLEASE NOTE ALSO THAT IF YOU CLICK ON THE POLL # THEN CLICK "FILL OUT POLL" LJ WILL LET YOU CHANGE YOUR VOTE.

Re: FOR YOUR RECONSIDERATION...

Date: 2011-04-22 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darth-snarky.livejournal.com
(also is she taking the picture/holding the camera in the second normal blonde one? She is not only flawless but a normal person who takes a picture of herself when she gets all dressed up!)

Re: FOR YOUR RECONSIDERATION...

Date: 2011-04-22 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
I didn't even notice that, but you can see her finger down at the right corner. Awwww, she is too cute!!!!!!!!!

Re: FOR YOUR RECONSIDERATION...

Date: 2011-04-23 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
Crazy people are trying to get rid of Rachel again! FIND THE LATEST POLL AND VOTE FOR ANYONE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!

Re: FOR YOUR RECONSIDERATION...

Date: 2011-04-22 03:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
PREACH IT, SISTAH!!!!!!!!

HELP NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 2011-04-22 03:14 am (UTC)
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Date: 2011-04-22 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
I actually don't keep up with fashion forums/message boards, so I had no idea about that thread. I'm so happy she actually is still getting tons of work!!! When I go through my mom's magazines, I just don't see her face all the time like I used to, so I was wondering if she'd decided to slow down her career.
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Date: 2011-04-23 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
Yes, I've seen her gorgeous face in the same Lancome magazine ad for quite some time now. It always reminds me all over again how much I adore her face! I figured that her "advanced age" in the modeling world would probably cause some to not book her. Seriously though, I think she is unparalleled just physically speaking. Her face could launch a million ships, IMO! It's wonderful to know that the international magazines are smart enough to keep booking her for editorials!
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Date: 2011-04-23 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
So true. I'm only 26, but I'm probably a grandma as far as the fashion industry is concerned!
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Date: 2011-04-24 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com
Yes, I totally talk like a hyper kid, but I actually turned 26 in February! :P
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