Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Incontrovertible Print"

Helloooo sweet People!

Happy first Thursday of the year ... I hope it has all been fabby so far!

I've really wanted to play along at the new "Runway Inspired" challenge site ... so I bit the bullet, and TODAY is the day!

Here is the pic that was up for inspiration -

... and the FIRST thing that crossed my mind when I saw it was (wait for this!) BLACK AND WHITE. Amazing huh?! :0)

But moving a little laterally - I thought about that phrase that we sometimes use - "There it was in black and white!" So that is where the mojo flowed and ended up here:

In Print

(I thought, using this newspaper stamp, that the "Daily News Herald" was a great frame for the sentiment - even when my recipient doesn't know about the challenge that made it all happen!)

In Print Deet

And the dash of red? I'm sure if you look REALLY hard the model has painted toenails. (lol).

Lots of fun - thanks to the RIC team for setting it up! :0)

Hope you're off back into a great day!



Stamps: Background Basics Newsprint, Love Lives Here (Papertrey Ink)
Typewriter Letters (Hero Arts)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Something New ...

... COPICS! I thought for the first post of 2012 I should venture out into new horizons/unchartered waters - that sort of thing ... and this is about as brave as it gets in my little world!

Colouring with them isn't so bad, chosing images to use with them isn't so bad - but WHAT do you do with the images once you have them?? The only thing I've managed to do so far is to stick them onto white cardstock. As soon as coloured or patterned paper comes anywhere near them I start to feel like I have colour overload! Eeeek!!

Here goes ...

My Friend

Some pearls and a little ribbon made the cut ...

My Friend Deet

Maybe it's just a symptom of where life has been for a while - soooooo busy - but I seem to be drawn more and more to really simple cards at the moment.

I came upon this card by Carly Robertson, the other day and it blew me away. It's a picture I'll return to often over this coming year and in so many ways it summarises what I'm striving for in 2012 -

To simplify, and if I do fill life up with anything - to keep those things real.

Happy New Year, sweet People, I hope it's a goodie!