Friday, 15 October 2010

People are strange

I made this card for the Allsorts challenge blog, whose theme this week is inspired by a song. Brilliant I thought right up my street.....then it took me ages to settle for just one song, and then to convey that song in a card. For me it's about what a song, its lyrics or piece of music says to you, rather than just the title. See why it was so hard? Anyway I had almost given up when I found myself randomly singing People are strange by The Doors, and there it was. This song was also covered by Echo and the Bunnymen for the film Lost Boys, one of my Faves. The lyrics to this song really ring true to me, when your strange, no one remembers your name, People considered to be strange by society always seem a little lonely even though they're actually far from lonely or strange. They might just look a little different, although I have to say its getting better and more accepted. So this card was inspired by the lyrics, when your strange faces come out of the rain. I wanted the girl to look a little lonely and as if she was in the mist or rain. I used this stamp of a gorjuss girl and the trees I did free hand. The rain or mist is made from tracing paper which I scrunched up. I'm really pleased with it considering I made it twice as I wasn't happy with the first! Mmmm I may just have to watch Lost Boys this weekend... any excuse. lol Xxx

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Pink Squeaky frog

Hey guys, Just a quick one today to show you this card I made for the Cute Card Thursday challenge which was 'make your own' embellishment. So I made this quick little card with some let overs from my stash. The image is Pink petticoat and the flowers I made with some left over card and vellum and little pink diamonds which unfortunately don't show up too well on the pic. I wanted the flowers to be very contemporary, hence no petals, but i love them and think they look quite funky! See Ya later Xxx

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Dont be late

I made this for the Papertake weekly challenge, Choose your fave challenge from the past 3 years. So I went with Monochrome madness. I wanted to do an Alice in wonderland style card but didn't want to do a traditional card or Alice. So I thought this image from sugar nellie on a Save the date card was perfect. the clock paper I made myself by photocopying lots of clock pics and then coloured using pastels for a vintage feel. I'm really pleased with the result, and these, or a similar version of them may make a reappearance in the future for something I'm planning. But sshh that's a secret!!! XX