Saturday, November 15, 2008
This card is the second VSN Challenge card - we were supposed to be inspired by a rock star!!
So on my frigid walk to Starbucks - wet hair, tennis skirt, 37 degrees, 25 mph winds - I thought that the bright colors and sort of gypsy look of Karma Chameleon would work great with my little Sizzix bird!
Now, I am not sure if Boy George can be considered a "rock star" - but he's awfully colorful and easy to translate to stamping!
So I stacked up a few sheets of Basic Grey Ambrosia DSP and cut out some birds and started piecing this one together. I tried to stay with warm colors - I used to really be obsessed with that orange eyeshadow old Boy George wore. Looking at this picture I have no idea why!!!
I loved the eighties at the time but oh my gosh we all looked like idiots!!!
Glad that's over with. Nice to back in Levis and shirts with no shoulder pads.
Oh, and on last night's topic - a few answers and observations.
1) OCD is a completely affectionate term!!! Mike knows I like to clean things with rubbing alcohol! :) I think all stampers are a little OCD. And so are Mike & I! That's probably why we like all the same TV shows! Here's a good example of some of the dilemmas I have as an OCD Virgo. When organizing the markers, you discover that there is a Y - Yellow group, but then there's a YG - Yellow Green. There is B and BG. R and RV. OMG THERE ARE ONLY 9 DIVIDERS - WHERE DO THE BG'S GO WITH THE B'S OR THE G'S? THE YG'S AND THE BG'S CAN'T BOTH GO WITH THE G'S THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE OMG I CAN'T BREATHE!! :) Well, maybe not that bad, but you get the idea. You will see that it all worked out.
2) Next answer to a question - for my OCD marker fix, I purchased the Magpie storage system (3 of them) from Overstock.com - my first purchase from that site and I'm pleased! It's the perfect depth for the Copic Sketch markers, sharpies, glaze pens and my microns, Koh-i-Noors and white gel pens. It's a little short for Prismas and my pastel pencils though, so they're staying in their cans for now.
They sit on my bookcase, and each of them have a little drawer. Can't decide what's going in there yet.
Off to do more challenges!! You'll be hearing from me a lot this weekend!
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