Monday, June 20, 2011
Keep Calm and Carry On
Way back in the old days - 1939 to be exact - governments used to make posters with a wide variety of ridiculous things on them. For example, here's one urging people to be frugal, apparently by poking relatives in the arse with a needle. I guess it's wasteful to take the torn pants off the person wearing them before mending..
I'm pretty sure you know which one I would have been thinking.
However, there's one government poster that I absolutely adore. Those Brits - they always get it right. They produced this lovely poster in 1939 that is now a cult favorite. It's message was simple - let's not get our undies all in a bundle should those pesky Germans show up and ruin everything. Let's just...
I decided that there was no personality more suited for adversity than a stamper, though. We just stamp on through whatever comes our way. I decided that that sentiment needed to be on a t-shirt for all of my stamping events in July, so feel free to grab one for yourself in my shirt store! :) You can choose the color and size and style. I had to have a blue one, of course...
Speaking of Old World, today's Try a New Technique challenge on Splitcoast was to make something look Old World-y. I decided to go for a sepia look with watercolor and the flowers from On the Grow. The whole thing took about 4 minutes - it's amazing how easy and quick it is to watercolor with just a single shade - in this case, Soft Suede.
The background DPS is retired so I don't have the name of it - but it has the coolest leaf pattern on the back! Sorry - but the pattern wasn't Old World so you don't get to see it. I swiped my faux frame with a gold pen to make it look like an old world frame. Oh - I embossed it with my polka dot embossing folder too. And I drew the joints of the frame with the gold pen, and popped it off the card with dimensionals.
Feeling frazzled that it's already almost July? Don't worry peeps. Keep calm and stamp on :).