happy new year to all of you who may be stopping by today! well, technically, it's january 2nd since it is 1:23 in the a.m...gah!
copying inspiration for the card came from an amazingly talented gal, melissa cochran. she is the designer of the porthole- looking all rusty and such. the first time i saw this nautical theme, i knew i had to give it a try. for my first time, i'm thrilled. still need to work on the color...i just hope i did her proud! you can find melissa at crazy paper freak. she is truly an artist and has such a way with color and technique...i am in awe.
stamps: by the tide, butterfly basics, gorgeous grunge
ink: stazon black, cajun craze, smoky slate, crumb cake, island indigo, bermuda bay
cardstock: early espresso, cajun craze, bermuda bay, whisper white, adventure bound dsp
extras: sponges, sponge daubers, blendabilites markers, twine, deco label framelits, circle framelits, brads, dazzling diamonds, jewel basic rhinestones
i always try to leave you with a quote and i searched for one on copying someone else...most are very negative-telling me to find my own swag. i almost gave up and felt ridiculous for not being a totally original creator tonight, until i remembered this: as teachers, we always tell our students to use mentor texts when they write, mentor illustrators when the draw...why shouldn't i take my own advice?
yohji yamamoto, the world famous fashion designer once said, "start copying what you love. copy copy copy copy. at the end of the copy you will find yourself." i truly appreciate anyone who is willing to put their work out there for the world to see...to be inspiring to people like me.
it is my hope, that i have inspired you.
thank you for stopping by-i appreciate you.
peace be with you,