Thursday, April 28, 2011

Love Is A Camera Full Of Memories...

It's no surprise that I am the fan of metaphor.  Mixed ones, dead ones, burlesque ones, conceptual ones,  submerged ones, catachrestic ones (my most fave), any ones really.  I just love 'em, love 'em to death.  my love of metaphors is probably one of the strongest, most steady influences in my papercrafting modus operandi. I hesitate to say that I have a "style" per se, as it tends to veer in such varied directions, mainly at whim.   I kind of like that sort of "box of chocolate" approach to crafting.  Having said that, I do seem to steer toward and hang out in a few familiar haunts though.  I do adore anything with that vintage, shabby, olden days, retro sort of vibe.  So when I saw the Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous collection of stamps that included that sweet little girl, I was sunk.  Furthermore, when I saw the vintage chocolate stamp (also Tim Holtz's) I was just busting to create a fun old background that captured (to me) the charm, comfort, simplicity and warmth existing in an era that really enchants me.  Pair these sorts of images with the rustic appeal of jute, Kraft cardstock, doilies, vintage text and ledgers and I'm a goner.  *thud*

This week's CR84FN challenge colors absolutely did spark my creativite spirit,  and my favorite type of creativity at that, because the color combination of Red, Aqua, and White instantly transported me to a time remeniscent of so many of my favorite things.  Bliss.



13 comments:

inga said...

Beautiful Card.

Stephanie said...

Great card - love the image on the background label :)

Cathy Weber said...

The stamp images you chose are wonderful. I had never seen them before, but they work so nicely with the colors for this weeks CR84FN challenge. The twine and the red doily were great touches. Nice job, Jen.

Debgem said...

Such a pretty vintage image and a lovely doily backing! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Jen! You did a great job stamping the background and I love the little red doily! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

teegee7617 said...

Very pretty! I love those images you used.

Keva said...

What a completely cool card. I love the vintage feel of the top note panel especially. very pretty, Jen!

Lorraine said...

Oh Jen, this is beautiful! And what?! those are Tim Holtz stamps?! (no i don't need them...no i don't need them - sound convincing? LOL)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Jen! Love the sweet vintage image.. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Michelle said...

You stamped that whole background? That looks like patterned paper. That's fantastic! And I love all the twine and tying on here...reminds me of a vintage pile of letters.

Kristin said...

*love* this card... your style is awesome :)

Chris said...

Those are stamps? Oh my.... Archivers here I come...

That stamped background is simply divine.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

I really enjoy how you take us through your creative process - it's such a unique way here in blogland, and it's very thought provoking. Thank you!