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.