Friday, October 14, 2011

I've Got My Eye On You...


An eye for an eye, ICU, an eyeful...Who knows?  As you may have gathered by simply having a butcher's (butcher's = butcher's hook = a look in English slang) that this is yet another card born out of no good rhyme nor reason.  It just sort of created itself....as they do.  I have no idea what a card of this nature would be best suited for.  Maybe it would be a good one for an optometrist,  a magician, casino security, Peep Show patrons (eww), and Big Brother even.  Not so good though for those with paranoid ideations I would imagine.  And yes, I have resisted all temptation to start in with the one eyed and no eyed deer jokes, you'll be pleased to know.

I do know though, that this weird and slightly wonderful one was created largely with Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous Cling stamps.    From memory, it looks as though the collage-like background was created with smatterings from the Oddities, Splatters, Going Somewhere, Steampunk and Slight Alterations sets.  The tag's stampings (as I am hesitant to actually call it a sentiment) is from Papertrey Ink's Just The Ticket stamp set. I do enjoy a collage stamped background I must say and even though I have no idea where I was going with this card, I enjoyed this one too.  Ooh, and lastly, the flower is also a Tim Holtz goodie created from his Tattered Florals Alterations die with one random red and gold swirled die cut from...Lord only knows where, placed in the rear for good measure.  The gray top portion of the flower is actually handmade paper using wool.  Cool, huh?

Well, that's me done for today.  Thank you ever so much for stopping by.  Eye really adore when you do.     ;-)

12 comments:

carol (krillsister) said...

Sometimes the best cards created are those that magically come together with no plan. that has happened to me only once. But I think it is those types of cards one enjoys making the most.
The shape of the card is unique. I love it since it really gives the card interest. I have never made a
collage background. I will need to give this a try sometime when I am just fooling around with my stamps.
Love the flower too!

Kara said...

eye love it!!

Joyce said...

This is so cool. I wish my cards would just make themselves. Maybe it's an Australian thing--like in the Southern Hemisphere stamps are drawn towards the page.....

Gayatri said...

GORGEOUS, Jen! love the eye and how it draws the focus on to thek gorgeous flower. Great card. Love that pattern paper :)

BTW: I have ordered my lighttent through ebay. But Joy had hers from here - http://www.crazysales.com.au/search/go#w=light%20tent&asug=
Just google lightent buy and you can see a few from ebay. Compare the prices and buy :) Joy told me that her lighttent is huge. So you will need a separate place to set it up. Hope I have given you some useful info.

Leigh said...

You are so funny!
Great card-- I thought that was patterned paper-- you did such a great job stamping! And the shape is fabulous, too!

Lorraine said...

Ooh, love your creative & unique card! The background and flower rocks. Of course I love everything Tim Holtz - which calls for getting messy and inky, lol.

Cathy Weber said...

Whoa! I could just stare at this card all night. What an interesting card and that great big eye just jumps right out at you. Such a great card, you really know how to put elements together to blend so seamlessly together.

Rose A said...

Wow that isn't Pp in the background??!?!
Love your collagey look..just go with the flow and look what beautiful creations unfold!
And while I'm always highly in awe of your creations, eye really enjoy READING your blog- as opposed to skimming for pictures! Thanks for a chuckle early Sat morn!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun and interesting card Jen all wrapped up into one! Love the big eye and the eye chart! That flower is gorgeous!

cbuswell said...

Love the fabulous shape and gorgeous flower!! Super card!

Michelle said...

LOL @ all the eye jokes...you're always so fun to read, Miss Jen. You know what this card would be good for is to give a pair of movie tickets in as a gift...? With that sentiment on there that you are not calling a sentiment *giggles* You do great things with Tim Holtz products.

Kelly S. said...

LOL at this post! An optometrist, hee! I love your style...or should I say styles, because you can pull off each one, whether funky, sweet, Victorian, elegant...you can do them all!