Saturday, January 9, 2010
Breaking News (in 'first draft' form).
I was in our high school's yearbook staff in the mid 90s (Great...did I just give away my age??). I loved creating pages that would represent memories for my classmates. It was a wonderful way to develop both my love for photography and scrapbooking.
The card I have for you today is reminiscent of those years. I believe that I'm quite lucky to be able to think outta the box and make such a different card -- & I REALLY adore this one!
I couldn't wait to try something different...& then Randi's newspaper-styled coloring tutorial came out! It's so refreshing to learn different techniques, especially after seeing Kim's vintage black & white, and Alex's awesome movie scene!
The coloring was easier than I thought. Found this cool Studio Calico tag - it depicts that journalistic theme I was going for. The graph Creative Imaginations paper helps tie in that it is a 'draft,' along with Japanese masking tape. This card is for my friend & colleague, J, who started out as a secretary & nursing assistant before becoming a nurse. It had been a long road for him and now, he just finished his orientation! The rub-ons finished the lay-out and they are from 7 gypsies (too bad that i messed up on a few of them :(). Lastly, I also added stickers from sassafras.
Anyway, I was shopping for my 2010 calendar and went to Maido, a cute Japanese store full of stationary and trinkets.
These paper robots were cute. Hope to collect and make them one day!
But what I was most excited about was this! Randi, do you see? I no longer have to go thru Etsy to buy Japanese tape! Yippeeee!