as soon as my dear friend june houck suggested "BLUE CHRISTMAS" as a jingle belles theme, i knew that in addition to the *official* brief of this week's prompt (to make a card that's predominantly blue) i wanted to try and work elvis into the equation, too. i've had this sheet of elvis stickers for ages. it's the sort of thing i tend to buy, without necessarily having a plan. afterall, someone went to the trouble of producing and selling an entire 6 x 12" sheet of elvis stickers!!! that alone is enough to make me smile broadly and fork over $2.00! :)
so i had my little elvis and a selection of blue scraps and i found this cool sheet music in a little vintage mini songbook... and i kind of stalled there for a bit. then i found a really old scrap of paper (dcwv, i think) with lots of whimsical little trees in every color, including blue. they were about the same size as elvis, so i thought they had possibilities, and i started cutting them out. (when i get "stuck" in the creative process i will often do some busy work like die-cutting, stitching or fussy-cutting, to stall for time until i figure out what to do next!) i decoratively punched and outlined the edges of my smaller blue scraps (still stuck!) ...and then finally i found the little sei tag. well, obviously the "who" was elvis, the "what" was blue christmas and the "where" was graceland... and SHAZAM... the whole card made sense! (to *ME*, anyway!!!) now you know what it's like inside my head when a card is bein' made. you're welcome. or sorry. whichever seems most appropriate! :) :) :)
(patterned paper: we r memory keepers, love elsie, dcwv, basic grey, creative imaginations, fancy pants + vintage sheet music; black cardstock: core'dinations; tag: sei; elvis sticker: paperhouse productions; inks: colorbox; pen: copic outliner; labels: dymo; adhesives: tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape)
i hope you'll "get the blues" with us... in a GOOD WAY... over at jingle belles this week! this prompt will be open until next wednesday evening, and we cannot wait to see what you will do!
in the meantime, rounding out "christmas in july" week, there's a pretty cool feature on the crafty steals blog today... just sayin'... :)
priceless! love, love, LOVE this!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the sneak peek into your creative process! One of my favorite things about you is when you make a truly unique (aka Lauren-y) card…one that will never even be SIMILAR to another the person will EVER receive. I know it is still July and you have many more JB cards to make that I will surely love, but I may have to request this one unless you have someone else you know that also loves Elvis :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for making an Elvis card for the challenge; you're the best!
What a great challenge ... and what can I say about this incredible unique and clever creation ... FANTASTIC!!! Love the music sheet King of Kings with Elvis ...ReplyDelete
I too love the peek into your creative process ... and the resulting magic ... this card seriously "rocks" ... and the King of Kings music made me snort ... ♥ it ... ♥ you :)ReplyDelete
This is one of a kind card dear Lauren and reading the process of creating it was great fun and inspiring . Also great fun with the feature for the JB. HugsReplyDelete
::shazam:: is right!!! Leave it to you to have Elvis stickers...ReplyDelete
Oh my mom would love this! She is a huge Elvis fan. Super cool, unique card and bonus for having Elvis stickers. Love it!ReplyDelete
This is just fantastic! I totally adore it and wish that *I* had a sheet of Elvis stickers! Such a huge fan of Elvis. Such a huge fan of your cards. Combine the two and it's a perfect combination. It was great to read how your brain processed this challenge and came up with this Kingly card. Wonderful - I love it.ReplyDelete
heeheehee! Lauren, who would not want this super cute card with a dash of Christmas humor? Even a non-Elvis fan would be bowled over by this! And the "King of Kings" sheet music in the back? LOLOLOL, too too cute & I love all the fab patterns you've incorporated on this :) Thanks for popping by my blog, hope you have a very stellar day!ReplyDelete