Wednesday, May 2, 2012

i don't know WHAT happened here...

...but i *think* i kinda like it! :)

my card for this week's city crafter challenge--week #107--that is. for which the lovely ros requests we use both tulle AND text. those being two of my FAVORITE ingredients, i dove right in. i was planning to make something soft and romantic with a bit of a "shabby chic" feeling to it--not unlike miss ros' card, come to think of it. but that's not what happened. it's not even close, actually. what happened was a bit more on the funky grungy side. like this:

(digi-stuffs, printed on an inkjet transparency: cherry sugar sunshine by girl friday, digichick designs; inky overlay by vera lim designs; mom's typewriter font; real stuff: various bits of foreign text, backed with scraps of chipboard and cardstock; notebook paper; super heavy black oaktag paper; tim holtz heart die and cuttlebug alphabet dies; tulle from michaels; stamps (that you really can't see, but they were fun to use) by: tim holtz, dina wakley, making memories, unity; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, xyron, sewing machine)

yeah. it's kinda weird. but in a GOOD way. i think. probably. i think i like it... but at the moment i confess it's sooooooo far away from the picture that was in my head when i set out that my eyeballs haven't quiiiiiite caught up.

it was an absolutely blast to make, however: i did a LOT of stamping and masking and inking... and then covered almost all of that up in the end, and fitted my words on a transparency that got layered over the top of my super-artsy background. i've used a bunch of different foreign text papers to make my diecuts, and i think they came out well. i LOVE the way the tulle looks as a frame, i'll definitely be doing that again. and since this might be my favorite quote of the buddha, just spending the time thinking about, playing with, stamping (later covering up) and then typing and formatting those words was "worth the trip" so to speak. another one for the "point three"* file? hmmmmmmm... i'll let ya know, darlings! ♥♥♥

*point three of bruce mau's incomplete manifesto for growth: process is more important than outcome. thank you yet again, bruce, that has helped me every single day for the last two years!!!


  1. i say all that work was well worth it!! girl this ROCKS!!!! :)

  2. I'm so glad hat you joined us at CCCB this week ... this is sooo Lauren ... Unique, outta' the box and meaningful ... Wonderful creation ... many thanks for playing along

  3. I lloovvee it too...what an awesome card! all those layers are fabulous even if some are covered up cuz you can still see that they are there and I love how you use those transparencies...i am sooo not a digi card maker and am envious of your projects with the digi!!!

  4. WOW WOW WOW, I am LOVING this! You just have to be brilliant in everything? LOL! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. I like it a lot Lauren, and that's a great typewriter font!

  6. Well I love it.. It look funky and creative.. And I love the quote.. Thanks so much for joining us over at CCCB!

  7. This card is awesome and something you totally don't see. Its like an art journal mets card, mets...something else? Love it. :)Very punky.


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