Monday, October 15, 2012

i'm not sure if this is an art journal page... or a card...

at the moment it's the former, but if my main idea for my friend paul's annual birthday collage doesn't pan out, then i think it might turn into a card, sharpish!

 (vintage bits: time card, ticket stub, book paper, sheet music; other bits: my photoshopped hibiscus photo, part of a calendar page, scraps of hindi newspaper; patterned paper: sei, basic grey; tape: heidi swapp; brackets: cosmo cricket; rub-ons: autumn leaves, basic grey, 7 gypsies; quote formatted in broderbund printshop using sidewalk and bohemian typewriter fonts and printed on a 3m inkjet transparency; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, scotch gluestick)

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. 
Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. 
Do, every day, something no one else 
would be silly enough to do. 
It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
-Christopher Morley

i used an old sketch from scrap friends which i had printed out when it was current-- at the beginning of september-- but which got snowed under a pile of other stuff on my desk. as many things do. though frankly, you should really dismiss those pesky rumors about the lindbergh baby out of hand, they are completely untrue!

nonetheless, having unearthed said sketch yesterday, i remembered how much i loved both it, and this amazing layout my lovely and inspirational blogging friend sandi taloumis made from it. you'll notice that my interpretation is, alas, really nothing like either of those. but it's kind of fun, anyway, i think. and the main thing is, it uses that totally brilliant christopher morley quote which i just found recently and could not wait to use in the current city crafter challenge (#130) to impart inspiring words or advice. speaking of city crafter, you really ought to hop over there and see the DT projects because they are even more stellar than usual, which, believe me, is SAYING SOMETHING.

and now it just remains for me to send a very, VERY happy (and only sliiiiightly belated!) birthday wish to my lovely friend linda robinson, who just happens to be on the aforesaid CCCB team, and who is being celebrated HERE, if you'd like to join in!

(and many more!)


  1. ...but whatever it "is" - it is AMAZING! I loooooooove it! :D

  2. It is amazing...if it's a card...I'm sure that it will get rocks.

  3. Love what you did here! Glad to here I was able to give ya a little inspiration! I loved that sketch to bits too!

  4. Awwww.. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. I had a great one. Even though I turned the big "50". Your Card looks amazing. You know I love all that wonderful layering. Always love seeing your creations over at CCCB!


  5. Well whatever you decide it is, its fantastic Lauren!!! I love the colors and all the layering ! Thank you for sharing your creativity this week at CCCB :-)

  6. Journal page or card, it is going to be AWESOME for sure!!!!!
    And thanks for the shout out for Linda's birthday! : )

  7. This is fabulous ... what a treat to look at ... Many thanks for playing along at CCCB!

  8. The layering is amazing. Quite pretty.


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