this week's challenge at shopping our stash is called "miss you". it's a great chance to make a card for someone you haven't seen for a while, which was what i originally planned to do; but at some point i took a crazy left turn and wound up with a funky hawaiian text-and-photo-based page in my art journal. i'm still not really sure *HOW* that happened, but i like the result:
i don't know about you, but i still have lots of rub-ons, especially rub-on alphabets, and i still really love them! as a matter of fact, i used a bunch of them at christmas, to label my gift wrapped packages, and it never fails to amuse me how much they astonish "civilians" who cannot figure out *HOW* you've attached them. "are these some kind of special stickers?" they ask doubtfully, fingering the not-quite-textural letters, "or did you WRITE this?" rub-ons are also very cool on photos, i think, again because of their seamlessness. yes, i could've gotten pretty much the same effect by putting the text on digitally, but sometimes it's just fun to play around with physical products, isn't it? i used seven sets of rub-ons and one set of very flat stickers, and i love that the text adds a fun element without covering up too much of the picture.
as far as the subject matter, yeah, i know, jeff and i were only in hawaii for three weeks, and it was two years ago; but i seriously don't think more than a month has gone by since then that one of us has not brought up a memory, a sight, a location, an activity, a food, or... well... SOMETHING from that trip that we loved and still think about. it's that kind of place, i guess. and obviously such longing is even more acute during a cold new jersey winter! :)
something that i KNOW will warm you up, no matter how frosty your current weather, is the wonderful fast-moving high-pressure front* of inspiration emanating from my lovely SOS dt darlings, so off you go to check out the gorgeous eye candy they're created for your delight!
*we watch a lot of weather channel at our house. a lot. just sayin'...