Thursday, January 31, 2013

Where green grass grows there can't be wrong

Although most of my cards tend to be on the "sweet" side, in my personal life I tend to like art & music that is more on the edge. Like, dangling off the edge and screaming. For example, one of my favorite bands of all time is Jane's Addiction, in part because that's what I listened to with my best friend from college. We lived in Arizona, and would take long drives out in the desert or up through Oak Creek Canyon or into the winding roads to Jerome, listening to Perry Farrell's wailing and wondering what we wanted from life. We've remained friends all these years, and have shared the joys and sorrows that come from being strong-willed and naturally rebellious.

You may remember the "ballsy" card I made for him last year; I wanted to make him something special, so I decided to use a line from Jane's Addiction's "Ain't No Right"... 



I used two double-sided papers from BoBunny; I printed the lyrics in brown (set in three versions of Ablefont) directly onto the DP, and added a little dimension to the piece with Vintage Photo distress ink. The banners were cut with dies from a•muse studio's Cupcake Toppers set, and I used Creative Medium to give them a shine & make them pliable.

I added hand-stitching on the ribbon; it's really light, but worth it I think. Here's a close-up:



I feel like there's a sort of Medieval Festival vibe going on here... which I think Perry Farrell would appreciate. As he once said, "Don't blame me 'cause you got no honor in your life ... don't blame me 'cause you have no chivalry in your soul!"



Inspiration/Challenges:
Clean & Simple: Sketch #225
Dynamic Duos #37: Soft Suede and Crumb Cake
Glitter n Sparkle: Male Card









Thank you for visiting & rock on,

4 comments:

Karen Day said...

Medieval Festival vibe - I love it! And yes, I think you nailed it :o) Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous Male card, love the simplicity of it, thanks for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxx

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

brilliant male card thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

Loves Happy Hour said...

Great card! I love the simplicity of it, but yet it looks so complex!

I nominated you for a Liebster Award
http://loveshappyhour.blogspot.com/2013/02/liebster-award.html

Cheers!
♥Kelli