Saturday, April 10, 2010

Publication clippings: A Drunken Stamper's Challenge

This week's Drunken Stampers Challenge requires the use of a magazine or newspaper clipping.

Mindful of Earth Day later this month, the challenge asks creators to participate in a little reduce, recycle and reUse.

I love this challenge for several reasons: First, as pointed out over at Drunken Stampers, everyone has access to an old magazine or newspaper or phone book or junk mail with enormous text or brightly-colored images.

Second, it's incredibly interesting to see how others interpret an advertisement or photograph or headline -- what one person sees is not what another person sees.

Finally, advertising and editorial art and writing, done well, can be just as inspiring as Picasso and Shakespeare. I swear.

Which brings me to my creation that is not quite Picasso, but I like it: Especially the main image from a Kohler faucet ad (see, a well done ad can be amazing).

I framed out half sea-horse woman with a chipboard frame colored by pressing a green-ink stamp here and there. I used a Stampin' Around roller wheel named "It's Beautiful" with Very Vanilla ink over the green.

The remainder of the card are bits of text and images set at varying heights with 3M puffy stuff (I don't know what it's actually called).

Oh, I also completely lucked out with today's challenge when it comes to choosing a magazine: I happened to have a copy of Dwell from August 2008, covered in dust bunnies, hiding beneath some old sketch books.


  1. CB, this is gorgeous! I love that seahorse woman! You're not kidding-- a well-done ad really IS a work of art. As is your contribution to our challenge this week! I love it, girlfriend. You've rocked the Drunken Stampers, yet again!


  2. Amazing job with this weeks challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at the Drunken Stampers!

  3. Amazing card ! I am blown away with how fast you got it done and posted ! Thanks for joining us on DS !

  4. This is REALLY cool! I LOVE it! TFS!

  5. WOW! this is amazing, so creative and clever!!

  6. wow looks like an art that belongs in a museum!!.what an awesome job..loves ya

  7. Cool card!! Had to pop by when I saw your comment on Donna Mundinger's blog (popsicle toes) and saw you were from Reno! So a big HEY from another Reno-ite!