Tuesday, 15 December 2009

One notebook, one keyring, two challenges

The current challenge over at the Paperplay blog is to let a movie or book inspire you. I thought about it for a while, because I wanted it to be a book or film that meant something to me. Illusions, by Richard Bach, really gave me comfort when I was going through a very low period in my life, so I found a picture of the cover and stared at it for a while. Lol, and then eventually I made this, which I think sums up the way the book made me feel.
Here's the book



And here's the notebook I did. I just couldn't get a photo where all the black bits looked black, but the background is velvet paper and the image and text are glossy photo paper. In real life, both look very deep black, not that navy shade :P



And I think I'm also going to enter the book into the challenge over at the Digital Ink Co. blog, which is to make a last-minute gift. The silhouette stamp is by Stitchy, and if you click on her name you'll get to her blog, where you can see her other lovely stamps. But, this may not be eligible because I designed it digitally, and I heard a whisper that that might not be allowed. If it isn't, just ignore this, but I colour everything digitally now, because I find it so much easier being able to zoom in, and to have limitless colour possibilities, rather than being confined to whatever pens/paints I have. And, I actually made this keyring the day before the challenge went live, but it fits perfectly, so I'm going to sneak it in. But, lol, again, I coloured it digitally. This stamp is called All Dressed Up and is by M&M Designs, again available at DICo.



Lolol, and I'm also hopelessly un-used to uploading pictures to anywhere but PictureBay, so I have my fingers crossed that this will all look allright. ;)

18 comments:

sam said...

These are both fab Susan and I cant see any problem ... but i aint the boss so dont quote me - Hi Judy..waving... Stitch will be stoked you used one of her images on the notebook as will Judy with the keyrings
Take care hunny
Sam x

Dazie said...

Its lovely!
Dazie
x

Deirdre said...

Stunning notebook - great creation. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Sarah said...

Both are Beautiful Susan Fabulous work chum, xxhugsxx
Sarah xx

Cheryl said...

wow hun these are just stunning so so love that book brilliant fab keyrin too hugs cheryl xxx

Mary said...

These are so cute! I just love that keyring! Thanks for joining us for the challenge at Digital-Ink Co.

hugs
Mary

stitchy said...

Thrilled isn't the word, fantastic job Susan, on both of your quickie gifts, how adorable...love that book, okay gotta ask ya, where's the tut lmao...they would be awesome to make..good luck in the challenge sweetie...and thank you for using my image, always appreciated...
hugz
stitchy

Harriet said...

These designs are fantastic.... thanks for playing along.

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Susan, I love this book idea. Not sure where you heard the rummor but It is wrong, like most rummors are. You can color your stamps any way you like. I like to see all the ideas everyone comes up with. I find inspiration in that. Love the sentiment with the nakes girl stamp. Too cute! Thanks for joining us at DICO. Good luck and I really hope to see your projects again!

Digi Kitty said...

OH my goodness this is so absolutely adorable (the little girl in shoes-hahah), and stitchy's sillouhette so elegant. You did such a great job on two very different images---you are so verstatile!
I love them both!

PUrrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty
www.thedigikitty.blogspot.com

KymKreates said...

Both of your items are marvelous!!!! Good luck and thanks for playing with us at DICO!
Kym

jackiescrafts said...

These are great Susan but I especially love that notebook it's fab

Hugs Jackie x

Liz said...

Wow Stunning Susan Love that book tho I do not know the film at all You know I love the key ring too and the strut it bit is fab! Both brilliant Well done and thank you so much for joining paperplay this week
Liz xxxxxxxxxx

sam21ski said...

WOW great makes, nice one xxx

Heather said...

great work Susan, the notebook is simply stunning xx

Judy said...

Susan, I totally love your key chain. All Dressed Up has been a very popular stamp, and you did a great job with it. Thanks for joining us at Digital-Ink Co.

Chris Arlington said...

I love the notebook and the funky stuff card I got a laugh it's sooo cute.
Have a great New Year Sweetie!

Chris Arlington said...

Susan, I could email because I am getting a message on the JJ forum that smf has crashed and needs repair. Is that just for me....I am a p.i.t.a lol