Tapes N Tapes

Artwork done by iRi5.
These works made using old cassette tapes are awesome.

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LD to the GS

Wow. Sorry it's been so long since I've posted here. My normal 'creative' time has been spent on little design things here and there and some other ventures. But the juices have been flowing again and I'm already doing some work on a few things. In the meantime....
I have been on a mission to get my garage clean. And I mean really clean and organized. I have a new saw, drill press and other tools still in their boxes from Christmas that I haven't been able to use yet because there has been NO room. Too many bikes, a Vespa and Lambretta to navigate around, boxes of stuff, weight equipment.... so we've been gutting. As I was ditching some old Paper Candy signage, I found these watercolors that I did... probably 14 years ago? maybe longer... I can't remember. And I didn't even remember that I had them. They are about 20" tall. I remember just trying to get them done, so I didn't take as much time on the girls and background. I am my own worst critic because I even look at them now and see what I want to improve. But beh- I'm not interested.... so I think I am going to crop off the silly girls and keep the scooters. I tested this idea out in Photoshop so it's included here. What thinketh thou? That would look better, right? They weren't really laying flat so they look a tad warped but you get the idea.
I have a watercolor in the making right now hogging our main table in the family room. The easel is a huge eyesore so I need to get crack-a-lackin' on that.... so much to do!


Vintage Paper Stars

This is a great step by step on how to make these.
I think you could do some cool ones just like this with patterned paper, glitter and interesting things in the center.
I'm thinking gift toppers...
award ribbons.... (omgoshHalloween.Fantastic!)
What about creating in felt and placing on a pillow?! oooh ooo ooo......

Photo Holder

Cool idea using vintage rubber stamps.

Love Leftovers

Okay- So Vday is over but I thought these ideas were worth noting for the future. They inspire the following:
-I liked the idea of using cupcake cups as fluted paper backgrounds. This would look great on a heard box (improving upon, of course... putting something in the middle with more oomph)
-The felt heart thing is something I would never make, but the idea/method is simple and gets my mind plotting. Already did some similar things with hair barrettes but cool pins for clothes, eh...has potential in the kid department.
-And das boats. What is it about boats? They are just kind of cool and dreamy and these look, ahem, a bit easier than the last bunch I made. I dig the big doily sail (would be cool in black!), perhaps bigger tissue paper sails... but the hearts are sweet and for some reason, not too cheesy.