WOYWW 26/5/2010

Well, I was thrilled to see that my little project from yesterday made one of the top three picks over at the Stampotique Designer’s Challenge. I was actually working on another one, as this is just my sort of thing, and I find the Stampotique images so very inspiring, in a quirky sort of way, so what is on my WW is another project that fits the bill for the challenge but as the challenge is closed and a new one is up (note to self: pay attention to the dates in future!) I can only post it here.

First my desk – a mess as usual, but I am getting better about clearing up the remnants of an old project before beginning a new one.  Maybe some day I’ll actually get better about cleaning my stamps LOL!

Unlike so many tidy and detail oriented papercrafters I tend to make use of stuff I have rather that buying custom storage LOL!  As you can see my handful of Copics are in an old coffee jar (although I did add a bit of cheap decorating tape around it to pretty it up slightly) and my little tape runners are in an old green tea box.

The project, which is more or less done (or will be by the end of the day) is using a milk carton template from Mirkwood Designs (they have a LOT of templates worth a look so do pop over if this sort of thing appeals to you) and is based on a few things – the HAVE YOU SEEN THIS CHILD? alerts they include on milk cartons in the USA to get the names and faces of missing children into the public eye, and the book The Midwich Cuckoos (also made as the movie Village of the Damned, a fairly good adaptation of the book, and not butchered like so many movie-from-book versions) The Stampotique images (most of which are linked to in the previous post, so I won’t do it again) lend themselves nicely to this sort of thing but I can already see the next challenge is going to be tricky for me as it is a card – and regular readers (do I have any?  I sometimes wonder LOL!) will know I am not a natural cardmaker.

I’ll explain some of the references – Rocky, buying a cuckoo clock, is clearly a reference to the title of the book.  Smiley, on the Oppley road, is a location from the book.  The Dr. is the doctor from the book and movie, and Marci was last seen near Basingstoke, near where I live.  Buck (and the stamp is actually titled Uncle Buck) always makes me think of Uncle Duke from the Doonesbury cartoons, who is based on Hunter S. Thompson, who wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, hence Buck being last seen on his way to Las Vegas.  The cow is from the Ikhioogla font (I believe it is the lower case a in ikhiooglacows.ttf) and the MILK font is JeannieShrimpton from girlswhowearglasses but not sure it is available anymore as a freebie.  It was once available from Banana Frog as a stamp in a couple of different sizes but I can’t seem to find it in the catalog, so maybe not any more.  Shame.   It’s one of my all time favourites.

I spend a stupid amount of time researching the format of phone numbers in the UK in the 1950s so I could get the phone number correct but never did find anything that helped.  So that one is just made up LOL!

I am determined to visit as many posts on WOYWW as I can this week, having missed out last week completely, posting AND visiting.  Off to make another cup of coffee to fuel my clicking then back to it! Cant wait to see what everyone else is working on.