Yup, I've been Just Inklined my crafty friends - and in case you think I've finally lost my marbles, I'm talking about Jak Heath's new digistamp venture, 'Just Inklined'. Jak has teamed up with a group of talented artists to bring us some brilliant new images and you need to hop over there and see for yourself. The images can be seen on the Just Inklined blog, with purchases through http://www.imag-e-nation.com/.
Follow the 'Challenges' link at the top of the JI blog home page and you will see that you could win the opportunity of being a Guest Design Team member for September. So what are you waiting for? (No, no, wait just long enough for me to finish posting!)
I particularly love 'The Wrinklies' and this little lady had me cracked up:
Papers: Basic Grey, 'Wisteria' collection; Cosmo Cricket
Isn't she a hoot? She reminds me of my darling mother-in-law, with her handbag and her hat. It's so good to find such humour in a digital stamp: sometimes we don't want cute, do we?
I also couldn't resist the sentiment, which I printed out on my PC: 'Hot to Trot' - it's soooo Flossie, I've decided.
She would also make a wonderful illustration of Jenny Joseph's brilliant poem 'Warning' - see if you agree.
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
I had such fun colouring up this image. I paper-pieced her dress and the band around her hat: everything else was done with my Copics, with a little Prisma glow, of course. I kept the colour combo quite subtle and I think it's worked well, actually. I can't wait to send this one out!
So, I hope you will feel 'Just Inklined' to enter the GDT challenge and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with. Entries must be in by midnight (GMT) on 26 August 2010 to be counted. You can find the rules and requirements here.