Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A blast from the past


                                                                               
     Many years ago I started drawing stick figures mainly because I couldn't draw actual people. I actually got the inspiration for these figures from one of my favourite soul bands "Soul to Soul", I loved their bright outfits and their platted hair.I remember making a picture for my best friend that had all these colourful figures on an orange background, I have to admit it came out really well and she absolutely loved it and always put it up in her lounge room whenever she moved, she was a bit of a nomad back in the day. She cherished this little gift for many years but in the end it was stolen by a malicious flatmate and she was devastated, maybe now I can make her a replacement picture.

For this card I drew the figures and made it into what maybe called a digital stamp. I can now use this image over and over again, something I couldn't do when I first started drawing these figures. Making this card has made me realize how much I depend on my computer to create, I don't know if this is a good thing but  I have to admit I appreciate the convenience  of designing this way. 

The blue dresses have been attached to the card stock with self adhesive dimensional foam and I added diamantes to the figures hair. This was a very simple card to make and it took me back years when I just had fun and enjoyed life, have to admit I am pretty much doing the same thing now.                                                 

The Challenges I have included-
The Play Date Cafe-PDCC76
Wee Memories-Twine

10 comments:

cg said...

You're gonna think I'm stalking you or something! Love love this card. I too started out making stick figures, before I discovered stamps and die cuts. I was actually sorta known for them for awhile...this inspires me to break them out again. Stay tuned!
Seriously, incredible card.

Fiona said...

what a clever idea Susan - thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love these stick people, fabulous outfits and a great take on our challenge this week at The Play Date Cafe. Tracy x

Rhonda Miller said...

So cute. I love the paper piecing on the stick figures.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love this whimsical card!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh! I LOVE that you drew those fun, stick figures! How frustrating about your friend's pic. I bet she was absolutely sick! Ugh! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

What a delightful project! Fun way to work the colors :) Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE this! Love those stick people--so cute! Great use of our colors! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Ann said...

What a fun card! Thanks for playing with us girls at Wee Memories this week!

veronica said...

very cool dresses! love them.