One of the coolest perks of being the Coordinator of Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat, is that I get to work with some pretty amazing gals. Being surrounded by all that talent can be very intimidating. Or very inspiring, just depending on how you look at it. Me? I'm inspired.
If you remember this little project, it was fun. And I loved the concept of the whole little hanging pocket. But the colors, never quite sat well with me. And I love color. LOVE!
So, inspired by my (amazing, might I add) friend, Lisa Mac, over at Tarnished and Tattered, I decided to re-do the little pocket, in neutrals. Eek. I'm a color kinda girl. Neutrals hard. All vintage...even harder.
But, really....it was fun! And kinda freeing! Because I was staying neutral, it made choices of what to use, easier. Even though it was a little harder to stay our of my scrabooking bins, they are usually my go to.
And here. One of my favorite details, was that I attached the (real! gasp!) photo to some recycle cardstock (Salt-tine box), and then cut the edges. As I was looking for toys to fill the pocket, I grabbed a piece of white writing chalk. I decided to just chalk the edges of the cardstock the photo was adhered to for some additional detail. It turned out to be my favorite thing.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
And then I cut it all to use as filler. And I also did a hand-lettered card that read the same thing. All sorts of "toys" bits of a bingo card, a fortune, a wish ticket, kiddie park tickets, etc. All to inspire one to "play".
If you've never been over to Lisa Mac's world, go check her out. Her blog is truly a trip down the rabbit hole into a wonderful, dream of cream, wonderfuland.
I'm so honored to have this talented gal be involved in Paper Cowgirl again this year. To check out her class at Paper Cowgirl in June, go to: http://papercowgirl.blogspot.com/, and look at the amazing class she will be teaching this year! You too will be, like me, inspired!