Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Opus Gluei #66 The shirt off your back

Those Poobahs try to push me out of my comfort zone every week, into the cat food of all places, but not this time!!

As if its going to make the slightest bit of difference whether I look up, down, behind me or anywhere else?  What else is there to see but black?  Its my uniform and I love it. Just to prove a point I pushed back the chair, grabbed the camera and aimed it straight at my feet..... black trousers, black shoes, okay, and spotted laces, but they're mostly black and they came from such a great shop on Southbank......  I bought check ones too, but that's for another day.

So that's when I settled back into such a comfortable space and reached for lots of little bits and pieces of black scraps that litter my desk.  A piece of corrugated card with a hint of glitter, some parchment, a circle of velvety suede, some faceted brads and of course a matching piece of spotted ribbon.  I have to admit this is not the most bright and beautiful ATC, but it is me.  And if I'd used my shirt for inspiration (or in this wintery weather, my polar-fleece), it wouldn't have been any different!! 

Sorry ladies, not this time.


  1. This is gorgeous! Black on black can be tough to pull off, but not for you! You rocked this look!! Love it!

  2. Foiled again. LOL. You have a wonderful way with black. I can't seem to make it work, but you make it ROCK. This ATC is a wonderful representation of your shoes. Isn't it great when a challenge just falls at your feet!?!?!
    Thanks for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI all the time. We love!

  3. Good for you, I'm going to call you the Queen of Darkness. You do black better than ANYONE!!!

  4. Love the black design! Beautiful :-) And those shoelaces :-)

  5. I started to type a comment and whoosh, it disappeared, so if two show up then well, err...okay, I'll just look dumb. (confangled technology)

    Okay, what I said earlier was that the polka dot laces are very you - love 'em. I'm glad you were inspired and no ONE, I mean NO ONE does black as crisp and elegant as you do. Be it ATCs, cards, whatever, you always manage to make these effortless and fab projects. I tip my horned helmet, lovely lady!

    This ATC is great, it's got texture and dimension and bling! YAY

    Thanks (as always) for taking on the challenge with us!

  6. Oh I love this, so many textures that make it scrummy.
    I never think of using only one colour I will have to have a go as you have inspired me!

  7. I can't wait til next summer!!


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