Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Brighter Day

The new lightbulb stamps from Maya Road are quickly becoming some of my new favorites. They're full of retro-kitsch fun:

 I stamped the lightbulbs onto kraft cardstock, then sponged around each one with Tea Dye distress ink (leaving the actual stamped images untouched). The result is kind of a "glowy" effect, giving the lightbulbs a subtle pop. For the sentiment, my trusty Dymo labelmaker added the perfect "industrial" touch.

A while back, I mentioned the winter-time sidewalk sweet potato vendors we have here in China. I finally remembered to snap a picture of one:

Basically a 55-gallon drum rigged up with two wheels and a wooden push-handle, with the inside filled with coal for roasting corn and sweet potatoes. On a cold day, the vendors manning the carts are enveloped in clouds of fragrant steam wafting from the piping hot vegetables. Melty-tender, naturally sweet, they're the perfect meal-on-the-go!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Maya Road "Eureka Lightbulb"; Ink: black pigment, Ranger "Tea Dye" distress ink, Ranger "Walnut Stain" distress ink; Cardstock: kraft; Accessories: Dymo labelmaker, foam dimensionals


  1. The background you created with those lightbulbs is incredible - looks like patterned paper! The labelmaker sentiment is so perfect.

  2. Lisa, you are so creative! I love your BRIGHT ideas and design style!