Monday, February 23, 2009

A little "goth"....

I made this clipboard for a friend of mine that I work with at Starbucks. She loved my Starbucks clipboard that I made for our outgoing manager, and she asked me to make one for her. She said that she would take whatever I made, but I wanted to personalize it, and Starbucks isn't her LIFE, so I thought I would tie in her personal life. She just recently got a black/grayish rose tattoo on her arm, so I definitely wanted to incorporate that, and she loves the color black, and doesn't mind the whole skull thing. So, that's what I went with. Now, when you look at her, she is such a bubbly, happy person, you wouldn't think that she would be into that sort of thing. So, don't think that she's some goth with weird hair and more piercings than there are capitals in the US. She is super sweet and so fun to be around. She's a shift manager, so I enjoy working with her.
Anyway, the skull is from a cutout from a stack of Halloween paper that I found somewhere either Michael's or JoAnn's. The letters for her name are from stencils that I cut out. The roses are from Kitchen Sink Stamps, and I just used Memento black to stamp those. The swirls are from stencils and I painted them white. Now, had I had more time, I would have done something on the edges and I would have moved the corner flower up or I would have done another sprig of swirl up there. But, time was not on my side, and I was running late for a meeting, so this was what she got. She really liked it, so it was worth it!

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1 comment:

  1. Oh My Gosh!! I REALLY like this, Erin! There's something so incredibly elegant and intense about this . . . I can't put my finger on it. But it just speaks to me. And of course, it has my favorite roses. I'll bet your friend LOVED this!! Miss chatting with you!!


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