April 23, 2011

mask it.


oh masking tape. so simple. so pretty in all of your pastel loveliness. i bought some of this said loveliness whilst spending all of my holiday money in the moma nyc gift shop last year. what i had planned to 'tape' or 'decorate' or 'wrap' was not included in the decision factor and i was soon interrupted by the sweet whisperings of the pretty, oh so pretty tape. pretty wins over functionality everytime. the tape roll has been purely decoration in my studio...until last night! a good few hours watching glee re-runs was spent sticking and playing. pure joy. have made a few little cards that i'll be using for some love mail and tags. any excuse to whip out my beloved papersource stamp collection is also welcome. i've been pottering in the studio today, working out what will become part of my exhibition in august. lots of faux wood, vintage greeting cards and melmac will be making an appearance. i've even ordered some of the most fantastic wallpaper which will form the background of my installation. i will divulge more info as ideas develops and invites are sent out. the weather is a little hesitant today...i did a quick camera battery recharge before the rain clouds released but they seem to have held off. now the sun seems to have his hat on, hooray! this cooler weather makes for wonderful bike riding behaviour. took kit for a spin earlier today. as you may have noticed, this easter is a little quiet for me on the family front. with mum and dad in sf and my girlies all up to different things, i felt it necessary to have a relaxing weekend with no baking and no real time restraint. the fam are in the midst of organising a family reunion in hawaii in october so i really can't complain about a rather lonesome 3 day weekend, can i? i'm keen to go with a bikini in my suitcase so have been trying to behave myself. the humpty dumpty easter egg staring at me from the counter thinks otherwise. it's been a bit quiet in blogland which means you must all be having a rather lovely and indulgent weekend. look forward to hearing your stories. happy saturday.



candy colours & archie the french bulldog.


bike love. yet to be touched up with black liner.


i'd like a caravan in the future, thank you. until then, pretty gift cards will suffice.



11 comments:

Trudy said...

gorgeous idea!! I want one. you would love it up here. I think you should bring your mum up here when they come home. lots of wildlife very close. love you lots xxxx

Bungalowgirl said...

Completely getting your masking tape love - I have never seen it in any other colour than yellowish- beige. Gotta love those New Yorkers! The colour selection is beautiful- the cards look lovely. can't wait to see more of what you are up to, especially if wallpaper is involved. Mel.x

Allana said...

Love your cards - they look awesome!
I can't wait to see what you put together for your instillation, sounds great.
Enjoy your long weekend, we are having a quite one here too :)

Kylie said...

let me know if you'd like some more wallpaper...I'm more than happy to send some of my stash over.

Melmac AND wallpaper two of my favourite things! Can't wait to see what you create you clever girl you!

Happy Easter. P.S. I think a family reunion in Hawaii MORE than makes up for a quiet Easter!

jodie said...

This is such a great idea! Love what you've done with the tape and stamps...the bicycle is my favourite :)

Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog. Glad I found yours now :):)

green tea and red nails said...

these are awesome! i bought so much paper tape when i was in japan in january... i have barely made a dint in it since then. haha! i have had plans to make some gift tags too... perhaps i'll watch some sex and the city while crafting this afternoon :)!

your exhibition sounds awesome... would love to come along and check it out when it is up and running!

have a fabulously relaxing weekend :)

kel xx

Piril Maria said...

Like it. =)


♥ Greets,
http://thebookness.blogspot.com

moose and bird said...

I love these, you should sell them! I would definitel buy some. x

REread said...

cute ...

Thea said...

Love Japanese tape, love stamps and love your idea! I actually like the bike one the best. Untouched, it gives it more of a vintage look. x

nais said...

much fun. love these chic. oh how joyous it is to drop into your blog. have been offline a bit over the easter break. so nice to drop in again. ur fun.