Sunday, 4 April 2010

To Chuck Taylor, With Thanks

A simple card dedicated to a simple, enduring classic!

Ask any of my friends, and they'll vouch for the fact that they never see me wear anything else than the classic black and white Converse "Chuck Taylor" sneakers. :) I've always loved them, ever since I was a kid, and I kid you not, I feel happier when I wear them!

For obvious reasons, this image of a battered old pair of Chuck Taylors is one of my favourite stamps in my whole collection. You may not know, but before I became a stamp-addict, all of my crafting was done on the computer. I turned the clock back a little to those days and made the backing paper myself and printed it onto card. It was sanded and edge-distressed with Brushed Corduroy distress ink, as was the stamped image. Both were placed on top of a black matte and adhered to the card. I did warn you that it was simple! LOL

The Sunday Stampers Challenge this week has the theme "lace" - this card has 2 laces on it, so I figure it counts! :) As ever, click the image to see a larger view.

[Edit - I've googled til I'm blue in the face and I can't find who makes the stamp, sorry :( ]

[Edit again - OK, we're making progress! Thanks to Carolyn for contacting me with the info that this stamp is by Postmodern Designs and is called Hi Tops in a Box! Now all we need to do is FIND it, which is not proving easy so far!]

26 comments :

Shar said...

What a great image for a card and a very interesting take on "lace". Simple but striking!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Dan, this is AWESOME!!! I love your "take" on things-- a great, masculine viewpoint and perfect execution of techniques!

SmilynStef said...

Who makes that awesome stamp? ... love this card.

Dorothy said...

OMG Dan!!!!! So awesome. I love chuck!!! I used to have a pair of red ones, green ones and orange!! Of course had to have black too! Now i just have the black ones.

TinaB said...

Fab card Dan and great stamp x The backing paper is excellent. xx

misteejay said...

Super card...sometimes simple works best.

Toni :o)

Laura said...

As I think I commented before what a great image these sneekers are. Fantastic creation as ever.

Carol Q said...

Nice masculine interpretation of the theme!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Hahahah love your take on the "lace" theme :D - very you :D
Fab card :D
J xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab fab and thrice fab...I can vouch for Dan..he ALWAYS wears those traineys ... love that you made your own backing paper too...is there no end to your talent?? LOL Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Alicia8660 said...

I love your work
Alicia

joy said...

Well, how neat is that?? I only recently found your blog and it is very refreshing to see the masculine viewpoint! Great job with the sneakers!

Katy said...

Fab card and I love your interesting interpretation of the challenge!!!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Love this card! My 16 year old daughter has a pair of these black converse shoes too!! lol!!

mrsspook said...

I love this cards ...do you know who makes the stamp, I just have to get it

Rachel said...

wow fab, great choice of shoes x

Andrea said...

Dan brilliant card and hope you are having a good Easter xx

Katie & Paul said...

we LOVE this one! It's awesome!

Katie & Paul x

Crafty Dawn said...

I love it Lace so cool and I love these boots all the men in my life where them (son's & hubby ;0) as well as me too!

Love Dawn xx

Sarah Anderson said...

lol, took me a second but waht a great take on 'lace' :)

Rosie said...

Fab work - love your take on "lace" and what a great image this is! Great "faded" colours too!

Artyjen said...

Love the composition....and the lace use is fab!
xoxo

Debbie S said...

I used to have a red and white pair of these and loved them too. This is a great take on the Sunday Stamper challenge

Gillian said...

cool take on the theme, just like the converse themselves,what a fab stamp. I have the hot pink pair an the blue an orange pair

Lori said...

Doh! Why didn't I think of that? This is a very cool way to interpret the theme, I love it!

mrsspook said...

I have been searching for this stamp with the info you have, not much luck so far, I have found an email for Postmodern designs rubbert stamps so will email them, will keep you posted
June
it's postmoderndesign@aol.com in case anyone else wants to contact them too

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