Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Keep moving!

Remember learning to ride a bike? How many people had their dad running behind them with a broom handle lashed to the back? And who resisted the temptation to look behind and make sure he was still holding on?!

I wanted to capture that wobble with one of the vintage style bikes in the "Bicycle life" stamp set and pair it up with the great quote from Albert Einstein (also in the set) - Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. I stamped on a copper plant label for an authentic metal look. The wobble comes courtesy of a spring - this is the sort know as an "expansion spring" and it's quite stable until you give it a little push!

I thought it would be a shame not to demonstrate the full daft potential of this (I confess to being easily amused but I could play with this for hours!) so I challenged myself to learn how to use the video function on hubby's phone and here is my very first movie. OK, so I'm not about to win any Oscars for direction or cinematography but I hope it makes you smile!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Bicycle Life (All Things Considered line - releasing Tuesday 15 Feb)
Textured Harlequin backgrounder

Simply Kraft and Simply Heavy Black (CHF)

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)
Stazon by Tsukineko (Jet Black)

Fiskars circle cutter
Copper plant label
Heavy cardboard tube (mine was the inner from a ball of fancy yarn)

Thanks for stopping by - hope your day is not too wobbly!


Karen said...

hahahahahahaha thats brilliant Joanne and well done on conquering the video thingy! XXX

Holly said...

That is just way too fun!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE this idea and love your wobbly video!!!

Tracy said...

You've got my vote!!

itsallrosi said...

super cute project and the video looks great!

Janice said...

I'm so impressed with your little vid. I'm hoping when I get my fancy dancy work phone that I too will be able to do such things, although most of my colleagues who have got them have had difficulty knowing how to turn them off in meetings!

Unknown said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Only one question Joanne.... a broom handle? Did you have to sweep the street at the same time? ;-)

Traceyr said...

Yes it did make me smile Joanne :)

and my dad did run behind me holding onto the saddle but no broom handle though!!!


tracy said...

i love it joanne,and i love that you filmed it,and i love that i watched 4 times LOL

Hels Sheridan said...

Love this loads .. very clever x

Lisa Silver said...

Such a cute project! And I love the video!

Kath said...

Fabulous. I love it.......and the video too. Wonderful.

My Dad hung onto the seat of my bike until I mastered it!

JeanFB said...

Great project, Joanne. And I loved the video - the commentary was succinct, the plot fast-paced and easy to follow, and the star - stunning. Bravo! ;)

Chriss Rollins said...

love love love it xxx

Hazel said...

great wobbling! xx

Pattyjo said...

That video was a hoot! I turned the sound up and watched closely and all it did was rock back and funny!!!! Thanks for the chuckle! How funny!