Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Vinyl Cutting

Hi there Geeky Crafters!

It always seems like forever between posts on my blog and I’m sorry for that.  I am hoping to be able to get creative and update better as the summer wears on before getting (hopefully!) into school next fall.  I’ve been doing a little craft work in the last month, and I noticed that while I shared my calendar on my facebook – I didn’t add it to the blog pictures, so expect a post for that.  But lately, I’ve been in a VERY geeky obsessive mood and my focus has been on Doctor Who – now, I know I’ve talked a little bit about the Doctor before, but lately, it almost seems like all I can think of.  I know there are lots of sources for Whovian information on the net, but the basic premise is this:

                A space alien called a Time Lord from a planet called Gallifrey, simply known as The Doctor, travels through time and space getting into all kinds of mischief in his ship, the TARDIS.  Currently, the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) looks like a blue 1960’s British police box.  It hasn’t always looked this way, but currently it likes looking that way. (That’s really all you know to know about why, although the series goes into more depth.) The Doctor has a serious affection for humans, and can regenerate when he is dying or near death.  When we pick up in 2005 with the re-launch of the series, he has regenerated into his 9th form, played by Chris Eccleston of Gone in 60 Seconds fame.  He picks up a quirky and beautiful companion, Rose, and they’re off for adventure. Fans of the previous show will remember Tom Baker’s scarf, which is a Who staple and will know that Rose is not the first companion.  There are plenty of villains, including the return of the Cybermen and the Daleks and lots of jokes and always lots of running.  I recommend starting with Series 1 from 2005 (previous shows from the 60s to the 80s were part of Seasons, not Series) and working your way through the Doctors from there.  There’s enough information to catch you up on the important bits from past lives and you’ll get a feel for the characters.  Eccleston only sticks around for Series one and his replacement, David Tennant (known in the US from the recent Fright Night remake), as 10, is so funny and geeky that you can’t help but fall in love with him as the Doctor.  It’s honestly heartbreakingly simple in his complexity.

I’ve shared my cutting files for the Doctor’s Gallifrean name and the logo from the revamp of the series (I’m not absolute that this what they’re using for Matt Smith’s doctor, I’m still rewatching episodes) but I thought I’d share what I did with them.  I’ve also done two cards with one of 10’s catchphrases, because it’s such a fun and geeky word.

The next pictures I’ve got for you are the other vinyl work I did for my kitchen aid mixer.  I have one in Empire Red, and it was looking awfully lonely with no decorations, so I put some of my favorite things on there:  a tinkerbell and a cupcake.  The vinyl was fairly easy to put on in both occasions.  I used Glad Press & Seal as the transfer paper cause I’m too cheap to go buy the transfer paper and I already had the Press & Seal on hand.

So what do you guys think?  I really liked cutting the vinyl and didn’t have much difficulty at all.  I can’t wait to try some more designs for maybe my phone or something else in my apartment!