I stamped a 2008 Limited Edition Studio Calico Stamp three times with Neon Yellow Ink. Next I added my sentiment from Hero Arts Glow Girl in Neon Pink and finished with a shadow colored arrow from Oh Snap. You'd think this simple design would have been quick to execute, but there were at least three (or maybe more) attempts that went into the trash before I got clean, lined-up images ... CAS isn't always easier.
I was blessed to receive a large bag filled with pages of vintage sheet music from a friend. As I went through my treasure trove, I discovered several drum line pieces that were sized for marching band ... absolutely perfect for the front of a card.
This card is inspired by the fact that I've gone 5 days without caffeine ... and am still suffering the ill-effects of withdrawal. When I saw this week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Wake-Up Call, I knew exactly which EAD Designs sticker I wanted to use as my focal image.
Having a little fun with the Fusion Hypothesis #2 tonight ... for some reason when I saw the grey dots in the pillows ... I saw clouds ... and the lime chevrons were lighting strikes ... so that's where my Fusion Hypothesis began.
The sentiment from Glow Girl was stamped in Charcoal and again in Neon Green. I finished with a wrap of Grey Hemp Cord and a sentiment from Heydey Sentiments to add a bit of sunshine to this cloudy design.
When I saw this week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger ... Magical Magnolias ... I immediately thought of my favorite spring flower ... the Dogwood (the state tree of Missouri ... and harbinger of Spring).
I stamped Hero Arts Dogwood in Lime Pastel Chalk Ink and then again in Rouge Chalk Ink to fussy cut the flowers & blooms. I used pink shimmer chalk to shade the petals of the blooms & lime colored pencil on the centers.
I'm joining in the fun at the new Fusion Card Challenge ... I chose the fusion of combining the sketch with the Inspiration Photo.
Instead of Chevrons, I stamped the Hero Arts Hexagon Background in the Dark Pink, Orange and Yellow of the inspiration photo, and trimmed at an angle to create the sketch element.
I layered a yellow silk flower with two punched paper flowers and a pearl to bring in the floral design from the picture ... and create the elements in the sketch. I finished with a sentiment from Hero Arts Thanks a Bunch.
I had a very enjoyable and productive day ... cleaning out the flower beds (and decimating a colony of box elder bugs ... hate those creepy creatures) ... bringing in Spring clothes and shoes & packing away Winter wear ... attempting to play a little Disc Golf with my husband, which involved lots of laughter and a great workout (I'll be feeling it in my shoulder tomorrow I think) ... and boxing-up two large Rubbermade Totes full of crafting supplies to get ready for the upcoming local Rubber Stamp Rummage Sale.
I had a fun time wandering through my blog history ... and honestly had quite a few finalists for my blog post ... but finally went with this beauty from December 2008 ... seriously what was I thinking.
When I showed my husband ... he said ... do you think it could be any busier? Apparently I had a serious case of pattern overload with this design. I mention in my original blog post that I really didn't do much planning as I worked through a Hero Arts sketch ... yeah, no surprise there. The good news is that with passion and practice ... I have improved ... although every once in a while a few still wind up in the trash.
So hop on through and enjoy it as everyone celebrates April Fool's Day with our Ugliest Card Ever.