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Craft Us Crazy
Hello you wonderful crafty people!
Puzzled by the title of this post? As you can see, there are no photos of food here, but I'll explain. Below is the picture that Craft Us Crazy is using for their current challenge and what a challenge it was for me. That's a good thing! When I first saw this bedroom set, I thought it was completely over the top, but the longer I looked at it, it started to make more sense. The boldness of the bedspread and curtains, the subtle scored lines in the white headboard, the soft pink hues of the paint on the walls, the bold blue spurts of color in the pillow and whatever that wonky shaped thing is on the nightstand, it all really works together. It's fun, youthful, unrestrained and it just makes you smile.
That's great for a bedroom, but a card???
I began the card with only a large white scalloped base and then my mojo slammed on the brakes. (Dang washing machine just beeped at me...be right back; does laundry ever end?)..........
Okay! I'm back, 15 loads done and only 40 more to go. Blah! If you've followed my blog for a while, you've probably noticed that I mention my disdain for this particular domestic task quite often. It would hands down have to be my least favorite chore. A funny side note story to laundry. It has become a conversation starter when friends come over and see my laundry room and they always ask the same question. "Ummm, Can I ask why you have a picture of Jesus hanging above your washer and dryer?" And my reply is always, "Well, I love that picture and the inspiration that I receive daily from looking at it. I figure, why not hang it somewhere where I'll see it ALL the time and where am I usually at? In the laundry room! And who better to give me strength than him in the place that I need it the most!"
Just incase you hadn't figured it out....
I abhor doing laundry!
Now, back to the card.
This wonderful little dragonfly image is from our Sponsor, Robyn's Fetish and is called It's a Dragonfly Day. I colored this with a combination of Copics; of which I never write down, I apologize.
So I have the blank white base and this image and that's all I had. I had to start somewhere, so I decided to tackle the craziest element of the photo first, those multicolored stripes.
Miraculously, I had a fabulous little book of papers that I received from Audrey in a blog candy and so essentially, credit goes to her for saving the day! The striped paper comes from the 6x6 Paper Pad, Country Drive, from Echo Park.
After placing on the paper, things just went nuts!
Just add more butter? Here's the reason for that. With the groovy paper atop the base and the image, things were starting to look a bit better, but not great. I really wanted to grasp the feel of the photo; however, I wasn't close, yet. That's when I realized that the television in the living room was playing The Food Network Channel and one of my favorite cooks is Paula Dean. Talk about over the top, she's a riot, ya'll! It seemed as though fate had intervened and right then Paula said, "Ya know what, ya'll? When I'm cooking and I like something I'm making, but I don't quite LOVE it yet...I add more butter!" DING, DING, DING...the light went on in my head and the metaphorical measuring cups came out.
This card will NEVER fit into an envelope, lets just say that. There is so much oleo on this thing and now I just LOVE it!
I've scored lines around the main image to represent the head board and decorative wall, added a pink banner for the painted walls and the topping of lard was the blue yarn pom pom I made to represent the pillow and that still unknown object on the nightstand.
So, that's my crazy journey to make one card.
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Heart attack on a card...
That's all for me ya'll...off to do to that one thing again....
Hugest of hugs and Happy Stamping!