Look, people...look hard and look carefully...THIS is what insomnia and possible craft glue inhalation looks like. Good Lord. The ONLY reason I'm submitting it is because I believe I can be a cautionary tale AND it'll count as a public service. I hope. It started with taking a piece of SU! DP at 6 inches and scoring it every half inch. Then, I fan folded it, painted some craft sticks and used crystal accents to gllue them to the fan. I used my big bite to punch holes in the bottom of the stick and inserted a brad and VOILA! A pretty fan. Thinking it would look good on a card, I moseyed on over to Sketch Challenge and thought 'I'll do a quick challenge card." THAT, my friends, is usually the phrase that leads you into the abyss. The fan DOES look pretty on a card...but using it as #1 on a SIX LAYER SKETCH IS MADNESS!!! Actually, I love intricate sketches. Did this one work? Y'all be the judge. One second I like it, the next I'm ready to check into card rehab. Anyway, the dream sentiment was inserted into the fan and the metal cherry blossom underneath. A strip of Graphic 45 Bird Song paper and the small swatch of green under the black punched paper to the left is from the same collection. Martha Stewarts fan punch around the page is the punch I used and I put the green in there to balance the color...the punch was to balance the design. Again...I have NO idea if I accomplished it because I agonized over it to the point of being ridiculous. :) I thought about stamping white Chinese symbols down the black strip but knew I had to quit. LOL Thanks for going with me on this!
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013 GMT Views: 261
Registered: January 2, 2013 Location: Burlington NC Posts: 310
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 @ 12:15 PM
I LOVE that name!! 'Quick Card Abyss'...you rock!! I'm glad you found at least one or two things you liked about it! Personally, I'm going to call it 'An Homage to All Things Tacky-A**ED'. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Slightly manic and OCD