You see, I have BIG ideas. This approach leads to great stress issues for me. Because, 9 out of 10 times, I become a cautionary tale for 'grand ideas'. Not that there's anything wrong with big ideas! It's just that I can't quite get the things in my head to appear in real life. At the end of the day, I've had to accept the realities of life, such as there IS such a thing as too much scor-tape, there ARE things that Un-Du solvent simply CAN'T 'undu', and women who attempt manslaughter on their husbands always get caught.
Wait...scratch that last one. It belonged in another diatribe.
But at the end of this project, I can tell you that I learned the most important lesson that ANYONE can learn, when it comes to art and 'big ideas'.
And that is, at some point, you WILL finish that sucker. heh heh
Okay...on to the recipe. I used flower soft and the memory box tree leaf die to create the flower patches. The butterflies are from memory box and the rabbit is from Impression Obsession. The campfire was made using 3 birds from the bird punch from SU! and 2 word window punches, also from SU! The tent is covered in sticky canvas and inked with Brushed Corduroy and brown thread stands in for the lines. I made a small flap for the campfire and rabbit to aid in them being able to fold flat.
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 GMT Views: 271
Registered: August 13, 2006 Location: Red Deer, AB Posts: 4921
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 @ 8:01 PM
Boy, did you go to a lot of work! This is fantastic! Love the fire and all the details you have included. Someone is going to be very happy to get this one. Thanks for taking part in the challenge. TFS
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Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Northern Illinois Posts: 16444
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 @ 10:34 PM
Super FUN campfire card in a suitcase! How cute is that? :) Jackie Topa really is a very creative gal and surely has a way w/punches. Another gal you might like is Bronwyn. She has some awesome projects, tutorials, templates, tutorials for sale, etc.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 57208
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 2:06 AM
Oh wow - how wonderful. I'm grinning from ear to ear at your idea of fitting a summer camp in a suitcase all ready to travel. (Not that we could ever manage with a suitcase, LOL. One year we even had to buy a roofrack, but in mitigation that's because a third person was returning from France with us and wanted to bring some stuff that she couldn't normally manage when she was only flying over or travelling as a foot passenger on the ferry). I love the way you used the flower-soft on this, and the fire.
Big ideas that don't translate (though I don't see anything lost in translation here) - would you like to talk about small ideas that don't translate to paper. But since our viewers never know what was in our mind's eye originally, they will always love the end result.