Couple more cards to share with you today! I have been able to craft up a storm lately, and I have been loving it! Well, most of it. There have been some "challenging" moments!!! You see, I promised myself that I would play along with more challenges this year. I used to be lost without a challenge. But I seem to have free-styling more and more these days. Which is good. But put a challenge in front of me now, and panic ensues!!! So how about we leave the challenge card to the end, and start with the free style one?!!
When the triangle trend first came out, I really didn't *love* it. But after seeing so many amazing creations with them, I've changed my mind! So this card evolved out of a fail. I had attempted an idea that I *thought* would work - that didn't. But I loved the colours that I used, so I wanted to try something else with the same colours. I spotted the little triangle in the PS Party Posse set, that is intended to be used as a party hat and used that to create a random pattern for the background. I also really wanted to use my new Mama Elephant set (another Black Friday purchase) on the card. The little critters are SO adorable in this set! I really liked the end result!
And the inspiration image:
I was bound and determined to play along with the Fusion Challenge. I just focussed on the sketch - but spent forever trying to make the it work. In the end, I only loosely followed it. But it was definitely the inspiration. I made it quite CAS, but the highlight for me was using the gold Tim Holtz distress paint, gifted to me by Ellen Hutson, to create the backgrounds for the birdies. I also water coloured the little birds to edge them up just a bit. But it was a struggle! Hopefully my perseverance will pay off, and future challenges will come a bit easier to me!