I ought to have been cleaning the house today — some people are coming in town soon for visits — but instead I made cards. Oh well…
I made a card for the Fusion Challenge number 7:
So far in my work for Fusion, I have combined the inspiration photo and the sketch — but this time I just used the photo; the sketch is too fussy for me. Here’s my card:
The elements is used from the photo are, the script, the brick wall, a textile, and the color gold.
I used kraft paper for the base. I created the brick texture myself by scoring the card in a brick pattern, and then lightly tracing the lines with a white gel pen, to represent the mortar between the bricks. (Believe me, if I had a brick-texture embossing folder, I would have used it! But I don’t, and I realized I could do it myself.)
The script is the Impression Obsession “Script” Cover-a-Card background stamp. The twine is hemp, from Lawn Fawn. This is the first time I have ever used twine on a card. The faux seal is made from gold hot glue — one of the very first techniques I learned, way back in the day from one of those old papercrafting books you can get at the library, like I told you. 🙂 And I stamped it with a fleur de lis, because I live in New Orleans. My husband found that stamp for me.
I own neither a dress form stamp nor die, and I probably never will. That girly, vintage kind of stuff generally doesn”t interest me. However, the script on the dress form, and the twined scarf, made me think of an old-fashioned letter tied with string and sealed with wax, and that’s what I was trying to invoke here.
It’s too bad about the sketch, but it’s just too busy for me. I didn’t want to mess with it this time.
Here’s another shot of the card, an angle I’ve seen Gayatri Murali use a lot:
It looks better when Gayatri does it. Her camera must have a macro setting. Mine doesn’t.
I’d like to get a better digital camera so I can take better shots of my cards. Mine is a Canon Powershot. Any suggestions?
Anyway, my card looks nothing like the sketch, and not much like the picture, but I feel like it is a good interpretation of the challenge nonetheless. I like it.
I have another Dazzles project to show you, but I don’t think I am going to be able to show you that tonight. Maybe not for a couple days — I have a rough couple days coming up at work.
Until then, happy crafting everybody.