Our hike to Boom Lake this afternoon was marvelous! Weather, scenery, company...perfect. Once home, I delved into making a card, as during our hike, pings and pongs were forming...
The *plan* was to create a card for MUSE #85
as Marion's gorgeous flowers sparked inspiration to use yet another of my STAMPlorations blooms. The goal: a one-layer card; practice masking; use Prismacolour pencils and give gamsol a first try.
The 'actual' plan wound up as a fussy cut pair of flowers (coloured and gamsoled...yayyy...but I need gamsol-proper-procedure practice for sure!), on a panel. Why? Because after arranging, masking and colouring my flowers, Ms. Brilliant realized nary a leaf was in sight. I tried adding a couple...and promptly took out the scissors and began with the fussy. I should have taken Darnell's advice from one of her recent post: "Sometimes it's better to leaf well enough alone" Gahhh...
While the card didn't turn out as I'd envisioned (the leaves I finally wound up using should be brighter, methinks), the fussy cutting now means my creation fits into the current challenge over at AAA Cards #21~CREATE with Fussy Cuts. A minus....and a plus. It all balances out. Sort of.
Also heading over to Seize the Birthday - always a welcoming place to play!
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!