Monday, September 21, 2009
Yesterday, I found a challenge that I thought I would play along with.
The site is CPS- Card Positioning Systems. Very cool site full of tons of sketches. I rarely enter my projects in contests as I would much rather browse all those that do enter. Wow! So much inspiration comes from the participants it's almost overwhelming in a sense. After browsing I don't know where to start let alone feel my stuff would ever look like theirs. The purpose of card making for me though first and foremost is passion because I am usually creating it for somone I care about.
Playing with mediums I love and products that make me think and think and think is a serious outlet but I usually do have a purpose or a recipient in mind. Time to freely create and be artsy makes me happy and destresses me so regardless if I win or not I am using my materials up, having fun and taking a chance. I have nothing to lose.
If you didn't know Michaels had a sale on Cricut cartridges again for $40- each. I happened to get 2 more for myself. A Child's Year and From My Kitchen. Oh my gosh I can't stop playing!!! I forgot about the old simple Expressions and its capabilities. I get/got caught up with all the chipboard, embellishments,hardware, rub-ons etc... that I end up not making too many projects because of the small details that need to finish off a project. I had so much fun just cutting and playing and not going over board while playing with my new carts. I was more productive over the past weekend than I have been in a long time. Sometimes simple is good. I feel happy with my card.
Ok, I babbled quite a bit...sorry ; ) now for the project.
The boy in the tub was cut from A Child's Year cart then embossed with the swiss dots folder using the Cuttlebug. After I cut two additional bubbles out to place in the upper left corner and lower right corner ( the sketch dictated this) I added glitter to them to look a little irredescent like real bubbles. I placed behind the boy a sheet of blue acetate that had a dot pattern as well. I love the chenille baby blue ric rack most-reminds me of a fuzzy towel. I cut the oval "sweet" out from the same cart and used eyelets filled with organdy ribbon from CTMH.
I do not have a recipient yet but I just adore the card (and whole cart) anyway!
I have already cut out black images -that look like sihlouettes of my kids at this young precious age and framed them-looove them!
Thanks for looking!
Don't forget if you click on the image it will enlarge to show details close up.