Monday, February 23, 2015

Lamps and Mushrooms

What?! Lamps and Mushrooms????  If you are confused or a little intrigued, it's OK.  Apparently, my muse thought it would be funny to mess with me and confuse my kids.

My card started out with a really cute mushroom stamp that was part of a set gifted to me by Audrey.  I thought the daisy paper from Floral District (ret) would be a fun paper to pair with the stamp.  So I set out to make my card.  I had the orange and yellow fungi stamped on whisper white cs and punched them out to put on the daisy paper.  It needed a little more 'ooomph' to make them stand out so I cut another strip of daisy paper, added a strip of daffodil delight, and placed the mushrooms on there.  When I finished the cards the mushrooms looked a little blah, so I added orange and yellow glitter glue.  As they were off to the side drying, DD #2 asked why I put lamps on a birthday card.  DD#1 added that it would be cute to add "Shine bright on your birthday."  Umm... They're MUSHROOMS! oooohhh... "Happy birthday to a 'fungi'?"  (at this point I did laugh because it occurred to me that they were every bit as creatively warped as their mother, but still!)

So now I have a lamp/mushroom card and while I think it's kinda cute and sparkly, I have no clue what to put inside.  Thoughts??


Unfortunately, this is not the only mishap my muse created this week.  There was also a single layer birthday card that looked amazing in my head that was an absolute disaster on paper-still not sure if it can be saved or if it's destined for the trash.  I guess that is what happens when I don't exercise my brain enough; it rebels.  The extremely cold and nasty weather is not helping much either.  I am so ready for spring that I might just jack up the thermostat and slip on my flip flops anyway!

At any rate, I did make a few things and that is always good, even if it doesn't turn out well.  A bad day creating is still much better than a good day doing housework (or at least that's what I've heard. I've never really had a good day doing housework!).  

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have any suggestions for my mushroom/lamp card, I would love to hear them!

Card Recipe: Paper-whisper white, daffodil delight, Floral District dsp (ret), Ink-tangerine tango, daffodil delight, Stamp Sets- Remembering Your Birthday and gift from Audrey, Accessories- orange and yellow glitter glue, circle framelit


  1. This is different Margaret!
    I am replying to your question re medium for Inka Gold. I used Collage Pauge matte because I had it but I do think any would work as long as it doesn't dry sticky. Another option is to use either Dylusions White Linen spray to tone down or even gesso if you watered it right down.
    Some metallics I have discovered are awful!

  2. Oh I thought this post was funny! I have had same issues with my ideas morphing into things unintended... hee hee hee! I also understand how a single layer card can go from great in concept to just a new addition to the trash... sigh. You are so right... any bad day in a craft room is much better than a good day in my office cubicle. :)

  3. I'm so glad I'm not the only one that has things like this happen to me! Mushrooms or lamps, it's precious!

  4. This is great! So bright, cheery & spring-like!!


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