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