No real reason that I didn’t enter this challenge, other than the simple fact that to enter a Paper Smooches Challenge you actually have to use Paper Smooches stamps. Seems like a fair and reasonable request; however, currently I have no Paper Smooches other than 2 free digis. Me and my printer don’t have the best of relationships; in fact we are often on the rocks…but neither of us have the courage to break it off completely. We happened to be fighting recently and it didn’t feel like printing my digi stamp. Therefore, I did not enter but what they hey I’ll share my card with you guys anyway.
Here’s the inspiration image:
Here’s my crazy creation:
All the while I was creating this it felt demented to me, but the end result is quirky and fun. I threw some Pumice Stone Distress Ink on some gray cardstock, and stamped that Hero Arts sentiment where I was going to put a Paper Smooches digi. I drew a bunch of lines using my Bic Mark It markers, then punched them out with a McGill birch leaf punch. I inked up some white cardstock with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, and randomly stamped another Hero Arts sentiment, “friends forever”, and punched those out too. If you’re wondering, yes, those are Q-Tips, cut down and colored brown. I curled up some of the punched leaves to make a flower, and sporadically assembled with foam squares and Glossy Accents..
If you think it’s demented too, go ahead and tell me, it won’t hurt my feelings I promise! ;-P