Thursday, June 26, 2014
CCEE'ers Protect Their Peepers with Sunglasses
It would take me hours to tell you the story behind this card......seems like I kept taking wrong turns in the creative process........ending up in a new direction each time......and even getting lost and almost giving up along the way.
The challenge was an easy enough one. Anne asked the CCEE Stampers to create a card using sunglasses as a reminder to protect out eyes as the sun is getting stronger in the Northern Hemisphere. No problem, I thought. I have dies of glasses, a large stamp of glasses.......however.....I did not have any vellum or transparency that looked like the lenses of sunglasses......and that was the rub.......!!!!! So I went to general plan 2.......I had buttons that were sunglesses......so I cut the shanks off and would use them as accents on my card.........but the design I had in mind just wouldn't work......but the beach scene was fine so I kept that element. I then dug deep and found this image of sunglasses which I repeatedly stamped on the orange c/s. However, the card looked EMPTY.....so forage I did and found this unmounted bather I don't think I have ever used before. Colored her up, cut her out.....attached her to the card.......and then realized the orange piece probably should have been cut to look a bit more like a surfboard.....but I was not starting over again!!! So, as they say.....IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!!!
It is also very appropriate as on the day that this posts, I will be ocean gazing......ah....love the ocean breezes, the salty air, the sun shining on my face, the smell of fresh seafood (esp. ''lobstah'), the sounds of the waves......and the good company of dear friends.
Can't wait to be inspired by the sunglasses creations of the rest of the team. Let's all journey over to the CCEE Stampers Blog to be inspired.