Before we get started, let's talk about the brand new, uber funky and cool inspiration image from Fusion -
Check out that explosion of ephemera. I will also state right now, for the record, that that insipration image is EXACTLY why I love visual challenges. I never would have put black stripes with pastel polka dots and kraft elements. But guess what - I will now!
I took one look at that image and started gathering supplies that would match and then I just started layering and gluing and layering and gluing.
This card is a mix of funky buttons, chipboard, and old earrings (that's what those leaf bead droplets are).
And I couldn't just stop at one card - I made 2!
I feel very Lauren Bergold-esque with my mix of elements and lack of stamping.
I hope that you'll go see what the rest of my Fusion sistahs made and play along in the new challenge, which will run for 2 weeks!
I also wanted to play along in some other sweet challenges out there on the interwebs, so here they are:
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Happy Birthday
Now, I did promise you all an embarrassing story - so here goes.
When I was a youngster, I had a button collection. I kept them in a little container in my room and would go through and admire my buttons from time-to-time. Sometimes, I even carried them with me in my pocket.
One day, I went over to my cousins' house and I popped a button into my mouth (as kids do with practically anything) and was chewing on it. We were all roughhousing and playing together and my cousin threw a brick in my general direction that I think I was supposed to catch. Being the nonathletic person that I am, the brick instead hit my stomach, causing me to swallow the button.
Panicking, I ran into the house where all the adults were playing a non-brick-throwing game and asked if I was going to choke or die because I had swallowed the button.
My cousins, of course, were dying with laughter and they made a little rhyme that they still - to this day - will chant in the most public of places.
"Becca, Becca button eater,
Had a button couldn't keep it.
Put it in her mouth,
Put it in her mouth,
Thought it was yummy,
Swallowed it straight,
down to her tummy."
So now you know my deep, dark, button eating secret. ;)
I hope you enjoyed the cards! Thanks for popping by!