Because of my stupid back issue I had to hop on the ol' Econo-time Line to make my card for the May Card Chain Challenge. I'm not supposed to be sitting at a desk, so I was trying to be very fast and stamp some images and color them in bed. But after botching several attempts to get a clear impression of a Greeting Farm floozy, I decided it would be best to print a digital Greeting Farm image (no chance of screwing that up). When I had finished coloring my little kiddie, I sneaked upstairs to cut some Nestie backgrounds, stamp a sentiment, and grab a few bits and pieces to assemble the final product... in bed. (I wanted to give Elise a "fancy" card but that kind of desk time was out of the question, so I needed to keep it simple but snazzy - and bed-compatible.)
It took very little time, and I was rather pleased with how easily it all came together for me.
There was a reason for that, I later found.
I ended up pretty much stealing a card design.
Although I didn't start out intending to steal, honest! I didn't even KNOW I was stealing. I thought I came up with an "original" idea, but my subconscious was obviously carrying a torch for a card I'd already seen and admired. Gigi, upon seeing my card, said, "Hey that looks like that one lady's card!"
I've been spending time with Gigi visiting blogs in spook mode, (my impatient daughter won't allow me to leave comments - and I'm not supposed to be typing, anyway) and I've seen a LOT of cards lately, so referencing "that one lady" was hardly helpful. Now, as it turned out, I deduced "that lady" by studying "my" card's elements. Who would be likely to make a card that looked like this one?
My friends Donna Mikasa and Kelly Booth both like to make square cards with Nestie shapes - and they both like to color Greeting Farm images with Copics, and I LOOOOOVE their cards, so I figured their photostreams would be the most logical place to start. We looked at Donna's photostream first, and I found the real "original" of my card (go here to see it).
So my apologies, Donna! Just think of it as a tribute to your phenomenal card-making abilities. Out of all the cards I've seen recently, yours was the one that captured my creative soul!
So here's my version of the card:
The interior of the card reads: "I have chocolate!"
SUPPLIES: Paper: Basic Grey, unknown textured paper; Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Inkadinkadoo (sentiment); Inks: VeraFine, Copic Markers, Signo white gel pen; Other: Pebbles Chalk, jute, pop-dots.
Thanks for looking!