...well, at my cards, anyway. I have this tendency to start with whatever image I've colored, find some coordinating papers, then just start throwing embellishments at that poor card until it can't take anymore. The paper sometimes ends up totally covered with pretties, but it's like an addiction. I can't stop. There's nothing more fun to me than digging through all of my embellishments to find yet another one that might work. Here's a case in point:
Belles N Whistles, called "Clowning Around". Isn't she cute? Tonight, I finally decided to put her on a card, because she seemed perfect for the current Digi Bells challenge to make a birthday card. I'm also entering her in the Pink Elephant challenge 104 to make a circus card (thanks to Star for telling me about it!). This card started out with a basic light blue paper from Basic Grey's Hopscotch collection, matted onto dark brown bazzill cardstock. Then I put on three stripes of patterned paper from the Hopscotch collection. I didn't like that effect; it was too bland, so I added another piece of paper from the same collection. You see where this is going, right? The paper wasn't enough, so I popped the image with some dimensional dots. Still not enough. I added ribbon. Boring! Tossed on a sentiment, which made the other three corners look empty. I love Wild Orchid Crafts, so I had to add some flowers to fill a corner. Two corners were still empty. A quick punch with my EK Success scalloped corner punch almost fixed it, but not quite. More dimensional dots, and somehow, some buttons and cupcake stickers, netting, and a Sassafras Lass card made their way on there. I hope my poor clown did not end up buried. Nah, not possible, since Elisabeth Bell's images can't help but stand out. Her work is just too awesome to do anything else. And besides, this little clown needed some cute stuff to juggle, right? Yeah, yeah, that's it.
I'm tired from all of that tossing and throwing, plus trying to carry this heavy card to another room to get a decent picture (it does sit up surprisingly well, considering its weight). I'm off to watch So You Think You Can Dance, and then maybe I'll actually get some sleep tonight. Not likely, given my insomnia over the last few days, but I'm going to give it a shot! Thanks for stopping by!