Well so far it looks like the winning cards you've chosen at the Fusion Challenge have been based on a FUSION of the inspiration sketch and photo. How interesting!
As a Scientist for the sketch challenge, I will not be looking at the photo to make my card. Which, after you see my card, may have you a little confused.
My card colors are EXACTLY the same as the ones in the photo! Completely coincidental. Two months ago I printed off all the sketches and taped them to my blogging calendar, which is what I've used to design the Fusion cards. The first time I'm seeing the photo is right now as I'm writing this post. How strange!
Anyway, I knew I wanted the large circular element to be a monster head. Originally, I was going to use the inverse of that second circle to make a monster head with its mouth open yelling "happy birthday." Not a bad idea, it just wasn't working so well. So that little circle got switched to a thought bubble of another alien.
I copied the felt alien head design right from the stamp, and added an "X" for the nose to both. The eyeball, nose, mouth and fangs are all stitched on the felt. I really like how he turned out. Kinda like the ugly doll pillows. I used watercolor pencil to color the stamped alien because markers were too intense for someone who is just being thought about : )
Sure hope to see you in the Fusion Gallery this week. Remember to link up your cards by Wednesday.
PS. Has anyone heard about the ability to link Pinterest boards to your blog?! I was SO THRILLED that I stayed up WAY past my normal late bedtime last night (the sun may have been coming up already) to play around with it.
I've always wanted a gallery with just one thumbnail of each project so someone new could take a look and immediately get a feel for your style. For my blog AND for blogs I visit. I know you can sort on categories, but you are still stuck with the full post. I just want a tiny picture to see them all in one place.
See the new pages on the top right of my sidebar? I have a page with thumbnails of the last 30 cards that I've posted to my Notable Nest board in Pinterest. It updates automatically, people!! That is so awesome, no extra work to maintain, aside from your normal pinning. I also created boards/pages for the two series I've done on boxes and quatrefoil. So now you you can see on one page the entire set. LOVE THAT!!
You can even link them in your posts:
Gallery of Last 30 Cards
Gallery of A Study In: Quatrefoil
Gallery of A Study In: Boxes
If anyone's interested, I'll do a post with some how-to's later.
Thanks for looking!