This is my second post of the day (I know, crazy, right?) Here is the CFC97 post.
Welcome to the very first Fusion Challenge! It's such unique concept developed by Jackie Rockwell and Lesley Croghan. You have the choice of creating a card inspired by the sketch, the photo, or you can go really crazy and make a card from both the sketch and photo. Now how fun is that?!
I am a "scientist" on Jackie's team, and will always use just the sketches for inspiration. Which, let me confess, had me a tad terrified. Out of all the types of challenges: photos, colors, topics, mediums, etc., sketches are definitely the most difficult for me! But I'm also really excited to practice and hopefully grow in this area. So here's my card based on the sketch above ...
I can't look at zig-zags without seeing Charlie Brown.
Not sure if you realize, but Charles Schultz never draws Charlie Brown straight-on. He's always tilted to the side, which is fine, except if you are looking for a straight-on image to make a cut file from! I found this image of Charlie from behind, and used that to copy for the shirt. I like that the zig-zags are not straight.
If you're interested, here's a free cut file of the Charlie Brown shirt for your Silhouette.
The shirt is the card base, with a smaller, white shirt inside for writing a message. The sentiment is a play on, "you're a good man, Charlie Brown." For the font, of course I chose Comic Sans.
Here's how the sketch inspired me:
1) the zig-zags inspired the topic of Charlie Brown's shirt; and
2) the two squares inspired me to split up the sentiment into two speech bubbles.
I hope you're inspired to play along with the Fusion Challenge and check out the other design team inspiration too!
Thanks for looking!