Challenge 62: What Was I Thinking?!
Use something you bought, maybe because everyone else was buying it, but it's sooo not "you".
this one was sort of dificult for me, because being one of those lazy types who doesn't really follow the trends, i tend not to BUY stuff that isn't "me"! so i chose a couple of products i really *like* but which i find a bit more challenging to use, and thus i've had them a while: grungeboard* needs to have an ink or paint treatment every time (for which i don't always have the patience) and little metal charm thingies are often an issue to ATTACH. having said that, i really like this card, so i'm thinking there could be more grungeboard and charms in my future! :)
(patterned paper and charm: prima; glossy white cardstock and grungeboard wings: tim holtz; fuzzy rub-on: heidi swapp; ink: colorbox; paint: folk art; adhesives: tombow tape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
i used this week's retrosketch (#22) pretty literally, but took the liberty of making the inset squarish panel into a heart. to me that's "tweaking" the sketch and making it my own; but i realize that everyone draws the line differently on that sort of question, so i will understand if it's considered i've changed a key element!
a key element at SOS is our rockin' design team who have crafted their little hearts out this week... do hop over and leave them some love, k?!
*also... and no disrespect to tim holtz or anything... but grungeboard kind of has... how can i put this politely? ok, nevermind, i'll just say it: grungeboard *smells*! it's not a particularly bad smell, but it's definitely noticeable, and not entirely unlike the fertilizer aisle at home depot. is it made from recycled stuff or something? does anyone know WHY it smells... or (remembering the febreze controversy from some months ago) perhaps i'm the only one who feels this way? your opinions on this issue are most welcome! ♥♥♥