i didn't think i was going to get to play along with the fusion card challenge this time, because somehow every time i started my card it morphed away from the sketch or the inspiration pic or both. but suddenly this morning it all came together:
i guess i should've showed the inspiration first, but here it is now; they call it "something wicked this way comes...or not"... surely one of the best challenge names of all time, don't you think?
i had actually stamped the half-music, half-text background for something else, but then didn't use it. the leaf was painted late one night when i was fooling around with my watercolors. in retrospect it seems silly that i never thought of combining them, but i really didn't; luckily they were both sitting on my worktable and when i shifted some things around and saw them together i thought, "AHA!" after that, the whole card assembled itself in about five minutes.
another AWESOME use of five minutes would be to head on over to fusion and check out the massive dose of design team (and readers' gallery!) eye candy, and think about how you could approach one (or both!) sides of the challenge! ♥