It all started with a simple game of BINGO on Angela H's blog. But she threw in a twist--to cover my words, I had to alter a BINGO card and post it. Then I read that the Saturday Spotlight challenge (Bigger is Better) is to use something oversized in a project. Last week I had shopped at Red Lead in St. Louis and purchased a chipboard heart and matching diecut patterned paper. (I coated the paper heart with Rock Candy Stickles for a crackle effect--my first attempt at this technique.) The heart definitely is oversized for this BINGO card! I needed something to put on the heart and remembered this fabulous image downloaded from the Graphics Fairy. The sentiment says, I am fully occupied! I distressed the edges of the image with scissors and then both black and brown inks.
The deets on the rest of the materials: The BINGO card and B14 cover are the real thing--found at an auction. I stamped a cherub (Journaling set from Clear Art Stamps-Crafty Secrets) on the bottom right corner and colored him with various Copic markers. I added ivory petite double Ruffled Crepe Trim (Birds of a Feather, Etsy), some gold scrap foil, Maya Road ribbon (striped to match his shirt), a copper Lacey Leaf, and a Making Memories Love Note ticket. I used lots of Tim Holtz for Ranger distress inks: fired brick, tea dye, vintage photo, and black soot. I'm not sure of the source of the red flower or of the tiny black bead on the umbrella.
If you care to leave a comment, please let me know if you think I should make this project into a wall hanging with a black wire hanger, or if I should make it into a card by putting it on black cardstock. Thanks for looking.