Here in Canada, when I was a kid there was a Smarties commercial that had a catchy jingle. It went something like this...
"When you eat your smarties, do you eat the red ones last?
Do you suck them very slowly, or crunch them very fast?"
That may not be word for word as the tune to the jingle is clear as day in my mind...but the lyrics somewhat fuzzy! LOL
Well, back to the challenge...
When I saw this challenge photo I knew immediately what I wanted to do. I had a Gumball Machine SVG file that I had been wanting to use for quite sometime that I purchased from Kadoodle Bug Designs.
Gumballs just make me smile...they totally remind me of my kids and my parents or "Nana & Grandpa". Whenever my kids go over there, one of the first questions they ask of Nana & Grandpa is whether they can have a gumball...or two...or three...as they run to the container before the answer even has time to be presented! So this little creation is really inspired by the inspirational photo and the relationship between my children and their Nana & Grandpa!
I have to say that I have a love/hate relationship with this little creation!
I set out to cutting out all the die cuts with my Silhouette Cameo, inked them and started assembling the card. It didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned it, thus the love/hate relationship. My biggest disappointment was when I applied the first touch of black ink to the gumball machine to try to age it, I forgot to ink off on a piece of scrap paper before I applied it! It was much darker than I wanted it to be, but decided to keep going with the card to see if it would turn out okay. (We are our own worst critics after all!)