Saturday, 12 November 2016

Getting subatomic

I was quite excited when I saw that the latest challenge at The Male Room is Science, because I'm a former scientist myself and still have a love for all things scientific. Even so, I found it quite hard to come up with an idea for a card because I don't really have anything suitable in my stash, apart from steampunky stuff that I wasn't in the mood to play with.

Then I remembered a sheet of NBUS peel offs that have been gathering dust for about 20 years. They are similar to the Spirograph designs I used to love making as a kid, and one of them reminds me very much of the old planetary-model diagrams of atoms.


I added pearls for electrons, orbiting around a nucleus made of a gem that is composed of lots of tiny spheres - like a cluster of protons and neutrons. The sentiment is computer generated. Well, it may not be an accurate quantum mechanical portrayal of an atom but I think it pretty well sums up what we all think of as one!

5 comments:

  1. Elegant and very clever. A super sentiment. Barbxx

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  2. LOL!! I think that's fantastic! A really fun take on the theme. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

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  3. I love your sentiment, very clever!!! And your electron pearls - brilliant!!!

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  4. Couldn't be better, a GREAT card for the challenge,pretty AND fun too. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room Science Challenge. Faith DT

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  5. Very clever way of coming up with an atomic type image :) Love your card with the joke.

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