Hello friends & thanks for visiting this afternoon. Have you ever colored an image, thought it looked ok, then begin to turn it into a card, and one thing after another just doesn't 'look right'? And each additional thing you try, doesn't work any better? Well today's card is just one of those for me. Here it is:
- Impression Obsession cling red rubber, which stamped out crisply, colored up easily. I was happy up to this point.
- die cut & dry embossed with S/B Labels 38, (still happy!) ----- then it went downhill from that point, when I decided to add a little vintage touch with DI tea dye & pumice sponging. The image was still in the die; thought it was placed properly & got one edge done ok. Then the die must have slipped without my notice as I kept going around the edges with the sponge applicator. When I lifted the die, to reveal the white 'frame' that should show around the edges, some of that frame obviously wasn't even. So how to fix it? Well, sponge the whole thing to the very edge, right? That didn't look appealing, so then out comes this distress tool thing-y, which I scrape around the edges. Then comes decisions as to mat & card base colors. Should it be cream mat with kraft base card, or vice versa?You can see what I chose, and I didn't like this combination either way I tried it. Other color combos didn't look any better to my very discouraged eyes.
- Elizabeth Craft Hello sentiment die, done from 3 layers of a snippet of Dylusions sprayed paper that had been cluttering up the desk. I was ok with that. The thought of burlap occurred to me, so went rummaging around the ribbon box, dragged out this open weave pattern. Not all that great, but better than some other pieces I tried. Off to the button box, and found 3 old buttons. After the buttons, I called it quits! Not sure if this one will ever get mailed, but dang it, I had worked hard on that coloring, and I was pure disgusted with this wart!!!
So thanks for stopping by, letting me vent a little bit, and I hope you can laugh along with all my mistakes on this one. I trust I'm not the only one this ever happens to! Many hugs. Come again soon.
Edit: Some sweet blogger just reminded me this has a butterfly and can fly over to Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. So it's jumping over the pond to join in with the Summertime Butterfly Theme. Thank you sweet person, who knows who you are!!!