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Monday, July 12, 2010

What Happens When ???


Ya just lose it? This weekend I looked every where for it. I studied the paper on my desk and my supplies. Still nothing! Where did it go?
These past few weeks have been extremely hard from a craft point of view. I felt scrunched for time and always interrupted. I had a great card just moments from completion and the deadline past me by. I guess I'll look for another challenge to put it in.
Although I thought I knew what I was doing for the inspiration challenge at STV. I came up with something totally different. This by the way was my third try of four. No wonder I can't get one card done if I have to do four just to get one and I'm still not happy. I got the paper out for the first try and it just didn't seem like the look I wanted. Second try was a brilliant idea, I will put some variegated foil in my cb folder. Well that stuff should come with a big fat WARNING label. Do not use in cb folders, will crumble, stay in cracks and create one huge mess!!! LOL. After I cleaned up that mess I still had the embossed paper, so I thought a bit, how else can I get those bright colors? I remembered my Twinkle H2O paints (one of those things you just have to have and rarely use)...... so I'm digging and digging found them. Picked out the colors I wanted. Do you know how hard it is to paint with these things on a tiny, tiny raised surface. LOL Then when I finished I didn't like it at all. Some of the colors I used (covered by image and placement of tag) just stood out too much. I turned the folder over and took a paper towel and wiped down the other side with just one color and that didn't show up. So here is the way it is! I really hope to stamp more today we will see where that takes me.
Have a happy day whatever you are doing!
Colleen

3 comments:

Patti said...

This is beautiful! Sometimes we are our own worst critics! I've been struggling too... maybe it's the weather!

Olga said...

Gorgeous card and funny story. I love it!

wordbird said...

Hey sweet lady! We all have those days I think...when we use enough suppies in one card to have made four! You finally hit the mark though...very striking card...the yellow flower just pops on the deep background! I hope you are doing well. I was touched you stopped by my blog to check on me! Thank you! I love my stamp tv friends like you! Hugs!! ;D Diana Q