Sunday, April 26, 2009
I know it isn't May yet but only a few more days. I am looking for some May weather, because it hasn't been springlike at all. A few days of nice weather and then it is cold again. If you read Sharon's blog, she'll update you about our weather. Hi neighbor!!!!
I made this card last weekend and I started out trying to make a card for the Magnolia-licious April challenge. I had picked my papers and embellishments and wanted to make a little scene. I have all these scene stamps but haven't really used them. I colored the images and it was quite a job masking everything. I originally used 4 stamps, not counting Tilda. Everything looked nice but somehow it just didn't look right. I kept trying different things to no avail. DH came and asked how it was coming along and I told him that I was stuck. By that time I had given up on the April Challenge and just by chance the scene was laying close to this bright blue CS from DCWV. It really popped and I thought I would use that. The Tilda holding the chicks no longer seemed right. I remembered, that when I got my first 3 Magnolia's last June from Diana I colored all three but never used the one from the Shabby Chic collection. The colors fit perfect and I thought now it will be easy. Noooot!!!! So DH said add a sunflower on the left. I said, "there are no baby chicks in late Summer". He said, "Nobody will notice", but I knew you Ladies would know (lololo). He then said to make a cloud and it definitely needed a dandelion. I used a cloud from WOJ, added Liquid Applique, cut it in three pieces and used 3D-Dots to make it dimensional. I don't have a dandelion stamp and they probably don't even exist. I doodled a dandelion and cut it out. I think it looks nice for being my own "creation". The bench and the chicks are from Magnolia and the flowers are also a WOJ stamp that I used pieces of, to be able to stamp on each side of the bench and below. I filled in the ground with Copic's and I used a color wash with a few drops of SU Baja Breeze reinker for the sky. I believe the greeting is from PTI Mega Messages. I won't tell, how long it took me to make this wild and crazy card. Hope you all have a great Sunday...