Hi all my SCS friends... Today, I need your help.... I have been working on this card all morning and can't figure out what I need to do to make it look finished. My dh says it needs something but can't figure it out either.... HELP!!!!!
First off, I am not very good at brayering. I needed a manly card for my SIL and I dislike making masculine cards....Maybe thats whats wrong...Anyway, I will not be offended, just please give me some ideas to fix it.... thanks....
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 GMT Views: 1018
Registered: December 19, 2006 Location: North Carolina Posts: 15588
Wed, Feb 03, 2010 @ 1:17 PM
I truly like it is...I guess you could stamp a simple greeting on the bottom base of the card. And since it is a guy card you don`t need a ribbon. I like your bg`s on each panel...delightful colors too! TFS!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 76489
Wed, Feb 03, 2010 @ 2:17 PM
Goodness, I don't think it needs anything. I think you've made great use of what I found to be a difficult sketch. The warm glow of the colours is a treat for the eyes. I love the feeling of being out in the woods at sunset - peaceful and relaxing.
I just love your little panels - the cabin, the birds, and then those fabulous trees - with that awesome brayer work .... I can not think of a thing that it needs! Your have created a really cool environment here ... the panels tell a story ... one I would love to step into! :) Six small dots (3 top and 3 left) on the corner of the upper left edge of the panel behind the birds - not all the way down each side.... BUT try it on some transparency FIRST so you can see it, because I don't think it needs it at all ... just an idea, I think if you try it you'll realize it's a great guy card just the way it is! :) LOVE that glowing moon!
Registered: April 18, 2009 Location: Boston suburbs, MA Posts: 14162
Wed, Feb 03, 2010 @ 5:09 PM
I think you did a fantastic brayering job here!! What amazing colors you achieved and what a delightful scene you created. I'm not sure that this really needs anything else at all, but if you wanted to try *something* so that it feels more complete to you, you could try a sentiment. I like Amaranthine's suggestion of trying something on a transparency first to see how you like it. If you don't, then feel rest assured that it's quite wonderful as is. Super job on this sketch!!! :)
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