For today's IC challenge - loads of wonderful inspiration and I never got beyond the wall art.
This Garden Window was my inspiration.
Today is one of those days when everything that can go wrong is. My eclairs rose beautifully and then fell a little so they don't look like they should. The buns I made for some burgers rose beautifully and tasted great but weren't as soft as they should have been...So, when on the third time of stamping, with a SAMJ, the sentiment still looks crooked, I gave up.
Stamped the brick wall with Pumice Stone. Stamped the sentiment with black. Stamped Baroque Motifs in green for the rose. I inked just the hyacinth from Vivid Vases for the flowers along the bottom of the wall (which should get me in for this week's F4A to use something new and unused, LOL). Roses punched from scraps from a failed one-layer card. I distressed the windowframe and shutters heavily with ink and white acrylic. Put it all together and it looked a bit - flat, bleah... Adding the little grey cat in the window just seemed to add enough more dimension.
I still don't really like it, but I hope my sister will. I don't have time to start all over again.
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 GMT Views: 827
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 60051
Sat, May 17, 2014 @ 8:38 AM
I guarantee that your sister will LOVE it, Sabrina.....I DO! : ) It might not have been your day for baking, but it certainly was for card making. The scene you created is adorable and detailed....and I love the cat in the window.
Registered: April 4, 2008 Location: Sahuarita, Arizona originally from New Brunswick, Canada Posts: 18237
Sat, May 17, 2014 @ 10:33 AM
Sabrina, I think you are being too hard on yourself.. Your card is gorgeous... I am loving all the vines and the beautiful individual flowers you added to them... also love the cat in the window and the lovely colour combo for your card... great take on your inspiration... love it....
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 23585
Sat, May 17, 2014 @ 2:44 PM
You nailed your inspiration on this delightful card! It has so many wonderful details I could look at it for a long time...love the vining flowers, the brick, the blue flower boxes...and that sentiment..I didn't know that was a booboo...to me it's meant to be at an angle...it's an artistic detail :)
Registered: December 15, 2006 Location: my heart remains in France Posts: 21937
Sat, May 17, 2014 @ 3:16 PM
I bet she'll love it!! I love it. I love how you used the swirl for vines!! Beautiful brick and window work!! I did not notice your crooked sentiment until I read your description!!
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Registered: February 6, 2008 Location: Northern Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Posts: 5496
Sat, May 17, 2014 @ 5:10 PM
I LOVE THIS CARD! I just had to scream it...really! It's funny when we make cards, we see imperfections that others don't... I never would've focused on your "not straight" sentiment. To me, it adds to the whimsy of the whole beautiful card. Love the stamped flowers on the bottom, the wall, the pretty petite roses, the cute shutters and the adorable kitty.
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