It's a really great sketch, and I was proud of myself for not being quite so literal with it (a problem of mine), but I feel like my final result really doesn't do it justice. I practiced my watercoloring again (on the bloom), but it's nothing to write home about and it feels like my design just isn't cohesive. I probably won't have time to do another today, but I really feel like starting over and seeing if I can get something I'm happier with. I DO love this color combo and I know it will make a decent birthday card--I just know I can do better!
Thanks for looking,
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 GMT Views: 1245
Registered: January 7, 2007 Location: Southern California Posts: 35861
Tue, Mar 09, 2010 @ 8:11 AM
Emily, we are always so hard on ourselves. This turned out to be very cheery with this color combo and some whimsical elements like the rolling marble technique panel and the lacy wheel. It is sure to bring a smile to the one who receives it.
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Registered: April 6, 2005 Location: Stuarts Draft, Virginia Posts: 14327
Tue, Mar 09, 2010 @ 8:31 AM
This is such a pretty, cheerful card...you're far too hard on yourself, Emily! I think it makes a delightful birthday card!
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Registered: July 19, 2007 Location: rural Saskatchewan Posts: 1812
Tue, Mar 09, 2010 @ 9:07 AM
Emily I like the different elements that you used to create the card. It may not be your favorite one but it is a bright cheerful card with lots going for it. The ribbon ties all the colors together wonderfully. Take if from your card and have a cheerful day.
Registered: December 19, 2006 Location: North Carolina Posts: 15588
Tue, Mar 09, 2010 @ 11:28 AM
Emily! GF . Leave the card. Go do something. Then come back to the card and see it for what it is...a striking beauty! I love the lo, your panel with the punched borders, and that awesome ribbon and slide! And your watercoloring looks wonderful to me!!! TFS!!!