The technique to use acrylic blocks to make a background has some amazing, artistic results in the gallery. When I saw it I thought I would try it. And try it I did and failed 17 times. I have a post on my blog showing all the failures.
What made the difference was my friend Pam encouraged me to not give up. I also covered up on of the uneven edges with raffia.(love hiding mistakes). And I also relaxed. I was determined to just do it. No matter if it was another failure I was going to finish the card and post it. Then when I was don, I saw the imperfections, but I really liked how it turned out. The butterfly has crayon resist on it's wings.
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012 GMT Views: 1066
Registered: September 21, 2006 Location: In the beautiful Sequatchie Valley, Home of the Paper Clip Project - The National Cornbread Festival Posts: 26608
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 @ 9:11 AM
I am so glad that you did not give up on this beauty. I am oblivous to the imperfections that you speak of.... I think that it is beautiful and into my fav's it goes... I love the vivid colors you have used on your flowers, and the crackled background is sooooo awesme, and then you have completed the picture with the stitching around the border and the addition of the bling.... Thanks so much for sharing....
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Sat, Oct 20, 2012 @ 7:18 PM
What a beautiful creation my friend. I bet the "failures" were as gorgeous!!! Never.....give....up! That was our sermon last week! Huhs....
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"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11