I am playing along with WT524 challenge today and Linda is asking "Tortoise or the Hare"?
So here is my story....that should tell your right off which one I am!
This will come as no surprise to those that are closest to me. Although I do have a Hare moment now and then I am sooooo the tortoise!
How long do you think this took me? I would say it should have taken 15 minutes tops, right? Nope. You are looking at 1:26:58:31. Yes, One hour, twenty six minutes and change.
That's not even talking the time I spent hunting a sketch challenge.
I found Freshly Made Sketches #179 and I was off. Well, sort of. First I colored the umbrella multi colors and didn't like it so I had to stamp a new umbrella and color again. I did use Chameleon markers to color so that was probably the fastest thing about this card! Because I wanted to pop up the umbrella I stamped the umbrella next to the sentiment and colored halfway up the umbrella. Next I masked off umbrella and sentiment and stamped raindrops. That's when I realized that the raindrops had the bottoms cut off at the sentiment. Most of the time that would be a cool look to have partial images but this just looked weird with pointy things above the sentiment.
So...............I had to start all over. Stamp the sentiment, stamp the umbrella, color the image, mask, stamp the raindrops MORE CAREFULLY this time, and finally add foam dots on umbrella and glue at the top, 1:26:58:31 it was done.
There's a reason they call me the slowest stamper in the East! Note that I couldn't just type out that I was a tortoise but had to give you moment by moment action. I wear my tortoise ways well. Muahahhaha!
Don't laugh, ok, you can laugh. After seeing Robin Lee's card I realized I left off part of the sketch!!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally forgot I was going to add some ribbons or paper ..........and now I think I stamped too low to fit it in. This tortoise has a screw loose today!
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015 GMT Views: 1458
Registered: March 29, 2011 Location: Covington, WA Posts: 32451
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 1:52 PM
Angie-your story made me laugh cause it sounds so much like me! I change sketches mid stream, color 3-4 different images and carefully peel paper back cause I forgot to add the ribbon or do-dad. Your card is great, your work beautiful!
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 64181
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
I so agree with Susie.....Amen!!! I enjoyed reading the details of you making this fantastic card....we all can relate. Thanks for gracing the gallery with your delightful card. It always feels good when you finally get it right, and you can smile.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 42053
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 2:02 PM
Before reading your entire story I thought..perhaps she stamped each raindrop individually...but then I read your saga...lol....I have to say you ended up with a beauty...really fresh and bright (even though it featured rain..hehe)..GREAT card Angie