October 01, 2007

No sneak peaks here!

I've been hard at work in my studio this weekend and can't WAIT until I can share some of my projects with you! The new releases from Verve Visual will knock your socks off! *giggle*
Alas, I can't give you a sneak peak just yet, so I'm sharing a card I made weeks ago that was relegated to the "crap" pile.
I have trouble using pastels unless they are on a baby card, so I challenged myself to use them for an everyday theme. I hardly ever use purple, don't know why, I love purple, I just don't seem to use it on cards very often. While this card seemed to be coming together easily, once it was done I was not happy with it. For starters, you can see the glue through the tiny purple grosgrain ribbon, the piercing around the edge of the center piece is crooked, and the same center piece needs another color of CS (maybe black?) behind it to mat it from the base. And then the fun rippled green ribbon started to unravel at the ends AFTER I adhered it!

Anyway, the point is to enjoy what you do, right? This card was lots of fun and outside of my comfort zone, so it meets the requirements even if I NEVER send it out! I had fun using my Verve Visual stamps to create the spikey flowers and stems, and the sentiments both seemed to fit right in. Aren't the eyelets in the center fun? You know...I think this one might be salvageable if I tweek it a bit! *wink*

19 comments:

Julie Campbell said...

I think this card is Soooo cute! I love the colors and the flowers are perfect! How fun!

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, if you did not point out the imperfections I would not have noticed them. Love the card, the paper you used is beautiful, and green and purple ar such a great color combo

Em said...

I am assuming that "crap" MUST mean something TOTALLY different in the USA, cos if that is your version of "crap" then there is no hope for the rest of us lol!

I love this card, the colours, the eyelets, all of it. and as Flossie says if you did not point out that stuff that you don't like then no-one would notice.

Tis fab. Trust me!

Lynda said...

Really cute Dana! I don't use those colors much either but you have inspired me because they really do look great! TFS!

~Lynda

Corie said...

This is FANTASTIC -- these are not pastels they are bright!! I love this -- do not know why it would be in your scrap pile -- it is a masterpiece!!

Melissa said...

This is very cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words behind! I did color the stamp with stampin' up markers and it took FOREVER! I would love to make more, but since this one took so long this will be a one time card! I got the color combo from the stampin' up new color combo sheet. Thanks again and I will be sure to stay tuned for the new Verve Visual releases!

Best,

Melissa

My Paper World said...

Gorgeous! Love the paper and the eyelet centres!

Susan Watson said...

Wow, And I thought I was hard on myself. The card is great and I would never have found anything wrong with it .

malieta said...

I think your card is cute Dana!
I love the color combo!
Malieta:)

Allison said...

This is lovely!

Heidi said...

Dana this card is great!! I love the pastel colors!! Can't wait to see your new designs for Verve Visual!!
Smiles!

Shadowcatcher said...

Dana, this card is UBER cool! I love the concept, the layout and all the details. Sometimes we're our own worst critic. I love your startburst flowers with eyelets!

Bethany Paull said...

OMG! You used the Thoughtful Phrases line for a flower stem, a very funky and cool flower stem. LOVE the colors with those retro looking flowers. I think this is great. I hear ya on the glue and ribbon though. I either attach my ribbon only to the back of the layer, or occassionally will use glue dots.

Rose Ann said...

Your scrap piles look better than my keepers...lol! This is so pretty! I love the spiky flowers with the eyelets in the centers!

Jessica said...

Sorry i haven't been here lately to see your awesome new creations - my computer is giving me serious issues! i looove all the new cards you've made! And this one is great - i never would've seen the imperfections, but i understand - i see all my own mistakes in blaring light! Hope you and yours are well! :)

Mary said...

I love this. The colors are great.
And I would LOVE to go to a party on the 13th!! In fact, I think I'm going to become known as the Drunken Chef at that party.

InspiredByInk said...

Okay.. if THIS is the card you 'were' going to send to me it better be in the mail baby!!!!

I can honestly say this with all seriousness...

I just LOVE your CRAP! Wish I could make CRAP like that... my CRAP is really rather CRAPPY so I'm a bit jealous of your CRAP! The only kind of CRAP I make is when I'm in a CRAPPY mood and I use my CRAPINESS to make other ppl CRAPPY... but luckily that CRAPPY mood doesn't rear it's CRAPPY head very often... whew!

Okay.. I'm done CRAPPIN' right now and I LOVE that CRAPPY CARD!! In fact, I think I will go BLOG ABOUT IT'S CRAPPINESS right now on my blog!
hehehe

I need to get outta this CRAPPY house more often.

Bobbie *Ü*

Eleanor said...

Love this card. Love the colors!

Dee said...

Beautiful paper and colors. I love the eyelets for the flower centers. This is really pretty.