This quote says it all for me:
"I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
My small place is my studio area in the corner of my living room. My Whimcees are all the dolls, bears and other creatures that I sew from cloth or sculpt from clay, the cards and papercraft projects that I create.
It is with this blog I hope to share my world created in my small space.
Friday, June 22, 2012
From Frustrated to Favorite
I think this is one of my all time favorite cards that I have made - and it almost went into the trash at least 5 times! I originally stamped this image at a class I took at our local Archivers - one of the images that there wasn't time to work on so we just stamped them and put them in the envelopes with the pieces for a card to take home to work on. I wish now that I had this stamp but it is a large wooden stamp and very expensive so I doubt I will purchase it.
During the making of this card I had so many mistakes and disasters that every time I fixed one thing another would happen and I was constantly wanting to just trash it and say a sad goodbye. Even at the end when my card was put together and I was outlining the blue card itself with black - the marker slipped and a black line went into the card. And it was all put together! So I added the black strip of cardstock at the top and then the butterflies to break the line and another mistake was repaired. I added a glossy finish to all of the flowers with Crystal Effects that gave it a 3 dimensional look and there it was - a favorite card1 I loved it! Jim wanted it and he said he loved it! It was a card for my friend Verda and she said that I 'outdid myself' and she loved it! Good thing I didn't trash it!
Thank you for stopping by today to visit my blog! This has been a very stressful week for me and I am hoping the weekend is quiet. Wishing you a good one!