Monday, November 9, 2009
Thinking of You
Ok, another hectic weekend.....indoor soccer, professional soccer on TV, beautiful weather to boot! There were too many things to do and not enough time. So here I am once again, scurrying to get my cards done for challenges I've chosen to do to push me to get the cards done in the first place! LOL! What a vicious circle! This card was a double challenge, Mojo111 sketch challenge and Color Throwdown #67, only I may have missed the first one. I had a little trouble getting all the colors together on this. Definitely a color challenge! I wanted to make a card for my uncle who is battling cancer and I thought the color challenge from CTD would be perfect for a masculine card. Didn't have any patterned paper in any of the right colors, so I embossed a few and stamped another. The stamp on the orange is actually a Celtic stamp but I felt it had a nice nautical feel to it. Originally I had tried a shell with the same stamp background but I felt it was too busy and took away from the sentiment I wanted to add to the shell. I had to compromise on the embellishments a bit. The shell die I had to cut myself from another die cut in my stash and then I embellished it with dry ink and then the sentiment. After doing it, I feel like I shouldl have added some glitter of more 'umph' to it, but I do like the card. And, now after publishing and looking at the card again, the shell reminds me totally of a crescent roll! Don't know what is up with my card elements reminding me of food. So bizarre.