Friday, March 30, 2012

Gratitude

Hello everyone and happy Friday to you!
I hope your week has been great and I wish you a wonderful weekend! It's been a good day around here.  We (me, hubby and a very wonderful friend) spent a few hours working on the set for our VBS program this afternoon.  I think it is finally beginning to look like something (I hope).  We still have hours and hours of work ahead of us, but I do think I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel..stay tuned for pictures!

I was also able to sneak in a bit of crafting time this morning.  This is one of those cards that turned out absolutely nothing like the image I started off with in my head.  And, to be honest, I'm not really sure if I even like it all that much.  It just seems to be missing something or another.  I love the flower, I love the sentiment...maybe it's the ribbon that's off?  This ribbon seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I'm not so sure. I've spent over an hour tonight trying to tweak this card!  However...it is now into the wee hours of the morning...so for now (at least), it is what it is....

How's that for an introduction?

(click on photo to enlarge)

Recipe:
* I used a Martha Stewart punch on my pale yellow mat and added some stitching in lime green.
* The flower is from Cricut's "Flower Shoppe" cartridge.  I used the <Fun 2> cut found on page 16 and it cut it out a layer at 3 inches, 3.5 inches, 4 inches and 4.5 inches.
* Next I inked up the edges then spritzed each layer with a mist of water.  I wrinkled up each layer a bit and left them to dry.
* The yellow center is the <Fun 1> image found on page 16 cut at 4.5 inches.  This was inked with Distress Ink in "Rusty Hinge".
* The leaves are the <Ruffle5> image found on page 22 and are cut at 2 inches and 2.5 inches.  I also spritzed these with water and curled them a bit.
* The sentiment mat is from Cricut's "Art Philosophy" cartridge.  I used the <shape4> image on page 56 and cut it at 1.25 inches.  The orange layer got a sprinkle of MS coarse glitter in Crystal.
* The sentiment is from the "Definitely Definitions" stamp set from Pink By Design

I really do love the way the flower turned out. Once all the layers were dry and assembled, I was very happy with all the dimension...
And, there you have it...such as it is!  Can you tell how blah I feel about this card?  If you have any suggestions on how to tweak it....please feel free to share them with me!
Ok, I think it's about time for me to head to bed.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back on Monday for the next Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!

Until next time,

17 comments:

  1. Wow! The card is beautiful! I know your VBS artwork will be appreciated by the children!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  2. What a pretty flower on thid card.

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  3. Oh my it is gorgeous, the ENTIRE card! I do not know why you are not happy with I think the bow is a perfect touch. And I absolutely love the flower in the polka dot paper.

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  4. Look at that beautiful flower! I love the polka dots!

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  5. Absolutely Beautiful!!!!You di an amazing job on the flowers.Love the colors and details.TFS
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com

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  6. I this is beautiful Tanya!!! Love the flower, the sentiment and sentiment piece and I even love the ribbon/bow!! :)

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  7. I like the card. Great flower.

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  8. I really love the papers and the bow. It's very pretty....dislike it when the head sees something else you didn't quite achieve. Messes with your perspective. It's very pretty!

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  9. Beautiful card. Gorgeous flower.

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  10. Tanya I love everything about the card!!! I even like the ribbon!!!

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  11. So pretty Tanya!! The colors are gorgeous-really like the flower:) So much dimension and so elegant! TFS! I think the ribbon looks fabulous!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  12. This is gorgeous! I love that you've used a pattern paper for your flower. It looks fantastic! I'm going to have to give that a go myself. Great card!
    Good luck with the rest of the set - and blessings to you for putting in so much of your time and effort!

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  13. tanya, this is such a beautiful card!
    ♥ Cyndy

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  14. Beautiful Tanya, I love the 3D and embossing, this turned out great. I can't wait to see your VBS pics!

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  15. I don't know about you but I think it's very PRETTY!!! The border is lovely and so is that flower and the ribbon is very pretty and goes nicely! Maybe it's the lack of sleep that makes it seem off to you! :O) Get some rest my friend! :O)

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  16. Well, I don't know how it was intended to turn out, but it's a stunner to me! That flower work is GORGEOUS!!!

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