Friday, March 25, 2011

Not for my Dad

I set out to make a card for my Dad today. This isn't it. I had a watercolored image I wanted to use and I thought it would work with the sketch from Mojo Monday. However, as I started assembling the pieces my original image was too large and it eclipsed all of the other layers. So I pulled out the circular image you see here and then reworked each layer.

I am happy with this card, but it is too flowery for my Dad so I will still have to figure something out for him!

BTW, I stopped including card details since I think I am the only reader of this blog. (No surprise.) Someday if I have readers and if they are interested I will post details.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Card

Every time I make a card I think "maybe NOW I will get back into the swing of things. Hasn't happened yet though.

Over the weekend my daughter wanted to paint together. She painted page after page of hearts so I followed suit. I used Luminart watercolors on real watercolor paper. This had become my favorite media before moving to Taiwan but I haven't used it since moving. So I pulled them out again and began playing. Next I stamped various hearts all over the page, then drew little swirls between them. I liked it so much I hated to cover anything up! But it looked rather naked so I went to the "Mojo Monday" blog and used their current challenge as a template for finishing my card. Inside I stamped "You Make Me Happy" from SU's Sassy Sayings set. I like the card, though not sure when or for whom it will be appropriate. Oh well, add it to the stash...