Helen's cute one layer card & decided to have a go, but had no idea of what to do yet. Saturday morning, I woke up & had a really clear idea in my head - a very rare event let me tell you. I wanted to use this week's clean & simple sketch - FLT132, use lots of white space to tame the daffodil (like Helen's cute one layer card), & use the Aviary set for the stamping.
10 minutes later,it's really coming together until I stamp the last image....& it blurs. No worries, I'll stamp another one...& I drop the inked owl stamp on the card. Take three & it's all going well, until I get some ink on my hand & it goes on the newly stamped page (sigh). Well, at this point, I have to leave it to get some other things done.
Sunday afternoon, I start again & manage to leave a shadow of an omitted greeting image on attempt 4. At this point, I'm thinking maybe this card wasn't meant to be, but I really need to get 2 cards in the mail for friends' birthdays, so I kept going with attempt 5 &.....success!! I manage to stamp & finish a card & even after all my stuff ups...including a dodgy inside greeting which I covered up (shhh) I'm very happy with how it turned out. So, with no further slip-ups, here's my entry for Inkspirations challenge 62!
So, now it's today, I've finished the second card & am happy with it too.
Anyway, what's the moral to this story?
... Inspiration does come when you least expect it & can come from many places.
... Be patient with yourself (& inanimate objects!)
... Keep trying & you'll get there eventually.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by & thanks very much if you actually made it through this whole saga. Hope you have a happy day. I'd love to hear what you think.
Inky wishes, Di
PS: When I was getting all the links for this post, I realised that the fabulous Kirsty Brown used Aviary in her Inkspirations card too. I don't remember seeing it when I first saw the challenge colours, but maybe my subconscious did & helped my idea along the way. Anyway, thanks Kirsty!
PPS: the finished card front is 10cm x 21cm & fits in a DL envelope.
PPPS: if you have any other questions, just drop me a line.
Edited: Wednesday 23/3 - one more with the scraps!
Since I'm still stuck in my craft room with the floor work going on, I thought I'd pop back in to show you a final version of this card I made with some of my errr..extra bits! This one is a smaller, regular sized card, so the stamping takes up more of the card & gives it a different look. I kept the ribbon simple & just added a little 'Itty Bitty Shapes' flower & some more rhinestones. This one isn't for the challenge, as the base is pretty in pink & chocolate. I just had some bits handy.
Thanks heaps for all the lovely comments you've been leaving too. I love hearing from you. Bye again!
Stamps: Aviary (Summer Mini), Afterthoughts (hostess L1), On Your Birthday
Card/Paper: regal rose, early espresso, whisper white, Brights Patterns DSP (regal rose)
Ink: early espresso, regal rose, daffodil delight, baja breeze ink pads,
Accessories: espresso satin ribbon, fire rhinestone brad (pink), flower brad, basic rhinestones.