Right now we’re in the middle of a bathroom renovation. We gutted the basement bathroom to renovate it this week because it’s a week of vacation for us. So, you can imagine me right now with drywall dust clinging to my eyelashes. We really hope to have it all finished by the end of this week, but everything takes so much longer than you’d like it to, thus, my creative time is lacking right now!
In the spirit of the “renovation” theme, I thought I’d show you a collection of cards that have been sitting in my photo files, but I’ve hesitate to show them to you. They are creations I made where something isn’t quite right about them to me. I’m hoping that maybe you have those off days too in your card making too. Maybe these cards also need some renovation! :)
First up is this pretty flower by Power Poppy from the set, Prairie Cheer. I love echinacea, or coneflowers! I love their pretty deep pink blooms, and earthy centers. I had wanted to use my Prismacolor pencils for a change, so I pulled them out to colour this design. I like elements of the card....I like the layout, the fun pennants and the buttons, but there’s something funky about it to me. I think maybe I shouldn’t have coloured up the sentiment (but it’s such a sweet one right?), or maybe it’s the pink and yellow combo that makes me unsure, or how the flower looks perched on the outside edge like that....
Regardless...reno or not....it’s still a thoughtful card :) So, I’m sticking with that.
Next up some MFT for a masculine birthday.
I’ve loved these cute cows from the MFT set, The Whole Herd, and I knew I wanted to do a grouping of them to work with the cute sentiment from the set. I masked a number of them together like they’ve come over to say Happy Birthday! I like elements of this card too, the fun dots in the background to mimic their dairy cows spots, and I like the more neutral palette, and yet something feels off to me about this one too. I think it’s the addition of the green grass and yellow hay paired with the black and white, and despite my best efforts, my colouring with black Copics always looks too sharp to me, like I haven’t blended well.
They are so cute though aren’t they? Below is the inside of the design with a few more cow spots.
This one used a ton of Copics to colour...
And finally, a really simple design for a sympathy card.
This card design uses Power Poppy’s set Soothing Sympathy. I actually really do like this card , but it is very CAS, and sometimes I wonder if it’s “enough” to show you, know what I mean? I like the embossed layer, the colour palette, and the pretty additions of the vellum. It’s soothing I think.
So, now I’ll get back to the reno’s downstairs, and catch up with you soon, I hope! And, hopefully, with no drywall dust in sight! Thanks for your visit!