Sunday, June 22, 2008

Tigerlily


This card, not unlike some of my others - almost ended up in the trash! I started to watercolour it fairly late in the evening and wanted to finish it off before I went to bed. I finished up all my 3D pieces and assembled them, realizing that I had forgotten to shade the background of my card. I should have stopped there and gone to bed, but oh no....stupid me picks up a bashful blue re-inker and goes to town. After finishing it off I put it aside until the morning. Lets just say that the sunlight was not very complimentary to my bashful blue mess! I was so frustrated at how awful it looked that I swept if off to the side of my table with some scraps.


I left it there for a couple of days (...my craft room isn't the cleanest in working order) and when I finally did decide to tidy, guess what fell on the floor beside the recycling? I thought that I would try and rework the image...the worst I could do to it was wreck it some more right? I used a wet aqua painter to lift off as much of the bashful blue as possible and let it dry. I then took my chocolate chip re-inker and tried to use the darker colour to cover my mistake. It didn't turn out too badly so off I went to design the background. I used Michelle Zindorf for some layering inspiration of different images to make a collage, put it together and added some stickles...DONE! This card was finally finished after almost making a trip to the trash :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo, Judykins, Baroque Motifs (SU)
Paper: Papertrey White, K&Co. Dp, Basic Grey DP, Watercolour, Chocolate Chip
Ink: SU Markers, Versa Mark, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Really Rust
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Hodgepodge Hardware, Polytwill Ribbon, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Aqua Painter, Re-inkers, Sponges

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15 comments:

Dawn said...

Kim this is AMAZING, it is so beautiful. The colours and design - stunning!!

Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy) said...

Well it's a good thing you didn't throw it away, Missy!!! You'd be that much poorer :) I love it & I can't imagine it ever looked bad. If you ever have another of those that you feel the need to throw away ~~ send it to me instead! I would treasure it forever :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This card is STUNNING!! I love the colors, the layout, the ribbon treatment, everything!! I just discovered your blog today, and have to tell you, you are AMAZING!!!! I love all your cards!! I look forward to seeing what else you come up with! WOW!! (I added you to my blogroll) *grin*

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am in awe of you- this is one incredible card!!! I'm so glad it did not end up in the garbage! TFS

Sharon in NE said...

What a loss that would have been. This "trash to treasure" card is incredible. Great job!

Beth said...

So glad this amazingly beautiful image was NOT made part of the trash! This is gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

I'm so glad this didn't get thrown out - it's absolutely breath taking! I love the lilly and all the bg colors - wonderful design! Just shows you what perseverence can do!! well done!

Laurie Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything!

Janette said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! glad it did not make it to the trash LOL

Shannon Erskine said...

OMG Kim! Beautiful card! Fantastic coloring!

Erika H. said...

This is so stunning...I absolutely LOVE it. Thank goodness that did not get into the trash!

Jane said...

This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Even my dh says so!

Jane
CDS DT

Kate said...

AMAZING! Absolutely AMAZING! Seriously that flower is almost realistic looking. Gorgeous detail, gorgeous card!

Kelley H said...

This is just so darn awesome..I love it . So beautiful. Make cool cards like this for me!! LOL!!

Elizabeth >^..^ said...

What!! That almost ended up in the trash?? It's GORGEOUS!! Thank goodness you tried to save it. It is now a "work of art".
Elizabeth Bead Diva