Monday, March 28, 2011

Citrus Fiasco!

Hello!  It's me, again!  Yes how can it be me again?  I know I've probably been driving you crazy with all my blogging the last few days!  I can't help it!  I've been very creative lately and have a whole SLEW of cards to share with you in the next bit.  And I keep creating new ones too!  Today's is a new one that I made this afternoon!  I'll be honest I have warm feelings towards this card.  I wanted to do something new to me, a whole different color scheme.  I have been enjoying seeing so many citrus cards so I thought to myself why not give it a try?  So here it is, it was super nice and sunny outside today so when we went for our first bike ride/walk of spring I took it outside on the step:

I stamped the flowers with staz on watercolor paper.  I than colored the flowers with several distress inks and a small wet paint brush (stamped the pad onto an acrylic block like my bloggy friend Alice did!) It was fun coloring but I think I was so unhappy with how the colors were looking I may not have done the best job I could.  I need a smaller paint brush!  It was a fun technique and super fast!

Usually when I don't like a card I don't really mention it.  I think than I can pretend it's good.  But this makes me think of some bad hippie dress.  I may not be attempting citrus again!  Back to aqua I tell you!  :>  And don't' be surprised it this post disappears!

By the way as I am writing this post I look over at Carter who often comes downstairs with me and plays with his toys.  Today he discovered scissors and cutting!  He is currently cutting up my ribbon!  ACK!  Luckily I caught him just in time and he is cutting up some ugly ribbon.  I also discovered that his kid scissors is cutting ribbon better than my scissors!  :>  I should give him this card to cut up......

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Can't get rid of this post now! I've seen it! Ha! Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I for one love the fresh colors and what color ended outside the lines just gives it a more patterned fabric feel. :)

Barb said...

It is a fun technique and I love the way this turned out, Anita! Beautiful colors! I think the reason you don't like it is because these colors are new to you. You're just not used to them. Look at it again in a few days and I'll bet you like it better then. And don't let Carter cut it up. . .he may end up thinking he can do that to all your cards! Yikes! Hugs! :)

Alice Wertz said...

love the yummy citrusy colors, Anita!! so pretty and delightful!

Dawn said...

these really are different colours than you usually do Anita... but I think you did them well.

joy said...

Don't see anything to be unhappy about with this card, Anita! It is very pretty - I love the colors you have used. I am partial to blues and aqua, too, so I do know what you are talking about. Will have to try the ink on acrylic block method of coloring!

~amy~ said...

hmmm...evidently I love bad hippie dresses then...I love the blooms and the colors!

Sanne said...

Such a fab result Anita - love the colors.....spring!

Robin K. said...

I think you're being too hard on yourself Anita! I love these citrusy colors because they remind me of summer! I like the fun placement of the flower images too!

Tiffany said...

This card is very pretty Anita! Love the citrus colors, you can always experiment more and see if another card turns out for you, but definitely keep this!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Anita, I love the fresh color combo of this card. Simply pretty!

Debbie said...

Anita, these are the colors of my childhood ;- ) I think we had vinyl shelf liner in that color and my mom put it up as the splash behind the sink. You just have to groove with it. Peace, Anita!

Chan said...

This card looks gorgeous to me, Anita! It's so cheery! :o)

 

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