Monday, 21 February 2011
Spring has definitely sprung!
Hello everyone...today is so mild and Springlike...it's great to see. My brief for a card for a man was music and flowers so my thoughts went to Roses in Bloom by Waltzingmouse....tried these roses and no matter what I did with the music and the flowers together didn't suit a man......didn't want to go down the pastel delicate road as that might have been worse so these watercoloured roses (by no means perfect mind you - I see lots of mistakes in the petals...but sure no flower is absolutely perfect? hey, who am I trying to kid here! LOL!) were used for this general card to use myself. Of course the rose stamps are Waltzingmouse as is the sentiment from 'Frame it' The tag is Spellbinders from way back when - it's sort of useless in a way as the centre comes out of it too....I ran the edge of the inner piece around a Staz-on Red (Blazing Red?) ink pad and set it back in again, secured the back and then stamped on the sentiment. So where to go now with the 'proper card'? Hmmmmm
The music I paired down....stamped this Hero Arts flower meadow in antique white by Ranger (takes an awful long time to emboss!) and cut higgledy piggeldy around the top of the flowers and grasses......wrote the greeting in Dr Martin's bleedproof white ink (great density of white. Cut out the numbers in the Cuttlebug and hopefully this fits the bill for a man rather than the roses. Now what do you folks make of all of this....critique please....honesty please......what else could I have done? All comments and suggestions welcomed.