Sunday, August 12, 2012

Adding On and On

Ever get an idea for a card in your head and when you start to make it, it evolves into something quite different? That happens to me quite a bit. Sometimes seeing the actual card brings other ideas to mind. Sometimes I just have to fix mistakes and cover things up. I had to fix a lot of little mistakes on this card. I like how it turned out though.


 I made this card for one of my SILs for her birthday. It started out much differently. I was going to focus on the Pink Paislee London Market papers. Then I decided to stamp a sentiment. I was even going to be brave and stamp directly on the the card. Big mistake. I should have known that never works for me. So I put the flowers on the left side to cover up the stamp. Then the card was out of balance and I needed to add something to the right side. LOL  (I used my good old faithful Tattered Flower, Pretty Flowers, and Detailed Butterfly)

So I ended up with a different design than I intended, but it is still just as pretty. I guess that is all just part of the creative process. :)

The original idea for the card would have fit into a regular envelope. With all the changes I ended up needing a bubble envelope. I decided to stamp on the regular envelope...then it needed coloring because it looked too plain...then I needed to add more...decided to doodle...then add glitter glue...

I finally just had to quit and mail the card. 
It has not made it to my SIL yet so I guess this card is still on it's little journey...LOL

13 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

Whatever mistakes you made on your card, it turned out absolutely beautiful!!! I love the beads, rhinestones, flowers, butterfly -- I just love the card; even love the color combo!!!

And, what a wonderful little design you put on the envie!

Mihaela said...

Your card is just beautiful....and the butterfly is awesome, such a great colors comb!!!

Dannii said...

Stunning work x

Rhonda Emery said...

this is beautiful you should enter it into the 365 day challenge it fits the challenge perfect. hugs

Myrna said...

Janni
How could anything so beautiful have mistakes in it? Nope, just little variations from the thought. Love it all.
Myrna

Lisa said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, Jani!! Love the papers and flowers!! It is simply stunning!! Thanks so much for entering my giveaway!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tracey Sabella said...

So beautiful and the envelope is lovely too!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Davi said...

This is beautiful Jani!! I love the soft vintage look ;) Bet your SIL will be thrilled!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So very pretty, and I love all of the blooms and butterflies!

Deb Burroughs said...

Sometimes we create the prettiest things when trying to cover up a mistake - you certainly succeeded at doing that! I wish my cover-ups turned out so well... lol!

Jean said...

These butterflies are so pretty!

Nágela said...

His impressive work I love everyone.
A great week for you.

Becky said...

Beautiful details on the butterly.