Friday, April 11, 2008

ARGH!!!!!!! why didn't I just leave well enough alone.

I think the title says it all - I'm truthfully not that overly happy with this card. I feel like I just didn't know when to stop and of course I'm blaming the husband who came out with the "it's a bit bland" comment when I had finished my subtle vision in tonal whites!!!!

I used a dove Hero Arts stamp (Christmas set) to represent the Holy Spirit. Stamped it in Platinum Planet and clear embossed. I then colored the dove with Moonlight White and the olive branch with Sakura green glitter gel pen. Using a marvy black scrapbooking marker to highlight the eye of the dove. The greeting is My Sentiments Exactly Mini alphabet with Starlite Silver.
That is where I think I should have stopped.
However, with my confidence unsteadied with the comment - I proceeded to alter the card adding in shadow around the Dove with Prismacolor pencil and Odorless Mineral Spirit and then pouncing Pearlescent Sky Blue and Aegean Blue around the edges of the card.

I have to admit that I don't dislike the card but I just don't love it as much as I did before I compensated. Oh well, live and learn!

I still have loads and loads of cards and posts to catch up on so hopefully I will update soon! Just wondering if I should give my blog reading friend with the birthday next week a big juicy clue or just leave her

1 comment:

T said...

Your card is gorgeous as always Petal. You haven't spoiled it at all, and you should know better than to listen to a man anyway, T.XX