Monday, 17 May 2010

Temporary Absence

Hi everyone,

Whilst I miss blogging, and mostly miss my creativity time, I'm not going to be around too much for the next 3 months as I'm sitting my Specialist Accreditation exams in July and August and the majority of my down time will now be spent buried in legal books.

I will try to make a card or two here and there, [just so I don't go completely mad] and I have three birhdays in June so that will mean an enforced study break at some stage *grin* .

Until then, enjoy your crafts, and have a wonderful time!

AM xxx

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Not Quite Right

Do you ever make a card (or scrapbook page for that matter) that you finish, but fnd that it's not quite right? I'm posting this card, not because I'm really happy with it, but because I think it could do with some changes, but I can't put my finger on them. - Feel free to make comments/suggestions!

I have used Chop Chip and Ruby Red Red CS with Whisper White highlights.

I originally stamped the Eastern Blooms flowers in Versamark, but it didn't show up enough, so I used Ruby Red ink instead.

The Cherry Blossom is stamped on Whisper White with the Ruby Red and Choc Chip Markers and then cut out with my SU snips. I think in hindsight I shoudl have raised the image on dimensionals for a bit of oomph as it sticks down on the page somewhat blandly.

The sentiment also doesn't float my boat. It sort of just sits there taking up what was too empty space. I dont have many punches (not that would fit it anyway) so I'm not sure whether an oval punch would have helped or whether t still would have had that same 'plonked on' look.

The only other option I can think of is to have embossed the sentiment in White directly onto the Choc Chip Cardstock. What would you have done? As I was unhappy with the overall card, I didn't make a matching envelope!  Bah hum-bug!

Here's to feeling a little extra creative very soon as I have to make a 1st birthday card for a boy and a Mother's Day card for mum in time for the weekend!