Sunday, October 15, 2017

Make it Monday

Hey there!  Told ya I had several cards to share.  This one was created for PTI's Make it Monday.  I have to admit, this didn't turn out like I had hoped.  Something I realized after making this is, that I do better with less restrictions on my creativity.  I like my cards best when I am creating for myself, or for an occasion, not a sketch or specific challenge.  When you are new to cardmaking you need these challenges to help you create.  It is the trial and error process that makes you learn your style and likes.  For me, I like the elements of this card separately and individually, but not how this ended up when put together.  

For the first time I tried the shadow effect for my sentiment.  I now see that it would have been better if I had not only moved it down, but over slightly as well.  The sweet butterfly background was stamped alternating each solid and open butterfly group pattern.  I stamped this background several months ago and it had been sitting in my basket, awaiting to be used.  I have to say that hands down, butterflies and flowers are my favorite and go to for stamps.

I am also not happy with the lighting for the photo of my card.  I did spend the money and buy a light tent, but it was absolutely not what I had hoped for.  Unfortunately I let it sit in my craft room closet too long to return it to Amazon.  I'm totally kicking myself in the butt!!  It looks much better IRL.  I may try and add a thin Melon Berry frame around the circle window.  I think that it needs it to ground the middle of the card.  Heck, I am way too hard on myself!  Story of my life.  Haha

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Heather! Love all the fancy butterflies fluttering about!

Leslie Miller said...

You have been busy! Those butterflies are so cute and fun! I do love the shadow stamping, too. Keep meaning to do that. It looks great! Too bad about your light tent. I still use Ott lights and a window. There are good days and bad days. I looked into light tents but too much room required for setting up. I think your photo looks good, but there's nothing like seeing it in real life.

Marlies said...

You have indeed been busy making all these cards. They all look great and so very stylish. I like the efect of the shadow sentment on this one, something I must try one day. Marlies

Maria said...

Just love how you achieved the shadow effect with your sentiment...beautiful! Your card is just lovely with all the pretty butterflies in soft color! Take care and have a great week!


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