Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sorry I have been gone so long!

Wow, it's been more than a week since I've posted anything and I feel terrible...especially for those of you who have subscribed and might acutally look forward to hearing from me! My life is crazy busy, maybe not much more than anyone else's, but when I finally sat down to create all that came out was, well, crap. I was so disappointed with the project I created over the weekend that I can't even show it. It's sooooo boring! I will just keep looking at it until I think of something else to do to it to make it acceptable. Anyway, I will show you this instead:


I had something completely different in mind but this is what I ended up with. I am not unhappy with it, it's just not what I had wanted to do. But this gives me plenty of opportunity for a do-over. I figure I can get them now and then. This beautiful image is a from Inkadinkadoo and I borrowed this stamp from my friend, the enabler. I watercolored it using Distress inks and then went over that with h2o's to add sparkle and depth. Not even close to Ila's gorgeous coloring, but I'm trying! The patterned paper and matching twill ribbon is from Papertrey Ink and the card base is Die Cuts With A View. I added a couple of Prima flowers which I sponged a bit of Robins Egg from Colorbox on with a pretty brad from Making Memories. I added some small brads in the corner of the image as well and distressed the edges of the panels a bit. I kind think the whole thing is a bit boring, compared to the dreamy creation I was going to make! But I was really feeling bad about not posting and I wanted to make sure my few readers had something to hope for from me! I really love this image and hope to post something better with it soon! Maybe even be able to salvage that crappy project from the weekend! Have a great night!

Edited for correction: Robins Egg ink from Colorbox, not Versa Magic.

8 comments:

Ila said...

Wow!! I think this is Absolutley Beautiful!! and your coloring is Fantastic!! ...soft but vibrant!...The flower and accents are lovely!!

Velta said...

You must be going blind! I think the coloring is PERFECT!! I know how you feel about Ila, I feel the same way, but this card is plain out-and-out Stunning :)

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful, this is so soft and elegant, love it.

Carolyn King said...

gorgeous girl...love your coloring and the h2os--i havent tried them yet because i am skeered...but i might have to now!

Joan and Amy said...

Well, I'm sorry you aren't happy with this card. I think it's wonderful the colouring job is fantastic and I love the centre of the flower! Joan

Julia Aston said...

I wondered where you went Danielle! I was checking EVERY DAY - (now do you feel badly!!! LOL!!!)

I love how you colored this beautiful stamp - it looks 3D to me - like the eggs are actually nestled inside the nest - so I guess your H2O's stuff worked! great job and wonderful colors!

hang in there kido and cheer up - you're doing swell!

Rose Ann said...

This is sooo gorgeous, Danielle!! Your coloring is exquisite!! (This stamp is on 'my list'...though I'm sure I can't make it look this good!)

Linsey said...

Danielle, I really know what you mean about that, but you certainly regained whatever mojo you may have temporarily lost--this is GORGEOUS! Your watercoloring is simply stunning! I'm sure your other card is fabulous too, but sometimes we are our own worst critic :) Busy is good, but don't get too busy--I need a regular dose of Wild Dragonfly Inspiration! hugs and thank u for your congrats on my blog~