Notice some really random items on the card? I have -no- green embellishments and I had to use what I had. When I started to run into all these issues I then had to get even more creative. When I started to stitch I stitched a HOLE in my card!!! See a HOLE. I kind of freaked out but then kept on stitching, which I am still getting the hang of. After my card was stitched together I still had the hole but no ideas to cover it up at all. I went to my "Crap gotta clean up in 2 seconds" drawer and found this little piece of ribbon. I just had enough to do the two sides. It is not what I would have liked but it was better than starting all over and overall it does work with the card.
Now for the green flourish on the left. UGH I had little "puffs" of thread that kept sticking up so I put the flourish there to keep the puffs down. This card seems to have a mind of its own especially when I outlined the area in glitter. I could not coordinate my hands with the card and the glitter went where it wanted. Of course I learned the hard way that you really cannot move glitter. It will leave behind this glossy smear of glue and look worse than a crooked line of glitter.
End result is I love the card, and each challenge that it gave me! I love just about all things I make and always have fun making the items. I usually...never work with green so that was fun, and made me realise I need more of it. Be easy with my coloring, just got the markers yesterday and i need to work on blending. My paper was getting too soaked for me to keep going. Practice practice practice.
The following challengs are the ones I am entering into. Seems like a lof of folks are doing anything goes which made my entries kinda high. I am stoping before 25. Thats a lot of work as it is, but I love to share and I love the feeling of joining in on the fun!
Lovely hAnglar- Grey image colored background.
2 Sisters challenge- color challenge----Top 3 :D
Christmas card challenges------ Punches (mat design in card. Fiskars lattice looking one. Matches ribbon!)
Fussy and Fancy- -----------Punches and dies
The poodles parlor----------- Anything goes
Crafty Anns--------- Stitching
Sparkles Christmas- tree
Creative card crew----- Ribbon
Crafty Catz---- Anything goes
Christmas stamping---------- Anything goes
CraftyHazelnuts------ ANY sentiment but no word christmas
Kaboodle doodles------ pop/3d dimensions
Crazy4 challenges- Paper piecing
Inky Impressions-------- Anything goes
Magnolia stamp lovers---------- Stitch
Paper Sundaes--------- ribbon and pearl. Who would have thought that my mistake would let me into another contest?
Crafty Sentiments designs---------- Spots or stripes
Papertake weekly- ----------Anything goes
Paper playtime-------- Anything goes
Pixie dust----- emboss (my tree is embossed, dry)
Simon says ----- anything goes
Tottaly Tilda------- Stitching (around the edge...you know where the HOLE was :) )
Winter wonderland------- Girls!
Craft us crazy- I love magnolia and 2 sisters blog inspired the whole color scheme fun!