Thursday, 22 April 2010
Flowers have the sun...pixie cottage challenge #15
I've been struggling all day with a card for my finacée's aunt. She's turning 70 and his mom wanted us to let know so I could "make a card for everyone to ooh and aahh at". (her words, not mine) Do I need to say I totally freaked out and been postponing it for days? I tried starting on it yesterday evening, but noticed I didn't have enough papers. Or inspiration for that matter. So I decided to postpone it for one more day (can't be done with things on time, that would be uncharacteristic of me - shocking!) I went to town looking for some items and inspiration. I struggled for a couple of more hours when I got home until I gave up and asked my fiancée for help. Unfortunately he wasn't too extatic about the colours (red/black) because he thought the black reminded him about funerals...Shouldn't have asked him, lol.
I tried to take the criticism constructively and since I had a hard time with my idea anyway I changed it. It was a good idea, but I will have to work on it some other time. I meant to use Babette from Kraftin' Kimmies and make a whole burlesque look with feathers, net and lace.I think it will be fab if I can pull it off.
Instead I re-saddled and went with another Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and a pink/green theme. As that is my fav colour combo I hope it will be easier. I still struggled so I decided to call it a night. Still have a few hours tomorrow. I'm trying to find a good sketch, but don't like any of the ones I've found.
To be continued...
Instead I will show you my card I made for this week's challenge at the pixie cottage blog which is a sketch and the theme: mother's day/for a special lady. Hope to see your entry there this week. Remember, you don't have to use a pixie image to join.