Monday, February 12, 2007

Outside my comfort zone

I made this card yesterday for the Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast for this week. The challenge was to use Glorious Green and I have discovered that boy this is an ugly color! I hadn't even registered it on my radar before this as Bold Brights is my least liked color group anyway. I would quite happily live without at least half the colors in that group.

Anyway, back to the card! I used Making Memories Boho Chic papers and they are way bolder than the colors I usually use. I am a crafter who likes clean and simple and so this card was a real stretch for me. I also distressed the edges which I find really challenging, all I needed to do was tear and this card would have had everything on it that I struggle with.

I am not 100% happy with this card, the green on the front panel has softened too much by watercoloring and it needs something to pull it all together I think, but I will pull it apart and try something else.

My mojo is obviously still hungover because it is driving all over the road at the moment. I need to just get back to my style, I think, and concentrate on actually making more stuff.

Luke is on half-term this week, so I usually find it easier to create as I get more sleep than usual! So I'm off to do the Monday challenge on Splitcoast.

Before I do, I just want to say thank you to Lisa, her blog is on the right, for my birthday present, I will photograph it for you and load it onto my blog this week. She made me a friendship book in the most beautiful purse/handbag. Lisa, thank you, your talent takes my breath away!


Lisa said...

I really like it. I think maybe if you took the paisley paper away. I know "gasp" I love the paisley, but replace it with a solid color with maybe a light background, say french script or weathered or linen.
But I think it is very pretty as is! :)

A. Sanborn said...

This is a beautiful card Alli just as is... wouldn't change a thing! *wink* Always liked this set of stamps!

Dorinda said... are so talented and I am so loving everything you post here

Anonymous said...

Did you forget to post pic of Lisa's present?