Friday, June 24, 2011

Day Six

Day six and once again I skipped a day. Have decided it's okay as still managed to live my life and connect with family and friends. Isn't that what it's all about in the end?

Today is a big step for me - actually posting a card I made. So many things I make are done with a person or purpose in mind that it could lead to some dilemmas for me down the road if I ever set this blog for public viewing. I always think of the card belonging to the person I am making it for; I never think of them as mine. This outlook makes me feel slightly guilty in sharing before it is received by that person. One thing about me, I am good at guilt! Thanks Mom...

The image I used is one received in an image swap I participated in at Anything Goes on Paper Craft Planet.
Copics were used for coloring and glaze applied to the vase for a bit of depth. Sorry, I didn't keep track of the Copics used and honestly, the way I color, I don't know if I will ever be that organized to do so. I am spontaneous when coloring - a little of this and a little of that - I never plan in advance and can change on a whim the desired result. The ribbon is a small scrap from long ago and caused me much trauma in tying as was very small scrap. Sentiment stamps are from My Sentiments Exactly - one of my most favorite places for phrases.

The inks used for the sentiment are a Big & Juicy ink pad called "Herb Garden" and a Palette ink pad, Raw Sienna. (Oddly, I can recall the ink I used 95 percent of the time - need to work on marker recall more I guess.)  I simply applied the Herb Garden and then the Raw Sienna directly over it as a single color of ink was much to stark.

Looking at it now, seems silly that such a simple thing as ribbon or sentiment caused me so much turmoil, especially as I ended up using both. Something to be said for compromise!

With that said, I hope you enjoy looking, wish you a wonderful day, and will leave you with another thought to ponder...

“Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.”


  1. B, love this card and the image is beautiful. Love flower images on cards myself. I love to colour them and make them just right. The ribbon is perfect too you know, dont know why you frest so much...
    Love the idea of using two colours on your stamp! I have to try that on my next invention.
    P.S. Congrats on posting your first card on blogger! yippee!

  2. Leave it to me to make a typo on a comment...I blame the excitement on being the first to comment on your post :)

  3. But B, they're yellow! I don't DO yellow.... ;)
    Looks gorgeous with the blue vase though.
    Maybe we should both not put sentiments or ribbons on, seeing as they cause us so much bother? Although you have triumphed here.