Friday, March 13, 2009

One Tough Critic

My daughter is tough on me...so why do I keep taking my beloved creations to her for her seal of approval?! Lately it's been more in the vein of "gee Mom, did you really make that?" but yesterday it was back to "that is the ugliest card ever!

I'm going to risk showing it here to see what you think. I actually liked it and worked hard to match the bee's color to the rest of the papers. They are a bit brighter and bolder than I like to work with but I thought they suited the little guy well. This is from this week's card sketch on Splitcoaststampers (SCS) and I thought it would be a fun layout. I sparkled him up and layered the colors, and even learned from my friend Silke in Germany to add some white accents! The bee is just part of the vintage set that The Angel Company will be offer next month!




Card Materials:
Paper:
Miss Moxie patterned and cardstock
Stamps:
April’s Vintage Limited Edition, words from: My Journey
Martha Stewart punch, Circle Nestabilities, felt flower:
Ava Collection, black and icicle stickles

Speaking of SCS, they are holding a "non-raffle" to raise money for the bushfire in Australia and all funds go to the Red Cross...what a great community. I donated a terrific stamp set (Forever Family) so I can only encourage you to play along! I do know someone who won last time they did this for the flood vicitims in the midwest...just click on the image and it'll take you right there!



And lastly, (I'm must be channeling a lot of SCS right now!) you must check out my friend Franca's gallery...she has done amazing things with the tree from TAC's Love and Laughter set! She has promised to tell me her secret for the mugs and her work is really beautiful.

6 comments:

Silli said...

Hello dear Chris, your card is so so sweet. I love the funny image and your coloring is fab. The bg paper is beautiful... Great job... ;-) Many many thanks for all Chris, you make me happy...

Danni said...

I think this is a FABULOUS card!! It uses my favorite paper and you did the little bee so nice!! I love it!!

Franca said...

A wonderfull card. I love the colours and bee!!!

Thank you for everything!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Such fun and bright colors, and you did a great job matching up the colors in the bee to the DP. Adorable stamp!!

Juliet A said...

well, those are some very bright papers - not everybody is going to like that palette, but I think you did very well with it.

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