Sunday, January 10, 2010
Happy New Year!
Ugh. I can't even begin to tell you how far out of my comfort zone this card takes me. Which, I guess, is a good thing... it's the whole reason I've started participating in these challenges... but sometimes I just don't love what results. This is one of those times!
It started out with the Pile It On Challenge, which is to take their challenge and combine it with several others. This time, it's a New Year's Theme.
Then I saw the Sketch Saturday #85 sketch and knew it would be perfect for this image from TAC (which in itself is NOT my usual style).
And of course I decided to add in the Daring Cardmakers' Theme of Garnet (January Birthstone).
I used glitter on the angel wings, so that qualifies me for the TCP challenge this week, too.
To take me further out of my comfort zone, I decided to break into my pack of Penelope Paper from TAC, which I've had forever and have never used. It had the garnet color in it, along with purples and greens, so that's where the color palette came from... which is NOT one I'm used to. I was pleasantly surprised to find the "Happy New Year" stamp in the Trendy Greedings set... all in all, not in love with it, but they can't all be beautiful!
Ok, seriously, I was SO disturbed by that card that I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep without changing it. In my heart I knew the dark paper was all wrong, this card was crying out for something bright and cheery. So, I changed the paper and feel much better now! I promise I am not normally this anal, but what can I say...