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!


... later...

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...

10 comments:

Lythan said...

I think you are being hard on yourself - it is lovely. And huge congrats for pushing yourslef out of your comfort zone. Thanks for going Garnet with DCM:)

Kathy said...

I agree with Lythan, you've made a lovely card, even if it dragged you out of your comfort zone - anyway, it wouldn't be a challenge if were too easy, eh?

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card, love the colours you've used. Hugs Michele x

SueH said...

It’s not easy working out of your comfort zone but I think you made a great job with your first card, so there was no reason to change it in my opinion.

Thanks for joining us at the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Sue
x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Good for you, jumping out of your comfort zone - great way to start 2010! Your crd is great - I love this tall, lanky fairy with the glittery wings! So happy you joined in the fun at PIO this week

Lynda said...

You've definitely risen to the challenges with a great result - it's a lovely card. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Audrey said...

Well I just love this card! You wouldn't know by looking at it that it's out of your comfort zone. I love the colors and the image is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for playing at PIO this week!

Trish Hughes said...

What fun colors!!! Thanks for playing along with PIO.
Trish

stamprgrl said...

i love your changes to the card... just gorgeous w/ those color on the bkg.

thanks for playing w/ us @ PIO.

- dalis