Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Friend, the Card

Have you ever started a card with a plan, and then set it aside,
only to start other cards which bloom and grow and get the limelight in blogland?


 Meanwhile, that card you started with gets fiddled with a little...and then set aside again.



This is the first card I started on 3 posts ago...and it has finally come to completion.


Good grief, it almost feels like a friend. ;)





Here is my friend, the card.






I have been adding and taking away from this card for a few days.


I started with the smallest elements at the top.



 I stamped a flower on a circle and cut it up like pie.




Those colors I focused on were passed to this card.



I stamped botanical elements onto patterned paper for the

 
 
 


 
 

Those pieces were set aside while I went in another direction.


Then, I took one of the pieces of striped paper, stamped with a botanical look, and die cut it with my ODBD Chickadee die.



It represents my "High flying" element for ODBDSLC68 Phrase Inspiration Challenge.


 I am so grateful for Card Patterns Sketch # 124...it married my elements together.



kept my colors oceany.  The shutters had lines which I thought my patterned paper picked up.





I shared all that to say, 




sometimes it takes a lot of work to make a friend. ;)




Thanks for hanging out here. ;)



Info: ODBD Scripture Collection 6, ODBD chickadee die, Inkadinkado Nature, Hero Arts/Basic Grey Lauderdale Floral, Versamark ink, black embossing powder, Memento ink, Making Memories Just Chillin' DP




8 comments:

  1. It's ALWAYS worth the journey, though - to make a FRIEND - like THIS! *Swoon!* I enjoyed EVEY bit of your shared journey, btw. {I have BEEN THERE! If ya KWIM!} I am loving your card/friend, and your enthusiasm! So happy the Card Patterns sketch helped bring it all together! {Been THERE, too! hee hee} Thanks for sharing your delightfulness with us! xoxo!

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  2. What gorgeous work! Love that inspiration photo- I was thinking about playing along there, too.

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  3. Goodness that is quite a story - its amazing where an inspiration photo will take you! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.
    Kim

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  4. What a beautiful card Marlena!! I just love the tall and narrow design, the colors, and the verse as the focal point. Beautiful take on the phrase inspiration at ODBD!! Thanks for joining us this week!!

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  5. Anther beautiful creation, Marlena!! YOur colors and design are awesome!! THanks for entering another creation to this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  6. I know what you mean about throwing cards aside for a while. But, it paid off and you made a beautiful card! Love the stamping in the background. :)

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  7. Oh Marlene this is beautiful. I certainly love that scripture and love the soft colors & patterns you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Card Patterns.

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  8. Hey Marlena! Thanks for linking this up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to stop in! ;)