Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Wishes

I've decided to kind of go through my thought process on this card because of the nature of the challenges I have entered it in. A lot of times people ask, "What's your starting point or how do you come up with an idea?"
My starting point with this card was the stamp on the inside. Susan at 52-Card Pickup has challenged us to quit being stagnate and do a little bit of good around us. The majority of us are not world leaders, celebraties, or any kind of a leader and that's o.k. We all occupy a small bit of space in the universe, it's not hard to look around your little bit of area and find nice things that you can do for someone you might not have even noticed before. To smile at someone at the grocery store and say hi, how are you today, may just be what that person needed. It's simple to spread a little bit of happiness without much effort.
I then had to choose some used stash that was mulberry paper and the sketch I picked made my ovals shape cutting template come into play.  I don't use a lot of ovals.
In thinking about the stamp and the overall scheme of things to come I chose brown and paired it with the subtle tones of green for the colors.
Tuesday Taggers has challenged us to Step Out of Our Comfort Zone. I had to really think about this one. I try to use a lot of different techniques all the time. I just talked about that last week and said I have dedided to call my style Merry Mix Up. Since I have now sewed on two cards I couldn't use sewing and believe me that's out of my comfort zone. So, I chose brayering and cutting an aperture in the front of my card. I have admired Michelle Zindorf for a long time, she is the queen of brayering. But, after all was said and done today I'm quite pleased with my brayering effort.
It's amazing to sit down and pick apart  your thought processes when you look at your finished piece. Sometimes all the pieces just fall into place and sometimes you have to move things around, add, or eliminate to make your overall conception come together. It's a love to create that drives the process.
5 Challenges:
Supplies: Ivory Card Blank 5" X 6 1/2" Halcraft, Papers: mulberry, brown, and glossy papers unknown, Stamps: Hero Arts-K4883CardArt Happy Wishes, Stampin Up-Elements of Style, Ink: Ranger Adirondack-Woodlands, CTMH-Z2111 Chocolate, VersaMark Ink, Zing Brown embossing powder, Stampin Up-Sizzix Embosslits Beautiful Wings, pearl stickers colored with a brown sharpie, small heart brads, Fiskars shape cutting die-Ovals-1, ribbon-Offray, brayer.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥ 


Zoechaos said...

Beverly this is a beautiful card love everything about it. Thank you for sharing your process with us, someetimes when we thing we bravely try eveything stepping it is even more of a challenge. thank you for streching with us at TT this week.

Sally H said...

Wow Beverly! Totally stunning! Thanks for venturing out of your comfort zone at TT this week!

Alica said...

wonderful! love it - great papers, stamping - everything!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Michelle said...

A beatiful car Beverley and a fantastic entry for Tuesday Taggers, thanks for playing along.
x Michelle

Victoria said...

a gorgeous card - thank you so much for joining us on abc this week
Vicky x

Deirdre said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning, Love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥