Sunday, February 8, 2009

Have You Ever Had An Idea....

and it just doesn't turn out the way you thought it would? Please tell me I am not the only one this has happened too! (insert frown face here) This is such the case for this card.

I had this vision which by the way woke me up at 3:00am (lol!!!) and decided to get up and come sketch it out before I lost the idea and went back to bed. Well, I was anxious to be able to make this card that I thought when I finished it, it would just say WOW this morning! But Uhmm No! Believe it or not I worked on it this card all day (8 hours) changing this, changing that, thinking maybe I should just trash it. Heck it took me 2 hours alone to just get the wings the way I wanted them to look I used 4 coats of Shimmerz Angel Wings so the wings would take on the iridescent look so that we can all imagine of how the wings would look if we were to actually see a real fairy. I even embossed the vellum for the background part which was probably another 30 minutes since it was a metal template. Then realizing it wasn't going to fit a normal card size nor the 5.5 x 5.5 size either. I have not been fond of the larger size 9 x 4-1/4 because it seems there is so much space to cover. But since I had incorporated 2 stamps, I had no other choice but to go with the big card size. I would have rather used the normal size card, but by designing this card it helped me step out of my comfort zone and be challenged. LOL!

13 comments:

stampin abi said...

you're not alone, it happens to us all, but i think your card is great, nice job!

CREATE=FUN said...

through the hard work, the results are priceless ;)
great great card!

Joanne Travis said...

I love it!! A very creative, beautiful design.

xiumaiyuki said...

It's beautiful!!! It sure WOWs me!! IMO it's perfect as is...sometimes I think if the image is a good one, I try not to add thing that takes the focus off of it.

my5bratz said...

gorgeous card

JessicaLynn said...

What a great card. I just love it. :)

Jessica

Wendy said...

Well I like it, turned out great. I share your issues about waking up in the middle of the night!! I wish I could switch off sometimes though!!

Nikki said...

I love this! BEAUTIFUL! I think I am going to go for a big card, thanks for the inspiration!

Susana M said...

Hi Deborah So glad you had the vision that card is stunning and love the layout!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Melody said...

I do know the feeling of my project not turning out the way it did in my vision, but we probably our worst critic. You card is beautiful. I love the long layout and the wings are beautiful.

Anita Hovey said...

Yep...happens to all of us... the only thing I might have changed is the heart ribbon...maybe make it plain, but otherwise, I think it's great!

Dawn said...

Sure do.. It is a daily thing for me. Love this card. Her wings are super. TFS

Trina said...

Very pretty, her wings are amazing!