Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Find The Seed

Another card, that took a little longer than anticipated. I can't believe I got as far as putting the finishing touches on it and realized that I didn't have the correct color of ribbon. aarrgghh! What to do? What to do? I know I will try the technique that I saw on someone's blog (sorry forgot whose and if it is you please let me know so I can give credit where it is due). I remember her saying that when she was crafting late at night and didn't have the correct color of ribbon, she would pull out her markers and use either white or creme satin ribbon and voila! she would have the color needed. Mine came out just a tad darker than the paper, but it definitely worked. I love purple if you haven't guessed by now and when I had begun picking out the papers to match the pictures it was almost as if this paper combination was screaming at me! LOL! Of course this is another picture taken by DH when we went and saw the wildflowers and I thought that this quote (which is a favorite of mine) worked so perfectly for this one flower that had just opened up. I think the world would be a better place if people applied this to their busy daily lives. What do you think?
Supplies: Bazzill Papers in African Violet and Witch Hazel Green, Stripe by Doodlebug, Ribbon was from the Ribbon Outlet and beads by Westrim. Used SU Black Classic Ink.

11 comments:

shellpole said...

I think it is absolutely gorgeous. The trick with the ribbon has been around many years now and is always a great backstop!

JazzyH said...

Very pretty! I love the embellishments you used.

Crystal said...

Deborah, wow this is BEAUTIFUL,,,wow i love these colors....wonderful work!!!

xiumaiyuki said...

It is STUNNING!!! Love the layout to the photo to the beads...every details is perfect!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is such a lovely photo. In fact, all the photos on the cards on your blog are lovely. It's obvious that you are/were a professional photographer. Such pretty paper you paired this card with. And how creative to color your ribbon to match.

I often have the same problem where I have a lot of ribbon but never the right color and/or size for the project I'm working on. I have tried markers without success. My results were very streaky. I have also dyed the ribbon in a bath of dye reinker and water with better, but still not fantastic results. I'm sure the ribbon I was working with had something to do with it.

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. The post you looked at were actually only the first photo cards I had made. I do like the way they came out. But sad that my own photography skills are so lacking that I had to use someone else's photos. I hope to make more in the future because it's so simple to pair a photo with a simple colored card base, a small embellishment and sentiment and done.

As for the people who were upset that your cards didn't have enough stamping... well, how absurd. If they want all stamping they are free to look at other blogs but there was no reason to be rude to you about it. Personally, even though I LOVE stamping, I think it's refreshing to see a blog that showcases other forms of art (like photos) on their projects.

stampin abi said...

This is so pretty! love the colours too.

Brandi said...

Ohhh... this is absolutely beautiful!

Smiles,

Brandi

Linda B said...

I LOVE this card! The picture is just beautiful!

Joanne Travis said...

Love this, it is so beautiful!!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

I am SOOOO glad to see you posting cards again with your amazing photography. I agree with Susan. It is refreshing to look at God's beauty in your awesome photography. Keep up the great work... Your cards are incredible...

Angela said...

Beautiful, I love how you added the purple, it really brings out the color in the flowers...