Friday, January 22, 2010

A Little Peace Within

Ok, you're gonna have to help me decide which one is better. I did it again. I just couldn't leave it alone. sigh I made a card for a swap and was really happy with it. Well, it did take a bit of fussing with it to decide on which sentiment, cardstock color, and punches to use. But after that I was happy. Then it happened... Not everyone came to the meeting so I had swap cards left over. And since they were just cardfronts and not full cards, I thought I'd trim it down, and layer it up, and get 'er done! Now I can't decide which way I like it better!

This is the original card. See, it's just fine the way it is. Really kind of nice too, isn't it? The new Scallop Trim Border Punch was used both top and bottom to dress up the main image. I just loved coloring all the birds and baskets. For some reason I find watercoloring to be a very relaxing pastime. Of couse it helps alot when you can really see what you're coloring. The image is so detailed and tiny that I had my "readers" on, but was still having trouble. My hubby gave me his and I put them on right over mine to be silly. Funny thing is, I could really see all the lovely detail so much better! So if you want a good laugh, just think of me sitting there with two pairs of glasses on my nose! LOL
Okay, here's the updated version of the card. I tried several different cardstock colors for the card base, and stayed with the Regal Rose. Well, which one do you like better? With or without the rose base layer? Give me a holler and let me know.
Stamps: Peace Within and Well-Scripted
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Whisper White, and Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Watercolor Crayons, Aqua Painter, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, and Dimensionals
Since painting all that detail was so dog-gone important, I thought I should show it to you big enough to actually see. There, did you catch all the little flowers and stems and such?! Anyway, whether I could see all the detail very well or not, I really enjoyed making these cards for swapping. (And yes, Connie, your cards and other stuff should be in the mail on Monday!)
Ok, it's time to decide and cast your vote. What will it be - with or without the rose layer in the back. I'm waiting with bated breath to hear what you decide!


Tory said...

They are both pretty, but I'm voting without.

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful cards! Since I am a pink fanatic and Regal Rose is my favorite pink I have to say the second one. By the way your watercoloring is fabulous!

Dorothy said...

I'm probably too late, but I like it better without the pink.