Flower love

by | Apr 21, 2016 | Blog, MFT Challenge | 0 comments

Working on this card was one of those times when I put my brain to work.  I have MS, and with that comes a lot of not so fun cognitive difficulties.  One of the things I run into a lot is a problem with recall.  This card made me work on that.  I tell people that one of the aspects of me working on cards is therapy, and this is a good example.  I stamped on my small pink flowers, having tested them on a scrap piece of paper and really liking how they looked, I just didn’t take into account how they would look when the ink was completely dry.  They basically disappeared.  Aghh!  What now?  I could scrap the card, but I hate doing that, I remembered someone saying a mistake is just a chance to play with embellishments.   Well, here was my first recollection of stuffing my head with card ideals and techniques.  What was I going to do to embellish these flowers?  The next recollection hit me, stamp first with white to make things pop.  How though?  I had already stamped.  I was looking at my tools and it hit me, a white colored pencil!  Maybe, just maybe, I could color around the flower and do a similar thing.  It worked!  The cool thing was I also got to play around with resistance a little bit too this way.  Next time I would probably stamp the flowers on a lighter paper and cut them out, or maybe not, I kind of love the watercolor effect they came away with.  The best part is this card definitely made my brain work!  This is another of my mothers day cards. I made this card for My Favorite Things sketch challenge 227 using this sketch:


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