This card reminds me of one of my favorite books from my childhood. I know, I am always talking about books, I would live in books if I could. I drive my husband crazy that I want to eat things simply because I read about them in some book. Honestly making cards has cut down on my reading time, but that just means that I now also make cards about books and reading to make up for it.
Occasionally decorating the tree has been a process that has taken more than one day, much like making this card. Honestly, some cards take extra time, but this one has been a three day process. Why did it take so long? Well, there is always drying time but it was more that I kept getting pulled away or forgot to add the stars. At least the card got made and the tree got decorated, one very sad year our Christmas tree died sitting on top of the box of ornaments in the corner of our apartment.
I don’t plan out what cards I am going to make. I get ideals, but honestly I loose them before I act on them most of the time. I tend to allow challenges and whatever pops up to guide my card making. It works well for me, especially since when I try and force an idea it tends to fail pretty miserably. The neat thing is that every once in a while the universe works in a magical way and this is one of those times. If I would have described the card I wanted to make for Halloween this year, this is exactly what I would have described.
The flowers by the school house started out in my mind being pink. Then I realized as I was coloring them that I wasn’t using pink, I was using blue. See I thought that I had just done a typical me kind of thing…favorite color is blue, never been one for pink. All of a sudden I realized that if I had used pink it might not look right with the red on the school house and blue definitely works. Maybe I know what I am doing after all?
I became kind of giddy when I saw this image this week. I mean I adore everything A day for daisies seems to do anyway, but this is especially close to my heart. I want to do more book and reading cards and this is part of the challenge? Thank you!! She reminds me of The Secret Garden for some reason. I did my best to case the beautiful card that Allison from the design team made, but I had to make some changes with what I had on hand. I am lacking the appropriate ribbon so I went with some vellum.
I love how beautiful she is! I don’t know if I did her justice with this coloring, I was trying to do ombre, but it’s not something I have ever done and using new inks is a challenge as well. I love the paper at the top of the card. It reminds me of my cousin for some reason.