In our old house, we had a camellia bush in front. I have had a soft spot for them ever since then. I love how pretty, and hardy they are. I tried to grow a lot of things in that yard and nothing really worked, at least not anything that flowered.
lowers come in so many variations! I just love that there isn’t just one type of daffodil. When I was young my mom had a nice flower garden and I would always marvel at all of the different tulips, daffodils, and irises, as well as all of the other flowers.
It can be a bit strange to me how inspiration works on a card. I was struggling with where to go with this week’s sketch. I always have ideas, but none of them seemed good so I just waited (which is what gets me into trouble some weeks.) Then another challenge had a bit of a nudge in the right direction, and I noticed a sticker with the perfect sentiment but it wouldn’t fit on the card. Next thing I knew I had the card that I had wanted to make all along!
Things started off so good with this card! I looked at the inspiration photo and realized that I had just used a stamp set that had a Queen Anne’s lace stamp, and looking through my paper I had the perfect vintage label paper. Then I started making the card…
So, I was going to go in a completely different way with this card, but I just couldn’t make it work. I know I say that a lot, it’s true a lot. I have a stamp that I wanted to use, but it just didn’t ‘work’ so I was looking around at what I have and saw this birdcage and it seemed rather perfect. If I have learned anything over the past so many years it is to be flexible.
When I first started on this card I tried to cut out the bicycle all by itself…that was a mess. I quickly figured adding it to the heart was a much better way to go. I think sometimes making a mess out of something is the best way to appreciate that how I think a card should look, and how it ends up looking are not always going to be the same thing.