Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Technically a fail

I was a girl on a mission last night!

Yesterday I spotted this weeks challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow that is paper flowers, vintage lace and bling - the combination alone is hard to resist not playing with! but I new it would fit perfectly for my mums birthday card for the 24th of this month!

I started this one while the kids where still up and dug out some of my lace and got to coffee staining it so it would be dry by the time they hit the sack.  I picked all my papers, cardstock and 'blingy' things and drew up my sketch .... Here's were I 'technically' went wrong :(

My original papers were PINK! This was meant to be PINK and CHOC CREAM for my mums favorite colors but I just could not resist playing with my new Prima Paper that was staring me in the face just siting on my desk!  These papers I had set aside for the challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations as I thought they would work well with the blues and the butterflies alike their inspiration pic and they also have a GDT call this week and I am hoping for a spot*fingers crossed*, so I made a slight detour in plans as it seemed to be shining the light in the direction I was meant to be going in!

  In reflection, this is really my style of crafting to a tee, as I really let my mood craft me by picking the papers and the sentiment(s) by what I am feeling at the time and while the original thought was perfect for mum I have not yet truly 'worked the details' of her card (She is my mum so it has to be special, it has to be planned and it usually should be 'in the works' for weeks!) 

My mum has been ogling Emilie's flower from her artist board I made on her every visit so I knew that was a must for her card, but while being 'brain elsewhere crafting' while chatting to Ben on the phone tonight I put together the blue paper flower from my scrap pile and I think that is were it all went down hill as I touched the 'blue' lol.

Seeing as these are only a recently 'new make' for me and I have not fully experimented around with them yet I decided to try 'bling-ing' the flower up by adding some clear glitter flecks and I think it looks spectacular and gives the flower a whole new feel yet again.  The center is a bead from my stash of loved things and the heart pins I made as well from my over supply of beads.  I have mounted this flower on a few different mediums of late and I have been dying to try its look on some wood fiber shavings, and with the distressing natural color scheme I thought this was the perfect time to give it a try.

As always I had planned on decorating the inside but after the color mix up on the front and the realization that this card was going to my stash pile and not to my mum, I last minute decided to go with adding a tea bag pocket instead of the planned bookmark.

Again I have been playing with Ginger's House sentiments; this one is called wishes, and the list is still long with favorites to still work though - she adds a new one daily so I have honestly confessed to myself that the list will forever be incomplete and I will always have a reason to craft her words :))

Even though technically in my book I have failed my mission tonight in making mums birthday card, I think I still pulled off a beautiful card as I now have another one in my stash that I don't want to part with so in all, it's not that much a failure!

Thank you for dropping by !

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Sugar Creek Hollow - Paper flowers, vintage lace and bling
Cupcake Inspirations - Inspiration pic - I used the 'butterfly' theme, the blue(s) in the flowers and the 'bling' (- & GDT)*** EDIT Made Top 3 and GDT***
Everybody Art - Distress 
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes (-)
Paper Sundaes - Sentiment from the heart (1/3 & C10)
Frosted Designs -  Celebrate friends (-)
Stamp Something - Use a digi (-)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Neutral colors (1/1)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything goes (-)

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18 Treasured comments:

Jenn (Triple J Designs) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for "Anything Goes".


Ann said...

Definitely a beautiful card. Your flower is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

Dawnll said...

I love the distressing and that flower is fab sweetie! I would not call it a fail at all. Remember there is only new things or ways of doing things- nothing is wrong! LOL

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! So pretty! Love the details! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the flower so pretty!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & Crafty Sentiments good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

aqualeiga said...

Oooh Leesa, it's beautiful! The flower is stunning and I love the colours!

Never a 'failure' as a new creation is born ;)

Look forward to seeing what mum's card looks like when you make it too!

Big hugs, Ali xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning. Thanks for playing along on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxo

Alberto said...

Another pretty card! love the image, the colors and the light blue flower!
great job
thanks for join in deep ocean challenge

hugs xx

sara said...

gorgeous card love the colours and that flower is fab thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

I love it! It is spectacular and very 'mum' worthy. What are you doing putting it in your stash and not giving it to her??!!

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs.

♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Schönes Werk, die Blume ist toll.
Danke, dass du bei uns mitgemacht hast.
Viele Grüße Doreen EAC-Team

BugBites said...

so pretty. TFS with us at Frosted Designs

Patti P. said...

Leesa, you may have gone off your planned track but you certainly ended up at a beautiful place. I love the flower and the glitter ...such a creative element to your card. Adore your beads. This is such a stunning card and if you are like me it will be hard to let go. Thanks for playing at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
Patti DT/SCH

Lisa said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Sharon Basel said...

This is stunning - my oh my so very beautiful. What a great vintage touch with the distressing of your flower - which is gorgeous by the way! Thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us at Sugar Creek Hollow!
Sharon :)

Elena said...

So beautiful!! Stunning card with stunning colours! Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, hope to see you again soon!
Don't forget to come to discover on june, 20th who is the winner, he could be you!


Jane said...

WOW!! this is stunning! gorgeous colours and details! thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge! hugs, Jane x

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