Monday, March 4, 2013

Because..............


Holy Moly, I spent the day on this card. I first started trying to use a certain sketch and took so much time with it. Shame on me because in the end I didn't like it one bit and had to start over in a completely different direction. Guess what else...I have taken sooooooooo many photos. Every time I got one I liked, I would see a speck of glitter somewhere on the card. I should have just given up. LOL

I am just thinking how clean my craft room was when I started and now it is completely wrecked.

I made my card for the Inspired By Stamping challenge--IBSIC#48. I have fallen in love with their stamps and use them quite often.  My sentiment is from IBS and is called Flowers Bloom.

This is my inspiration photo. What a wonderful sight. I was inspired by the colors and pretty flowers.


The fern die is a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage set and the window which I am just using as  lattice is from Cheery Lynn Designs/A2 Frame die small.

My paper is PTI white cardstock and Stampin'Up Pretty in Pink and Sage Shadow. I'm thinking the green isn't right but mine had the name sage in it so I went with it.   The patterned paper is an unknown scrap. I wish my pink was lighter but I ruined the only light piece I had with the first attempt. Ugh!  My flower is a Prima and I'm  thinking looking a bit large. One of those days!!! You know you've had them.  Right??  :-)

My card is also entered into The  Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge Blog-#9 where the theme is Spring or Pastel.

19 comments:

Pam~ said...

I have many of those days...almost every time I make a card...lol. Your finished piece is beautiful! I love the grid behind the fern...stunning look!

Carol L said...

It must be something in the air today, because I spent hours on a card that is STILL unfinished! LOL I just couldn't make it work, but your final proof for your efforts is this pretty card! I was playing with the same dies today too, how funny is that? LOL
I really like the lattice background for this, and the flower looks very pretty with the glittered edges! Hang in there my friend, I think we'll get through this eventually :)

Bonnie said...

This doesn't look like you had any problems! It's gorgeous! I know what you mean though. I have a lot of days like that! Fortunately not enough to discourage me for long.

Davi said...

LOL my card for today took forever too!! I love the very cool grid with the pretty dp behind and the leaves and flower look so pretty with it!!
OKAY Brenda you have a deal, pack your bags and come on out :)

Marisa said...

Way to persevere. Know those types of cards and they are soooo frustrating!! Love the leaves (good reminder to use that set as it hasn't seen light in a long time). Great lattice too!

Sonia said...

OH Brenda this is a gorgeous card^_^
Love the details,looks a grid for flowers^_^Beautiful spring colors^_^
Have a sweet day,
Sonia

Hussena said...

Your card has turned out just beautiful Benzi ...i love the grid and the way you have done the flower placement ...looks just fabulous !!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW that lattice is so fabulous Brenda!

JD said...

Beautiful card, well worth all your effort to make and photograph it. I could really relate to your post...Most of my cards take forever to make, I think I've only made one 10 minute card in my life...
and we won't talk about the crafting mess...Hope you have a good day.

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, Benzi! Love the lattice work over the background dp. Fabulous way to make it feel like a window. Gorgeous flower and leaves.

Ellen said...

Thought I would pop in and say hello. I have been busy with musical theatre but was thinking about you. Love the lattice! The paper behind it is gorgeous! Worth the time you put in! Creative mess is okay.....don't tell me any different because my room is a really big creative disaster!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, for SURE I've had those kinda days, Benzi! I know it was a lot of trouble, but I love how this turned out. That lattice looks super!

Maria said...

I've been there and done that with having a card give me "trouble"...hehehe! But, you have a gorgeous card in the end to show! Love the background paper, lattic, and flower! Take care and have a great rest of the week, hugs!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Card looks absolutely gorgeous. Love the background colors and the pretty flower.

Angel 007 said...

Hi Benzi, manchmal sieht man es den Karten nicht an wieviel Ärger sie einem gemacht haben. Am Ende sind sie alle wunderschön, so wie Deine Karte. Sie sieht mit dem Hintergrund Papier, dem Gitter und den tollen Blättern, wie ein Blick aus dem Fenster, nur nach Innen aus.

Vielen Dank für Deine schönen Kommentare bei mir.

Ganz liebe Grüße - Carmen

pam124 said...

Benz, I'm playing the catch up game again. I LOVE your beautiful card. Your diecuts are stunning and love the dp peeking out of the window frame. Beautiful flower and leaves add a wonderful touch. Great job!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I know those kinds of cards....they give you problems from the start. ;) Love your end result though! Those fern fronds are so pretty.

Ang said...

Very pretty card, I have lost count of the amount of times I have done the exact same things, thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Hugs
Ang
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