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Monday, 16 August 2010

Alter it!

Ever made a card that just doesn't seem to come together and you end up accepting it as it is cos you've just spent far too long on it already?!!! Well, I have several of those! This weeks challenge at Quixotic challenge blog is to alter an item - it gave me a good excuse to take one of these cards and improve it! I also altered the flowers by shaping them - not sure if that counts though! Here it is altered...

And here it is in its original form. I made it for a challenge but it ended up forced and I hated it, it's like having cognitive dissonance when the world just doesn't seem right! Alright, being a bit over the top with that but at least I like it now!

Papers/cardstock: Bazzill cardstock, DCWV Far East paper
Mediums: Derwent Colorsoft, Sansol
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Geisha Anya and sentiment
Accents: textured "ribbon" (from Bunny Zoe's Crafts here), brad from stock, BasicGrey buttons
Tools: Woodware flower punches


Lisa Jane said...

I must agree .. i love it in its altered state!
Those turquoise colours are wonderful... i think you are having a blue kind of week...but hopfully not in the mood sense!
Glad you liked my little baby
Lisa ;)

Melody said...

Love the altered look! And yes and I definitely have those cards that don't come out the way I expected!

chris said...

I have a whole pile of them! they are mounting up as we speak!!
I actually like them both ways, bit I think the top one is the best. hugs chris xx

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Mary,

What a wonderful card this became!! The stamp is very nice and love the colors that you used with it, so I also like the original card, but the altered one is soooo much more powerful!! I love it!! The colors are pretty and love the black 'lace' with it and the paper is perfect! Gives you a wonderful night-time geisha feeling!! Great job!!

Hugs, Wendy


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