Because I think it's good to show the boo boos as well as the triumphs, I have decided that today is a Full Disclosure Day. To mark the occasion, I am posting a card that falls way short of the mark. It had such promise inside my head, but once it made it onto cardstock, it picked up a few warts . . .
The coloring is amateur – but since that's what I am, I guess that fits. But I'm still a little surprised that my chalk-work was less than successful this time. Part of the problem may have been the super-smooth cardstock: chalks usually do better when the paper has a little tooth to it. Another disappointment came when I used my usual wonderfully matte spray fixative and it turned the entire layer into a glossy sheet – it took away the subtle, delicate look I was after. Glossy paper and I are not BFF's. As for the outlining around the image, lame.
I do like the butterfly. The lace was a last minute inspiration and I was delighted to find that my butterfly die did as good a job on the lace as it did on paper.
Am I going to send this? You betcha: the recipient is nowhere near as picky as I am, and loves me very much – warts and all – so, off it goes!
Cardstock: Generic Textured Blue, Bazzill Dark Sand, PaperCut
White Matte Coat
Stamps: The Stamp Mill Poppy, Stamp Out Cute Swirls, Hero
“Enjoy your birthday”
Inks: Archival Coffee, Distress Antique Linen, Old Paper,
Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Copic Warm Grey #4,
Wink of Stella Clear
Emb Powder: WOW Clear Matte Dull, B’Muse Devil’s Food Delight
Dies: Memory Box Isabella, JustRite Charms
Chalks: The Stencil Collection, I-Kan-Dee
Doo Dads: Blue satin ribbon, Ecru lace snippet, Gold mini beads