Sep 28, 2015

Fuchsia Garden

Hello, and happy Monday DRU friends!  I’m happy to be able to share this card today because I was beginning to wonder if I was ever going to finish it.

After I stamped and die cut this gorgeous Heartfelt Creations fuchsia image, I sat back and saw how off center it was.  Now, there’s nothing wrong with off center or lots of white space, but this was so out of balance it would definitely need some fixing.  There was a big ol’ empty space that didn’t look like it belonged there at all.  I tried sentiments and ribbon and all kinds of things, but nothing was working for me.  It was either wait for an epiphany, or trash it.  No big loss since I hadn’t started coloring yet, but I was compelled to wait for an epiphany.  Time to walk away.  You know how it is, right?  Well, then it came to me:

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Flowers and foliage and butterflies to create a mini-garden beneath these fabulous hanging blooms.  I wonder how many times a card design comes about simply as a way to fix something?  Plenty, I’ll bet.

I used the same designer paper collection throughout (BasicGrey Euphoria) so it tied everything together as though I’d planned it that way to begin with.  I’ll tell you, though, I cut plenty of flowers and butterflies in different Euphoria colors before I settled on this combo.  Sheesh!   Dies used are:
If any of the dies I used are unavailable at the time you’re reading this, please know there are plenty of flowers and foliage and butterflies and frames and mats and you name it in the Dies R Us store.

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I touched here and there with Stickles Stardust glitter glue – the tips of the flowers and leaves, the flower centers, and the butterfly wings.  I also dotted glitter around the fuchsia image.  In real life it’s absolutely magical.

I’m so glad you dropped in and I hope you enjoyed your visit.  I’ll see you again soon!

--- Leslie ---

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