May 31, 2016

Fishy, Fishy

Hello Everyone!
Darlene with you today and have a fun creation to share!
I must admit it's actually something that's 'outside my wheelhouse'!  
(I'm more of a foo-foo, vintage kind of gal, lol)


See what I mean?  LOL ... no vintage foo-foo here!
But again ... it was fun to 'think outside the box' to create something new & fresh!

To be totally honest, I had a new order of dies on my table that had yet to be put away and I thought I'd just pull a few out and see what could be created with them.  The dies I've used are . . .



Memory Box 'Garland Greens' #99229 (presently OOS)

Confession Time . . .
OKAY ... so while I was typing up this post and looking at my card more closely,  I decided I didn't like how the 'greenery' was just popping up out of no where so decided to see how I could 'fix that issue'.  Here's what I came up with ... what do you think?
Do you like the original or the 'fixed' version??

I grabbed another new die from the pile called 'Grass Border' by Precious Marieke (#PM10002) and die cut a piece from the same garden green card stock. Well, actually I ended up cutting two pieces.  Once I attached the first strip (which didn't go end to end), I decided to cut another and fill in each end so it went across the entire bottom panel.  


Of course I couldn't leave well enough alone!
Then decided to grab my Spectrum Noir GB10 alcohol marker and
give this 'bottom grass' a contrasting color.


So there you have it ... the final version of the front of my card!  LOL!
(What can I say ... it was a work in progress!  LOL)

BUT WAIT ... then I saw the original teal blue 'bubbles' I had cut (which looked horrible on the front) and decided they would be the perfect accent for the inside of my card!  Why not!  Right!  You can't just throw away perfectly good bubbles!!  LOL


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Till next time . . .

7 comments:

  1. FUN card! Good job working outside your comfort zone. I actually like the card both ways....and I adore the bubbles on the inside--clever!

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  2. Haha! What a fun card and a fun post! I enjoyed seeing your creative process Darlene! I like your card both ways as well, but I see what you're saying about the greens being "grounded" with the grassy strip. So glad you didn't let good bubbles go to waste too! ;0)

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  3. Both great cards Darlene, thank you for sharing how you made them. If I really had to choose, it would be the second one for me, but as I don't, I won't!
    Great to see the bubbles on the inside too.

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  4. That is just too adorable, I never would have thought to put these dies together but they look fantastic and I do love your added version too!!

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  5. This is a great scene card for being out of your comfort zone. Love it!

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  6. Great card but I am in the minority here. I much prefer the first option, without the grass because I don't think of a row of grass as being in the ocean. I might have tried the greens behind the frame in the original one. Can you please tell us what "bubble" embossing folder you used for the background? Great job. The bubbles inside are fabulous.

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  7. Love love LOVE it! I didn't notice your card needing fixing, so I was surprised to read that it needed something to help it along. wonderful design, Dar! I have put the SW die set in the shopping cart LOL Fantastic card, and so colorful!

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