26 January 2011

Fresh Brewed Photo Inspiration

The challenge this week at 
Fresh Brewed Designs 
is a Photo Inspiration!

To me, with the soft pinks and pop of green, this photo called to creating something calm and soothing!

This is my card!
I tried a variety of things and, well, frankly, none of them worked!
First of all, the obnoxious yellow paper in this picture is actually a soft lime green... lighting is terrible today and I just can't seem to get a good pic.
Second, the "quilted" background...
I cut out an SVG called "Lazy Quilter's Series" from the alliance trader.
Maybe it was just the wrong papers, but it didn't work for me.
So I tried to improve it by piercing holes in it... hmmm... not much better!
So I used a spica pen to connect the holes to "look" like stitching... OK... that looks OK... let's put it together!

I added the buttons to the corners and threaded the embroidery floss (pink and green) thru, then mounted the assembly on my green mat.

My image is "Coffee, Take Me Away" from Fresh Brewed Designs Rubber Stamp collection!

I paper pieced her cup/tub and the towel... that took quite a while, too.

When I put her on the "quilt", she vanished!

Oh Boy! Now what! ?!

I took all that time poking those darn holes and paper-piecing the image, I'm NOT starting over! ... let's try putting her on a darker background... 

So! That's what ya get, peeps!

And just so you know, after I took this picture and posted it, I tore it all apart!

I'll post my "Mulligan" (that's a do-over for you non-golfers) when I figure out WTH I'm going to do with it!

Ah, well, we all have one bad day, right?

So here's some good news:


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I hope you will get to play along in our Fresh Brewed challenge this week.


*CAFE said...

Holy Brightness, Batman! That's very bright, girl........but I LIKE IT! :0)

Heather said...

HaHaHa at you AND cheryl! Silly girls! I LOVE the bright colors and how she stands out! The holes and quiltlike background is beautiful. I feel bad that you tore it apart... I can just imagine it all. I have done that myself from time to time, so I understand your frustration, but at the same time, I love your card... so... whatcha gonna do:)! Can't wait to see what you recreate with her :D
Thanks for all the shout outs and for the smiles.

Miranda said...

funny card, love the colours and the image is gorgeous


Shazza said...

lovely bright card x

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