Saturday, August 31, 2013

OWH Aug Bootcamp - Relationship advice

Before I dig into this weekend's OWH VCMP, I wanted to submit a card for the August Bootcamp lesson - Relationship advice.  Paula's homework was to re-do a card from the past and apply the techniques we've learned.
I'm not afraid to take an epic-fail card and re-do it!  Here's a one-layer card I made using with a floral stamp set.  I thought that the flowers were supposed to be stamped together, which I tried along the bottom and side of the card:
I colored them with Inktense pencils and then watercolored them.  Every time I looked at the card, it just seemed off to me.
After reading the lesson, I realized that I didn't group the flowers together and the sentiment seemed to just float by itself.  For the lesson, I dragged out the stamps again and tried to group them together - it just wasn't working.
I was forcing the flowers to have a relationship, so I chose one flower and a sentiment and stamped them together.  Here's my re-do of the card:
I took inspiration from the latest Muse challenge - #32 - to make the flower and sentiment "relate" to each other.  I used the Muse card sketch for my version:
I enjoyed the chance to fix a card and Paula's lessons have helped me along the way.
Now, on to the VCMP!


  1. Gorgeous take on this week's Muse - love the white on the black base and the bold pop of red! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  2. So pretty! Love the bold red flower against the black and white.

  3. Hi Erika! You're being too hard on yourself... BOTH of these cards are very nice. The sentiment on the first one might feel a bit more comfortable tucked into the space between the orange and yellow bloom, but the relationship between the blooms is good. It's definitely NOT an epic fail. :) I like your second card too. Grouping the flower with the sentiment on the white piece gives it bold contrast against the dark back and creates a strong focal point. Thanks for joining in. I am so glad you've been enjoying the bootcamps!

  4. Beautiful, creative take on the Muse challenge!