Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dies R Us ... Fishy, Fishy

Hello Everyone!
Today I have a fun creation to share with you and 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 ... by no means does this card any vintage foo-foo!
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

Thanks for sticking with me through this long post!
I hope you'll take the time and pop over to our Dies R Us store!  
There are so many wonderful die cutting companies to choose from ...
I'm sure you'll find exactly what you might be looking for (and more, lol) !!!

Remember, there is a new inspiration sample shared each and every day of the month
on our Dies R Us Inspiration Blog using a variety of dies from several different companies.
Then of course you'll want to come join us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st & 15th of each month with
a gift voucher prize to one lucky winner each challenge!

OH!  And did you know we have a FB Page and PINTEREST Page?
I hope you'll check out all the fabulous fun going on through DIES R US!!

Challenges to share in:
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies (6/6)
Shopping our Stash Challenge - The 4 Elements [I chose Water] (6/6)
Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes

Till next time . . . 
And, as always . . .

Papers:  SU Bermuda Bay cs, White cs, Lime green cs, SU Garden green cs, DCWV bubbles designer paper
Dies:  Linked above
Stamps/Inks:  Stampabilities/Versafine Onyx, Brilliance galaxy gold, Tim Holtz Salty Ocean, Joann Essentials White craft
Accessories:  Sponge daubers, Pop dot, Spectrum Noir alcohol marker


Donna Ellis said...

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!

Kandy Krazee said...

Too cute! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

Chana Harris said...

Hi, Darlene! This is so creative and beautifully executed (as always!) Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Oh you really stepped out of your comfort zone and jumped far out of that box LOL ... but guess what? It paid off my friend! This card is gorgeous! I like the "fixed" version a bit better, it looks more realistic and it looks grounded... I love that you carried into the inside ... just a very lovely card. You should jump outside a bit more often :)

Anonymous said...

That happens to me often, too. I'll make something, but it just doesn't sit right with me. I leave it on my craft desk for a few days and usually think of a way to improve it or change it. Sometimes I decide I hate it and say - It's just paper! and throw it out. I like how you salvaged your unloved card (although it really was fine to begin with!!)

Thank you for sharing it with us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how fun! Gosh, I didn't see anything wrong with the first version, but love the second one just as much. These dies look so fun to work with, and you sure pulled them all together perfectly!