Disaster??? Well, there were two of them! Firstly, I looked at my blog (now you know I'm a bad blogger and I don't look at it every day!) and lo and behold, no background! Then there was this little square telling me that the picture or video had been removed from Photobucket and the pesky little thing wouldn't go away! Well, thank goodness for Google, which gave me the answer to the problem. If any of you other lovely peeps have the same problem, it's apparently because The Cutest Blog on the Block have removed some of their backgrounds from Photobucket but not all of them. The secret to getting rid of the pesky little square is to remove everything associated with TCBOTB from your blog - that took a little hunting down.
Anyhoo, I hope you like the new look blog....I think I prefer the slightly 'cleaner' lines.
The second disaster was the card. The little scene was originally going to be mounted in some photo corners that I'd cut and distressed, but then I forgot to clean my craft mat before I turned over the background to put DS tape on the back. I found that the sky didn't look so good with Walnut Stain splodges in it! How did I do that?? I couldn't believe it!! The solution was to cut off the original sky and create a new one by sponging some clouds and then adding the original background on foam pads to give some dimension.
All in all, I'm not too disappointed with the result but, although I absolutely love these Kioshi papers from Basic Grey, I think that the addition of these has created a card that looks too busy. Lesson learned - when using a scene on the card, remember to keep the area behind it to plain colours. What do you think?
I stamped the images with Adirondack Slate and I deepened the shadows on Tilda's clothing with Dusty Concord and Victorian Velvet Distress ink applied with a small, dry stencil brush. The wings and the butterfly have Stardust Stickles on them for a bit of bling. The leaves are cut with my McGill 'Leaves' punch, the ribbon is from Fantastic Ribbons and the wonderful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts which is where I also obtained the Crafters Pick glue I used following a tip off from the lovely Bev, so thanks for that hun! Using it was like a revelation when it came to arranging and fixing the flowers.
If you've managed to read this far, well done! I don't know how this managed to turn into such a dissertation but thanks for visiting today and I hope you pause to leave me a comment so that I know that you've been around. I really do appreciate them so much.
I'm an addicted crafter who enjoys all forms of craft but I mainly spend what time and money I have on card making. A sixty something year old Mum of two and Granny to six. Married for the second time around to Brian, my teenage sweetheart and living very happily in West Yorkshire, UK where I settled eight years ago.
I'm also an Accredited Crafter's Companion Demonstrator. Please contact me for further info.