Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Things Going Wrong...

Isn't always a bad sign... 

I have been feeling really down recently with my creations, even thought about selling all my stash.  I have decided to take a couple of weeks out to find the bug again, just take the pressure away and find the 'inner crafter' again.  

Last night I decided to go through the DP's I have on the computer and started playing around with a few, just shrinking the design and repeating it across the page, just cause well... no reason at all really!  Anyway,  I purchased some lovely papers from Sassy Designs last week (They have a sale!!) one of the sets I purchased was the Absinthe Digital Paper Pack (I got the solids too!).  So I shrunk the design down and decided to print... and WHAM.... the ink went half was though printing, it went from the lovely deep colours, to washed out browns... I cried, at that point I could have thrown it all out! 

But I walked away and I thought, and I remembered the digs that I brought from Tiddly Inks... Now they have been following me for ages, not something that I would normally colour but these we shouting 'Buy me, Buy me' and so I did....  and then this fell together... 

Yes it all just fell into place, including the paper that I was printing.  I couldn't believe it when I looked at it this morning.... 

Everything looked so good, so nice and as I want all my cards to look. 

I have had to sit and admire for a while before I have been able to post this.... just realising that I put far too much pressure on myself sometimes, I am still taking a break and if the creativity flows... well so be it, I'm not going to push myself.  Ok so a bit more info on the card for you! 

6x6 Scalloped Card blank
Image - Tiddly Inks 
Papers - Digital- Sassy Designs  and Kraft card stok
Tim Holtz Ink Pad - Tattered Rose (distressed the edges of the Kraft card stock)
Medium - Copics; E000, E00, E02, R20, E04, E08, E31, E33, E35, E39, E37 C4, W5, W7 

I didn't know what occasion to make this card for, so I have added a small sentiment to the inside of the card from Stampin Up, it says 'Wishing You Love and Laughter forever after' (I would have decorated the inside but no guarantee that the paper will turn out the same!).  I will be adding this card to my Facebook page under the category or 'Love, Engagement and Wedding'. 

Well I hope you like my card, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes
Tiddly Inks - Flowers

Thanks fro stopping by, can't wait to read what you think! See you soon! 



lulucker said...

Well Katrina, pat on the back, yep its a beauty. The colouring is wonderful too. Now those flowers where did you get them from? sometime keeping it clean and simple is the best way. I've had a few weeks off myself, sometimes life has to get in the way, our minds way of taking a break!
Speak soon
Lu xxx

Trina said...

I think this came out lovely! Crafting should be a release, a break from regular life. Don't get too down about it, dearie!

Alyce said...

Trina this is just so stunning! I absolutely love the colours that you used and those flowers are gorgeous. Don't get down on yourself...I always love visiting your blog and seeing al lof your lovely work - you are so talented! :)

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is just gorgeous,the flowers are so so beautiful,stunning detail Hun,and please do not get down hun,you have amazing talent,and I love seeing what you,do,so chin up sweetie,sorry not been over,for a few days but Alfie is taking up lots of my time,he is,so cute though,he he,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Trina :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp DT Call and Good Luck :-)
Lols x x x

Shari said...

One of my favorite images and you've done a fabulous job with your card!! Errors always seem to make the best designs! Saw your card on MIM!

Loopylou. said...

Trine, girl don't you dare give up,man if you make cards like this you should embrace it for all you've got because this is just gorgeous. I love the way you matted it up with the image one on an angle, I do that all the time, it drives my big sister nuts but I love it.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the tiddly inks challenge blog, I love it
huge 'keep going girl you rock hugs'
Lou xxx

Lisa M said...

I have ALWAYS admired your crafting style, so please don't be so hard on yourself! You have amazing talent and I hope that your time away only expounds on your creativity. No need to reinvent the wheel hunny...you rock, so just roll with it! :)

Big hugs to you and your card is DIVINE!!! Love when things all come together...take it as a sign. ;)

Lisa xx

DOH! Almost forgot...thank you so much for sharing your creative mind and talent with us at Make It Monday.

Anne Kristine said...

Such a lovely card!
Thanks so much for joining us at WOC for our challenge...unfortunately in order to in the drawing for the prize you can only enter two other challenges.
- hope to see you back at our next challenge!
Hugs Anne Kristine

Kelly said...

Beautiful card! Love your image too; so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges!
Hugs, Kelly xxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is simply beautiful.. Love the details.. very lovely work as always..

So happy that you have joined us at SFC……….


Lou Mac said...

This is gorgeous! I love the jaunty angles and the bright colours!! Perfect! :)

Thanks for joining us over at Tiddly Inks for our 'Flowers' challenge. Good luck.

xo, Lou Mac.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

This is so beautiful! Everything fits together so perfectly! Isn't funny how me pressure we put on ourselves when we really do the best when we are relaxed and happy! I'm so glad you are happy with this card as it is a beauty!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is stunning, I do love your colour choices, thank you for joining us at Tiddly Inks this time, huggles Pops x x

Larissa said...

A very nice card! Love the colours you used. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge.


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