Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My Card That Took A "U-Turn"

If you're anything like me, you'll know just what I'm talking about when I say that not all cards turn out ANYTHING LIKE what you originally envisioned when you began creating.  I'm not exactly certain just when or how this card took a "U-Turn" of sorts, but for some reason I turned to my October Afternoon patterned papers and embellishments.  I originally intended to end up with an "Easter-themed" or at least a somewhat "Easter-ish" card......but as you can see, that clearly DIDN'T happen.
I put three different October Afternoon patterned papers together, inked and machine stitched them, and then added an October Afternoon piece of Emphera from the OA Alchemy add-ons (blue children card cut into several pieces) from one older OA line or another (I have WAY TOO MUCH October Afternoon product....or at least I own more than what is most likely legal in some countries....LOL).  It's quite a collection, and definitely more than a girl could ever ask for - and then some.  I am blessed!
Next, I added a seam binding bow, placed two buttons in the center of that, added a Maya Road stick pin and a few lengths of pink baker's twine.  I used the October Afternoon Emphera piece by cutting it into strips and placing the and there....machine stitching as I went.  It turned out very "vintage looking", but not necessarily very "Easter" looking.  But that really was my original intention, please believe that.
I guess the pastel colored polka dot paper and the vintage feel give it somewhat of an Easter feel.  I realize I'm stretching here......but as I said right up front, not all cards turn out the way you envision.   It just really took a "U-Turn" on me.  I hope you enjoy creating something beautiful this week and sharing it with us in the Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday
This beautiful scripture is the free word art file for this week, and you can find and save it on our challenge blog at Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog and we really hope that you will stop by to share your lovely art in this card challenge (art project challenge, etc.).  We LOVE seeing the art you create, and while you are most welcome to save the word art and use it on your project if you wish, you are not required to do so in order to play along with us.  We're just grateful to have you share ANY of your art with us. Our marvelous sponsors this week are My Craft Spot - offering a free stamp set of choice, and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - offering our digital prize this week.

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  1. Karen it is Beautiful I love just how it turned out for you and yes I agree sometime I just can't figure out what to do. but you have done a Beautiful job
    God Bless

  2. What a fun interesting card I am glad I got to see it.....Lis

  3. Karen,
    This is just adorable. The polka dots, the eyelet lace trim and the stick pin all are wonderful. Blessings, Carole

  4. adorable card Karen!! thanks for sharing!!
    Moxie Craftie

  5. Beautiful card, love what you have done with the papers


  6. Sometimes it happens :) But I love the vintage feel :) It is a very beautiful album any mom would cherish! :) Thanks for the chance to win another prize for the WAW challenge. It is really inspiring to know that there two prizes here after :)

  7. Karen, your card using October Afternoon papers certainly struck a chord with me. Many of my thing turn out so different from what I had originally thought to do. I like your vintage photo. It could have come from my first or second grade primer. The images look just like what I studied wa-a-ay back when!


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