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February 11, 2014

Pulling Out My Hair Over A Sticky Mess!! Lol.

Well a while back I shared in this post about a card that I was gonna show you all.  It was a creation based on a childhood memory and it was a Bubble Gum Machine shape card.  Well after looking it over several times I did not like the shape or how the coloring turned out. I decided to put it aside so that I could figure out what to do with it. The coloring hadn't turned out like I had hoped and I didn't want to throw it away due to this card being one that was paper pieced. A lot of cutting!!! Lol.  So feeling frustrated, I put it aside but it almost went in the garbage.  Have you ever had one of those creating moments where you could pull your hair out!! Well I was there!! Lol. Still have all my hair! 

 After much thought, I decided to take this card shape out again and see what I could do to fix the problem. After looking at the challenges last week I found a sketch challenge from 
Cas(E) this Sketch and I had a light bulb moment. (This was my head conversation: Okay, so if I could fix the coloring on the Bubble Gum Machine and make it the focal point of my card, than maybe, just maybe I could get this to work and play along.) Lol. 

So here is what I came up!! What do you think? It looks edgy, but still bright & cheerful.

A month ago I purchased a white Big Brush Marker by Faber Castelle and I am in love. It is the best one yet that I have used and I have used several, none top this one. It is totally awesome!!! 

I broke out my Staedtler TriPlus Fine Tip Markers and decided that I would lay down ink 
over the shaded areas on each piece of bubble gum, but with sketchy strokes. 

This makes the image seem more of a sketch than an actually coloring or 
shading technique. I also did this technique with this card, and I loved how it turned out.
Now this card today as less strokes and the strokes are different lengths.

 After the shading was done I then took my Big Brush Marker and added high lights on random areas on the Bubble Gum Machine and actual gum balls. It is much darker and edgier then I had hoped for but I really do like it!! So this piece is my focal point. I wanted to show some black on this to enhance the Bubble Gum Machine.  So I decided to cut little strips from the sides of the white panel and than place it over top of black cardstock to create some framing.  This was than adhered to a white card base.  To complete this card I added a sweet sentiment to tie everything together. 

This card is for our Doodle Pantry challenge as well. Check out Challenge # 43.
 Make sure to play along  for your chance to win some amazing digital stamps
like the ones used here. This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More -  C10 - #82 Coloring
Loves Rubber Stamps - #90 Paper Piecing
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E, - Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday - W, papercrafts only - Always Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - 2W, Challenge links on top, occasionally SIR - (Week 2Always Anything Goes

I used this sketch below to make this card.
Check out CTS #63 

These are the digital stamp kits that I used. 

Sweet Stuff Free W/Purchase

So Sweet Mice

So you are still here! Lol. Sorry such a long post but I just wanted to share the technique behind the card and to reassure you that our "creative mess-ups" can be fixed and used again. Lol. Thanks for dropping bye. More cards to share with beautiful flowers later. Stay tuned.........



Rene said...

Fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck,
Rene :D

Nikki Stalker said...

Great card. Love all the colours. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


Monika Reeck said...

May I tell you I fall in love with how you coloring the bubble gum with white Pen...I wish I can buy that white pen too in Germany,...let me take a look :) And its really a great effect with that white pen..make your Image fabulous...lovely card...and I love this..

I see your creation on Make It Monday (MIM), my card is #113, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad...hugs, Monika

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is adorable. I just love the image and what a fun card. Saw your wonderful creation at MIM.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Great card, love your coloring!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Robin K. said...

I think this was a great save Dana! I really like this "edgy" look! Hope you and your family are well and surviving winter!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous! Wonderful colouring & take on the sketch!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh yes...I have definitely had those moments with some of my cards. Sure glad you kept it though as it turned out amazing! I love the edgey look to it - so creative and still brings back memories of the gumball machine. I first saw this at MIM and was then delighted to see that you had also entered it with us at ATS&M. Thanks for playing along. Come back again :o) Hugs D

Laura Lunsford said...

Great card! I love the way you colored the image with the white streaks and it looks so unique. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, fabulous coloring and I love the image! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad you turned your project round. Love the sketched look, it works very well with the overall design of your card. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

Lola said...

Your coloring is so pretty, very artistic. And yes....I've had those moments!

Glenda Atkins said...

Marvellous colouring, wow, impressive!

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