Monday, August 6, 2012

New Day, New Challenges, New Perspective



I have wanted to try some new challenges and the Lawnscaping Challenge seemed a good one to try. The challenge was to do a one layer card using a Lawn Fawn set. I used Flutter by.


I also found another new challenge called Dynamic Duo's (thanks to who has color challenges and their colors were:


I watercolored my card, the watercoloring wasn't so bad, it was the warped card stock that seemed to be the problem. Guess I should have used a heavier weight card stock. I have only done watercoloring a few times. Normally, I would have cut it out and mounted it on another card stock, but then it wouldn't be one layer, so I backed it with some kraft and I think I like the detail ;)

Chapter 7 of the blogging Handbook: It Didn't Start as a Pity Party. Somehow I ended up down a blog path that makes me think I took a wrong turn. I started this adventure hoping to share my love of crafting and get some stress relief and yesterday landed in Frustration Island. That isn't where I wanted to be and so I am over the detour and back on track as of today, trying new stuff, entering my beloved challenges, and hopefully making great stuff. AND along the way meeting more and more cool people. Thank you Jen Rzasa for digging me out of my hole. This card is dedicated to you.





38 comments:

  1. Love this soft and subtle water coloring! Looks so pretty!! Glad you're out of the "hole":)

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  2. gorgeous card...great take on the challenge...

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  3. This is a beautiful card! Great job with the challenge :)

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  4. Loveliness!! Love the design and color take, Wida!

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  5. gorgeous coloring. love the subtle colors.

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  6. this is fantastic! thanks for playing along with lawnscaping, Wida!

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  7. This is so pretty! Love that you're entering challenges and having fun! I still don't know where you get all this blog handbook stuff, but it sounds like all the normal stuff that us bloggers do. I get bogged down in the fact that I'll post something and it doesn't get commented on. It's frustrating, but if I stop and look back at why I started my blog in the first place, it's not so bad. Hope you're having a wonderful day! Looks like it's going to be a hot one again! Ugh...these temps are the worst this summer!

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  8. This is a happy post, Wida! LOVE your card and I'm glad you are feeling good! And...only one more......

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  9. Wow, this card is breathtaking! Love the soft colors!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!
    Anni

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  10. Wow! Gorgeous stuff, Wida!! The roses are stunning and I love how the white emboss just glow.

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  11. This is soft and lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

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  12. Very pretty flowers! We've all been in your crafting shoes at some point, but the stamping must go on!! Your card is lovely!!

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  13. Wow, Wida, this is beautiful! And great use of those colours!

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  14. This is a gorgeous card and I love the watercolor effect! Your colors are spot on for the challenge, too. Nice job, Wida.

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE, soft colour, layout and everything about this card!

    Hugs,
    Angeline

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  16. Gorgeous.....so soft and delicate, and I adore the kraft behind it! I'm so glad that I could help you out Wida- you really are a wonderful, sweet, and talented person, and I hated seeing you stressed out. Keep making cards you love, and everything will be all right! :)

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  17. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Those orange blossoms are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

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  18. Beautiful card again, Wida. I love the colors and the watercoloring. The kraft backing was a great idea-like two sided paper. Good for you to try some new challenges. :)

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  19. So pretty, Wida! Love the colors and the coloring!

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  20. Your flowers are so soft and pretty, beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.

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  21. PRETTY card...one layer cards are such a challenge for me!

    I always enjoy reading your blogging handbook posts...

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  22. Love the shading on your flowers. Great one layer card. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

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  23. So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos with your beautiful card! The flowers turned out so pretty!

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  24. What beautiful flowers! I love this card!

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  25. This is so charming! Love the soft yellow!

    Also love that you're back on track:)

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  26. This is Gorgeous! I love the soft colors and embossing. So elegant!!!

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  27. Beautiful card! Love the one layer and the beautiful use of the flower!

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  28. This is just beautiful! Lovely job. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

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  29. wowee...what an amazingly eyecatching card. I love the soft colours on the white embossing..... I reckon this is the winning card :0)
    Jenny x

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  30. Wida, this is beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at Lawncaping. :)

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  31. WOW!! Beautiful...!! Love the soft colors that you've made.. Thank you for playing at Lawnscaping

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  32. I thought I commented on this, but looks like I didn't. I like the soft watercolors, and your card came out so cute!

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