Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Curveball - FMS92




This sketch threw me a curve!  I don't have a background in art - nor do I have any type of training in graphic design which you may have noticed by now :)  But one reason I enjoy designing cards is because it is out of my comfort zone and I am always learning something new.  Jen's design this week is sweet as can be but I just couldn't make it come out right with paper. I finally decided to use only stamps to make it happen.  While writing this post I realized the curve of my stem goes in the total opposite direction from the sketch and the border made from the new Gorgeous Grunge set should have gone all the way across the top.  I never noticed it last night as I finished the card and was delighted that I "made it work!" So technically I didn't make it work but that's not the point.  It's all about creating!  And  it takes practice to hit a curveball - I'll keep swinging - hope you do too!



       Jen Brum has a wonderfully creative sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!
   
                                

18 comments:

Brian King said...

This is absolutely lovely. Doesn't seem to me like you are off the mark at all. I love it.

Deena Boos said...

I love what you did, Linda! I think you knocked it out of the park!!!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely fabulous! You nailed this sketch. It's CAA...Clean and Awesome!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda I LOVE how this came out. I really like the inked/bling background you created.. as it appears to me, this is dew drops and pollen blowning in the wind! LOVE this... Can I CASE it? hugs.

Kara Lynne said...

Maybe not exactly like the sketch, but certainly inspired by the sketch, and that is true art! I love that stem as the curve.

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Linda! You did awesome! Love that flower stem! I'm really regretting not getting that Gorgeous Grunge stamp set...it's at the top of my wish list!

Dawn Tidd said...

It's great, Linda. I love what you did with the stem, very creative! And the grunge background with those rhinestones is perfect! Another out of the park hit in my opinion! ;)

Linda Suarez said...

This is brilliant Linda! You may not have any formal training but you definitely have a fabulous talent!

JKB said...

Very clever and great to mail!

Nancy B said...

Curve, smerve! Your use of the curved stem and the Grunge stamp are perfect! You do have an artist's eye. Nancy B

Angie Tieman said...

This is awesome!! I love the texture, splotches, and your curve in the opposite direction is just fine! Love the border you created with the grunge set too! I think I need that!

Kim S said...

What a wonderfully creative way to do that curve!!

Jen said...

What you missed in graphic design you surely made up for in creativity! That's truly inspired to use the flower stem as your curvy line. You've scored extra points with this card!

Cindy Hall said...

This is really gorgeous, Linda! I love how you used the flower stem to create the curve! I like Ann's new term, too. CAA!

Joyce said...

Love hos you made this sketch work with your stamps.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This card does not look like you struggled at all! I think you've been very creative by using the stem of the flower to create the curve - love it!

Mikki said...

Linda, what a beautiful card!! Love what you did with the sketch and curve by using the steam. Your so clever and creative!!

Rita said...

Super fabulous and so creative! You are always doing stuff I could never think of!