Friday, January 11, 2008

What does this need? (updated 01/12)


I do not mean to compete with Heather's post, but while she is off pondering whether to keep the paisley or not, I finished assembling this card I made for the SCS Faux Silk challenge, and, well, it's not quite right.

The details: The white piece is the Faux Silk part. The Sage Shadow card base has the Floral Background stamped on it. The flowers were colored with Sage Shadow and Pale Plum markers on the stamp, so they are the same colors as the card stock, but they came out darker - I find the markers usually do. That little green line in the bottom left of the white piece is the end of another flower's stem, just unfortunately located. I stole the punch and ribbon-weave thing from Nicole Heady's card sample.

Any ideas?


Update 01/12: Last night I tried the Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon, then I looked at it. This morning I added the Basic Gray under-layer and I like it better.



Edited to keep from boring you with my indecision, but these are two versions I made on the way to my final one.





Update 01/12 7 pm EST: I am done! I decided more is more so I ended up with this:

Thanks for all the feedback!

11 comments:

Nancy said...

The tone on tone on the green background isn't doing it for me.... I wonder what it would look like in white perhaps? Maybe Whisper White stamped off once so it's white without being over-powering?

Heather said...

What about colored ribbon?

Brenda said...

Remember that you can aways color SU ribbon.

How about adding a portion of the green stem to the upper right hand corner to balance the lower left one?

Denise... said...

I think it just needs a small sentiment.

Paula Kay said...

I would remove the grey as it is too dark. I think the only thing it is missing is the sentiment. Once it is on the card I think it will be perfect.

Flossie's Follies said...

I love your finished product, the green ribbon and corners, great.

Anneke said...

what you made is realy lovely and i like the colors

Brenda said...

It's beautiful!

crittersnomoore said...

Leslie, sorry I wasn't around for all the chit chat on this creation, but the final outcome is absolutely stunning!! WOW!

altered melissa said...

definitely needs a collage image of some sort.. maybe a baby or something

Jenny said...

I saw you on my mom's blog (studiobeecreations) and thought I'd check you out. I love the texture here - and the ribbon. I have so much ribbon I keep buying and not using! You've got me thinking, now. Thank you!