Now, I must admit to feeling that my project is not my personal best. I don't know why I struggled so much while I designed my card. I wanted to use my beloved Vintage Violet cardstock that I found at a garage sale this summer, along with the beautiful Bella Bird's dp. I also knew that I wanted to incorporate a bird image since I was making this for a coworker's birthday, and she loves birds. Where I struggled was how I wanted to embellish my card. I tried ribbon; I tried punched butterflies; I tried punched boho blossoms; I tried silk flowers; and, well, you get the idea....you try everything in your stash. My work table looked like a tornado had ripped through my supplies. As you can see, I finally settled on these alternating lilac and black buttons, and I'm still not sure how I feel about this card. Do you ever have those days where you look at one of your designs and you say, "I like it; I hate it; I like it; I hate?" That's how I feel about this one. When I sighed in frustration and whined to my wise husband that my mojo was missing, he consoled me with the following quotable quote:
"A truly talented artist always recognizes that there will be days when their mojo is missing. It is from this recognition that the artist not only remains humble but also grows."
Isn't he smart?
I seriously thought about not uploading my card to our challenge this week until my sweetie shared that deep insight with me. So that brings me to uploading my card and putting myself out there with the thought to ask you for your inspiration/ideas of how you would have embellished this card. So, without further ado, here is the end result.
My Rhona Farrer bird image was colored with Copic markers, and his wing is paper pieced with the Bella Birds dp and popped up. I used circle Nestabilities for my card. I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I used the circular "happy birthday" image from Think Happy Thoughts.
Would you like to play along with us? All you need do is make a round card and upload it to Mr. Linky on our CCEE blog here. You can also see the beautiful projects my very talented friends made.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!