Monday, April 18, 2016

From Trash to Whatever

Ok, this is a little different than my normal card.  Of course I love the blue, but as far as the rest of it I'm undecided.  It's one of those cards you look at once and shout WOW and then look at it again and go UCK! 

This started out by stamping the flower and deciding to watercolor it.  After a royal mess of that I tossed it in the trash.  Done deal and no more worries.  I was complaining to my best friend about it and she said to dig it out of the trash and smear some distress ink all over it - which I did.  It pretty well washed out the flower and leaf color I'd watercolored so I added some Copics to that, added the sentiment and sequins, and walla....a birthday card to add to the pile!

I'm going to have a very busy week so thought I'd schedule a couple of cards in advance.  I'll be by to visit when I can but know it probably won't be every day.  Hope everyone has a great week.

Thanks for stopping by.......
Lynn

30 comments:

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the colour and design.xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

The background on this beautiful card is amazing!

Linda Simpson said...

I think this is so pretty and love the flower! A great idea too retrieve and colour with the Copics!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I'm so glad your friend talked you into saving it!! The colors are amazing!! Love that pretty flower!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MaryH said...

Well, I personally think it is great! Not sure what you didn't like when you trashed it, but what a terrific save to sponge the DI over it. I think it's beautiful, and so glad you saved it!!! TFS & have a great day. HUgs

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your beautiful blue blossom! Wonderful work, Lynn!

Chrissy said...

What a great save Lynn, cause this is beautiful..love the blue background and with the white stamping and sequins it is just lovely.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

Your card turned out exceptionally beautiful! So glad to decided to give it another try, it is very pretty and wonderful colors!

Tammy said...

I think this is absolutely gorgeous Lynn!! I love all of the blue and that beautiful flower image!
Hugs, Tammy

MiamiKel said...

What's not to love! It's a brillaint, bold shade of lovely blues!
Hope you have a great week, my friend ♥ AND STAY DRY!!

Carol L said...

You had me at WOW!! Oh my gosh, I love the deep blue color you achieved here, and your friend definitely steered you in the right direction! It's GORGEOUS!

Susan said...

Great save! I love how this turned out. I've looked at that stamp so many times. I really want it t guess I'll wait until I can work it into my budget! ;)

Davi said...

Fab save Lynn!! Love the way you did the background color and darkened the flower, its beautiful :)

Maxine D said...

What a classy card Lynn - love the way it finally turned out great advice from your friend.
Blessings
Maxine

cljordison said...

I love your card, the blue is so pretty. Can I ask what birthday sentiment you used? The size is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Brenda said...

I am glad your bestie had you get this out of the trash Lynn! It is simply gorgeous!! I love that background and I am so loving the flower. So pretty with the white embossing and those sequins. Love it and I hope you learn to love it too because it is beautiful! Big hugs and keeping Jim in my prayers. Hugs, Brenda

kel Acopan said...

you did amazing on something you dug out of the trash!!! so pretty!!

lovies, =o) kel

Bonnie said...

I liked it the first time I saw it and looked again. Still love it! What a pretty flower and that big Happy Birthday is gorgeous! Hope you have a good week too!

Lori Kobular said...

Lovely card! I wish the cards I throw in the trash looked this good!

NanaConnie said...

I love it, Lynn! A fabulous rescue job and the sequins are a lovely touch. I think it definitely qualifies as "trash to treasure." :-D

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so weird, Lynn. I was just thinking of you this afternoon and planning to email you to see how the watercoloring was coming! Now I'd like to send a big thank you to your best friend because she really steered you right on this one! It is absolutely breathtaking now! Love, love, love the vibrancy and shades against that white embossing! If you entered this in a challenge - any challenge - it would be a winner!! See you when you can! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Hanley said...

Glad you dug this out of the trash. It came out spectacular. Hope you find time to rest if only a little bit this week.

Lesley said...

I love it your card looks stunning. I bet if you'd tried to create this effect right from the start it would have illuded you . . . . . . Lesley x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Glad it came back out of the can.You are being silly. This is exactly the type card that has been winning all of the challenge prizes. I see it as a beautiful winner!

Anne Temple said...

I think this is gorgeous! Love the background and the single flower image.

lauren bergold said...

i think your "WOW" meter might be broken, missus, if you didn't get a bigger WOW the second time and a really big HOLY WOW the third time you looked at this gorrrrrrrrrrrrrgeous & amazing card!!! ♥♥♥

nwilliams6 said...

I said Wow, I looked again and I said Wow again, I am still saying wow. I love the colors and the whole design! This is beautiful! Hugz

Irish Cherokee said...

I would say this is a pretty impressive throw away card. Glad you saved it.I like blue too.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful! You are inspiring me to get out my distress ink and sponges!

Monica said...

I am glad your friend asked you to get the card out of the trash. It turned out to be a real beauty. Funny how hard we can be on ourselves. The flower is very pretty and the blue is too.