Sunday, November 4, 2007

A lesson learned....

I just want to cringe when I look at this card. I had an idea in my head, which I liked, but took a bad turn somewhere in the middle of creating. I wanted to show you because I really like it when I can recognize a mistake and learn something from it. I have learned this principle a few times but this time is stared me in the face.....lesson I learned.........
Less Is More!!! I had so many things going on in the first card my eye didn't know what to look at! My color inspiration came from the new figgy pudding basic grey dp, so I felt I needed to use it, hence the ugly have circles at the sides.....and I don't know WHAT possessed me to put a ribbon through the middle of it!

Oh well, not to dwell on the negative, I LOVE my second try of this. I came back a couple hours later and created what my mind's eye had originally intended. The house of mouse character is Mudpie, I wanted to make a Christmas card so I stamped the SU tree behind him and used the Papertrey sentiment to top it off. The stitching is definitely tricky around the corners, so I just had to take my time. Colored with copics and embellished with three drops of liquid pearls.

Thanks for indulging me in my little "ah ha" moment!

15 comments:

mbrein23 said...

Thank you for showing both! I will take your lesson to heart .... can't guarantee I won't overdo a card - ha! - but as you show ... things can be revisited! Beautiful work! -Melinda

Donna said...

Your second one is WONDERFUL and it is a good reminder to me, the one who also doesn't know when to quit.

Love that Joy stamp--what brand is it?

laos348 said...

I really love how your second card turned out.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

You are too funny! I LOVE your card! I go through that "less is more" thing too. Sometimes I just need to STOP! :)

mnhyrkas said...

oh, you ARE human, and not just a cardin' superhero! :LOL: Thanks for letting us in on your secret

Tina said...

Lovely House-Mouse. Great card!

Michelle said...

Thanks for being so open about your "mistake" card. I think it's great to show us what was...and what can be! It helps us all to learn, and I appreciate that.

Kelly said...

Love the second card! The House Mouse stamps are so cute!

Anonymous said...

I will have to say I do like the second one more, it sure makes me feel good to know that others go thru the same design problems as I do, thanks for sharing your thought process!
Conniecrafter

Melissa said...

What an awesome example for your readers! Thank you for sharing both!

Daz said...

Great 2nd card!

Theresa said...

That is sooo funny!

chelemom said...

I am guilty of the same problem! I love your second card though!! I am glad others have the same problem as myself!

Rose Ann said...

Thank you for sharing this! It can sometimes be difficult to remember that less is more, so many times.

Jill said...

I love your second card! Wonderful!