Thursday, January 19, 2012

Just the Two of Us--EDITED!

I've edited this post. You'll understand why down below!

First off, let me begin by saying that I'm not 100% sure I like the final card today so don't be surprised if I do a "re-do" of it in the near future! I think the stamped background might be a bit overpowering for the stencil. Maybe it would be better with a watermark background or a lighter ink. What do you think? I like the concept, just not so sure about the execution.

I started with an old, retired Hero Arts set (that had never been used!) and stamped up a background of "2"s with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate (my go to brown ink). I then faux cross-stitched Dreamweaver's Pair of Owls LL3013 stencil onto a light tan cardstock using my Woodgrain Queue. I don't do this technique very often and its fun to do. For some reason I mostly do it in the springtime, go figure!


OKAY, I tossed and turned all nigiht (I know, I know, get a life!) over this card. It just didn't work for me. So the FIRST thing I did this morning was to "re-do" it. As much as I fight it, I like white space, clean lines. This card just didn't do it for me. Too busy. So...this is what I changed it to this morning:



Do you have a preference between the two and why?

I have to tell you that I almost missed out on today's Dreamweaver challenge. I've been so busy working on samples of the new 2012 Dreamweaver stencils that will be introduced at CHA in a couple of weeks that I almost forgot to make a card for this week! Ooops! Oh, did I just tease you about a whole bunch of new stencil designs? Well, guess what, starting on January 22, the Dream Team is going to have sneak peaks on our blogs!

And speaking of exciting, how are you coming on your entries (sure, why not make more than one) for the Dreamweaver Valentine challenge? You have until January 31st to post your Valentine-themed projects to the Dreamweaver blog. 

Okay, enough chatting for me. I'm going back to work on some more samples (I know, what a tease!)

Until tomorrow, create away!

9 comments:

sommrstamping said...

Cherylynn...Oh somebody who does the same thing I do, I have redone the cards for my valentine cards because I didn't like the first ones I did. I really love both of your cards. The first one works but the second really pops the image more.

kristi said...

Great job. I like the second one due to the stencil being the star..LOL

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Hey...Cherylynn! I love them both! They are dahling...dahling....

Pam Hornschu said...

I love both of these cards. The second has a more CAS feel to it, but the first is full of fun and whimsy. Love the cross-stitch with the owls. Great job, even if you are a touch OCD! LOL

Lee Kellogg said...

I like them both, but the second card is stronger. The simpler background makes the owls stand out. Work on the 2 theme, something else may come of that!

Louise said...

Both darling, but the second card wins for me. I think the first one would be great if the owls had been done in a brown paste (translucent with Cocoa FX works great). Then they would have been more dominant than the background.

Wendy said...

Both cards are fabulous Silly!!! I need to do the Faux cross stitch technique more often! It is soo fun and you chose the perfect stencil for it!!

Scrappychick said...

I like them both, but actually I like the first one! I love patterns!!

Liz Martin said...

You're not alone, Cherylynn, when it comes to "do-overs"! Though I have to say that I like them both just because they are so very different.