Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pigs are Now Flying

When I create a card I tend to over think.  I agonize over the colors, layout, embellishments and technique.  It is only once I start the actual creating that I will let things flow.  And then I tend to get sidetracked with thoughts of "WAIT!! Maybe I should try this!! NO, WAIT, this other idea would be better!! AHHA!! This LAST idea is the best yet!!"

Needless to say, creativity does not get completed quickly here.  I would say hours versus minutes is more the norm.

But!! Today, I went off that beaten path and created a card in under 15 minutes, with at least 5 of those minutes attempting to get a decent stamped image. 

And so Pigs are now flying as I NEVER thought I could actually make a card this quickly.

Layout:  Simple
Colors:  only two
Technique:  Fun and could easily become addictive

Don't know what is going on here.  My edited photo is in focus.  When I click on this photo for a larger view, it is in focus.  This is NOT in focus.  I highly suggest clicking on the picture for a in focus view!

Details:  Card base is top fold, 4.25 x 5.5" of Pure Luxury.  The next layer is SU's glossy card stock that I dripped Alcohol Inks in Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper and Butterscotch on and blasted with some canned air to spread out. I then embossed the inked paper in the Alterations Rays embossing folder. FYI:  the texture fade folders on CRAZY SALE at ep!!  The circles were cut and embossed from SU's Summer Sun and Real Red card stock using Spellbinder's Classic circles.  The sentiment is from SU's retired set So Many Scallops. I used Summer Sun, Real Red and Basic black markers to ink up the image and stamped onto a scrap piece of Pure Luxury. 

I'm thinking that I need to stop over thinking!!


mab822 said...

Wow, I really like the way the alcohol inks look on that paper. Sometimes on regular paper they just soak in and aren't very vibrant. Must be the Pure Luxury cs. I will need to give it a try. Great card by the way!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Starla, this is an awesome card. Don't you love it when they just flow?


Nothing like a little flying pig to get your creative juices flowing....great card my friend!

Beate said...

Shut the front door! That looks awesome!
Happy belated Anniversary wishes. Rick and I are married for 18 years as well, we were dating 5 years before that. And yes, it does feel like forever when you know your spouse more then 1/2 your life.

Hugs and grins

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Starla, glad you found something you could make work and that you liked in a short time. That is always nice especially when pressed for time. Me, I am still slow, but that is okay! Have a wonderful day!

Carolyn King said...

AWESOME Starla! i love it

kaiandkristi said...

Wow! This is a completely new look, but I LOVE it!! Awesome job!!

Micki said...

lol, I LOVE this. And btw, I checked....nope, no pigs flying (grin).