Monday, December 10, 2012

Chocolate Rose

OOOOO!! I'm doing good!  I have managed to get another card done today before the month has past, LOL!!

Seriously, I do consider this an accomplishment, considering my incredibly overbooked calendar!!

I needed to make a dear friend a birthday card.  I had an inspiration piece in my mind and thought I had mapped out exactly how the card was going to look.

Does anyone else experience the artistic curve ball of having your perfectly thought out idea totally fail? I actually experience this creative detour more often than not. And while I usually don't mind this creative detour, I happened to have just a teeny tiny time crunch staring me in the face.

As in I was down to a total of about 45 minutes to come up with Plan B, get into the shower, get somewhat presentable and head out the door.

I stuck with my color inspiration and desire to use metal.  I had to forgo the original focal point idea (had to do with various swirls and such) and went with Plan B to go to my basic card layout of late with a flower focal point.  

Sigh.  Sometimes you just have to stick with the tried and true!

Basic details:  Metal is from TenSecond Studios in Dark Chocolate and Peacock.  I cut a strip of the Peacock and scored with my Scor-Buddy.  Adhered to the card with Scor-tape.  The rose was die cut with Donna Salazar's/Spellbinders Create a Rose.  Embossed with Spellbinder's M-bossabilities Ornamental Iron.  Sanded off the raised portion to expose the aluminium.  The same steps that can be see in this Black Metal Rose post.    The swirls and leaves were die cut from more of the Dark Chocolate Metal using Spellbinder's Doodle Parts and the leaves from the Create a Rose set.  The rose was adhered together with a hot glue gun for time's sake.   The sentiment stamped and I called her "good enough"!

This is the last week of school before the Christmas break.  I have about a million things that need to be completed but am hoping to get at least a half dozen completed, LOL!! 

'Till then................


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

starla, starla... despite all your craziness in your very busy life, you still find the time to make me oooo and ahhh. i am always blown away by your creativity. i'd give my teeth for 1/10 of it! this is gorgeous!

that cat funny hit my funny bone too!

hugs :)

Glenda said...

You are such a busy lady, but your creative side has really come to the front. This is wonderful!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, so elegant! Aren't detours the only way to create?

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I've always been a big fan of your metal flowers. Not sure what the original design was, but this card is lovely indeed!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You seem to work so well under pressure! Love the color scheme of this one and the design of the flower reminds me of butterfly tendrils. You did great! Hope your friend was pleased.