So the answer is revealed. The song title in question (from my previous blog entry - below) is Take That's '8 Letters, 3 Words, 1 Meaning' a particular favourite of mine from their Progress album and as previously stated, the lyrics associated with this track (You Can Look Back But Don't Stare) are definately going to be my next tattoo, all I need now is a decent font to put it in.
I really loved making the above card and it came to me so easily, something I don't always find when I make a card. I keep seeing everyones beautiful creations when I am on commenting duty and I come away feeling really inadequate sometimes. I know where my strengths lie, I am a decent enough colourer of images, I know about light and shade and hopefully I know a good colour combo but I don't always know what to do with the image once it's coloured and maybe this is where I am going wrong.
Please don't ever think I am fishing for compliments here, that's not my style at all. If you knew me (well) you would know how insecure I am, nothing is ever good enough and I am very rarely happy with a finished card. When Jo goes gushy over one then I know I've done a REALLY good job, she is my barometer for most finished cards. I think I will give the 'other' way a try for a while and see how that works out for me. By the 'other' way I mean choosing my papers first and then colouring my image but if I am honest with you I don't think this will work for me as I let the image 'speak' to me when it is on paper and uncoloured, I find this is the only way I can choose what colours to use on the image, it kind of tells me what colours to use and then I try and match my papers up with the finished product.
This card is for the latest challenge on the I ♥ ProMarkers blog and this week s sponsor is my favourite lady of craft - Joanna Sheen, check out the blog to see what she is giving as a prize to the lucky winner of this weeks challenge - Spots and Stripes. I got my backing papers free with Scrapbook magazine ages and ages ago and held on to them because I just knew they would work with Magnolia stamps (and now I know I was right!!). The papers come from Serif and they are lovely pastel colours which matched my stamped image perfectly. The only thing that annoys me with this card is that the Boutique stamp is a little on the wonky side, apart from that I think I created a really nice little scene (darn it, just had a thought, the Eiffel tower would have looked cool too behind the Tilda on the scooter - Oh well, never mind eh!).
So that's me for another few days.
Entered Into: 365 Cards Challenge #155 - Smothered in Crafty Goodness
Case Study Challenge #102 - Signature Style (CSC102)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #25 - Spots and Stripes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #119 - Ribbons and Bows
Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog #83 - Polka Dots
Hanna And Her Friends Challenge #151 - Summer
DRS Designs Challenge #36 - Dogs
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #157 - Summer
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Anything Goes