Thursday, July 31, 2008

Silhouette CC Bird

I think my mojo has officially left the building. I *kinda* like this card, but feel like it needs something else, and can't figure out what. *sigh*

So this finishes the last of the DTGD08 challenges, Joan Ervin's silhouette challenge, and is combined with this week's Color Challenge (CC177) from Emily Giovanni (aka emilymomto3boys) - Groovy Guava, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White.

I cut two ovals using my Coluzzle, and then put a scallop around the outer oval using my corner rounder punch. The scallops didn't meet, however, so I had to figure out a way to cover up the gap...hence the ribbon placement. So, I knew I needed the ribbon to go *over* the scalloped oval and *under* the guava oval, and *still* glued the two together, without any ribbon. grrrr.... So, I cut slits along the guava oval's edge for the ribbon to be fed through, and cut a slit at the card's fold for it to go around the front panel (because I also neglected to cut/score my paper for a 'typical' card). Yeah, seriously struggled with this one!

So, what do you think? Any ideas on what to add? Hope you all are having a great day!
~Michelle

Supplies used:
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, and Textured Groovy Guava cardstock (SU!)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Stamps: raven (Invoke Arts/Studios Blackbird)
Other: White twill (Martha Stewart Crafts); D'Vine Swirl embossing folder, Cuttlebug machine (ProvoCraft); paper piercing tool (Tim Holtz for Tonic Studios); clear embossing powder, embossing gun

12 comments:

Lesly said...

Oooh, Ooooh, I love your card (as usual). I personally don't think it needs a thing, but if you feel you need to add something - maybe a few rhinestones or glitter somewhere?

Karen from PA said...

I think this is really pretty. I like how you pierced the oval.

Victoria said...

It's lovely and if you are looking for a suggestion what about a slightly darker layer under the bird panel. I realize you used a color challenge and I really have a difficult time using three colors only so "cheat":-)

Niki_Meiners said...

Nothing is "needed" It is crisp and clean. If you wanted to make it pop you could ink the scallops and add sparkle. But there is the old saying less is more.

bensarmom said...

very nice card. I'd add a black layer under the bird. That is a neutral color and won't affect your color challenge.

Lisa Trombitas - www.stampwithlisat.com said...

It's a very pretty card. I thought it was lovely, and then read you thought something was missing. Hmmm - maybe a little white gel pen around the scallops? But really, it's quite pretty!

Jackie said...

Very, very beautiful! I always love your cards.

Karen Giron said...

Wow! Great job finishing all the challenges - you rock! Your card is so lovely and perfect. On splitcoast you had asked me to teach you how to tie a bow (which made me chuckle because you should have seen how long it took me to do), but I thought this link would be helpful - this is how I 'learned' too. http://kwernerdesign.com/blog/2008/07/bowtying-made-easy.html

Dragana Skoro said...

Michelle, this is gorgeous (again). The only thing I could think of is, maybe a hat pin from Pretties kit, or something like that... Although I think it is beautiful just the way it is. :-) I am repeating myself. That's ok, I am also talking to myself. I'll go now...

Niki_Meiners said...

The comment you left on my blog has made my day. You rock!

Cris A said...

The cuttlebug background looks great on this card!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Your mojo left? Sounds like something I would say! lol! Ok, so, since you asked... What if you added a little vellum with a sentiment on it? Maybe a torn strip across the middle? It could say... "Quoth the raven nevermore..." HA! :) Ok, maybe not. I do like what you've got to start with though!