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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One-Layer Wednesday #26

Today was my Friday. Wheeeee! I'm freeee. TH/FRI/SAT/SUN will be spent with two of my bestest buddies, Meg and Page (visiting from Georgia). YAYYY! Meg will be running the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, so of course her cheer team (Page, Meg's family, and me) will be there to support her, similar to what happened in March for the National Marathon. Run, Meg, run. See Meg run. Go go go!

The weather was kinda gross today with the rain. Even though it cleared up when I came home from work, the ground was still kinda wet. I thought of going for a run, but didn't want to risk wiping out on any wet leaves. Solution: I popped in a Jillian Michaels workout DVD. It was only 30 minutes, but by the end of it, I am embarrassed to say that I was sweating as if I went to spin class. There were some crunches involved in the workout and I reacquainted myself with abs. I almost forgot about the muscles there, since I rarely do crunches or any weight training for that matter. :P I am happy that I did at least get a workout in. Sweat means that I worked hard, right?

Today's One-Layer Wednesday (#26) focused on red, black and white. It took me quite a few tries to get the card that I wanted today. It started with an idea of a cat with a bow and using a blender pen to make the bow red. And then the blender pen was transferring too much of the solvent and not enough of the ink. Then I tried the flowers with black flowers about the same size and butterflies. I thought the flowers were competing with either other and the butterflies were distracting. So THEN I tried flowers with smaller flower centers and Glossy Accents for subtle dimension. Man, am I stubborn or what? I guess my motto is show something you're proud of or show nothing at all.

Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Warm Red. StazOn in Jet Black
Stamp: Hero Arts- Thinking of You Messages (all)
Other: Glossy Accents, Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker

6 comments :

Susan said...

...if at first you don't succeed...that's my motto! LOL! Beautiful card! Might have taken a few tries, but you did it!

Bonnie said...

I can sympathize. I have 3 cards sitting on my table that I won't even take a picture of! Hopefully today something will come together for me. You definitely came through. Thanks for the inspiration.

librariane said...

Isn't it amazing that something so simple can be frustrating? I like the dashed line around the edge. :)

Debgem said...

This is great - I like the trio of flowers.

PetraB said...

The design is great, the flowers and the edging look fabulous.

Jennifer Styles said...

This happens to me almost every single time I make a card. I start out with an idea, it usually goes terribly wrong and I end up with something completely unrelated to my original idea.

Your card is lovely! Persistence pays off!

Great job on the challenge!

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