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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

BEFORE & AFTER CHALLENGE WEEK #5

Each week, I am choosing a card of my own to redo. I'm choosing one or two different elements to change. The rest of the card will stay the same or close to it. Please play along and remake one of your own cards! For fun, tell us why you chose the card you did! Post it back to this thread for everyone to see. If you use SCS, please use the keyword: BAC05.

BEFORE

I chose this card because I love the summer image and the layout. I wanted to soften the colors while adding some detail. My biggest obstacle was the background... I traded Shapes & Shadows a long time ago. So I had to figure out what I had that would suit the main image.



AFTER

I chose to use Stitched BG because I thought the flowers were similar in shape to the ones on the beach chair. I changed the colors to soft earthy colors that remind me of a relaxing beach at Mackinaw City. (People don't actually swim there, but it's great for sight-seeing!) I hadn't intended on changing the sentiment, but "happy summer" was too big for what I had planned when adding details.

Stamps: Sparkling Summer & Stitched - SU, sentiment - MFT
Paper: bashful blue, white, chocolate chip
Ink: brown stazon, bashful blue
Accessories: Copic & SU markers, ribbon, eyelet, brad, small oval punch, dimensionals

4 comments:

cdebi1 said...

I actually like both cards. The ribbon on the first was a bit light, but you did a great job with all the colors on the second, and the background doesn't overpower the focal point. TFS!

InkStazOnMe said...

Very nice! I love how bright and cheery the orange one is....and I love the ribbon on the blue one!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Cute! I keep remembering and then forgetting to play along! I jotted it down and hope to play tomorrow. Hugs, michelle

Rae said...

Boo, both cards are great but I LOVE the re-do! Great choice on the bg.