Saturday, June 2, 2012

Win Some, Loose Some

My last 4 submissions to publications were not picked up.  Rejection is never easy to take even though you know they had hundreds of great cards to choose from.  I looked at my cards again & I'm actually happy with them.  Everyone has different taste, so just have to keep trying.  At least I had some luck, though--my name was drawn for the May Stampendous! challenge--first time I entered one of theirs.  Today is my friend's wedding & still need to wrap the gift, so I'll get to my card.  Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge is to create a thank you card HERE.  That worked out well since I was already going to make a card for our neighbors.  There aren't too many people who would loan you a power tool to cut the hedge & their utility trailer to haul away old appliances, but that's what Dan did.  He always offers to help & never asks for anything in return.  I got them some sparkling cider & goodies & here's the card.  First time I've used the wreath from Flourishes Mother's words of wisdom set (sentiment is from Taglines).  I colored it using mostly Brushstix with a variety of Distress Inks--not trying to stay within the lines.  3 of the flower centers have glossy accents to attach tiny clear, glass marbles--always wanted to do that.  The dies are Spellbinders & the layers are mounted with foam tape.  I used a COPICS marker to color the clear dot stickers.  Thanks for coming by & letting me know what you think.

11 comments:

  1. The flowers are beautiful! great coloring job. I haven't tried using those brushstix before.

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  2. Hello Greta
    What a lovely wreath card, your neighbour will be thrilled with this and his pressie. And that is what is important.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  3. Pretty floral card, Greta! Love the coloring on the flowers!

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  4. Stunning card Greta! You did an amazing job coloring that beautiful wreath! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

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  5. fantastic card, greta!! great work with the brushstix!! (i really need to get mine out and make something!) congrats on your stampendous win!!!

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  6. What a gorgeous wreath Greta!! You do create such wonderful cards with Flourishes images! And congrats on the Stampendous win! P.S. Don't lose heart about your cards not being picked up :) I've heard of other cardmakers submitting the SAME card for several calls before it was finally picked up!

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  7. Sorry to hear that they did not pick your cards...I think this one is a BEAUTY! Thank you for sharing it with us...hugs ~S~

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  8. Lovely shaped card, Greta! Love the softness of your coloring. I'm so sorry to hear your cards weren't picked up. On the positive side, you tried at least. I've been too chicken to try again since my first attempt. Congrats on your Stampendous win! I am so very happy for you!

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  9. You are a wizard with coloring with Brushstix Greta!

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  10. Please don't lose hope, Greta! It will happen for you. Your card is so pretty; I love the relaxed coloring. And congrats on your Stampendous win!

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