Friday, 1 May 2015

Makes And Remakes

Do you ever make a card, only to remake it later? That is what I have to share today!

I made this bird card on aqua shimmer cardstock last summer (or maybe even the summer before), while were up at the lake. It looked fine once finished, but within a few days the shimmer card base seemed to curl at the edges. It almost seemed like the base was too flimsy.

I added it to the UFO box and intended to remake it right away. Well...you what that really means! Yep, eons later and I finally redid it. I simply cut the card front down so that it looked like a homemade topper and matted that with some fairly heavy weight orangey DP.

Decided to pick up the aqua again and covered my card base with some inky darker aqua DP.  Popped on my new "topper" and suddenly I liked this card again.


Just in case the camera does not pick up on it, the bird, the birdsnest, the flowers and the  leaves, are all acrylic. The bird and the largest orange blossom are a separate piece of acrylic, pop dotted forward over the nest for some dimension.

The aqua pearlescent border strip is K and Co I think,,,I merely added some tiny pearls to the border and to the flower centers. The sentiment is a sticker...K and Co again, methinks!

I am entering this card in the following challenges

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets


31 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

This is really pretty! And yes, I often remake a card!

Di said...

Wow Mo - what a terrific remake! I adore the bird with nest and everything you added to remake the card goes beautifully too.

Lovely to see you in the Playground :)

Hugs

Di xx

Heidi Stamps said...

It is a very pretty card. I like the colors and the lovely bird! I am glad you were able to remake it into something you like.

Veerle said...

Really, really nice Maureen. I love it.
Enjoy your weekend.
Veerle x

Jo said...

Lovely....a beautiful image & those colours look gorgeous! Hope you're well.
hugs Jo x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Maureen love that image and the wonderful design.
hugs
lorraine x

Sue said...

Really gorgeous card Mo! hope you and your family are keeping well huggles Sue xxx

Jean said...

This such a pretty little birdie , I'm glad you rescued him and set him on a lovely card to greet someone.
Jean x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there, what a lovely image and your colours and design are beautiful, hugs Kate x

Lucy Woods said...

Oh no I hate it when a card doesn't go to plan! Your remake is fabulous tho! Love the colours!
Lucy x

MaryH said...

Well done on your salvage of this pretty topper. It really looks fresh & summer-ish popped over the soft orangey-peach dp, and the card just has a happy feel to it. Great job on seeing the possibilities. TFS & Hugs.

Kathleen said...

Yes I can say that is something that happens to me pretty often.

Great card and love the image and the colours.

Kath x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Mo. Love the image.
Hugs
xx

Liz said...

A beautiful card! The aqua and orange borders are perfect with the lovely image. You've given the inspiration to looks through my box of half finished projects. :-) xx

Carol said...

Fab card Maureen, such a striking image. Carol x

jimlynn said...

Oh, it's GORGEOUS! Love that against the aqua blue colored base. The image is stunning and looks dimensional. So glad you were able to save this. Beautiful!
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

A Really beautiful card Mo !!
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

Well what a great save and an even better re-make! That's such a pretty bird and I love those little eggs in her nest :)

brenda said...

As always a super creation Mo, love anything Nature related.

Hope you have a good holiday weekend (I'm assuming you celebrate May Day over there, but not sure).

B x

SARN said...

Very pretty card Mo. Glad you managed to salvage it because the result is lovely xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
oh this is gorgeous.
I love that bird topper, and your wonderful flowers too.
Great design as always.
See it always pays never to throw anything away, and that's my excuse for a tatty looking craft room. lol.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sassy Raggedy said...

This is so lovely. The colors are so soft and sweet. Very creative Maureen. Hugs, joann

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card, I'm so glad you decided to remake it - the orange and aqua really enhance your fabulous topper.
Pauline
x

Brenda said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors on this card and I love bird, flowers and nest. This is a fabulous remake, love when you can breathe new life into some thing from a while ago. Hugs, Brenda

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! The acrylic bird and nest are gorgeous! I love your colour combo! I don't know what the card looked like before, but this looks amazing! A great re-do!

Pia S said...

Though I didn't see how the card looked originally it sounds like your amendments were an improvement, and I sure like how your card ended up. The peach and aqua combo is a beautiful one, and you now how a card ready for almost any kind of occasion.

Sarah Mabery said...

What a great fix. I really like the combo of the orange and the aqua. Very pretty.

Greta said...

Wow--what a wonderful re-make!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is so delightful, the beautiful soft colours makes it very special.

Love and hugs
Maarit

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Maureen, what a gorgeous image and beautiful card, love it, hugs Kate x

Bonnie said...

Love this bird and I do remake cards. If they stay around too long, I redo to to satisfy myself that it's fit to send!