Thursday, April 23, 2009

GINAK PREVIEW DAY 4 - NOT FORGOTTEN


Have you ever started a card and once you got going ended up with a totally different one than you originally had in mind? I love it when that happens, it feels like the creative mojo just takes over. This card is one of those. I started out with something totally different. I even had all of my layers cut out for the sketch I was using... then it happened. I stamped the image and started coloring it. Then thought, what if I just sponged the edges... just a little. That was it, after sponging the main image panel, I knew my course was set for a different direction. I ditched most of the layers, cut a white base (originally it was going to be chocolate kiss) and the rest is history.. As with the Notes to Mom set, this Not Forgotten set is full of incredibly soft and touching sentiments that are spoken from the heart. I always struggle with sympathy or thinking of you cards. Most of the sentiment stamps I have seem so cliche'. The words are right, but the heartfelt meaning is missing. NOT so with this set. This will be 'the' one I go to from now on.

I decided to pair the sentiment with the boat from Rupa's Guiding Light set. That boat just looked so lost and vulnerable.. I've seen boats like this in real life where I grew up on the coast. They are abandoned, on dry ground, some of them barely visible under the tall grass that has taken over ~ haunting even. This image could easily be stamped and you could sponge the sea around it, or have it there covered in overgrown weeds... so many possibilites.

Want to see what other sentiments are in this set? Then start hopping and visit the rest of the team...
Tonight's the night!! Join us in the GinaK Forum at SCS from 5 to 7 pm central, for the release party! There will be more eye candy, prizes, and three challenges - one hosted by me!! So, come on over and join the fun... I'll have a seat saved for ya!!

Well, what can I say? This is the last day for the GinaK April Release Previews and my last day in the 'spotlight.' It has been such a fun rollercoaster ride, but I have to admit I'm a little sad that it has come to an end. The week has passed so quickly. GinaK's team has been extremely helpful and are just as friendly behind the scenes as they appear in real blogdom. I have also enjoyed having new surfers arrive on my blog and leave such wonderful, kind, and encouraging comments. Thank you all so much for making this week a fun and memorable one.

All the best,

15 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I like how you focused on the boat.

Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful card darling, but then all your cards are Stunning its a pleasure to visit your blog Beverly.
There is an award waiting for you on my blog for your lovely blog
Hugs Susie xx

Diane said...

Beautiful card! Its perfect in every way! I just love all the sponging and the "rope" sets the entire card off....one I will want to try!

Linda said...

Lovely... the set is so powerful.. your talent really helps show it off.

catdidit said...

Awesome Bev! Love how this card evolved, love that when it happens too! You have sooo rocked as In the Spotlight Designer! Looking forward to seeing you at the party tonight!

asela said...

Beautiful cards this week! Love all of them

Tina Gilliland said...

Such a beautiful card!!! All these are making me "sniff sniff"... uhhhh never mind. *smile* GREAT job!!!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card.

Marsha said...

An absolutely beautiful card. Love everything about it.

Julia Aston said...

This is wonderful Beverly! It is so fun when your creativity just flows with a card - I love the sandy beach your boat is resting on!

Jennie said...

This is beautiful...I love the layout and beautiful coloring and sponging! You have done wonderful being In the Spotlight!

Sharri Seffens said...

Gorgeous card Beverly!
I felt exactly the same way last month when my in the spotlight time ended.

Shannon said...

Beverly, Wow, it is beautiful! I agree a definite go to card, during those times of not knowing what to say! You are amazing!

Mary said...

Wow this is beautiful!!!! Love it.. color, layout... everything is just beautiful. TFS

Anne said...

Breathtaking card Bev. Love the sentiments in this set!!

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