Wednesday, October 12, 2016

No Card Left Behind

I made this card for and exchange for my stamp club. The theme was "long ago and far away" which many interpreted as vintage but I thought sounded more like a fairytale.
I made it back when I was having a hard time stamping, like I'd lost all my skills. This was about the 4th or 5th castle I'd stamped. I colored it in very, very carefully because I didn't think I had it in my to stamp another one. Given my lack of skills I was impressed with how the front of the card came out. Then I decided to decorate the inside.
That dragon came out looking like a 5-year old colored it. He started life as a much lighter purple but kept getting darker and darker as I tried to cover up the streaks and mishaps.

Then to top it all off I forgot to bring the card with me when I went to my club meeting. Ah, heck!

The Fine Print: Stamps by Stampin' Up. BTW, I don't have bubonic plague and I haven't turned into a zombie yet. 

14 comments:

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Judy, I love your fairy castle and pretty papers.
Pauline
x

Bernice said...

Sounds like you're having 'one of those days' Judy! The card turned out lovely and reminded me of a recent message I got from a company I tried to order furniture from - they told me they couldn't deliver sofas to Northern Ireland as they wouldn't fit onto the fairies!!
Bernice

LesleyG said...

Well I like your fairy castle card despite all the angst, and he looks a very friendly dragon :)

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

this is so nice card!
lots of hugs

Craftychris said...

It's such a lovely card! It's a shame it caused you so much grief making it! I like the purple dragon too! xxx

Barb said...

A lovely card Judy. What a magical looking castle and I love the sentiment. Barbxx

Janeen said...

i like how you thought out of the box, Judy. I like this interpretation really well. This card is so perfect in so many ways. that BG paper is the right touch with all that ivy looking grayish purplish tine going on. I hope they liked it. are you still coughing? i am trying to work between episodes but it's stamp, cough cough cough, color...oops!!!

Bonnie said...

Perseverance paid off! Both the inside and the outside are great! I love that purple dragon and the lovely damsel with the castle!

Carol L said...

Mamma said there'd be days like this, but I think your card turned out pretty darned cute! I love how you did the inside! I'm glad the plague escaped you this time too :)

Maxine D said...

Aww heck this is one fun card Princess J. Love that wee dragon!!
Blessings
Maxine

SARN said...

Well done for persevering!!!!

So glad you haven't got the Plague or turned into a Zombie or anything! xxx

butterfly said...

It's also a song, but I love your fairytale take on the phrase. The colouring on the image is lovely - so subtle, and I don't see anything wrong with the dragon either. Altogether enchanting!
Alison x

Angela Bode said...

I would have never guessed by this beautiful card that you a had a season of trouble stamping! Gorgeous castle!!! I do hate it when I have to stamp the same image 4 or 5 times because of mishaps! So glad you persevered!!!

Greta said...

Oh no--you forgot to take it?! Well, I agree--the theme did sound like a fairy tale & your castle is beautiful!