Friday, August 22, 2014

change it up - king of the grill

Welcome back to "change it up" where I am sharing some reworking of cards to try to make them better. Here is specimen #2.

Started out as an entry for a submission call for PCS Cards for Him. For the outdoorsy kinda guy.


Thought I was being quite clever using the utensils from the Jane's Doodles stamp set It's a Guy Thing to create the grass for the grill to stand on and then the blue sky with the sentiment. The banner sentiment sticker up top, so-so. The touch of striped PP under it definitely helped. But not accepted for publication.  I later did this with the card...


morphing it into a Father's Day card. Added Glossy Accents to the grill (definite improvement) and a sentiment made from alpha stickers. More stripes down the left edge along with a strip of green to tie in with the "grass". But not a show-stopper.

I still like the first one better, I think. How about you?

BTW, I've scheduled these posts in advance. As you are reading this, I am probably hanging around outside Comerica Park where DS is at the Eminem concert with a cousin. And I can't wait to see what I will have learned from that experience!


Supplies for king of the grill:
Paper:  CS Bringmann, PP Simple Stories
Stamps: Jane's Doodles
Ink : Jenny Bowlin, Versafine
Tools: 
Other: alpha stickers Bo Bunny, Glossy Accents


4 comments:

  1. This is such a cool idea !! I love the improved version too :)

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  2. I think I like the re-worked version, Maria! I think the strip of chevron down the left did it for me. Great guy card!

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  3. The glossy BBQ is pretty cool on the reworked version, Maria ... but the first one remains my fave! Happy learning experience! Anita :)

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  4. Both versions work for me, Maria...the BBQ, the cool utensils border, the repeated sentiment. Guy card all the way through!
    ~c

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