Global Design Project #068 - Perfect Day

Global Design Project #068 - Perfect Day

This week's Global Design Project challenge is to CASE designer Jess Williams:

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I'll admit that I fussed and fussed with this project.  I had a picture in my head and things just weren't translating to paper the way I wanted them to.  In the end, I was fairly happy with this card, but decided it was just time to move on.  I'm fairly certain when I give this card to someone, they'll love it...but I will pick apart the imperfections I know are there. That's the price I pay for being a perfectionist.  Honestly, I've gotten so much better, but there are still times when that trait gets the best of me.

(Oh geeze, and now that I'm looking at the card to case, I realize that it doesn't even have the little tag on the bow...that was Jess's other card!  Gah!!!  As I said...moving on!!)

When I was working this card out, I knew I wanted to use something from the new Occasions catalog and the Builder Birdcage set was perfect!  I think it's so fun that you can make the birdcages into chandeliers!  So adorably fancy!  One tip I can share for this card that I learned because I was totally being impatient:  you can emboss first, then lightly color over the image with a watercolor pencil and add water with an aqua painter. The first couple of times I tried doing the chandelier image, I watercolored first, but it was taking way to much time to dry...ain't nobody got time for that!

I used the following products on this project:

 

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Comments (3)

Watercolouring + Gold always equals stunning in my book! And I’m so glad you ‘accidentally’ included the little tag because it’s so adorable with that cute bird! Thanks so much for joining in with this week’s Global Design Project. I’m so honoured to have had you CASE me this week!

Jess Williams - Jan 05, 2017

What a great idea to use these as Chandeliers! While it is obvious to me now, I didn’t see that at first, lol. Your card is really lovely and whoever gets it will be most impressed! We are our own worst critics. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week as we CASE Jess.

Paula Dobson - Jan 05, 2017

Thank you so much for the sweet comments, ladies! :)

Dena Albee - Jan 05, 2017

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