Monday, April 21, 2014

Mulligan Transfers

Not thrilled with how this turned out. Trust me! It was LOVELY in my head! Not so FAB in translation. Don't you hate it when concept doesn't make it to reality? This is in its third incarnation. I tried Prima flowers along the oval bottom. I tried Flower Soft. All screamed "NO. ICKY. YUCKY. GROSS!" So I went with glass beads.

ALSO - watercolor attempt...not so fab! Water and color... Why is it so difficult!? Sounds so simple! Right?! I even used REAL watercolor paper! Missing ingredient: know-how! Must find tutorials...must get on Google...must search YouTube. Is there an APP for artistic talent? Hmmmm.....

The cut-out card was from a recent "transfer of crap" from sissy Gail. I think she purchased these back in her cross stitch days. I thought she had 'transferred' all her cross stitchery out of her house long ago. These lovelies must have been buried DEEP. Or...she hung on to them thinking "one day I may______". Whatever - they are mine now! A set of die cut cards WITH envelopes! Whooop!!! Sorry it wasn't as awesome as it was in my mind when I first thought of using one of these... If I hadn't struck out three times with this I'd demand a Mulligan. But I think I've used up my Mulligan allotment today.

Since it is actually 'Gailey's' card - this will go in the Omaha pile. Oh yes! I TOO have the 'transfer of crap' gene! I will be traveling to Omaha in two weeks! Crap and card in hand - and SO past ready for a long over due hair cut and visit with the sista' and daughter. It will be my only day off until GRADUATION at The Cliff! Weekends are a thing of the past until May 17! Until then it's all re'sumes, helping with job searches, calming panicking seniors, and the beloved senior slide show.

Transfer of Ideas
~Base card - pre-die-cut and embossed vanilla card stock
~Stampin' Up Elements of Style stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, highlighted with Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy
~Glass beads
Challenges and Inspiration
Fusion - sketch and color
Penny Black & More - blossoms and blooms
Crafty Catz - B is for....blossoms, blooms, beads

Here's to Mulligans, time in the Bubble, and things that scream YUCK,

Nancy in Iowa


  1. I know exactly what you mean about seeing something in your mind and it just not happening on paper - however.......this is so lovely and can't image what you pictured in your mind! Love the beads at the bottom too. Lovely, lovely card!

  2. Lovely colors and flowers!!! I think it is sweet!
    Thanks for joining us at FUSION, I hope that you are inspired to join us again!

  3. Your creation is lovely Nancy and just perfect for our Blossoms and Blooms theme at Penny Black and More, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x (Not sure if you entered my Grand Calibur candy here if not there is still time to do so)

  4. Gorgeous card Nancy. I really like the look you created by using the crackle paint on your flower image and the glass beads edge it beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


  5. This is gorgeous Nancy, very elegant....
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  6. Despite the angst, I think it your card is super pretty! :-) Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  7. It turned out beautifully Nancy!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Penny Black and More. Good luck!!

  8. Happens to me all the time where my projects don't turn out how I pictured! But this one really did turn out very cute! =)


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