Tuesday, September 09, 2014

GIU - Growing In Unity Gal Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, everyone!   Your regularly-scheduled GIU gal had an emergency, so I'll be filling in for her this week.

Today, I'm sharing two different focal images for the card I made.  I really liked the first one I stamped, but at the last minute I decided to add antennae to the butterfly and I didn't like how those turned out.   So I grabbed another piece of white cardstock and tried again with pinks.   What do you think?



This layout was a sketch challenge for The Stampers' Sampler magazine, inks are Memento dye from Tsukineko, and the black & white patterned papers are from Darice.  Stamps, of course, from Unity.

Had the part I not liked been so close to the butterfly, I probably would have covered it up somehow.   As I often say, "Every mistake is a chance for embellishment."   Looking back now, I guess I could have just put gems on the end of the thick antennae of the orange butterfly and called it good.

How do you deal with elements of your projects that don't turn out as planned?

Please check back every day this week for more Unity projects.   I'll be doing a drawing for a free Itty Bitty stamp from Unity from all of the comments left this week.  Happy Stamping!

16 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Thanks for stepping in with your GIU week! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations! Love the black and white background on your pretty card, and that lovely butterfly! Pretty!

Sue D said...

I like the butterfly in pink on this bold card.

Cybil Hart said...

Very pretty card... but I do love the colors of the orange butterfly! I say I would have added the gems & called it a day but alas, I am a perfectionist & I probably would start over too! I have more incomplete projects than I will admit because it wasn't turning out the way I wanted it to in my head...& I don't throw things away either... LOL

Kim Rippere said...

This is really cute! I love that the butterfly is two colors

Anonymous said...

This is a very nice card. I like the bold black and white. also the two types of paper.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

So very pretty. I love the color of the butterfly. It really stands out against the B/W

Amy C. said...

This is such a pretty card and I really like the butterfly stamp.

Gaylynn said...

I like both of them. Sometimes, I cover it or just try correcting. Bling is always good too.

Marianne B in AZ said...

The butterfly looks great in both colors! I may have fixed it another way. You could stamp it again in orange and fussy cut it leaving enough of the second paper to have room to re- draw the antennas. Then adhere it down the in middle, gluing down the antennas and body. You can fold the wings up to add a little dimension. One way to cover it up!

Berina RGA said...

very beautiful!! the antennae definitely looks good..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! love the black and white background! Both butterflies would look great! We are always harder on our own work then others are! Fabulous job!

Janis said...

I love both of your cards, but we are our own worst critics!

I do lots of covering over, cutting out, or laying aside for the time being when things don't turn out as I had intended. Sometimes I trudge on and post it anyway!!!! :)
<3 J

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Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Kim. The butterfly is so bold against the bg!

ionabunny said...

I like the contrasting black on white and white on black. It makes for a very striking background and card

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. Have fun as GIU this week.

Ruby said...

Lovely card.