A couple day’s ago Lizzie posted a Transformation Tuesday post on the Papertrey blog. I’m really loving this new feature!
I went through the photos of my old cards and found one that has been annoying me for way to loong!
This Beautiful Blooms 2 card was given away before I noticed that I hadn’t stamped any center image in the purple flower at the bottom. It just felt incomplete!
In addition to that, I was not happy with the blotchy images (I stamped without a positioning tool) and the leaves feel like they are floating.
Here is my first attempt at fixing the problems:
While I did get the leaves closer to the flowers and the flowers feel fuller, I still wasn’t happy. The yellow is way to bright and feels out of place; also, since I used yellow for centers, I took yellow out of the flower lineup…and that had me doing other changes that resulted in a teeny tiny blue flower at the top – ugh!
I tried one more time:
This time I feel like I got it right (mostly). I went back to the rainbow flow of flowers but made the accent colors in the same color family. It just feels more cohesive. The only thing I would change would be to pay more attention to the orientation of openings of the flowers for leaves. I didn’t know where to stamp my leaves, so I stamped my sentiment first and once I added the leaves, I wish the sentiment was just a bit lower. As I say though, done is done (and it is tons better than the original).
The orange flower is from the flower cluster in Back Pocket Basics. I needed another flower so I didn’t repeat, but I also wanted one that fit the style.
Thanks for taking a peek!
Ink: Espresso Truffle (Momento); Hello Honey (Stampin’Up); Boysenberry (My Favorite Things); Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Amethyst Allure (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);