Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Before & After

Hello there! Happy Tuesday!  Today, I have a card for you that is part of a challenge over at the Papertrey Posse.  Cathy is our hostess for June and she challenged us to take a card we had done before and make it over basically. A before and after. We all have those cards that we think maybe just need a little something else after we have already posted them, right?


My card came from this post. I liked the card well enough, but it seemed like it was not grounded enough or was missing something. Of course, when I went to make changes I tore the original so I had to actually MAKE another card, not just add to the existing one, but whatever. Haha.


So, here is the "before" shot:
And the "after":

Sorry about the difference in the picture tone. I'm going to blame that on the cloudy skies we have today. :) For the "after", I decided to add a base layer of Early Espresso. It felt so naked as a one layer and I felt like it needed some "heavy" to it. I also added clouds from my new Lil Inker Designs set called "Rainbow's & Clouds". The clouds are perforated and so cute! I just added a little Dazzling Diamonds to them and that's it. I really think the card looks better now..ok, maybe just to me lol..but that's my before and after. If you get a chance, please come over and play along with us. There are 2 challenges for June and you still have plenty of time to play along. Thanks for stopping by!







12 brownkowments:

Arlene said...

I remember loving the first one in the original post but WOW, I love this new one even more! Love the clouds in the new one. We are our biggest critic, aren't we...great challenge and you did a great job. :)

Arlene.
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Amy Beth said...

Keva, both cards a beautiful, but the sparkly clouds give the second one are just the thing! Great job with the challenge.

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, your simple changes really make a big difference, nice work!

Janelle said...

Amazing the difference made by glittery clouds and a dark base to frame the panel. Great job reworking what seemed to be a perfectly good card in the first place! :)

Mrs Ham said...

I do like the sutle change of this card. It was wonderful before.

Dana said...

LOVE the added layer and those fun clouds! Everyone should get a chance at a "do-over" once in a while...great idea.

Monica K. said...

The first one was already great but I love the changes you made to it! The clouds do help to ground the balloons and I like the matted layer. Very nice!

Cathy Weber said...

I remember this card, Keva. I loved the flourish beneath the balloon. I love what you did with it as an "after" too! The sparkly clouds and the base layer of chocolate was a great choice to subtly add a little bit more interest and grounding to the original design. So glad you played along with my before and after challenge.

StephC said...

Both of them are beautiful. The clouds are a perfect touch though. :)

Andrea M said...

I loved the first card but those sparkly clouds just make me all weak in the knees! So wonderful girl!

Laura Isham said...

Both are great, Keva, but I really like the changes you made. It made a great card into a masterpiece!

 

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