Gordon Approved

I went to a technique-based card workshop this week, and one of the techniques we did involved using colorwash spray (Splash, from a•muse studio) as a watercolor medium, poured out of the bottle and into a palette, applied with a brush.  This is the card (the graininess is glitter):
After I finished it, the demonstrator who was hosting the workshop came over and told me that I did it "wrong".  Apparently, I was supposed to do it on a provided piece of watercolor paper, not directly onto the card base.  She pointed out that with the addition of water, the color would probably soak through the paper.  I opened it up and saw that there was a little bit of color coming through, but not a lot, and filed it away as a lesson learned.

When I got home, I showed it to my 24yo son Gordon, and asked him if the little bit of color on the inside was a problem, or if it just made it more "homemade".  He looked at it, and told me that he had seen me make a lot of intricate cards with layers and fancy cutting, and that he would feel insulted to get a card from me that was just 5 stripes.

Ooof!

So, I cut the front off and reworked it into the following card.
I used glitter cardstock for the umbrella, and mounted it on a blue base.  Small changes, but they make all the difference, don't they?  Gordon likes this much better.

Juliet Arrighi


3 comments:

Myrna said...

Ouch!! They were both brutal but your save is great.
Myrna

Abi said...

No such thing as wrong in the crafting world...merely a learning curve! I actually like them both but honestly I'd prefer to be given the original x

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the addition of the umbrella- wonderful colorful card!