Sunday, January 17, 2016

Something New from Something Old

I have a card "hospital" for cards that I've made and don't like. Some I made long ago when I knew nothing about elements that make a good card. Others I made more recently and didn't finish because I didn't like the way it was going. I was challenged by the latest challenges to make Something New and decided to add the twist from ODBD and made it from Something Old and not just using something old. I added new sparkles, a very old white flower, die cut leaves, and a white die cut with a new verse from a set of stamps I hadn't opened yet called Praying for a Cure. It says, "I sing in the shadow of Your wings. I cling to you; Your right hand right had upholds me. Psalm 63-6-8"

Now I'm happy with the result. I'll be glad to give it to a friend who needs encouragement.

Here is my "old" original card that I made last March. I couldn't decide what to do with the flower, so I hadn't attached it. I also didn't like the way I colored the outer part of the sentiment frame with a new alcohol ink marker.  Ugh!  Walking through  the dollar store last week provided a couple of packages of heart gems, My "NEW" item along with the stamp set.

The transformation encouraged me to doctor a couple of other cards in my "card hospital" today. Maybe next I'll work on a few unfinished scrapbook layouts!

Thank you for visiting!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can #110 - Something New
Crafty Catz #307 - Word Art
Our Daily Bread Designs SLC #269 - Something New, Something Old
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes with a die
The Crafty Calendar - Something New

6.5" x 5" Card Recipe:
Papers - CTMH Brushed paper pack
Stamps -  ODBD "Praying for a Cure;" CTMH "Pretty Petals" (old sentiment 2015 March stamp of the month "Choose Happy"
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, CTMH Canary, Pixie (sponged in the center)
Accessories - Cricut (I don't remember the cartridge used in March), Spellbinders Scalloped Square and Foliage, Pixie Thicker Twine, Pink Heart sparkles from the dollar store


Robin said...

Very pretty card! I love the changes you brought in new life. Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC and good luck. Hugs, Robin

brenda said...

Lovely use of colour Vickie and such a pretty card, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your cards are beautiful, Vickie!! I so love the pink, green and yellow combo you used as well as the added flowers!! Thanks so much for joining us at ODBD!!

Cindy said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

pinky said...

Lovely card, really like your colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Beverley said...

Pretty card. I love the colours and the changes that you have made. Thanks for joining in our "Something New" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x