I realized tonight that I never posted my card for the Magnolia-licious Right Through My Heart contest. Here is my submission...
I made a stair step card (one of my first). I completely based my card on the story that was written for the contest. I am a very literal thinker. The story mentioned hay bails, so I decided to add a hay bail. I thought about adding a crowd, but there really was not room. I water colored my images with distress inks.
The paper is from DCWV. I liked how the flowers on the second step gave the feel of motion, like an arrow had been traveling. I also liked how the paper on the back step gave the feeling of sky, a breeze and sunshine. Maybe I was seeing too much into it, but I liked the result.
I noticed that the tree had a natural heart, so I water colored it with red and white to represent the bull's eye.
My Tilda was colored with distress inks. I did a lot of blending in her skirt with greens and blues and love the result.
Okay, so I will admit, I was sad I did not win one of the prizes, but still have a card that I really like. It was a tough contest. All the entries were very different and all just fabulous! Diana was more that generous with all of the participants. She gave us all a free stamp for joining in. She is the BEST!
On another note, today I am sad. I was so hopeful that I would be able to participate as a designer for Belles 'n Whistles, but alas, I was not chosen. It is a hard thing to try for design teams. It is like auditioning for a play or applying for a job. The rejection is tough. You are never really sure what they are looking for, and not being good enough is a harsh feeling.
I will say that as I strive to improve my work, learning to translate 3 dimensional light to a 2 dimensional object, and adding to my never-ending stash of elements, I realize I still have a long way to go. When I look at some of my work from a year ago, I see now that it was okay, but not outstanding. I want to learn to create outstanding work.
If you are reading this post, I am being more transparent than usual. I am just wondering, have you tried for design teams, and what has been your experience? Are you like me? Does it make you sad when you are not chosen or are you able to let is roll off your back? If you would, leave me a comment and share your experience, perhaps it will help me take it all with a grain of salt.
Thanks and have a great weekend!