Welcome to the first in my "Parade of Rejects." Parade - cuz it's nearly July 4th and I've got a good few entries to share with you. And rejects - well they are. They've been to a couple submission calls and back and they weren't selected. The word may sound negative, but I'm not. I'm enjoying this submission thang...
Hold on to your hats. This can is what made me actually submit a card for the very first time. In a roundabout way that is.
I was relaxing in the tub, staring at this wonderful can of shower gel DD had given me for Christmas, and I thought "hey, that's a cool logo." And "hey, I could make a card based on that." And "hey, Paper Crafts has that Inspired By page at the end of each issue." Tja, now you know how some crazy ideas are born.
So. How to translate it into a card? Papertrey gingko leaves. And Memory Box die cut letters/numbers. I actually ordered the numbers to make this card cuz I didn't have 'em. And no, they weren't on sale ;) And this is what happened.
Well I certainly enjoyed the process on this. But trust me, it's a reject. It's been submitted a couple times - the experts say if it comes back three times, give it up. OK. I'm givin' up. But I still like it. I would love to hear your constructive criticism on my rejects - so many talented designers out there who might have a tip or two for moi. I'm a true believer that you're never too old to learn :)
Stay tuned. And have a good day.
Supplies hb2u vines1:
Cardstock: (solar white) Neenah
Patterned paper: (gold CS) Folia
Other paper: (black scrap)
Clear stamps: (branch) Papertrey Ink
Pigment ink: (Vitamins) Aladine
Dies: (Parker lower case alpha Memory Box), (square Framelits) Sizzix