4/18/2010

A Star Within You

I cannot really see what I did wrong here. This seems to be two cards in one... And I'm not sure how to correct it... I might get too many ideas at the same time? Too many things I want to use?? This card is for the S2G Paper Crafting Challenge and they gave me a picture as inspiration;


I noticed the pears on the carrier of the bicycle. So I wanted to do something with pears. So I got to think about a story that someone told me. That is the text in the yellow frame on top of the card. It is translated:

"one night a lonely pear tree looked up to the sky and saw the stars
he said to the brightest shining star: oh, I wish I was like you – a beautiful star
the star replied: why do you wish for that, when you have a star within you
- just cut a pear in half on its length and you'll see what the star meant"

That is really a beautiful thought. Anyway. I wanted to use the yellow colour. So I made frames for the text and I drew pears and coloured them. And I wanted to make a circle around the pears, but I couldn't find a template that was small enough. So I ended up using the Fiskars Mixed Shapes and Mixed Borders template to make a star. Very clever. Then I wanted to use my little tag with a blossom that really matched the blossoms that I'd drawn. So I used it. And then I used my pink ribbon that matched the flower.

I chose the background paper really carefully and tried almost every paper I had. But when I put everything together, the star was too big, so the top ended up beside the story. And then I had an empty space at the bottom left. Not that good. I tried to chomp the corners to make it look better, but that didn't help that much. So I thought that I should write something in french. So I wrote "I give you pears and love". And then I drew the stylish flowers from the sign in the photo. And when I was done I saw that all my great ideas didn't really match that nicely as I had thought... But anyway. I made a card. And I think that some of the elements are really pretty and nice looking.

3 comments:

Ann English said...

Lovely, French inspired card! Thanks for playing Twisted Thursday with us at Shirleys2Girls!

Cat said...

Such a pretty card! Love how you used the pears! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

Deanne Burton said...

Great card!!!

Thanks for participating in the Shirley's 2 Girls blog challenge!!!