Is it only me or does a project sometimes look unfinished, no matter what?
The card that is introducing a new "ATG" challenge over at the Fadengrafik Challenge is one I've created ages ago. Literally, ages ago.
I thought it would be a nice, energetic summer card with a nautical background and a simple blue swirl that might resemble a knot, or just an abstract ornament. However, while the background itself might be compatible with many summer ideas, it didn't seem to fit the "knot" I had in mind.
Was it just too plain to match with the sea horses, ankers and shells? I added a couple of rhinstones to balance things out, with little to no success.
Was it because of the strange central shapes that I sewed with red thread for the reason of contrast? I had no desire to tear the stitching apart and eventually put the card aside only to completely forget about it.
As I'm currently establishing a little order in my apartment, I found my box of unfinished things again, and at this point, something needed to be done. As I also found a a leftover punched white flower that I've decorated with a rhinestone one day, I thought about trying an unusual merger before throwing the flower away, because what could one possible do with a single punched rhinestone-flower?
To my surprise, however, I liked the unconventional result. I have no idea how and why a flower would complement a wannabe-nautical scenery, but after colouring the strange red shapes with colour pencils, I somehow felt like the card might be finished after all.
Certainly still not one of my favourites, but at least, finished enough to be removed from the unfinished-things-box.
A little contribution to the July collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
A little contribution to the collection of hand-stitching at made with Blümchen.
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- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- gem of a challenge: summer time/holidays
- cardmania: ATG
- crafty catz: ATG
- crafty sentiments: ATG
- create and inspire: ATG
- creative moments: ATG
- kreativtanten: ATG
- love to craft: ATG
- pennys papertake: ATG
- scrap & craft: summer
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- unicorn challengeblog: stitching real or faux
- wortartwednesday: ATG
- worldwide open design team challenge: ATG