I am fortunate enough to have that happen to me on occasion. You know, waking up with a creative idea completely formed. I am so grateful when that actually happens. As a result of my dreams, I have been able to come up with some pretty good projects.
Well, that happened to me the other day. But, unfortunately it was a work day and, instead of heading downstairs to fulfill my dream, so to speak, I had to head off to work.
And the prospect of fulfilling my dream was postponed until the evening. By that time, the idea was a little murky. Oh, those missed opportunities in life. How sad. So we just soldier on as best as we can.
Mr. Brown (our UPS guy) had delivered a new Stampin' Up! stamp set to me a couple days before, Wetlands. As soon as I had spotted that set in the new catalog, I was immediately smitten. Could hardly wait to get my hands on it. It would make the most delightful cards!
That was the dream I set out to make come true when I arrived home from work that evening then. I dug deep within my buried consciousness, trying to retrieve the awesome project I had "planned" while I slept. The basic premise was there . . . but that was about it.
So I set to work anyway, and this was my result:
After all that work, only ho hum. And what's this? The sentiment is CROOKED? I even used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. I guess I should have called in sick today and just worked on my dream. JK.
Granted, it did possess a few acceptable features, such as:
a cool background,
nice details and MUSIC!
But, alas, that was about it. I hated the blank area above the birds. And THE SENTIMENT WAS CROOKED! Aaaagh!
The next night I headed back downstairs to try to save the poor unfortunate victim of my haphazard dreams.
After a lot of time and work, when I set the new and improved card on my cupboard . . .
I had fixed that dratted crooked sentiment in a much more palatable manner:
Ah, nice. And the oval echoes the oval surrounding the main image, as well as re-introducing a bit more of the music.
But, most of all, I was very happy with the blank area above the birds:
A dream realized:
If you have any questions or comments about this project, I would love to hear from you.