Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Color Outside the Lines


Wow, this has to qualify as one of the simplest cards I have ever made!

I bought this sentiment a few weeks ago and thought it would be FAB with a watercolor image that displayed painting outside of the lines! It was fun to push the envelope a little and create something that wasn't absolutely perfect. If you can believe it, I actually TRIED to paint outside the lines on this flower image ....I know, that's a stretch for some of us who are obsessed with coloring INSIDE the lines only. As little girls, were you determined to not have a spec of color crayon outside of the lines? I was, and still am, a woman who needs to stay within the lines given to me. But this sentiment gave me permission to NOT be perfect, which is liberating! You know what, it's ok to color outside the lines once in a while. Give yourself permission to put the need for perfection aside for the afternoon. Throw caution to the wind and create just for the sake of creating. There isn't anything illegal about coloring outside the lines. In fact, it's alot more fun!

Edited 12:52 Wed: Some people want to know where I got the sentiment stamp....I got it at my LSS recently. It is from the new Hero Arts line!

14 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful card! Where did you get the sentiment? I love that saying!!!

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  2. LOVE this card! And the sentiment is perfect.

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  3. Great card Amy!! I've really been enjoying your blog. It's so nice to see a new card on a daily basis!

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  4. Natalie1:57 PM

    I love this! Watercolouring is my biggest challenge.

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  5. This is terrific...and I could do it...I am famous for coloring outside the lines!

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  6. Thanks Amy for the update! *wink*

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  7. gorgeous card! I love that saying too.

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  8. What a wonderful card.....

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  9. Amy,
    I just found your blog through Kim's blog. This card might be easy to make, but it looks fantastic!

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  10. so simply beautiful... I love it when inspiration, paper and ink just come together!

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  11. Gorgeous! Perfect, Amy! Just perfect! One of those rare times when imperfect IS perfect! Of course the rest of the card is perfect! lol

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  12. WOW! Love this beautiful card and the sentiment. I can relate to your comments and try to step outside the box now and then too. Smiles, Pam :)

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  13. Auntybarbara4:47 PM

    simplicity can be a wonderful thing...this card is evidence of that...tfs

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