Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mistakes can be good...

Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf. -Susan Coolidge

Sometimes you make a mistake and just cringe. After all that I RUINED it????? What a waste of paper!!!! And you throw it in the trash in a fit...but it Really ruined???? Can I salvage it?

This is what happened to me tonight...I stamped the images and sentiments, glued the layers and then decided to color the little clear sticky "pearls" with a light pink Sharpie...the color barely showed I thought, Hmmm, darker pink??? EEEEEEEEEK, that pink was Florescent!!! Like 80's T-shirt Pink, ICK! So, I reached for my Copic Markers...colored it with a light pink...that erased most of the Hot Pink! decided to stick them on clear, what the heck...then I could just outline them in the light pink Copic Marker...Voila! a touch of Pink, no? NO! there was JUST enough Hot Pink left to come off the edges with the Copic!!! ACK! But...wait! it was blending!!! WOO HOO!!! I blended all arounf the edges and wow...I LOVED IT!

Here is the finished product, for Helle's A*Muse*A*Palooza Challenge, Black and White with a touch of Pink:

Stamps: Spiral Daisy, Splendiferous Day (a muse)
Paper: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink(SU,) Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
Ink: Pallette Noir, Copic Caio Marker, Sharpie Marker
Misc: Sticky Clear Pearl

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  1. Wow! You would never know this wasn't your intention right from the beginning! It looks awesome!!

  2. I would say that this is a GREAT "mistake". Your card is very pretty.

  3. I go through the same thing! Just when I'm done with my card, I do something crazy to it and ruin it. I'm the sort that refuses to throw anything away especially after working so hard on it. I will do everything I can possibly do to salvage a card. Most cards are salvageble and you did a WONDERFUL job! Your card looks FABULOUS!!


  4. I would have never knows it was a mistake. Looks fantastic!

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  6. That is awesome, don't you just love happy accidents?


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