Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Disaster Averted - Somewhat!



Today's SCS Color Challenge 229 was perfect for this new image from Happy Birthday by Our Daily Bread designs. This set and another (come back Saturday to see that one!) will be available August 1 from ODBD.

So I haven't stamped in several days and knew today's challenge was just what I needed! I stamped the water can and flowers in VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and set to using reinkers and an aqua brush to paint my image. I loved the result and the colors look so end-of-the-summer-ish.

I got out my trusty Nestabilities to cut and emboss, and this is what happened:

I was NOT happy! So I left it alone and went and took a shower, played Farm Town on Facebook for awhile (Won't You Be My Neighbor?) and then came back to it to see what I could do. I tell you, by the time I got it figured out I could have painted another one. But I didn't want it to go to waste, and figured since I had mixed some of the colors, I wouldn't get it the same.

So -- now you know why there are three little Primas there, and why the edge is cut off. I hope that you will use your mistakes to your best advantage too! You can still see a bit of the embossing on the side, but I think it works!


Be sure to come back on Saturday to see both of the new August releases and hear some FUN news too!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Happy Birthday (ODBD)
Paper: watercolor, Wild Raspberry DP by K & Co., Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Apricot Appeal, Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: pearls by Hero Arts, flowers by Prima, ric rac by American Crafts, Nestabilities by Spellbinders
Techniques: watercolor

18 comments:

Sandee said...

Judy this is perfect! I never even noticed the extra embossing until you mentioned it! I can't tell you how many mistakes I have managed to cover up or disguise. You have done a fine job! I love your coloring and so glad you were able to save it!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

I tell you Judy, you overcame that mistake perfectly! Had you not told us, I wouldn't have guessed! Beautiful coloring and design......
So glad we are neighbors on FT, tried to get on about an hour ago with no luck, wonder what's up this time...hope I didn't miss the gifts I was trying to accept!

Amy Sheffer said...

Judy, this is gorgeous!! Great save!

Cook22 said...

Oh Judy - I've had that too, but luckily only before stamping, not after. I'd never have realised that this was a rescue job it you hadn't set - it's more than somewhat.
DH loved the Guernsey Literary Society, he's already finished it in spite of having had a friend staying all weekend. Thanks again for introducing us to it.

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness! I truly had to chuckle with familiarity when I read this! I know what it feels like to mess something up, but what a brilliant save! It is so gorgeous and I never would have known, but then I wouldn't have gotten a little laugh today either! Thank you!

Kim said...

Oh yes, it works! Great boo-boo fix, Judy! I think I would've cried after all the coloring that went into that image. You done good, kid! ((hug))

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an awesome fix to your disaster!! Love those primas there and the circle partly cut!! It made your layout gorgeous!! What awesome coloring Judy!!! Love it!!

Gloria said...

Very cute! I would have never seen the boo boo unless you said something. I have had that happen to me too!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Great card and fabulous save! Sometimes our mistakes/disasters turn out better than the original idea. Wish all of mine were as pretty as this one.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Oh, my word!!! When I saw that nestie mishap I GASP!!!! This has happened to me before, but NOT with an intensely colored piece. I love your compensation. Your card is beautiful and I would not have know the dilemna you endured had you not told me.
Beautifully done!!! That scripture says it all!!!

Tosh said...

I am thoroughly impressed!! You are a genius!! I would've scrapped it and missed out on the possibility of a great card. You, my friend, created a beauty!! WOW!!

ND Stamper Spot said...

There are no mistakes in stamping - only embellishment opportunities!

Great card and looks like another great set from ODBD.

Ruthie said...

Would never have known that you had a boo-boo... have had this happen to me - don't you feel great when you salvage it? Isn't this what God does with us? Cleans us up and makes us like new! WHOOOHOOO!I just saw the beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

beautiful! Springy and fresh. Love the sketch you used, beautiful card.

Peggy said...

What an awesome save!! Your card is beautiful! Love the colors of the flowers!

Sue said...

Good save! I never even noticed until you said... Beautiful coloring (as always), and gorgeous card!

Traci M said...

We shall overcome should be every stamper's motto, don't you think?? When first seeing your beauty of a card, I thought, what a great sketch to use for this image...and love the little primas on the side!! Great to know I am not the only one who makes a stamping mistake!

Kelley said...

Great card...very clever!!!