Friday, September 30, 2011

Covering up my mistakes!!

Well, here we are on the last day of September! I can't believe how fast time is flying by. I'm very excited about October coming up. It's one of my favourite months, the leaves are starting to turn colour and it's time to cozy up by the fire with a good book or to tuck yourself up in your crafting space and create!

Here's a card I've been meaning to share with you, I really love it and I created it by trying to cover up the couple of mistakes I made!   Can you see them?   If you click on the picture you might find some of them! But mistakes are always...well most always (lol) good, it makes you think of how to save your card and sometimes it turns out better than you expected!

First of all I tore the Newsprint designer paper and layered it on the White cardstock, then I stamped the beautiful wooden bench from 'Have a Seat' over the looked awful!  So I ran it through my Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder and it looked worse!  I ran a light sponge over it all and punched the label to hide the bench. But while I was sponging the embossed background, some of the black ink got on the heel of my hand and made a blotch so I covered it with the birdcage.

I took out my Fabulous Florets and did the reinker technique. I embossed the flowers in black and coloured them with Cherry Cobble reinker.... but couldn't find my embossing buddy sooo of course I got some black bits inside the flower I got out my Cherry Cobbler marker and added some details to cover up the black embossing bits...I like it!! 

To finish it up, I added a little red bird to balance the flowers and needed some Little Sizzlet leaves to cover the bench leg that was still sticking out!

I had some trouble with this card but really, really like how it turned out!  Isn't it amazing how you start out going in one direction and all of a sudden you are doing something completely different!  That's what I love about crafting and life...full of surprises...LOL!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your time with me!  I love it when you have time to visit with me!!

Hugs ~ Judy


  1. WOW! This is beautiful! I love those strong red flowers and your little bird is adorable. Wonderful combination of color and texture ... thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks stunning, it really looks like you spent ages on it, really lovely.