Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Do you ever mess up?

I do! And I messed up on this card so I've been holding onto it for a while not really wanting to share it. But I thought, what the heck, we all make mistakes and I'm not immune to them so I'll tell you where I messed up and what I did to recover it.


I don't know about you, but me, I'm short on time! I work full time and enjoy spending time with my hubs, friends and my dog so that leaves very little time for me to create. And I don't color FAST, and I struggle with layouts! Because I generally use copics for the main image and pencils for shading I start with the main image first. You can ALWAYS add pencils after copics, but NEVER try to add copics over pencils!

SO...I coloured Stamping Bella's Ketto dolly in copics then tried to add a yellow 'glow' with pencils. I took some of my sistah Paula's advice and used a dirty stump. Well, I think it was a bit tooooo dirty and I ended up with a red streak over her head. ACK! So I picked up some oranges and worked that red streak into the orange to create that orange/red glow around her head! I think I need some more lessons on how 'dirty' a stump you should use!

I should also mention, that I was experimenting a bit with my markers and ended up with a dress that I think looks a bit muddy. At this point you are probably wondering why I continued! Well, it was because I spent a lot of time on it and I didn't want that time to go to waste so I tried my best to sacrifice it.

In the end, it is not my most fav card, but totally acceptable! So learn from your mistakes, recover from them and move on! But NEVER stop trying new things and experimenting because you can only learn from it!

Have a nice day! Linda!

21 comments:

Kandi said...

Wow, I wish my mistakes looked as good as yours! I think this card is just adorable!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

All I can say is we're our own worst critic. Had you not said anything I can grant you NO ONE would have noticed a thing. Looks perfectly fine to me.

Terri said...

Just wanted to say that I am glad to hear you are as human as the rest of us as far as "mistakes" go...having said that, I sure wish mine looked this good when I was done! A-mazing, as always!

sueincanada said...

I would never had guessed there was a mistake. Looks great to me.

dolcreations said...

I'm right there with Kandi..I wish my mistakes looked half as good!
I love it Linda!
Christine

Kim Nath said...

I only wish my mistakes looked that good , jeesh! That is gorgeous!

Bammin' Designs said...

Mistake?? What mistake. There are no mistakes - just creativity. What I want to know is where did you get that beautiful ribbon? Your ribbons always match so well - how do you do that???

Judi said...

She's so cute and doesn't look like any mistakes to me. If this is a mistake, then you really don't want to see my cards, lol. Oh, how I wish I could color like you and Paula.

Maryvel said...

Goodness! That one fabulous card! Absolutely nothing wrong with it! It is perfect! No mistakes here, trust me!! AWESOME!!

Denise said...

Had to comment on this post too. Your 'mess up' looks pretty danged good to the rest of us (me). If you're like me, you're your hardest critic. This card is beautiful... enjoy the success!! :)

Joy said...

Well it turned out amazing! :) Great coloring and great layout!

Donna Marie said...

Beautiful card! Good for you for not giving up. It looks just perfect. Love how the glow turned out.

Jessica said...

I wish my mistakes could look that good! I don't think my best stuff looks even close to that!

Great card!

Anonymous said...

Your card is great as always. When I make a mistake it usually leads to a recycling bin! I hope that one day my good cards look as good as your mistakes.
Debbie

Jane Wetzel said...

hey that is gorgeous Linda..I sure am glad I NEVER MADE A MISTAKE...tee hee...

Ida P. Krause said...

Well I think this turned out quite nice inspite of things. It's very cute.

paula said...

I agree with you...there is always something to cover up a mistake and there will always be someone to give it to who thinks it's the prettiest card in the world! ***note to self...always find those kinda people!}

Regan said...

um...scuse me...if i could mess up like this I would be a happy girl!!!

LOOVES it

CraftyViolet said...

Card looks pretty darn close to perfect to me! You are way too hard on yourself.

Shana said...

Linda if you hadn't pointed out those items - I would've thought they were intentional! She is absolutely beautiful!

Fern said...

I think it's beautiful just the way it is!!!! Your coloring is awesome... I would love to receive a card this beautiful...

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