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Sunday, 21 August 2011


Well, for those of you who couldn't see yesterday's smudged ink, I thank you - but it is there, in bright orange near her hair!

And today's smudge ...... I think I must have caught a virus this weekend called Smudgititus - I spent ages painting this fiddly design from LOTV called Little Festive Robins - it was a challenge to try and sort the ivy, from the holly, from the bird box.

 Anyhoo, once painted, I started faffing about and decided to go for the CAS look but instead of sticking to that, the idiot part of my brain said "Why don't you ink edge a layer", so I did, with Poppy Pearl "fast drying" Archive Ink.  Yeah, right, fast drying in my book is dry as soon as it hits the cardstock, not twenty minutes later like this was.  And yes, another dirty great finger print.  Which I had to cover with a slightly oddly placed sentiment.

I really don't like how this turned out so I think I shall cut it down to save the image and start again.  I guess even Squirrels are entitled to an off day!

Hugs, Sxx


Boxofcolours said...

You are not alone, I think we all suffer from Smudgititus from time to time. Mine often involves inky fingers, cups of coffee, cans of Coke and chocolate!

Love the image by the way, smudges 'n' all. TFS ~ Jane

Linda said...

Beautiful card.. Love the darling little image.. Very lovely.. Hugs, Linda

Claire x said...

Gorgeous card hun. Hugs, Claire x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous image and the colouring is perfect.
Thank goodness for sentiments that cover your HUGE smudges, if I had to use a sentiment every time I cut crooked, there would be no card showing..lol..many thanks to distressing, hides a multitude.


Kat said...

Well I can't see anything wrong with your card Squirrel! The sentiment isn't that weirdly placed lol! Besides I think we've all been there at some time. Far too easy to get a mark on your work, usually mine are black and inky!

Kat xx

Bernie said...

Lovely card! Fantastic image! Great papers! Wouldn't have thought a thing about the sentiment if you hadn't said what happened there.
Blessings Bernie

coops said...

gorgeous card squirrel.i love the stunning image and fab traditional colours :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

I love your title, I suffer from it too and now I know it has a name it's okay LOL
The card is gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

Delphine said...

Well I love your card, but I can tell you you are going to make another one which you will like better:-)! Yes, I am sort of a fortune-teller, that's one of my numerous talents:-)! Gorgeous image and the colours are fantastic! Hugs Delphine xx

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