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Friday, 13 July 2012

Disaster of Epic Proportions

Morning All!  It's Friday, yippee, and it is only eight and a half hours to my holiday, even better!

I was determined to have a colouring session last night and I already knew what stamp I wanted to use.

This is Wee Goldie by Sylvia Zet from Whimsy Stamps.  She is so cute and I love that little snail blowing heart bubbles.

Anyhoo, I was happily painting away, having spent nearly and hour fiddling around with her hair and then disaster stuck.  There was a big blob of dark green ink, on the edge of the biggest bubble.  Aaaargh.  Green?!  How did that happen?  My hands were clean, my white t-shirt was clean, so where did it come from?  I could feel tears pricking my eyes.  By this point I was seriously upset!  Toad had a look.  "oh dear" he said "can you cover it up?".  With what for Pete's sake, it's in the middle of white space??

But that did make me think.  And then I remembered a set of Hero Arts stamps that I have had forever.  18 tiny sealife stamps.  And that dear friends, is why Goldie is now swimming with a schoal of little green fish!   

Ingredients for this card
Stamped Image  Wee Stamps - Goldie, Hero Arts little fish and bubbles
Medium  Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Sakura glitter pen
Papers  Little Sizzlets - Watercolour, First Editions - Spring Drop and Boho Chic
Sentiment  Lili Of The Valley

Hugs, Sxx


Aunty Sue said...

Well had you not said I would have thought they came as part of the stamp. Love it.

Elise said...

OoOOh Squirrel! You are so clever! And when I looked at your creation, I thought that's how the image was .. with the school of fish!!! lol! You my dear did an absolute FABULOUS job!!! You've coloured this darling image soOoOO beautifully I love it!!

PS .. I've many a times at the very end of colouring and touching everything up, and then ... wham! I totally mess up something like .. the grass. hahahah! So into the trash it goes and I have to start from square one again. OoOOO I could feel your frustration as I read about the green from nowhere. But I wish I were clever like you to cover it up brilliantly!!!! You so ROCK!!!

Big Hugs,

Pauline C said...

Oh clever you Squirrel - you have covered it up perfectly - no one would ever have know in fact the fish look totally adorable! Alas whenever i have a botch up (which is often lol!) I odn't think of anything quite so clever to cover it with. Your colouring is really fabulous ... but saying you spent an hour on her hair tells its own story of patience and dedication!
Pauline x

Caroline said...

WOW that is so clever I thought it was part of the stamp. Gorgeous card love the image which is coloured beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Jo Davies said...

Morning... gorgeous card, love the colours, fab creation, great work on sorting out your blip you would never have known! Big hugs Jo xxx

Victoria said...

Clever!! I thought the fish were part of the stamp! Genius!

Dot said...

Well you are really a creative thinker, Squirrel. As Aunty Sue said; I thought it was a part of the image.
Wishing you some lovely holiday weather- or crafting weather.
hugs Dorte

Seafield Jo said...

That's a lovely card, very well rescued, I too thought it was part of the stamp.

Jo x

sue - bearhouse said...

wow!! Your card is gorgeous and I really love the added fishes, how clever of you to rescue your beautifully coloured image.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday


Doreen said...

Morning Squirrel....A stunning creation..gorgeous image and great colours,love the fish!!!!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel, and well done on the amazing camouflage fish job :D They look perfect there! I hate when stuff like that happens, with me it's usually dropping a Promarker or inkpad on something I've just finished - SO frustrating :( but you did a fabulous job with it!

Tags xx

Pamela said...

Well saved! It is beautiful.

Pam x

thecraftycavalier said...

Elise is sooooo right Miss Squirrel, you ROCK! I felt your pain, colouring for hours and then, at the last minute a blooming great splodge/smudge/finger print appears from nowhere. Grrrr. Been there my chum and boy do I turn the air blue!!
I too thought the fish were part of the image - genius! This is just a beautiful card - your colouring makes me weep! I'm only sulking a bit now! Enjoy your birthday week. Big hugs, Jayne xx

Anonymous said...

Well let me say this! AWESOME and those fishes are a perfect addition! you were meant to make a green mistake just so you could show everyone how to rescue it! Great job hunny xx

MagsB said...

That is a truly inventive and pretty solution to a random smudge! The fish look just perfect. Go, you!!

love Mags B x

Caz said...

What a brilliant save. You'd never know they weren't meant to be there. Fabulous!!
Hope you have a great weekend.
Caz x

Lorraine said...

You are a clever squirrel!! Gorgeous card, and I like everyone else thought the fish were part of the stamp!! Love your card.
Lorraine x

Claire said...

LOL and there's me thinking it was all part of the image and I would have never been any of the wiser. Gorgeous card sweetie. Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Lisa Jane said...

Brilliant idea.. and it looks fab!
Lisa x

Kat said...

My first thought was "what has she done now!!! Is it really that bad?" And then I see this lovely card. So it can't have been the card! But it was and what a clever way you've rescued it. Thanks of course to Toad's suggestion. Sometimes they do say something useful!!

Have a lovely weekend.

Kat xx

Teresa said...

I would never have noticed if you didn't point it out you did an excellent job of covering up it looks fantastic. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

Christy Beans said...

Brilliant cover-up. And I must say I love that Toad actually cares about your art. =) I love the finished card! I'd say you should have kept the averted-disaster a secret, but what fun is a fantastic save when there's no spectators to cheer? LOL

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coops said...

so stunning hun.gorgeous image and i love ll the little fishes and fab backing papers :D

xx coops xx

Mary J said...

You certainly can't see the mistake Squirrel and it turned out stunning!

Boxofcolours said...

The skill of an artist is measured by how well they can cover up a "blooper" heeheehee!!
So you get 10/10 great job my friend.


Jackie said...

How satisfying it is to cover and accident and make it look as thought that's how it was always going to be. Gorgeous card. I hope you are having a lovely holiday :o)
Jackie xx

Sylvia Zet said...

What a clever idea Squirrel! Luckily the green dot didn't end up on Goldie's face, that would be more challenging, but I guess you would sort it out as well ;) Lovely card!

Chrissy said...

Oh! Squirrel, you are clever to cover it up, gorgeous image and colouring, and love the wee fish...sort of finishes the scene off doesn't it...beautiful..


Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoo! What a great save. And you did such a great job with the fish placement that one would never know that the fish weren't part of the original stamp!

Don't you hate it when random things get on your card?!!! Grrr.....!

I used to have the Hero Arts set of sea life.

Love the bubble background paper. I have a small piece of that myself that I am hoarding because it is too cool to use.

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