Have you ever created a card and right when you thought you had it pretty much done....you did something to "ruin" it?? I have had this happen more times than I care to remember. So today's post is devoted to "fixing" a mistake and turning lemons into lemonade.
Take this card. I stamped the Just Believe image in Not Quite Navy onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, then masked a moon and sponged the same NQN ink all over the card. I had it pretty much the way I liked it, then wouldn't you know it, I dripped a few drops of water onto the card. Don't ask me how it happened. It was stupid and does not bear repeating.
Do you see that large "bleached out" spot near the upper left of the card and the one near the centre bottom of the stems? Man oh man I thought the whole card was ruined. Then I had an "aha" moment. A brainstorm. What if I made it so that the water-droplet bleached spots were intentional? What if I gave those bleached out spots a lot of buddies? So I flicked more water all over the card and got an assortment of water spots. Sheer inspiration borne out of an accident!
So what you think? Was this a decent save or what? Would you have even known it wasn't intentional if I hadn't told you? Didn't think so! :)
I am enjoying my visit home with family - in fact, last night I did a workshop for one of my sisters who is also part of my downline. It was a small but wonderful group of ladies and I had a terrific time. I always love to see the 'personal touch' each lady brings to the table. I am constantly amazed at the way the same card can turn out so differently in different people's hands. Their creativity often becomes a jumping off point for my own inspiration. You'll have to check back later to see what they've inspired me to do next!
Have a wonderful week and God Bless! ~Cynthia <><