Sunday, 11 January 2015

If it can go wrong, then it will ...

I water-coloured a few images this week and spent some time today making them up into cards.  This image is a rubber from All Dressed Up and was a Christmas pressie from my lovely blogging pal Carol.  There is actually a flower in the image, but somehow I managed to get ink from the flower all over the white space, so as the rest of the image was finished, I decided to fussy cut her out rather than have to bin her.  There was a smidgeon of orange on her dress too, but I managed to salvage that with some water.

Even the fussy cutting wasn't easy, as half way round I decided that my knife must be blunt, because it was dragging the thick watercolour paper.  So the bird nearly lost part of his beak.

Once it was cut out, my original plan for the layout went out of the window, and I probably spent as long fumbling around trying to find a new layout that I was happy with than I'd spent colouring the image in the first place (which was quite a long time!).

Anyway, after 2 different shaped cards, 3 different paper pads, and the potential for a die cut oval background for my girlie to stand on, I actually followed a sketch that I found, and this was the result:


Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



24 comments:

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Netty what a lovely card it sounds like you've had one of those days.
Buta lovely card as come out f it.

Debs xxx

Marilyn said...

This is lovely Nettie and honestly, you would never know this card spelled 'trouble'. I love this little gal cutout on this layout... I think it is perfect!

Jackie Scott said...

Love your shaped card and you have a beautifully coloured sweet image!

Carol S. said...

Well worth the agony!! It'a a gorgeous card and the image is adorable. Beautifully coloured too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a wonderful card with an equally enjoyable write-up! I always appreciate honesty in the art world because it makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only one who hot-glues her fingers together (metaphorically speaking)! All I can say is I feel your pain, but your efforts were not wasted! Thanks for not giving up because the card you ended up with is absolutely charming! I love how you made the card itself in a unique shape and the girl's expression and how you've positioned her facing the bird is priceless! It made me smile and I'm so glad you shared your talents (and stories of triumph) with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Sarah said...

Definitely worth the hassle I'd say and the paper is a perfect find Annette. What a gorgeous stamp too and I'm so pleased the bird kept it's beak!! xx

Jo Nevill said...

Ahhh it was worth all the trouble ! Lovely image and gorgeous colouring. Love your card.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Kat W said...

I'm glad you managed to salvage this little cutie and her bird friend complete with beak - she looks fab on this CAS design - like it was planned all along!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Christine L said...

It may have been a long way around and not the layout you planned... but it's STILL gorgeous and if you'd have never told us, we'd have never known.... we would just have seen a beautiful card!

Big hugs
Christine x

Mervi said...

Looks really pretty Annette, gorgeous card.
Thank you for sharing at my "new and cute" theme at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

Chris said...

At least the end result is gorgeous! Wouldn't think a little cutie like her could cause so much trouble, but appearances can be very deceptive! I like the shape and background embossing too! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris
x

Marie said...

A really lovely looking card. Stunning colours and I love that you have mixed embossed cs with dp. Very classy look.
Thanks for joining us over at Winter Wonderland.
Love n hugs
Marie

linda said...

this is such a sweet card; it suits the layout perfectly and the embossing is so pretty! if you hadn't mentioned any trouble with this card, i would've never guessed it was so difficult but it's well worth the effort. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
linda

brenda said...

Totally delightful work Annette, thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

brenda said...

And Penny Black and More !!

B x

Mervi said...

LOL, so "blind" as Brenda, thank you for playing with Penny Black and more too;-))m

Sue said...

This is so gorgeous thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week hugs Sue DT x

Squirrel x said...

She was well worth the faff hun, you have made a gorgeous card, and the fussy cutting really puts that pretty little in the spotlight. Love it! Hugs xx

Squirrel x said...

Flipping heck, I can't even blame autocorrect - just my brain going faster than my fingers. That was meant to say "..... pretty little LADY in the ......". D'oh.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week tracy x

Danielle Vincent said...

Wonderful job of fussy cutting! Darling image and card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday!

Gemma said...

gorgeous card Netty, your colouring is beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week at Sketch Saturday! Gem x

Sammy said...

She's lovely! Nice save with the fussy cutting. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Grenouille Greetings said...

If you hadn't told us, we would never have known that this card had caused you difficulties. It turned out beautifully! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week. It's great to see you. Hugs, Lesley

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