Monday, 17 September 2012

If at First You Don't Succeed.....

I  make mistakes all of the time in my crafting but my efforts yesterday were particularly frustrating.  I do love stamping but often the end result is marred by an unintentional finger smudge or overstamp.

My latest battle was with my card for the Less is More challenge.  The finished product had to have an oval shape included.  So, inspired by a card found on Pintetest,( so addictive) I die cut an oval to use as a mask, found two branch like stamps and off I went.

Here is the final card.  

Along the way I discarded one card that didn't even manage to get out of the starting blocks - a smudge from my cutting mat.   The following cards should have looked like the first but I overstamped, ending up with a leaflike inky mark.  Determined that this would not end up in the basket of mistakes that would reappear with the addition of patterned paper, I used a paint brush to add similar leaf shapes.  You would think that I would take care not to repeat the mistake....but I did.

In my defence these stamps were not designed to be branches. They were part of a set that I have from a collection of Flowersoft stamps.

As a postscript, I have since discovered  that the Pinterest card that I took my inspiration from belongs to a fellow Less is More challenge participant - Heather Telford.  Her blog is amazing. 


Chrissie said...

It looks as though you had great fun on the way to making this fabulous card.
Heather is an inspiration to us all isn't she!
Super work
Thanks so much
Less is More

Mandi said...

Absolutely fantastic!
Superb inking
Love how you made the tree

Thanks very much

Kathyk said...

Whilst my favourite is your first card I HAVE to say "GREAT SAVE" on adding the leaves to the smudged card - fab idea


Suze Bain said...

These are fabulous Lilian, well worth persevering with! xx

Monica said...

All I know is that you saved it so nicely. Great card and the leaves look awesome.


Sue said...

Super inking and stamping! Sue x

Viv said...

Fabulous card and inking :) Viv xx


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