Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A mistake....but guess what??!!

Don't you just love it when a boo-boo works out?  This morning at 3:30am (yep - insomnia again) I went through some blogs and then decided to make a set of cards for a swap.  On one of the blogs I found that the Use It Tuesday challenge for this week is to use an uninked stamp.  This fits right in with my goal for the year of using uninked stamps.  A little extra challenge was to use gold somewhere.  The stamp set I chose was a Stampin' Up set that a dear friend had given me.  It's a two-step stamp set and, while I did try to use another stamp out of the set once, I cannot figure out the two-step thing at all!  LOL!!  So I decided to just use the stamp and not the accent (flower color).  I wanted a soft effect and so I dug through my old stuff that I just don't use anymore and found chalks.  Instead of grabbing a new cotton swab to use the chalks, I grabbed one that was laying on my craft table that I used before.  I didn't realize until I stuck it in the chalk that I had used it before alright - with baby oil & my Prismacolor pencils!  So there I was - my idea of chalks was done because I had just ruined the color I wanted to use - and I didn't want to take the time to scrape off the oil-infected part (yes, since I've been sick lately I just had to use the word "infected" - LOL!).  So why not go ahead and see what it looked like - what did I have to lose.  So I started dabbing my image and guess what?  I liked it!!!!!  It turned out looking very soft and it doesn't rub off!  The other things I used for the card are oval Nesties to cut the image and the gold background and then a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to frame it.  Have to admit that I rarely use this embossing folder but now I'll have to use it more often.  Now even though the card looks blue in the picture - it's really purple.  I'm in a Rainbow Swap on SCS and one of the groups I signed up for is purple...so this is the card for it as well.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

12 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

Your gold frame looks gorgeous with these beautiful blossoms and your purple embossed background!! Such a lovely card, Zella!

Laura said...

The deep purple and gold frame are just beautiful together! Gorgeous card, Zella!

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow, look at the beauty you made by searching your stash! Love it, so glad you played with us!
Siobhan ~ Use It Tuesday :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh look at this, it came out smashing!! Love the vibrant purple! We have the same goal, my friend - I told myself this was the year of simplicity and using every stamp I hvae that has never seen ink! :) Hope you get some sleep soon! x0x0

Becky said...

This is stunning! Gorgeous colors. It seems your very creative wee early in the morning.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Zella, this is so pretty. I love the way you used the purple to make the image stand out.

Melina said...

gorgeous gold frame! :)

Danie May said...

Isn't it wonderful when mistakes lead you to a new ideas for crafting. The golden frame and embossing create such an elegant background for this beautiful soft flower. Beautifully Done! xx

Tammy said...

Very pretty!

Karen said...

Zella, the gold frame is so elegant. The flowers turned out beautiful. Isn't it great when you can turn a mistake into something beautiful.

Heather B said...

This is gorgeous, Zella!! I have trouble using those embossing "frames", but your is so inspiring! Thank you so much for adding the gold for us here at Use It Tuesday and those flowers are colored perfectly. We hope to see you again soon!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

OOoh...I love the frame...and the glitzy color!