Wednesday, 27 January 2010

fuchsia 2

If you look closely at this, you’ll see that the Greeting is smudged – I was going to cover it with another bit of card, with the same Greeting on it before I scanned it but I thought no, I’ll let you see how stupid I can be at times, lol – I smudged it because I turned over the front bit to apply adhesive to the back and didn’t even consider the fact that I’d only just stamped it – duh! :( Thankfully, it’s a mistake I can put right :) I love this background. It’s one I made a few years ago, using Versamagic chalk inks and one of the Time to Stamp ATC plates, which are really useful collage elements. The stamp still had inks on it from when I'd used it for the card below (naughty, I know - I'm not always good at cleaning stamps immediately and I won't tell you how long it is since I made the other one) so before cleaning, I spritzed it with water and stamped onto the background, then overstamped to one side with Onyx Black Versafine and embossed it. And no, I still haven't cleaned it...

I’ve been waiting for this one to reach its destination, but I give up – it will arrive eventually, I’m sure :) Versamagic is a great ink for pastel colours.

fuchsia 1

17 very much appreciated comments:

Lottie said...

How wonderful, I just love the way you colour parts of a stamp to get the flower heads a different colour and yes -the background is gorgeous - soft and doing what it should do - being in the background rather than competing with the stamped image

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I'm glad its not just me who gets so wrapped up in making something that the most simplist of things like not smudging fall to the wayside lol. Serene and floaty though, even with the smudgey bit. Love that background. So delicate. Both extremely beautiful cards.

Dotpat said...

Like this Cath, love the way you do your backgrounds

flutterbycrafter said...

Love both of these, the colours are beautiful. The blog candy arrived this morning and I am stunned by how much was in the package, big thank you. xx

Leah the Orange said...

i actually kind of LIKE the smudge - it softens the sentiment and coordinates well with the wispy image!

Tinkertaylor said...

Beautiful colour I'm glad someone else doesn't clean their stamps!

Lesley said...

This is just so pretty. Loving the background. Glad to see other people make mistakes too lol!
Lesley x

Sally H said...

Both beautiful cards complete with the smudge! Glad to see I'm not the only one!

cockney blonde said...

Lovely cards Cath and as always lovely backgrounds too, x

lisa said...

What beautiful cards, so soft and wistful!!
I had to smile at your smudge, I thought it was just me who did things like that!!!!
Your backgrounds are stunning, the best things always just happen by accident don't they!!


Lisax

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Cath, lovely cards, great backgrounds, I too made the same mistake this week being to eager to get the tape on the back, but like you can be remidied with a layered sentiment. Hope you got my email ju x

JoZart said...

I love the card despite the smudge.. .we all do it from time to time and it just proves it is HAND MADE!!!
Beautiful colours and backgrounds too,
Hugs Jo xxx

stampdiva said...

I am guilty of not cleaning my stamps at times! I clicked onto the image and still unaware of any smudges. So delicate. Lynne M x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi cath, thought you might like to see my first card made with your candy
here ju x

Jeannie said...

Lovely cards Cath, love that stamp. I'm glad it's not just me who does a great card then stamps my sentiment and it ends up smudged or something

Ann B said...

How many times have I done that? Unfortunately my mistakes never end up looking like yours :-(
Lovely card Cath

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card...beautifully created.