Thursday, 14 January 2010

Ever had one of those days when EVERYTHING goes wrong???? I’ve had one today and this is what I salvaged…

Make a wish

This was originally a full sized card but it ended up being an ATC – duh! I was using glossy card and no matter which ink I used, the stamp wouldn’t stamp clearly, so I gave up and used watercolour paper. It’s a bit better but still not perfect. I must look into which inks are best to use on clear stamps. I’m NOT a big fan of them but sometimes the images are too gorgeous to resist.

I obviously didn't read the Challenge blog post properly before I did this or I'd have realised that 'Make a Wish' referred to something I wish for - not just to 'Make a Wish'. I'll have another go cos I know that I wish for right now... my first card would have illustrated that, too - duh!

19 very much appreciated comments:

herminesplace said...

Love it. It looks rgeat, great colours. I use Brilliance Black when I use clear stamps, that one works best for me.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

They say angels come in all sizes...your angel is beautiful and you should be pleased it turned out well for you in the end. I think it is beautiful. Hugs Gayle.

Tinkertaylor said...

Gorgeous colour, archival black works for me on clear stamps

sam21ski said...

Never mind, the mis-haps all worked out well in the end xxx

olive said...

looks good to me... we are always our harshest critic! xxx

Lottie said...

It's gorgeous - when I have had a stamp that hasn't quite stamped perfectly, I have cheated and coloured it in black.

Queenie said...

Not to worry it has turned out...gorgeous!!!!
Hugs
Tracy
xxx

Dawn said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours and the highlighted touches, worked out great in the end!

LME said...

I think it turned out well love the colours :)

Sally H said...

I think it's beautiful, Cath! I tend to use versafine on glossy card with clear stamps. It takes an age to dry but gives better coverage. Like Lottie, I keep a fine tipped sharpie to touch up where there are any missing bits.

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous Cath.

lisa said...

I think we all have those kinds of days but you've still created something that's really beautiful. I love the colours.
I have the same trouble stamping siloutte designs with clear stamps, the black never seems to stamp properly. I end up coulouring it in with a black sharpie to get the depth of balck I want!

Lisax

LiveArt said...

You made a wonderful atc!! love the colours and your stamp!!

May all your wishes come true!!

Linda

Neet said...

Sometimes mistakes are good - this turned out just that - good.

Martina2801 said...

This ATC is fantastic, Cath! Love the wonderful stamps and the colours! Great work!

Dotpat said...

Like your samples Cath, I sometimes have trouble with stamping on glossy too

lena said...

I think that your card looks lovely . Beautiful colour!

belindaschneider said...

wonderful card!

Leah the Orange said...

well, quite frankly, i think your ATC turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!

sometimes i love my mistakes the most! :)