Good afternoon friends!
Today I have something a little different for you. Darnell Knauss has recently announced her latest Boo Boo/NBUS challenge on her blog, you can read all about it here. If you don’t follow Darnell you really should, she is a hoot and I always enjoy reading her blog and seeing all her wonderful cards.
To summarise, Darnell’s latest challenge is all about sharing those Boo Boo moments in cardmaking… and I have many! Far too many! I knew the challenge was coming up soon, so saved a project from a few weeks back, plus I have a bonus entry which fortuitously happened today!
It all started to go wrong when I sat down this afternoon, not really knowing what to make. And not being able to see properly. You can see where this is going can’t you? To give a little context to the situation, I wear contact lenses which are not as good as my glasses and although varifocal, are pretty useless for close up work and I find myself continually rocking backwards and forwards trying to see what I am doing.
I picked up by NBUS box, and a stamp that I was given recently for my birthday. I thought I would make a birthday card for my sister. Let’s just say, both of us are constantly watching our weight so it was a good image for her. I trotted over to my pre-cut cardstock and picked up some card.
Here is the first stamped image.
I stamped it up using the MISTI, cleaned everything up and put it all away and then added some colour from my Ziggies to the first cozzie, raring to go at this point. Picked up my waterbrush and the colour wouldn’t move. So I added a little more colour, and the same thing happened. It was then I realised I had picked up the wrong cardstock and that the pigment did not stand a chance of moving around. That got thrown in the remnants drawer….. and out came all the supplies again.
And here is the second stamped image.
Well, there were so many errors here, I can’t begin.
- I had not really thought through my colour scheme, or thought about whether I had skin tone colours. First mistake. So I merrily coloured away and then came to the skin and only had one Zig colour suitable. So I kept slapping it on trying to make some shading and finally added some brown (mid brown as it’s the only one I have) which just made them look like they walked through mud.
- I did not have many hair colours, so was really restricted with these too. The lady in the pink had hair like Coco the Clown at one point but I managed to shove some more muddy brown in it to tone it down. It’s now a slightly muted neon orange 🙂
- The cheeks – well, there are no words to describe what happened here. Every colour I own was too bright, and I had impatiently added what I thought was a watered down red/pink on top of the not dried muddy skin, so they all bled. The lady in the green cozzie actually looks like her face has lost some skin in a horrible accident as I tried to dab the colour off and smudged it further.
- There is bleeding everywhere on the image! Some days the ziggies just don’t go well and I am too impatient for them.
Apart from that it went well!! This work of art has also been consigned to the bin.
And I haven’t forgotten to show you the problems from a few weeks ago :-).
After diligently watercolouring a bookmark for a friend, I stamped her name onto it and dropped the acrylic block. Naturally it didn’t fall to the side of the card, but right on top of it. On the second bookmark I decided not to colour it until after I had stamped her name, good job too, as I dropped the block again on the second bookmark. And yes again, it did not land anywhere other than on the cardstock! All in the space of 3 minutes 🙂
I hope you enjoy playing along. There are some/many days things do not go well in cardmaking, plenty of Boo Boo’s, many Boo Hoo’s, and occasionally a Woo Hoo! So I shall stay philosophical. “I won’t think about that today, I’ll think about that tomorrow” said Scarlett O’Hara. I know how she feels.
Thank you for stopping by! I will be back soon with what I hope will be a more successful project.