Thursday, 9 January 2014

Not Perfect, Just Handmade

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been very inspired over at PaperArtsy this week.  Clare's posts have been fun and varied.  I really liked her CAS card.  Never as simple as it looks.  Not for us messy impatient crafters.  I have included my mistakes because it's nice to see where we go wrong as well as where it goes right........


I masked off an area of my card with masking tape and then stamped using the small circles stamp from PaperArtsy SM12.  I think it's a bit dense maybe but I started colouring.  Then I decided to take off my tape.  Oops #1.  This is an uncoated card and the masking tape has removed some of the surface.  Oh, parsnips!!  It doesn't show in the photo but it's not good.  I like the pattern though so all is not lost.  It will get cut up and have a new life on another project.  Only sharing cos I think it made a nice pattern.  Such a tiny little stamp, one of my all time favourites. 

Next.....


I liked the dots but did think it was a bit dense so decided to redo using all three of the small stamps from SM12.  I used magic tape this time.  Much better.  I coloured with sharpies. 


I had a bit of a hunt but couldn't find anything I liked to take the design across the card.  Then I came across some Hero Arts stamps.  It didn't stamp quite as solid black as I would have liked.  I'm using Archival and the card is a bit glossy.  I often have this problem with solid stamps.  Maybe I'll go do touch up with a black marker, or is it just the perfectionist in me??


I wanted to take the design right across the card so did a bit more work with the SM12 stamps.  Oops again, a slight smudge.  CAS is so not S!!  Anyway, it's here.  Too much invested to bin the whole thing.  Will call it prototype#1, although I rarely repeat myself...........

My card joining the fun at
PaperArtsy
A Blog Named Hero Challenge 35 - 1 & 4  4 stamps, 1 layer
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 85 - Anything Goes
Kort o Mania Utfordring 99 - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by.   Hope your year is off to a crafty start and that you aren't having too much weather!!  It seems a lot of people are.  They say winter is coming to my part of Norway this weekend.  Hope it doesn't hang around too long........

18 comments:

  1. Great clean and simple card, love the way you carried the design across the page too.

    Sylv xx

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  2. such a great take on my card. you are so right about it not being easy, I usually end up with ink somewhere I don't want it to be!! thanks for joining the challenge. clare @ PaperArtsy.x

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  3. I think that first one should be entered into CASology's bubbly challenge - we'd love to see you there! I hear you about the masking being too sticky sometimes - but the idea of colouring some of the bubbles is genius!

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  4. It''s really pretty and I'm the same as you with stamps, there's always a bit that doesn't stamp so I get the black fineliner out but you can guarantee it's never the right black!!

    Emma x

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  5. What a great technique! I love this sweet card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  6. That is so lovely card, great technique and colours.

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  7. OMG Gail you've had exactly the same problems that I had lol, your has turned out beautifully xx

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  8. Yours turned out great, I am no good at CAS, I find nothing is ever simple and it never stays clean lol

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  9. I think your prototype is OK as is. So the stamp didn't stamp 100% black... Put it down to "quirky" style, after all the design of the flower stamps is not realistic.

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  10. totally agree about C&S not being so S - I always manage to smudge things or get ink where it shouldn't be ! I love the look of your finished card (I'm sure only you would notice the imperfections) xx

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  11. Love the CAS style. Looks fabulous. Great design. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

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  12. I love how you used all those diddy stamps to make the border, fabulous!

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  13. Very pretty! I love the use of all those little guys :) Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  14. It turned out great...lovely card!
    Alison x

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  15. you did great job, your card turned out fab.loved your card, super cute, Thanks for Joining the Anything Goes ~Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge. Hope to see more of your amazing Cards in future challenges.. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

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  16. Pretty interesting how you got to your end result, Gail! But, I do love how it turned out. Sweet varied colors! Mwah!

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  17. such a great take on my card.
    thank you for joining us at Kort'O Mania.

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