Friday, September 25, 2015

Christmas and snow and a big mistake!!


Have you ever made a big mistake when crafting?  I do that often!  Sometimes, it totally messes me up and everything goes in the trash can, but sometimes, the mistake turns out to be a blessing in the end.  This card is the latter.  I do not often "fall in love" with my own cards, but I did with this one... mistake and all.  Maybe even because of the mistake!   I was printing my images, some on white cardstock and some on Kraft.  I printed some outlines that I want to color and then I printed some pre-colored images so the card will go together more quickly.  Ummm!  I always keep the printer setting on "color" so I don't have to go change it every time, but somehow it was on "black and white" so when I printed, I got black-and-white "colored" images.  Not happy!!   I meant to leave the cardstock by the printer so I could print the other side PROPERLY the next time, but mistakenly grabbed those sheets and took them to my craft room with the others.  As I was beginning to work, a thought came to me... try to color the black-and-white colored image.  Maybe you've done that before, but it was new to me.  And... I love it!!!   Some images work better than others depending on the original colors and amount of shading, but I was happy with this result.

First, the Kraft...

I love the muted tones because of the Kraft!  I used lighter shades of my Spectrum Noir markers.  This DP (all scraps!) is awesome and I love the inked embossing, so this one really make me happy!   The image is from Fred, She Said - Emma and the Snowball (if you want to see what the image would have looked like if I had printed it correctly, check it out here), the EF is Darice Snowflake Swirl, and the Merry Christmas is a clear sentiment from M5D.

Here's the white...

This one is much brighter.  I'm not a very experienced color-er, so the shading really makes it look good without much effort! This DP is AC Let It Snow and it is embossed with CB Holly Ribbons.

Challenges...
CASE-ing Christmas #29 - CASE card (I CASE-d the snow)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long  #56 - lots of texture or layers (I have both!)
Hand Stamped Sentiments #221 - sketch

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

13 comments:

Marsha said...

Make a mistake? Who me? But mine don't usually turn out lovely like yours. Both cards are beautiful but I agree that the first card is really wonderful. Love the EF and the inking of it.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow. These are gorgeous. I love the embossing on both.
hugs,
Teresa

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Wonderful creations!!! I love both EF's, but the Snowflake Swirls are my fave. I love the background paper used on the second card as well. The look with the kraft background is outstanding ... love the look, rustic and homey. Thanks for playing along with us at CASE-ing Christmas! Join us again next month.
Blessings,
Belinda

Genevieve Valdes said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards! I'm glad our sketch inspired you to make such beautiful cards. Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

fabiola jaques said...

Elle est superbe Debbie, le tampon est charmant et j'adore le fond, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL , biz

Judy V said...

Beautiful! Love the image and your use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

Melissa Craig said...

What a really cool mistake! I love the cards - great image and great job with coloring.

Mynn Kitchen said...

Hi, Debbie! I am TOTALLY loving these beautiful cards! The image is darling, and I adore the wintry scene you created as a focal point! Thank you so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas :)

Marie B. said...

I was drawn to your blog to comment on the first card, because of the inking on the embossing folder...I love it! Everything came together so well, in spite of (or thanks to!), the mistake! :)

Jenny Engelke said...

Wow! Both cards are amazing! What wonderf Christmas images! Thanks for sharing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Asha said...

Mistake? What mistake? They look perfect to me, as if you planned it all along! I LOVE them both. The same image works so well with the vintage vibe of the first card and happy fun look of the second. Thank you for joining our September challenge. We have started CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #30 . Link up by the 23rd and you’ll be entered into the Christmas in October random prize draw. Hope to see you again for our October challenge.
hugs, Asha

Jessi Fogan said...

I definitely need to try this! I am no expert so getting shading help would be huge :D Love how these turned out!

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