Saturday, December 31, 2011

Giraffe Thank You - Create with Connie & Mary #182

This card was created using the sketch challenge with CCMC #182  here
The focal image was created because of a mistake.  I know, in stamping, crafting, etc there are no such thing as a mistake, only opportunities to be creative -  but this truly was a mistake - one that couldn't be fixed with an embellishment.
The giraffe had been completely watercolored when I went to watercolor some blue shading around the Giraffe.  I must not have cleaned my brush very well, because a smear of black came off the brush right at the Giraffe's head -  instead of Bashful blue.  Ugh!!  Now the image is ruined, I thought!  I really didn't want to throw the giraffe away because I was quite pleased with the way the watercoloring had  turned out.
So, I cut the image out with paper snips, sponged a background and glued him over top of it.
In a way, this mistake did provide me with an opportunity- one I never thought of when it happened.

Here is the sketch challenge:

 
 
Here is my interpretation:



I got a new camera for Christmas.  I am very pleased with the clarity of the picture.

Stamps: Zoo Review, Delightful Dozen
Inks: Versa Mark, Basic Black, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Early Artichoke, SU Markers (So Saffron, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso)
Papers: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning Specialty designer paper, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop border punch, 1/8" Basic Black taffeta ribbon, Soft Suede button, Early Espresso/White Baker's twine, Aqua painter

10 comments:

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Very, very nice.

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers and Aunt to 1 Marine

Deb said...

What a great idea to fix a mistake and save your card! And how beautiful it is! I love the sponged background! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Paty said...

Beautiful card!!

Ret said...

Maria, I really like this card, the giraffe is just so beautiful! What a brilliant move to save your card. I've had to think quick a time or two, just when you think you're almost done and... splatttt!!! LOL It's gorgeous!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Very nice - I love the background you have made behind that giraffe. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week and Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

The background behind the giraffe gives you the feeling of being right there outside beside it. Great masculine feel. v=Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Nance Leedy said...

You're right, that is a beautiful watercoloring job! It really makes the giraffe pop off the page! Great job saving your lovely creation...Thank you for playing with us at CCMC!

Mary Brown said...

What a great way to save your watercolored image! Love the background you created! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Great save on your image! Love the sponged background. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

I just love the little scenery you created. So cute and the layers look right at home with the colors you used. Thanks for playing Create with Connnie & Mary!

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