Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy accidents

Howdy all!
Hope this brand new week finds you well. :)

When I started this card it was with the intention of creating another quick and easy one. And while it was a pretty easy design in the end, the quick factor kinda went out the window when I got the "brilliant" idea to use a bunch of floral rub-ons on the front of the card. That combined with the coloring of little Kenya Ketto and I ended up spending quite a bit of time on this one.

The front of the card is actually diagonally cut to reveal the inside of the card which has the sentiment stamped on it. In the end it turned out kinda cool looking and I could play it off like that was my plan all along but to tell the truth... originally I had done some stamping on the front that did not look good at all. Seriously, it was a hot mess! But I didn't want to let all the rub-on work go to waste so I just sliced off the offending part and covered up what was left with my new scallop framed Ketto cutie. Whew... disaster averted! ;)

All in all I guess I have to agree with Bob Ross... there are no mistakes, just happy accidents. :)

Peace out!
Supply list:
cardstock- Jillybean Soup Kraft, DCWV and PTI
stamps- Stamping Bella (Kenya Ketto), Little Paper Shop (Moments sentiment set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
Heidi Grace Moonlight Meadow rub-ons
Kaiser Craft gems
Sakura stardust glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E30, E21, E33, R20
hair- E74, E77, E79
clothes- B12, B16, B18, G02, G07, G19, R14, R17, R27, R00, R11, R12, B00, B02

35 comments:

Angie said...

I love your happy accident! I haven't seen a card like this and I think it's brilliant! I would love to try this on a card! So cool!

GobeaGirl said...

Happy accident! I love this. I think that you just started a new trend. I have to give this a go. Love, love the colors the rub-ons and your sweet little stamp. She is just adorable. I also love the sentiment. I think we should all live by that motto. :D I keep trying anyway. lol..Have a great Monday, Lisa

Leah the Orange said...

ooooh, INDEED, Amy! first of all, i love that Ketto. i need to use mine more often as i fell in love with them from the getgo. second, your floral rubons are FANTASTIC, and the design of the card totally works! although i am curious about this "disaster" you claim to have averted. i have a hard time believing that you'd produce such a thing!

MicheyMoo said...

Wow Amy....I'll trade your happy accidents with my happy disasters!! This is just gorgeous and another reason why I come to you for my inspiration!! You've converted me to these crazy Ketto's too and I just got my first order of them in along with a coupla supacute Buggs.

I really like this style of card and will have to remember this technique for the future.

Thanks for your messages during the past week. I'm finally coming up for a breath of air - I think. Hopefully my dear Mama will be going home some time this week - though that still means a wee bit of extra 'work' for me, at least I know she'll be back home with her friends around her.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my St Paddy's card too....I was totally shocked I got in the Top 5 as I was a wee bit worried the card was toooo busy and the focus wasn't on that darling little image.

xxx

~Rach said...

Wow, I wish my accidents looked like that! The ones I work really hard on don't ;0) Beautiful job, I love how you did the diagonal thing, looks great!

Juls said...

I love happy accidents!! this is gorgeous!! stunning card! Hugs Juls

Kimmi said...

Simply stunning and who cares that it took a little care and attention - the outcome is super! Now - I am pondering if I need this stamp! Hmmm!!!... I shouldn't blog hop hehe!

hugs

Kimmi x

Marlene said...

Beautiful "accident". Gorgeousness, really!

margie c said...

And a gorgeous "accident" indeed! I love the cut! Brilliant :)

Happy Monday!
hugs, margie

BJ said...

I Love You Amy (DON'T TAKE THAT THE WRONG WAY)
I'm sorry that you had such a hard time with this one. But am sooooo glad to know that someone as talanted as you can have my problems with a good idal going sideways on them. But you know sometimes those sideways thing turn out pretty darn cute. Like yours did. And I'm Like Kimmi above. Now yet another stamp on the must have list. Your Blog is DANGER!!!!!DANGER!!!! Will Robinson!!!!!

Kris said...

Sweetie you call this an accident!! it totally looks intentional to me... it turned out marvelously beautiful!! Love the rub on flowers!!! and the sentiment is perfect for this!

crafty amy said...

This is such a happy accident I love it that sentiment is brilliant and those rub ons are gorgeous I have never been that found of them but I might have to start a collection now :D

Hugs

Amy xx

RiNNE said...

Only you could "mess up" a card and have it looking like this in the end! Wonderful display of rub-ons, Amy! & that diagonal opening is so cool!

SemSee said...

Such a gorgeous card, Amy! Hugs, Sem x

WickedPixie said...

Yep, this one was definitely a HAPPY accident! It is great! :-)Traci

Tonje said...

I would never have guessed that this card wasn't supposed to be like this. It's gorgeous. Your colouring is fab and I love the rub-ons!

Melissa S said...

Beautiful card! I love the flower rub-ons!

Jen Shults said...

I love that Jillie Bean soup paper. I have some of it and I've been hoarding it a little bit, lol. I really really like the layout of this card... so fun! And that image... she is adorable! Great card!! Hugs!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Great happy "accident" Amy! Those rub-ons look fabulous!

Joy said...

this card came out to be so sweet! love the half look with the pretty rub-on sentiment. I may have the image...just haven't inked her up yet. TFS and have a great week!

Shirley N said...

Wow, I wish I had accidents like yours--mine usually end up in the wastebasket, lol! Turned out really pretty Amy!

Alice Wertz said...

amazing design! love the diagonal design on the front.

Shaela said...

gorgeous card! love all the random little gems too - so sweet!

Kylie said...

At least you got to save your 'accident'. Mine usually end up in the bin! No one ever sees the time and effort put into our cards, they just see the end result and presume it was always meant to turn out that way! If you hadn't told us what happened, we would presume you creatively did this on purpose. It's amazing! Love all the rubons and that gorgeous Ketto looks perfect on your diagonal card! (you'll start a diagonal card craze!)

Kylie ox

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

i wish i could have happy accidents like this... its stunning.. i love your rubbon front.. and your stamps is fab..!!! i keep coming back to these stamps.. i do love the images on the stamps they do...
kaz_za

Aussie Loz said...

Oh, I would never have guessed the you bodged the top corner and cut it off!! Love the rub-ons... can see why you wanted to keep that side of the card, they're fab!! I'd have probably thrown it all in the bin and started again... next time, I'll try and give a disaster more thought!! love it!

1LuvnMama said...

Mistakes or happy accidents, you amaze me with your creations Amy! If you didn't tell us about it, no one would know! :) This DP is amazingly delish!

Danni said...

love how you corrected your accident...gorgeous card!

Berenice said...

So beautiful! TFS :)

donna mikasa said...

(Sigh.....) Only you can make a happy accident look SO GOOD!! I just love that card design! Genius!!!

Tasha said...

I love it! I think its such an awesome design and i love the colours
love tasha xx

ChickieChirps said...

Lovely 'accident'! I love the way it turned out. That Ketto stamp is gorgeous too!

Arabella

Alleena Burger said...

What an amazing card for a "stuff up"!!! The image is gorgeous and the card look fantastic.

Leanne said...

a happy accident indeed! i'm thinking the original wasn't too bad. =) Great job with the card, it's really pretty.

Crafty Jenn said...

Hmmmm....Blogger won't let me look at this one. I'm sure it's super cute though!

I totally use that Bob Ross quote in my card classes all the time! That, and "every 'Oops' is room for creativity".

<3 Jenn