Saturday, 25 May 2013

And then it happened!

Hello everyone.  Another chilly morning to start the weekend but at least the sun is shining.

I've a long post today with lots of pictures.  I captured the unthinkable when colouring this image with Copics.   This has happened to me before but it still was an OH NO moment.  First I'll show the finished card that I will be entering into Totally Papercrafts Challenge #168 which asks for buttons.
At Saturated Canary they have a challenge that calls for "hair that is different"....well this one sure is different!   If you stick with me here you'll see why.

  Usually when I begin colouring an image I start with the skin, then the hair but with this adorable image I thought the nightie was a challenge for me so started with it first, leaving the hair to the last.  And this is what happened!




My E29 gave off a HUGE drop of ink !!!!  All the blotting in the world won't remove this mess.
On reflection I think this happens when I use very light strokes and this causes the ink to accumulate....that's what I'm thinking anyway!

Now to the rescue!  I printed off another image and just coloured the area I needed to use for the repair.  Looks like a hair piece...which I guess it is (smile).  I use a black marker around the cut edges so no white is showing before attaching.


Finished....an hours colouring saved from the bin!

Other details:
Spellbinder Gold Elements One dies
Saturated Canary digi Reading Beauty
Memory Box Kaleidoscope Butterfly
DP - Prima Celebrate Jack & Jill
SU Pink Pirouette (my favourite pink)
Pearl Buttons from my stash

Other challenges I would like to enter:
Digi Haven - Butterfly
MAWTT - Embossing

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you all have a good weekend.
hugs,
Pat K x

27 comments:

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous card and layout and very clever repair to hair.

Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

Hugs
Cathy DT
xxxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Well that was a fabulous rescue job Pat as your finished card is stunning and your colouring really looks amazing. A wonderful design too and the papers are gorgeous.
hugs Sue xx

Wendy said...

Stunning card Pat,she's gorgeous, fabulous rescue your colouring is amazing.
Hugs Wendy xx

Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck with the DT call...fingers crossed for you x

Donna Ellis said...

Pat, thank you for sharing about your adventure. (smile) Also, thank you for telling me it takes a long time to color your images. I honestly thought it was just me, since I'm rather new to the Copic scene, and digis, too. Honestly, I could not see the hair piece until you showed it. THANK YOU for doing that so I'll know in the future. In other words, don't settle for glitter or some added punched piece. Correct it with a little piece from another image. BTW, your card is beautiful. Love those soft pastel greens and pinks together. Are those ornate triangular die cuts simply pieced together atop a panel of DP and then backed with another piece of pink card stock? It is a wonderful card, and I like it a lot -- and your journaling, too! (bigger smile) hugs, de

Sharon said...

Certainly a fab rescue there Pat and I must say the finished image has been coloured beautifully. Love the design and the die cuts.
Hugs Sharon. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Well we would have never have known about your repair Pat if you hadn't told us..very cleverly done....Gorgeous card and image and just love those SP Gold dies...

Anne

Sasha said...

Beautifully coloured, Pat. And such an inspirational repair job, too. I love the colours you chose and SB dies! x

Pat K said...

Hi Donna, Thank you so much for your kind words and the answer to your question is yes. The die was cut and embossed twice, pieced together, mounted on dp then on cs. I love these dies, even though I think they resulted in first Grand Caliburs' demise. I've bought a new one but use my work horse, the Big Shot, for these dies. hugs,x

Doreen said...

Beautiful,love the fab image and colours.xxx

Shazza said...

well rescued indeed, you would never know. It is beautiful x

Cara Caswell said...

Pat I know you must have been so upset with "the big blob" but your post made me laugh so much as I had an "oh no" moment with my colouring today lol
Your card is stunning I so love the image and the dies you used look amazing!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Wow you did a great save on that gorgeous hair. I have had globs, but none like that. I think I would have just been too upset and started over, but you stayed calm and refocused to make it work. Love your color choice.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh dear Pat! I colour the skin first followed by the hair too. You must have been devastated but what quick thinking - and you can't see the join!! A beautiful card, love the die cut background panel and layout! Susan x

Judith said...

Oh no Pat - what a nightmare moment! I have an E43 that does that (well now I have 2 E43's!) - my favourite teddy bear colour - many a rescued teddy in my house lol. Love your gorgeous LO and my favourite pink and green - congrats on the new grand calibur - wishing it a long life! hugs Judith x

Pat said...

This is just gorgeous Pat and what a great repair job you made on the hair, beautiful card and image. Thanks for your good wishes for Emma, she is now home though quite weak but school holidays this week so hopefully she will soon be on the mend.

Pat xx

coops said...

so stunning pat.your colours and diecuts are really beautiful and gorgeous sc image.amazing rescue of the hair, you must have some patience :D

xx coops xx

Diane said...

Just fabulous use of die cuts, color and fun design.

Regards diane

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Pat, what a great repair job you made on the hair, I think I would have just given up if that happened to me.
Pauline
x

Tracey Murphy said...

This is fab, Pat ... and I'm so with you on the whole repair thing! I always save a copy of the size of digi I'm colouring, just in case I have to do repairs ... nothing worse than starting all over again :/ Your card is beautiful, love the colour combo & gorgeous colouring .. and your little post it notes are so funny :)
xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh no Pat, one can kick oneself hey! So much work to redo, but you did a wonderful mending job. Love the beautiful greens and pinks.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

wizzo said...

What a beautiful card!! Fantastic idea for saving the image.
I had the same thing happen to me last night whilst I was colouring
It happened to me twice with 2 different pens - it seems to be the Sketch
markers it happens with - so annoying!
xxx

Gemma said...

Truly stunning and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card recently...means a lot!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Pia S said...

Nice rescue! I'm glad you were able to cover up the ink blop, because I think you've colored her nightie so beautifully! I love your choice of pink and green color combo, and the die cut background is lovely - a sweet card!

Laine said...

Wow Pat, how clever to rescue your creation. This has not happened to me yet. I think I would cry. Wonderful colouring and design.
Laine
xx

Dana said...

This is so pretty. Nice repair. Like the paper piercing also. Thanks for playing at Digi Haven.

Inky Angel said...

Very clever and quick thinking Pat. You have done a great job repairing the hair, it is seamless! BTW, your card is superb as always. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous work.
Hugs,
Katie

Karrie said...

Great tip on the fix - I wish I would have known that little trick MONTHS ago!! Thanks so much for participating in the Sister Act Card Challenge!!