I really wish the pictures were better because it really is beautiful inside and out. Like usual I did some experimenting to fix a couple of mistakes.
The flower wreath was a free file during the week before Easter. I remembered why I quit using this particular cardstock to cut out delicate shapes It tore in one place when I was carefully taking it off the mat. Heat embossing powder to the rescue. I heat embossed where it was torn and before the melted powder was cool held the pieces together with the end of a paint brush. Then covered the whole shape with embossing powder. The shape really sparkles as I used a glitter embossing powder. The butterfly is the outline of one of the original files which came with my Cameo. I painted it with metallic watercolors and then used a black marker for the body part and scrap floss for the antennae.
I was playing with ribbon and decided to go with my grosgrain ribbon. However, it looked too blah. I stamped on a small piece with the music stamp but didn't like it. I ended up using an Inkadinkado background stamp. The small pattern was perfect. I found that Stazon ink worked better than Ranger Archival.
I decided instead of circles to use flowers for the inside of my card. I did go with half circles. The flower petals are painted with two different acrylic paints and then because I didn't glue the flowers exactly when I glued them together edged with Extreme glitter paint. Since I had used gray cardstock I used gesso on the half circles while I had the gesso out. Then I used bubble wrap coated with acrylic paint and stamped over them. When that was dry I stamped with the same color of Stazon ink I had used for the ribbon. The stamps are part of a Fancy Pants large stamp set that because it is so large is not stored with the rest of my stamps and I forget about it. :-(
Do you throw something out you messed up or do you try to come up with a creative way to fix it?
Lol! ignore the stains on my table. This table has seen a lot of use and even for awhile was used in a shop as a work bench. I don't think anything could ruin it now. ;-)
I have lots to do so that is all for now. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!