Monday, February 18, 2013

The Dark is Not Our Friend...Fixing Stuff

At about 1:30 in the morning yesterday when I couldn't sleep, again (sigh), I decided to color up the cute digi I had just gotten from A Day for Daisies called Owl of Mine. I don't have a good lamp on my desk and I definitely need to get one, so I was just working with the overhead light. Usually I color during the day so it's not a problem. I was happily coloring away and then went to use my mineral oil to blend and I went outside the lines. This is not an image that could be fussy cut and I had planned on die cutting around her. SCREECH!!! put on the brakes...do I start over? Heck NO! Not at nearly 2 in the morning when my patience is low from lack of sleep. So that meant I had to fix it.

Here's the image, can you find the mistake? I'll give you a hint, it's on the upper half in the fairly clear area of the picture.






















It's a tiny bit blurry, sorry I was trying to get a good close up.

As you see I did a light halo of blue all around her to mimic sky. I thought about doing a night sky but I like the lighter better. So that was my first fix, now look at the second picture...





















Can you see it yet? Besides the blue halo, the Stickles help distract the eye bit. 

Now for a real close up...I think you'll actually be able to see it now.












So what do you think? Pretty good clean up? The lesson here is that you don't always have to throw away your work and start over. With a little ingenuity you can blend it in enough to where it doesn't show unless someone overly scrutinizes. Hope this is helpful to any of you out there that are perfectionists like me. :)

And here is the finished card...
















Love ya,
~Deb~

9 comments:

  1. Stunningly AWESOME card Deb and a fantastic 'fix' Such a beautiful creation. :-)
    So sorry you couldn't sleep though :-(
    Hugz
    IKE xxx

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    1. Thanks Ike, yeah insomnia hit me with menopause...guess it could be worse, i could suffer from hot flashes!

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  2. wow Deb!! your coloring skills are really very good.. This is an area that I haven't dared to enter till now!!

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    1. Berina, it just takes a little practice, I was terrible when I first started. At least I thought I was, but I am a horrible perfectionist as you can see :)

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  3. The only one who would realize it's there is you--it looks fantastic! Beautiful job!

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    1. Hi Leisa and welcome to my blog! Tahnks for becoming a follower that means so much to me! You're right I am the only one will notice now after the fix but in my mind I still see the dark blue screaming off the stark white page...boy it was annoying until I figured out a fix :)

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  4. What a great entry...JUST A-DOR-A-BLE. What a pleasure to visit your creation.Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.
    Priscilla

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    1. Thanks Priscilla, I'm having a great time in your forum!

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