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...