Sunday, February 16, 2014

Things happen.....

February Once Upon a Sketch 

THINGS HAPPEN.........

So here I was sitting at my desk ahead of my creative schedule, super happy with my progress, listening to some awesome tunes when the layout for this month's February Once Upon a Sketch challenge was complete! 



Woohoo I scream 1 down 100 more projects to go!!!!
AND THEN!!!!!!!....my creative mind just couldn't put it to rest so I decide to grab my Lindy's bottle ( black of all colours) and decide it needs just one little detail to make this layout complete and then this happens.........


YES..and entire bottle of Toto's Tornado black on my finished layout....and the floor
After a good cry and a bit of encouragement from some of my crafty friends I decide to pull it out of the trash can and revive it.  What you can't see is that as I lifted the layout paint went everywhere and punctured a hole in the paper completely so there was some serious surgery to be done.....
I slapped on my gloves and gave this layout a bit of CPR


Is this my favorite layout?! NO!! but when life gives you lemons you make lemonade!!
A little Lindy's Glitter, stencils, gesso, Prima flowers and washi tape was all it needed to bring this page back to life ;).  What you can't see like a good surgeon I am is the incredible stitch work where the page ripped underneath all that gesso ;).

Here is a couple more close ups 



Now it's your turn to create a masterpiece.... as you can tell by this story I share is that it really doesn't matter how perfect your project is you can still put it out there for others to enjoy.  There really isn't such thing as perfection anyway so give yourself some freedom to make mistakes and enjoy the creative process.
We can't wait to see your incredible submissions!!

Limor Webber


30 comments:

  1. Both are beautiful, but I'm like you I like the page after the face lift better. You are such a inspiration to us all.

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  2. This is a beautiful rescue!! (and sorry...just have to laugh a bit as well :D )

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  3. CPR = craft project repair .... fantastic results.

    Lorena
    www.ScrappingCorner.ca

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  4. Well.. your CPR come wonderful.. it is so beautiful!!! I love it!

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  5. Turned out awesome.. no mistake about it!!

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  6. Ooops!! Well it is very dramatic :) Good on you for rescuing it & the pink & red with the black & white is very effective!

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  7. Very nice job. I am honestly not into foo foo and so I am thinking this is one of your better layouts. LOL. Love it!

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  8. You did an awesome job on it. Love the result. Johanne Lacombe

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  9. Oh My Days!!! Was my initial thought... Then
    How Do You Do It? You made what really was a disaster into something beautiful & dramatic! How? Seriously, this so wouldn't turn out for me. Bravo Surgeon! :)

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  10. You know what Limor - I'm actually rather fond of this one!

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  11. Well, in the end … what a happy accident! It looks wonderful!

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  12. I think it is stunning with all of the black. Very dramatic! And you know you wanted to title this post something else ;)

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  13. Possitive thinking you repaired it! It happened to me before, and all the messy scrappers with me I think. But I did cut it up and used it as background paper in my art journal. You must have had a beautiful silver shimmer from the tornado black :). I like the page, drama going on!

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  14. Limor, I have to say I saw this page before I heard the story. I thought then and not, "It is gorgeous!" Your lemonade taste very sweet to me!

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  15. Limor, I happen to love the finished piece! Guess it's just a matter of taste. I would even say I like it more than your normal ones haha! And that's saying a lot because I love them!

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  16. way to go on pushing through with it! I would have cried too! Love how it came in the end too! the black is so bold on there!

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  17. Well if you hadn't shown the first photo I would not have known about the 'accident".. but what a great save.. thanks for sharing about it as it is good to know i am not the only one who goes to put that final perfect finishing touch onto the layout and cause the whole thing to explode!! Love the end result, the black splots look amazing!

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  18. I needed to see this! I started out with a Valentine gift and it did not evolve as visioned. LOL My lesson - you are not Van Gogh yet - start out with a plan!!!!!

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  19. Limor, When I saw that big black spot I just new you could save it, it was just in the perfect spot for all your beautiful flowers and other embellishment, Like the great painter you only make Happy Mistakes, or something like that, :) I love the finished page. Now I have a whole book of surgery to do now that I have learned it Can Be Done. Some great Blogger Love from a blogger. http://grannyskornerstudio.blogspot.com

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  20. I love how you took a whoops and turned it into a masterpiece. WOW! I love it.

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  21. It turned out fabulous! Glad you didn't leave it in the trash. :)

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  22. What a great way to make lemon-aid out of lemons! Your page is gorgeous!

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