Inspiration from design failure

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hello friends. Today I'm sharing something I created after having a little design failure with this week's upcoming Stamp of the Week. Now I can't show you my failed card but I can share with you the journey that led me to create this...

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After being a little frustrated over my failed design with this week's Stamp of the Week, I headed over here

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 And I came across this image Pinned by Angela Ploegman

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  image credit: Danielle Flanders

I loved the water color, multi-colored technique Danielle used with this Papertrey Ink image and the gold sequin. It made me remember the wood feathers I had in my stash and how great they might look with some of Heidi Swapp's Color Shine.

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So I started with the feathers, misting them with two of my favorite shades, Chartreuse and Teal. I also thought a background would be a fun so I used the heart background from my Unity Stamp Co. December SMAK kit  (You are LOVED) stamped in Studio G's grey pigment ink.

 Then I chose my sentiment, the Love This from Simon Says Stamp Love This set. I wish I had a LIFE stamp for the inside but I couldn't find anything I liked and when I looked at it, I don't think Love This really made sense until I added the Thank You image from Technique Tuesday. Finally, I finished the card off with some sequins and bling.

And there you have it, my inspiration from failure card. I can tell you that once I finished this card, I knew exactly where to begin with try #2 of my Stamp of the Week image.

What do you do when you are faced with design failure? I'd love for you to share your story!

Thanks for stopping by today!



~amy~ said...

Shemaine, this is gorgeous!

Danielle Flanders said...

What a beautiful card! The colors and the misted wooden feathers are fantastic. Glad I could be of some inspiration! :) hee xo

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

I love it too!

phamil said...

That's gorgeous! Love the colors too!!!

Tonya said...

It's beautiful!

Nirupama said...

Love how this project ended up. I struggle alot with my projects. Usually I just finish it and keep on going, lol.

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