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4/01/2016

April Fool's Day Boo Boo Hop

HiYa! Welcome to the First Annual April Fool's Day Boo Boo Hop, hosted by our very Own Darnell and her famous team of Hamsters.



Anyhoo...here goes with one of my boo-boo's of late. I had seen a Catherine Pooler video on Ink Layering-Shadow Stamping and decided to try it, even though I didn't have the same stamps as Catherine uses (I bet ya'll get tired of hearing about videos, don'cha? Well, I get a lot of my inspiration from videos as well as seeing fab cards on blogs. I'm not an artist but a copier, as I've said many times. I try to provide a link if I can re-find one, and hope that you'll have time to check out the video as well. Always hope the link will work ok for you if you're interested).

So here's my take on the Shadow stamping, using the Mini Misti, which did help a lot, but I need more practice at shadowing images. When I heard about Darnell's Boo Boo Hop, decided I would enter this card. You'll see why:


Wplus9 Happy Wishes clear stamp on purchased kraft card, using Hero Arts Unicorn (white) pigment ink as the first layer. This is where the mini Misti came in handy, as the image was cleaned, then inked with Hero Arts Unicorn Pastel Green, card shifted up just a smidgen, restamped. This green didn't look quite dark enough to show well, so cleaned the stamped leaves, inked with Memento New Sprout to get the look you see.

- re positioned the leaf stamps to do the bottom stamping, followed the above steps. Positioned the sentiment, repeated the steps. Noticed a smudge of ink (operator fingerprint.) so added a small flower image from another clear set, did the same inks.

Was fairly happy with the look until I realized that I have the 'shadow' just a bit off to look like I think it is supposed to look. So I really need to practice with the positioning to get a better looking 'offset shadow'. However, this was my 2nd attempt, and the first one was even worse!!! Another boo-boo was that I should have chosen a bit darker shade of green ink I think. Would love to hear what you think I should try next.

Now I'm off to join Our Darnell in the April Fool's Day  Boo-Boo hop. Why don't you check it out? Hmm?

And have a nice afternoon, and thanks for joining me! Hugs


36 comments:

Marlena M. said...

I KNOW that I've posted cards with shadows that maybe made folks dizzy (because it was so off). Your creation is pretty well placed and is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Team Clark said...

Really pretty, no one would ever see any mistakes. Beautiful and happy April!

cm said...

I've tried shadowing before and my success rate is...well, a bit ol' zero! Good on your for persevering with this; I think your card is quite pretty as is! Thanks for sharing your oopsie with us!
~carol

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

It looks great to me Mary! That shadow stamping is far more difficult than it looks . . . I know, I've tried! It always looks so straightforward when someone else does it, doesn't it, but not so easy IRL! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful upcoming weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

scrAPpamondo said...

I have never tried shadowing technique, so thanks for the link. I have seen Catherine's videotutorial (the link works well) and it seems easy, with a Misti (that I haven't... sigh). It's a very pretty technique! I have looked at your card, and I think that it's lovely and there are not too boo boo in it!! The shadow is clear, and you have well covered the "too much light" green with the other more dark!

Bonnie said...

I think this looks good, Mary! Maybe draw stems from the base of the flowers! I don't usually care for shadow stamping because it makes me dizzy, but I think this is pretty! I think we're all too hard on ourselves!

Kathleen said...

Never tried this and I don't think I will bother, think your is pretty good though.

Kath x

Sarah said...

It looks wonderful from where I'm sitting. Love the fresh clean white with the hint of green on Kraft. Hope you are enjoying some good weather. We are still getting quite harsh night time frosts and the grass is struggling to grow at the moment, the trees and hedges are getting a green hue though so spring is on its way!! xx

Lorraine said...

I actually like the dimensionality you got with those shadows. But I know what you mean about trying new techniques and just not quite getting it. Thing is, most people don't realize what it was supposed to look like - aren't we lucky!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Absolutely lovely Mary! you're always so hard on your self. This is beautiful.

Aileen Ryan said...

Its a pretty card Mary and isn't it great that we can add to cover fingerprints, accidental splots etc. I haven't been game enough to try this shadow stamping yet so cant offer any advice at all. Those who receive our cards are lucky to get such wonderful creations but being the maker we are always extra hard on ourselves.

Redanne said...

Well I can see a tiny smudge of green but I still think card as a whole looks beautiful! I thought Darnell's was pretty perfect too, until I spotted the boo boo and I couldn't stop laughing for ages, it was so funny! Hope you have a good weekend, we have family here so I may be a little quiet... Hugs, Anne xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I think it looks wonderful. And, the shadowing is not awful at all to my way of thinking.

Karenladd said...

I am loving this hop as it's a reminder to us all how we all struggled with the same mistakes and learning curve, and that even those cards that look perfect have a story behind them. I feel less foolish for all those times I've mounted a card image upside down, or smudged the heck out of a finished design!! So now I can worry that I'll flub my first attempt at shadowing....haha! Your card is beautiful as-is!!

Lisa said...

Gosh, I had to read through to see where the mistakes were...it's so beautiful, Mary!! I still don't really see them!! You did a fabulous job my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Liz said...

Looks good, Mary. It sounds a tricky technique, but your card is really lovely. xx

Carol L said...

I really don't see any major mistakes here, and I think your efforts paid off quite well with this card. I admire those who use a Misti - I can't visualize myself using one, so I keep stamping crooked and unbalanced :) I love your new blog look, especially your signature with that red cardinal! It's gorgeous!

Sue from Oregon said...

I could not find your mistake either...looks like a nice techinique!

Birgit said...

I have not tried this at all and it sounds tricky. I think your card looks great and you should be proud of it.

Marilyn said...

Your card still looks good!! Never tried this technique and probably never will

Pat said...

This looks fine to me Mary and the white looks pretty against the kraft and the shadow shows up fine - you also covered your inky mark so you would never know. I know sometimes we don't like what we make but I think you are being way to hard on yourself. What I love about this hobby is that there are always new things to be learned and new techniques to try. x

Daffodil Cards said...

Don't think I'm up for this, but LOVE what you have done and the texture, boo boo? looks good to me!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think your card looks fine, Mary, but I got a kick out of hearing about the process and how the first one was worse. I can SO relate to that. I have had an epiphany moment during this hop, thanks to one of the other ladies: why do we work so hard to "fix" and keep going with a card when, in truth, it would have been easier to just start over?! At least it was an epiphany for me. I'd like to have back all the hours over the last 14 years that I persevered when, really, I should have just let it go! That's what they mean by you live and learn I guess.

But actually, just typing this it comes to me that I do know why I do it. It's because I still remember how dear (in terms of money) all my products and paper are and we are a generation whose parents' habit of "waste not want not" rubbed off on us.

Well, wasn't that fun? You got to read a advance chapter of my new book called "Like a Rambling Rose!" Bwahaha!

Sorry I didn't get to you yesterday. Half-way through the day I got the Blue Screen of Death from Microsoft and it took all day to scrub the computer clean and it wasn't cheap either! I kept hoping it was all an April Fool's joke, but alas, it wasn't. Thank you for being such a good sport and such great support playing in my first BFCBB Hop!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb said...

Hi Mary, well it looks like a pretty good job to me. I have tried that technique and it always looks easier when someone else is doing it. As for the finger print I seem to do that often. Barbxx

Brenda said...

I'm not an artist either Momma Mary, but I copy decent enough. lol I love to watch video's and I'm happy when other's post a link for them because I might not see them otherwise, so thank you for that!! Now I haven't tried this technique (yes, lots on my to try list!) but so want to. I don't think it is that bad myself. But I know what it is like not to be happy with a card and when you ain't happy it doesn't matter what other's say. I think this was a fabulous idea that Darnell had and I hope she does it next year. I don't usually take pics of my boo boo's and instead trash them. But this year I will be keeping this in mind as I tend to have a lot of boo boo's! lol Hugs, Brenda

Donna said...

Mary, I'll have to check out that video as I haven't seen this one yet. I really think you did quite well on the card. The MISTI is essential when you are restamping the same image over again. I'm not sure what you could do differently. Since I'm not at home and don;t have many of my crafting supplies with me I am missing my stuff. I had hoped to participate in Darnell's challenge until this trip to North Carolina popped up. We'll be here another week. By then I should be fully into craft withdrawal and staring into space drooling. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Gerrina said...

I totally missed this hop...But it is always good to see that everybody needs to practice a new technique before getting to "play" with it...:) Somehow I do like the mixed colours that you created, I do understand that it wasnt totally your goal... Have a fun sunday!

baileyrosy.com said...

I think your card is really pretty and I put it down to artistic license thats what i always say when I get caught out with a boo boo. Thanks for sharing.
Marie

Anita in France said...

I think this is really pretty, Mary ... such a lovely soft colour palette and a fabulous design! Sorry I've not been visiting and commenting for a while ... have enjoyed wandering through all your recent makes, though! Normal service should be resumed next week! Hugs, Anita :)

Olga Fink said...

Your card looks pretty to me! sorry to hear you had so many issues!
xoxo Olga

Pia S said...

Had to smile about the operator fingerprint. That has happened to me too, and always on a nearly finished CAS card. Never happens with those cards you're going to add embellies to anyway. I understand the boo boos made here, but you did a nice save, so looking pretty in any way:)

Cara said...

Maybe a darker green would have been better, but hey the one you used looked pretty nice too. Oh the joy of the errant fingerprint, thank goodness there are butterflies that can hide a multitude of sins! Cara x

Jane Willis said...

Well I think it looks lovely! But if it's not how you wanted it to look, then I can understand you feel it's "wrong".
Jane

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Can't count the times I left my Smudged fingerprints on my card...I'm glad there are embellishments to sometimes be able to cover my boo boos... Thanks for sharing.

Petra Swart said...

Fingerprints on cards ...that's me very often, Mary!!!! But I really think your card turned out very pretty!!! The white on kraft with just the hint of green is lovely!!!!! Don't be to hard on yourself (but we all are hey!!!!)
Hugz

Sandy said...

Do you have enough comments Mary?