Monday, September 27, 2010

From Mishap to Mediocre


What a day this has been!  I started off bound and determined to make some paper roses, as I hadn't tried them as of yet. I grab my watercolor paper, put it in the Cricut, set up SCAL to cut out 6 in one shot and set about coloring them.  Ok,I do not have any of the reinkers or glimmer mists or such fancy spray colors, so I make do with what I have and what I have was not made to color flowers!!! I would have been better off just inking them with an ink pad (of course realized too late).  I used my aqua pen (love this bad boy) and my sparkle paint.  The colors are not as vibrant as I had hoped for but they sure do sparkle when moved :)  My first one, I watched Penny's Video (she made it look SO easy) but yeah, it didn't turn out so! She said roll it really tight Mistake #1 (mine was WAY too loose and pretty large).  Penny used her glue gun to hold them together- looked quite simple- NOT- I ended up with spider web looking strings from the side part of my desk clear to the other side.  If I moved I had to stop and pull webs off my arms, legs, chair etc!  Then,  On one part of the video she said "turn your petal over" so I did but I didn't realize mine was already turned over :(  Mistake #3, so one of my petals is upside down :(  So, picture 1 is of my Mishap.  I could not let it go without trying again, so I turned the video back on, hit pause LOTS of times and finally got one that does resemble a rose!!!!  Seeing that I cut out 6 flowers, I have plenty to practice on, but of course you know I could not even color them right, as I have one flower with 6 petals of the same color and another with 4 (should be 5 for each one).  But that is just fine- I will turn that bad boy over and color it all over again, LOL I am persistant if nothing else :)  So, here are the pictures and please, don't fall out of your chairs laughing at my white flower :)  I did squish the blue one up a bit in trying to get the picture to take, as my camera is set to some sort of auto focus and it will focus perfectly until I go to push the button and then it is focusing again and giving me blurry shots.  There is NO telling what button I have hit on it to change that setting and I may never find out.  I had to take about 78 pictures just to get two decent ones, LOL  Of course, the color never shows up the same as they are for real- the blue doesn't have all the different shades it shows in the image, I think it may be the sparkle in the paint causing it. *Hugs*

10 comments:

  1. Your persistence paid off. Your second one looks great!!

    as for the "strings", I had them too. Not quite as many or as long as you did, but I had them! ;o)

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  2. Billie, That is comforting to a point- We were both called warped yesterday so I am not sure on that, ROFL But Thank You My Friend! *Hugs*

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  3. I would have loved to watch this process. I've had days like that, but I love the 2nd one. I'm glad you didn't give up!

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  4. I am glad you kept trying your second one is fantastic... I get the strings everywhere too.....

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  5. Awww TY Penny- Coming from the Flower Queen that is quite a compliment!!! *Hugs*

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  6. Alicia you crack me up!! But know this, you are not alone! I mess up things so bad sometimes that I do walk away. I admire that you keep at it and it pays off! Thanks for visiting me and leaving me your sweet comments....they really keep me going! :)

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  7. Oh I think they are pretty, Alicia!! I have some ready to work up and they are on my ART to do list :)

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  8. Looks great...I have the same camera issues...manufacturer malfunction, I say! They have too much stuff and not enough instructions written on the darn camera itself cuz who can find that manual (if it even came with one) when you need it? Great flowers. You are an inspiration.

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