Ahhh....in a house full of girls, this sentiment is alarmingly true! :) What are little girls made of ...Sugar and spice and everything nice! It came to mind while working on a Papercrafts call for nursery rhyme themed projects. I was SO inspired by the theme that I created this mirror and was lucky enough to have it published in their March 07 issue.
Now let me tell you... this looks way simpler to create than it was to design BUT it was those difficulties that helped form the design for me. I wanted mitered corners and wasn't smart enough at the time to create them in a simple way needless to say some of the joints ended up...well, off. I originally intended this to be a clean project...no distressing or sponging. So I started sanding and smoothing the seams. lets just say that I was REALLY grateful for these Autumn Leaves rub-ons that day...Instant fix! No I had added a new element that I hadn't planned and changes style. So I start stamping....I really struggle using Autumn Leave clear stamps because they seem to take flying leaps off my acrylic blocks. this happened here actually and there were some lines that needed to be covered up or erased.So right under the "P" you will see a heavily sanded area...yep that's one spot. then under the flower is another. Strategic placement really helped. Then it happened again over sugar but it came off after the stamp hit the paper. While lifting it off some of the ends of the branches smeared. OK, so I am pretty committed to this mirror and I wasn't giving up! so out came my handy dandy stickles and I added yet another product that I hadn't intended to use. So, I had to place the letters in a different spot than intended, add a flower, sand and use rub-on stitching and cover some blurry images with Stickles. LOL! Now think back to all those designs you started and threw away because of what you consider to be a mistake. Well, I have learned that mistakes/flubs are just a change in path and an opportunity to move forward exploring possibilities. I absolutely loved how this mirror turned out. It's rare that I think that about projects I make but I knew when it was done that it was special, unique and would find a space in my home!
Fast forward... So here I am with blank white walls in my downstairs bathroom, which is like giving a stamper a lovely piece of good white cardstock. I unpack the mirror and look at it with astonishment still not believing that I created it...and it dawns on me OH MY GOODNESS!!!...I totally need to decorate my bathroom around it! Now I have my next mission...that will be the next room painted. I will take that mirror to the paint store and coordinate it with something lovely. I also want to make a little sign for underneath it that says "and everything nice!". Oh what fun...a shabilicious bathroom!
Do you have any projects that you have fixed or morphed?