I finally finished the top and bottom of the one page and rubbed in some Faber-Castell gelatos. The color I wanted was not turning out like I thought and I was beginning to mess up the edges both on top and in the middle with ink. What made me think I would like the lower and upper edges inked, I don't know. Remember at this point it is still one piece of paper. It was not getting better so I ended up tearing the top and bottom pieces off and reapplying it to another sheet of paper. Still I wasn't liking it.
I decided to just keep going. I added my paper strips ... all Bo Bunny ... layered my chipboard, flowers, buttons, cut out butterflies, and ribbon until I figure I could live with it. I did love the words from Heidi Grace metallic words.
Next step was to walk away for a few days. When I came back to take a peek I ended up liking what I had done. I did overreach for my abilities but I gave it my best shot. I think Ali will like it when she looks back on it years from now.
Masterpiece? Perhaps not...but a great lesson for me to try, try, and try again!
This is the sketch by Michele Singh for C'est Magnifique Kit.
Have a Crafty Day!