Thursday, July 11, 2013

Design Element!

Ryan has done it again! The following card describes the design element perfectly!
See those sequins!? They are not meant to be used when I stamped the one layer card!  I actually made a black smudge (covered up by the blue sequin on top)
I just can't thank you enough

Card stock: Neenah (white) 
Stamps: Frankly by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Sundrifter Frame and Feathers by Hero Arts/Studio Calico 
Inks: (Pale Tomato, Corn Flower, Butter Bar) Mid Tone Ink by Hero Arts, Pear Tart by Momento, Versafine Onyx Black by Tsukineko 
Accessories:  sequins by Neat and Tangled, Glossy Accent by Ranger

 
I was so mad when I made that boo-boo and I hated to start all over. Just then I decided to make them as part of the design elements (ding!)! Sometimes those cover-ups aren't so bad, huh?

 See, it's not a mistake! Ryan is so right! Thanks for stopping by!

40 comments:

Laura B. said...

Ryan knows best! Love these cascading feathers! So pretty!

Nat said...

wonderful, such a fun photo :) and your card is totally delightful! love this :)

Niki G said...

I always say things happen for a reason...even smudges! Those sequins totally belong, even if it wasn't on purpose.

Michelle said...

The sequins work perfectly! Lucky that you smudged your stamping. ;-) This is a beautiful card, Virginia.

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Virginia. Love the way you included the sequin as your "design elements" beautifully done.

Lynn said...

I love Ryan's wisdom. Your design elements are pure perfection :)!

Karen said...

hello mf...you make me giggle. I make those darn boo-boos all the time but try my best to cover them up. Great card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! You don't know how many cards I have had to redo on account of smudges! Andrew is always laughing when I start muttering under my breath and toss another card aside....

Juliana Michaels said...

Ryan is so inspiring! And so is your card! Love the multi colored feathers and the sequins add a perfect touch of texture!

Annette Allen said...

your design elements are perfect.. glad Ryan was able to guide you..heehee... this card is gorgeous..

Sheila H said...

The sequins work perfectly with the beautiful line of feathers! So glad you listened to Ryan :)

Robin K. said...

I always like to say that mistakes are just "opportunities for embellishment"- Hee! Love the colorful cascading feathers! And that hot pic of Ryan:)

Barb said...

Nice save, V! And I love this fabulous card! So fun with all those pretty colors! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Ryan always knows...lol!! I LURVE this gorgeous card!! :)

Melissa Shea said...

*phew* Ryan to the rescue yet again! gorgeous card. the sequins looks like they were meant to be!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Poor Ryan, does he know how we crafters abuse him? I can't even tell you how many of my cards end up the way they do because of 'design opportunities' like this! Love the airy feel of your card!

Harriet said...

Virginia....Thanks to you, I have bought sequins for use on my cards. So far I've had fun using them....thanks for the idea.

Jennifer said...

LOL! Love the card, The sequins look perfect and just like they belong!

Maureen Morton said...

Ah, wise man, Ryan! I always tell my students that there are no mistakes in crafting. I actually love this addition to this light and colorful card. You more than saved it, Virginia.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I do this allow the time I just don't admit to it hehehe! love it!

sandie said...

yeh, glad you have designs like this as I am always having to use my design wisdom!! Love the falling feathers and the colours you have used x

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia Ryan is always right! I love that you incorporated the sequins to mask the faux pas. Gorgeous card.

Barb Ghig said...

I just LOVE it when Ryan weighs in...he is wise beyond his years :-)

Love how you placed the feathers as though they are falling from the sky...so lovey! Love the font on your sentiment, too! Great 'cover up' with those pretty sequins, Virginia!

Pamela said...

SUPER pretty... and the sequins just fit in perfectly :D

donna mikasa said...

GENIUS! I love how you used three sequins, too--another design element! And a one layer wonder? I love this!

Ida said...

Perfect "design" element! - Glad that you admitted your little (smudge) mistake. Your card is really fun.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Ryan is right! Love it!

Cindy C. said...

Very clever 'design elements' Virginia! Your card is fabulous!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

You are too funny, Virginia! Love your card and I too have used many "design elements" to fix my little stamping boo-boos! The colorful feathers look great with sequins!!

Kara Lynne said...

Those sequins add just the right touch! Beautiful stamping, Virginia!

Karen from MI said...

I looked SO HARD and can't even see it, Virginia! All I see is INSPIRATION and a BEAUTIFUL, COLORFUL, WELL DESIGNED card!! YOU ARE THE BEST card maker!!! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Firstly, Ryan is ALWAYS right!! (did you see him in Drive?)
Secondly, your post made me laugh out loud
Thirdly, i love your card! feathers + sequins + brilliant!

Hugs~

Linda R said...

I love the Ryan photos.. They always make me smile.. What a beautiful card. Love how you fixed that Boo Boo...

Hugs~

BabyBokChoy said...

The card is really really nicely done!

Wida said...

OMG I love this! It's stunning. I wanted to pin it and it won't let me. I always have trouble pinninh your stuff!!! grrr...

Katie Ann Brooks said...

That Ryan is so smart! That happens to me all the time but I am not sure my "design elements" are quite as successful. ;). Love this vibrant card!

Brenda said...

Boo-boos happen but I would never have known if you had not mentioned it! Beautiful design Virginia!

Suzanne said...

Mistake or not, this is PERFECT!!! I'm totally swooning and pinning!

Lindsey said...

Love this...the card, the Ryan pic, and the boo-boo explanation. Gonna have to remember this "design elements" tip. :)

Jen W. said...

Brilliant save and they really add a fun little pop to the design. :)