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Thursday, 9 December 2010

DAY 8.......SAVING A TOTAL CATASTROPHE










Yep its a Catastrophe, but am showing it anyway so you can see what NOT to do...........




I had this brilliant idea of using the BirdCage as a stencil and stamping over it with a word stamp in the hope that it would look like St Pauls Cathedral.................well it obviously didn't work did it.......lol But I ploughed on regardless using my town houses die cut on grunge and painted in acrylic........that bit was OK and I stamped my little reindeer......... which had to be acrylic painted over, as it was done on glossy cardstock and the Archival Ink wouldn't dry properly....sigh sigh.... stamped stars with gold paintdabber and plonked on some snow......... result a total mess.......and no amount of charms would make it look any better.......so didn't bother wasting them.......

PART TWO
Hours later since a lot of your kind comments had already been written, I cut out this Santa from a Christmas card I received today..........whoops......but its for a good cause and I think it has saved the catastrophe. Now its Santa coming out of a Snow Dome.........what do you think, any better......yep I think so..........lol

Lets hope I do a better job of Day 9....
Take care and thank you for bearing with me. Annette x





38 comments:

craftattack said...

Not a catastrophy, but an original! And it does look like St Paul's!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

I kinda like it and yes I can see St. Pauls too :D
Have fun when you play again
J xx

JeanFB said...

Okay, cheers to art! Before I read your text, I thought "oooh, that's so pretty, it's the star of Bethlehem shining it's light down on the town." So you see, it's not a catastrophe at all!

Chris said...

Oh Netty, I can sympathise totally with you on this although I love the abstract feel you've got with it and it most certainly DOES look like St. Paul's, what a great idea. I got stuck at the day 1 tag and trying to make the grungeboard house without the house die :D, I lost all my impetus to carry on after that but may be over the weekend I'll try some of the others. Going to check your other makes this week now. Hugs, Chris x

Jolanda said...

Netty your tag is certainly no catastrophe. my daughter just looked over my shoulder and said "oh! that's nice! I like that one"!! I like it too and I can see St. Pauls in it too :)

Faye said...

Netty, the colors on this tag are simply gorgeous! When my kids were little I'd ask about their drawings and they'd say: Aw Mom, it's just a design. I don't know what the birdcage started out to be, but the design works great with the rest of the tag.

PetraB said...

It is definitely not a catastrophe, and Jean is right it looks like Bethlehem ... very christmasey!

Tracey said...

Awww Netty I dont think it was a disaster, a little bit different and maybe not how you intended but it does kinda look like St Pauls, I think you are being hard on yourself xxx

Fliss said...

I actually really like this too Netty and it does look like St Pauls.
Lovely to see something different too and the gold stars really set it off well.
xx

Terry said...

There are no mistakes in art! You have great colors and I love the snow you added to your village! This is wonderful!

craftytrog said...

Looks very arty! I love it! x

Daniele said...

it looks like st Pauls to me wait till you see mine I used Beach huts as I hadn't got any houses.....lol
hugs
sniff sniff

Netty said...

Oh what fabby mates you are....to see some good in a total failure.... Hugs Annette x

Meggymay said...

Mistake or not its still a great tag, very creative and I love what you did with the cage. xx

mustavcoffee said...

All's not lost, the colours are absolutely fabulous and look at all that brilliant texture, Nah I've seen far worse attempts. Great that you share too:0) xx

Helen said...

I think it looks like St Paul's too.... well done for perservering. I love the houses.

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is not a catastrophy its great,he he you have not seen mine,yet hand drawn houses and a sleigh ha ha,but just love your take on it hun,its gorgoues,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

WendyK said...

Nettie, you did make me laugh with your comments, I think it turned out very well considering you were not happy with it. One critisism--- I don't think they should build houses as close to St Paul's cathedral as that. I think it looks very festive though.

Jennifer said...

Hi Netty! It may not have turned out how you planned...but it still looks amazing anyway! xx Jenny xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Total catastrophe lol never, i think its looks fabulous, if you hadn't told use we would never have known. I can se st pauls.
Kevin xx

JoAnne said...

Definitely not a catastrophe Annette. Somewhat quirky-tell people it's from your abstract period-lol.
Beauty in the eye of the beholder and I like it!
xxoJoAnne

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty Netty, love your take on tag 8!

Rachelle said...

Santa definitely saves the day. Looks like he's coming out of the igloo at the north pole to me.

Linda Robinson said...

Your post brought a big smile to my face... You are your own worst critic.. I think it looks wonderful. Hugs, Linda

Maggie said...

There are no mistakes just happy accidents in crafting and I think your tag is teriffic, I see Santa leaving home ready for a busy day!!
Good luck with the dust not good that it is interfearing with your crafting :(

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is very unique Netty. So lovely idea with the Santa. A colorfest for my eyes.

Have a lovely weekend my friend.

Jennie said...

I LOVE this.. great job! :))

Lynn Stevens said...

hahahahah I love your comment of Santa coming out of a snowdome, Your too funny Netty! and I'd say you saved the day or should I say tag!
I havent attempted this one yet!

Paula said...

Adding the santa has certainly given the tag that extra oomph (technical terminology there lol)
Certainly not a catastrophe in the least

Cheryl said...

oh hun that is just brilliant gosh,that santa looks amazing,just stunning hun ,fab work batman,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Andrea C said...

it looked brill as is love your techniques but I think santa does look amazing on it too x

Joan said...

Love you tags Netty, you have such great imagination and you are so funny ! reading your blog makes my day !

Fliss said...

I did like the original but Santa definitely does add something to it. Glad you feel better about it now.
xx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love your fairy tag, and Santa was the perfect touch for this tag. He looks like he's getting ready to go down the chimney. You are really making me want that house die, hope I can use it to good effect like you have.

Lori said...

Love the addition of Santa! And it certainly was NOT a catastrophe!

minnie_mac said...

Love both versions. Agree with Rachelle. St Pauls turns into an igloo !

Marilyn

2amscrapper said...

nice save!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I hate when that happens, and it happens often for me GF, you saved it tho.