Tuesday, January 24, 2012

When mistakes turn out great!

Has that ever happened to you? I have found over and over that sometimes my original ideas don't pan
out , but I rarely scrap them. I try to think what I can do to still make the item beautiful and
most times it works.

For instance, take these paper mache hearts. I had this brilliant idea to decoupage some script napkins
 onto them.  I realized not too far into the project that they should have been painted white first, but I was
 too far along.  Somewhere along the way I abandoned that idea because they just didn't look like I
wanted them to.

So I tried to think of something to cover them up with {after I painted them white right over the decoupage
flubbs}  Then it hit me...cheesecloth! It would be light and airy and just perfect. I just kinda made up the
design as I went along.  I think they turned out better than the original idea would have!

I had fun making a couple different heart designs. I had so much fun that I could have made them all day long. :)

What do you think?


I am in a hurry today because I have big plans!! Plans to visit my sister in PA very shortly and I can't wait!! {hubby will hold down the fort for a few days while I am having fun} I hope that we can make this a yearly event from now on as we have so much fun together. I know we will do some fun shopping while I am out there. Any must see places in the  Mercer , Sharon PA area?? All ideas are welcome! lol


{For some reason the ribbon looks purplish to me, but it really is a pretty gray and goes well with the graphic}

I purchased these adorable little french script *buttons* from Abby over at Abbies Paperie Garden.
Aren't they just the cutest? I love them and am enjoying using them in my artwork.


I hope you enjoyed my ramblings today. I do enjoy you gals and blogging so much.
Happy White Wednesday and be sure and visit Kathleen over at Faded Charm again this week.


If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, be sure and check my previous post and enter!! :)

31 comments:

Nostalgia said...

This happens to me a lot. It is not about making mistakes, it is about being creative. Well done, the hearts are reeeeeallllly adorable!

Createology said...

Very happy hearts indeed. Safe Travels...

Pleuntje said...

Hi Sandi, I have been very busy so I just have some time to read your blog. And I saw some lovely hearts. And I love the way you created it. A very good idea. And I also saw your beautiful scarfs. So sweet. I love scarfs. And i want to take a change to win the give away. I read its wordwide. Lucky me. Love Petra

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your hearts turned out beautifully for being a mistake.
Have a great time with your sister.

Sylvia said...

Dear Sandy,

I've just found your wonderful blog and am totally thrilled! Your blog and your ideas are wonderful! I'm looking forward to more of your ideas and inspirations to see!

Hugs Sylvia

Susie said...

Sandi, Stop, you are killing me.Only you can make a treasure from a mistake LOL. Those hearts are wonderful. Have fun with your sister. xo, smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi... those are so pretty!... the last one is my favorite... have fun visiting your sister!... xoxo Julie Marie

Bente said...

Gorgeous heart, specially when it was a mistake.(smile)

Hugs Bente

Barbara Jean said...

Both very sweet, way to save and improve!!

blessings
bj

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

I've had this happen to me too and somehow something even better always seems to blossom. Your hearts are beautiful! You should add them to your shop. Oh and I love how the buttons you ordered from my shop look...so pretty.

xo,

Abby

Irene said...

What a delightful creation. You have such fun. I have a huge painting to do so all I've done all day is try to make space for working on it. Really hard when I'm so full. I'm thinking how blessed I am to have so much inspiring "stuff" around me. Have a wonderful visit with your sister.

Susan said...

LOVE these perfect hearts Sandi! Your 'mistake' was brilliant. :)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

These little hearts are adorable! Love all of the little touches you added to them.

~Shanon

Heaven's Walk said...

So pretty, Sandi! They remind me of those Easter eggs with the picture in the center, you know what I mean? Have a safe trip and shop til you drop, girl! lol!

xoxo laurie

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

So Pretty, Love the way those Hearts turned out....

aimee said...

i love when things like that happen! super job :)
blessings,aimee

Fishtail Cottage said...

So very adorable!!!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

The hearts turned out so pretty,Sandi.Love them.
Happy WW.
Hugs,
Marie

Anneke said...

your heart is gorgeous and turned out very well

Alba Linea said...

wow everything here looks simply great! love the hearts very much! best wishes and a creative day! di
;0)

Linda M. said...

Hi Sandi, Your hearts are gorgeous. I love the French script buttons too. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Lady Pamela said...

I just KNEW I had seen those buttons somewhere before. I am glad you told us. I would have been thinking about it all day!
Thanks. Beautiful project.
*Hugs* Have a fun and safe trip.

Carole said...

Not ramblings at all I like to hear the thought process of artists. The cheese cloth was a nice touch.

hugs
Carole

Gail said...

Lovely
Sometimes I rework a "unfinished" (not mistake) project, depends on my mood and whether piece is encouraging me to go on or if it is taunting me ( then I rip off usable supplies and toss the rest)

Blessings from Cindy said...

Your hearts are lovely! Don't you love making a mistake into a masterpiece?! Have a wonderful trip!
Blessings,
Cindy

Passionate for White said...

What a beautiful mistake you made!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Have fun with your sister Sandi!!
Loving your hearts!

Monique said...

OOOHHH, I love them, very beautiful!!!
Monique

Bonjade said...

Oh they are really so beautiful!
You made such great art....
Made with love!

Enjoy your visit to your sister.

Fine sunday

June said...

You are awesome Sandi! These are soooo pretty. No one would have guessed that your second try was not your first.
I know exactly what you mean about making them all day long...I have been making collage hearts for two days now :) I get on something and just can't seem to change course.
hugs...

Tricia said...

Those hearts look wonderful, Sandi. I know what you mean about things not working out the way you planned. I always think that when I'm taking photos...if I just let things evolve naturally they turn out better. Hope you have a good trip :)