Yesterday, being Wednesday, Emma and I were having a Skype crop. I had thought that I would maybe do a scrapbook page and then turn my attention to some Smashing. However, after my first layout which I was quite pleased with, I decided to do another layout ... and on a roll I then went for a third. For this one, Emma challenged me to choose a layout on Pinterest that we both would do in our own way. Stupidly I chose this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/214343263484947428/. Of course at the time, it seemed like a good idea, even with the paint splats. Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a fear of "wet stuff" going anywhere near my pretty papers and layouts ... and if only I had listened to myself! I think after having done two layouts that I was pleased with, I was feeling rather brave. BIG mistake!!!
All was going well with the layout, and then I got to the bit with the wet stuff :( I duly sploshed some Mister Huey's on and as I had splashed some onto my desk, I was just wiping around my layout to clean it up when disaster struck - my sleeve smudged the splats - eeeeeeeeeeeek! Why did I ever think that wet stuff would be a good idea?!
In an attempt to rectify the situation I tried to blot up the smudges, and a bad situation just got worse. However, I hoped that it might not show and carried on until I had finished the layout ...
but it did show :( And I hated it. It bothered me. Big time. I was sad.
So, I got up early and walked the dogs so that I had time to do something about it before I went to work. It was terribly soul destroying to take apart a layout that you had spent time and effort on, but I hoped that the end result would be worth the effort:
I think it was! What do you think?!
So, if I ever have a moment of madness and even think about splatting anything wet on or near my scrapbook pages, could someone please refer me back to this layout?! I will never, EVER do this again!!!
Counterfeit Kit August '17
5 months ago