Saturday, March 29, 2008

Just not my day!

I had a huge day planned for today and due to circumstances beyond my control nothing went as planned. First of all I had a hair cut/highlight appointment this morning. I left early because I finally had some Joann's coupons and the other day when I was there they had some of the new cuttlebug folders. I drive right by Joann's to get my hair done so it was going to work out just perfect...wrong! When I got to Joann's they were completely out of all of the new folders. Just my luck. Instead of using my coupons on CB folders I bought a pad of watercolor paper and some decorative candy flowers that go on cakes. Not what I went there to get but I was making a cake this afternoon anyway so at least the coupon didn't go to waste. Tonight Tom and I were supposed to go to a movie/pizza party at a friends home but Tom woke up not feeling well this morning so I was going to go alone tonight. I had my sister help make a really cool pink and purple checkerboard cake for me to take along tonight. I frosted it and decorated it with the cute candy flowers I got at Joann's. A couple hours later when I should have been getting ready for the party...I started feeling like total crap. I think I should have just stayed in bed this morning. I called my friend and had her pick up the cake so at least someone would still appreciate our totally cool spring colored checkerboard cake. So instead of partying with friends I hung out in my stamp room and experimented with the watercolor paper that I bought earlier today. The verdict...I TOTALLY SUCK AT WATERCOLORING. I tried and tried to figure out how people make such beautiful things on watercolor paper but the more I tried the uglier things got. In an effort to "fix" my image I had to resort back to touching it up with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I was determined to make something with this and in the end it turned out ok despite the fact that I colored and recolored and recolored again. I'd love to hear how you all watercolor, maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Hope you all had a better day than we did. I think I am heading off to bed, early. I just have to remember that tomorrow is a new day!

11 comments:

Delia said...

I am sorry your day went bad, I hope you start to feel better soon. But I have to tell you, reading your post made me laugh out loud. Totally what I would have said about watercoloring. My one and only tip, the lighter the better. If the color is barely there then you can't go too wrong. I put watercoloring on the back burner. LOL

BTW: I love your card. Love everything about it.

mwebb said...

Awesome card!!! I use my watercolor pencils, and I love them, but things don't really look to good, I just like using them!! :o)

mwebb said...

I sure like it when you write stuff! I check your blog and Kisa's everytime I log into my computer at home. I even check here before I check my email, so when you post more than once in a day you realy make me happy!!!

Thanks!!! :o)

Kisa Peters said...

Love your signature! Your coloring is great! I LOVE that frog too! I'm terrible at watercoloring! I think my problem is that I like my ink and colors to stay inside the lines.....and apparently that is not what watercoloring is really supposed to look like.....I just can't get over that part! I find the pencils a little easier than the crayons.....but that is only because I have more control over them to stay inside the lines!!

Kisa Peters said...

I bet your cake was great! I'm sorry you didn't get to enjoy it. I'm craving cake now...but when am I not?

nessy said...

lovely card!! but not such a lovely day ,hey!!??? hope you are feeling better and not got this horrible flu virus!!( this house is just getting rid of it after 3 weeks!!)
take care and rest!!
vanessa xx

fairymadjo said...

its just soo stunning. jo x

Angie C said...

What a fabby cute card :-)

Sorry to hear about your bad day

mwebb said...

Good Morining~~~ I am anxiously awaiting your next blog post. I live through you and Kisa!

I was snowing here this morning. Didn't last long, just made things a bit slushy.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh Heather, what a week you've been having!!! Well I must say though, I LOVE your card!! It is totally adorable!!! Keep playing with your watercoloring, you'll get the knack -- then let me know what it is!!!!!

Jo said...

Oh, what a crap day!! but at least you got a fantastic card out of it :) I used to do watercolouring but find I get on better with Prismas and Sansodor now. Love the layout you've used :)