Sunday, 13 May 2012

Stamping Sunday - The Fails !

Hi Goddesses  

Today as well as my normal Stamping Sunday post, I thought I'd show you what happens when stamping doesn't go quite right.  I have a lot of friends who are awesome at layering stamps and picking the perfect colour combos - well, this is what happens when you're not quite there yet :)

They are however a sign of evolution - they show the stage you go through when you know WHAT you want to achieve, but it hasn't all pulled together yet.   Hopefully you'll find some wisdom in my mis-steps.

First up is one that still looks pretty, even though it wasn't successful.  This is a base of HITS Hula and HITS Salsa which was just gorgeous to wear - so bright and happy. I decided to make it even more colourful by stamping over it in red ....

And that was my failing.   The red just doesn't stand out in enough detail - there's not enough contrast.  Now, from a distance, it still looks nice, because it's all about those hot tones, but no, red on pink does not equal success  :(

Next we have a holy hot mess lol.  The base is a nice gradient - OPI Gouda Gouda Two Shoes and Wooden Shoe Like To Know.  So gorgeous that I wanted to stamp over it ...

and failed!   It's the colour choice I think.  This is KleanColour Metallic Mango from memory, and it just doesn't work.   A lot of my fails come from when I am determined not to stamp with black, white, silver or gold.  Yeh, that strategy is working sweeeeet :/

Next up is an almost win.   This was a base of Picture Polish Denim, then Pam's Girly Bits Hippity Hop, and then I decided to make it mermaidy.

It ALMOST works.   I think there's too much glitter to allow the stamping to stand out.  I debated colouring in some of the scales with pink and green but decided against it.  So close.

And finally, another almost.  This is Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle stamped with Barry M gold foil.

2 things failed here - the width of the pattern is HUGE so the gold totally dominates; secondly, the stamping didn't go right to the end of my fingers, so I ended up doing some funky french tips in Razzle Dazzle to hide it - bad idea lol.

So there you have it.  Sometimes stamping does go gloriously right, and I have even had those moments.  Hopefully this will give hope to those of you going through this same phase.

Enjoy xx :)

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