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Monday, February 15, 2010

Downloaded Image Oopsie!

Now that Valentine's Day is past I can share my oopsie.  I had been saving some free digital images to make a personalized card for my husband.  I totally love vintage images and this one reminded me of our former arctic romance for we met and married back in Barrow six years ago yesterday.  Anyhow, what a shocker to see how it printed out!  Unbeknownst to me, our printer is on the fritz.  One of the jets must be clogged because all my lovely images came out yellow and yucky!  A few had even lost some of their details.  :-(

What to do?  Grab from my small collection of Copic markers and start coloring.  It took many layers of color and freehanding back in the details to get these results.  Once it had dried I also brushed on a layer of shimmer mist to try to mask the yellow cast and hopefully make it look a tad bit more aged.  In any case, I finshed up coloring the image, cut it out, and put it on my card.  It's a mish-mash of styles but my Valentine honey didn't mind.  He loved it.  :-)

Oh the lengths I'd go to not to waste a silly piece of cardstock.  Uhg!  It was worth the coloring that's for sure.  I love, love to color.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!  Thank you for visiting me today!

By the way, this was us six years ago under the whale bone arches.  Behind us is the arctic ocean.  It was about twenty below zero with a windchill to about forty below.  I was so happy and in love that I didn't notice how cold it was... besides that we made it a quick photo shoot on the way to our recpetion.  ;-)

SHARE A VERSE: "Greater love hat no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

11 comments:

kssdesigns said...

Nancy, I just LOVE this photo. I remember seeing it when I first found your blog a few years ago. And I remember telling my husband how lovely this photo is and how some day if we ever made it Alaska I wanted a photo of us just like yours! It's such a beautiful place and an amazing photo. I love what you did with your oopsie card too. TFS!!!

Chrisd said...

Gee what a special treasure that photo is as your began your marriage. Blessings to you and your hubby on another year together. Hugs also!

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful card....you did a great recovery job! Very nice! Love how it turned out.

Also love the picture of you and your hubby on your wedding day! So cool! Congrats on your Anniversary too....hope you had a fantabulous day!

Blessings and Hugs!

Samantha said...

your wedding phot is just amazing and unlike any that i have ever seen before. thanks for sharing it. must have been extraordinary to live there. beyond my southern cali imagination. thanks for the kind words that you left on my blog. always means a lot!

Tricia said...

What an amazing picture and an amazing coloring job on that card! It is gorgeous!!! I shiver just looking at your picture... :-)

Doris said...

What a beautiful bride! LOVE that photo and your willingness to brave the cold to get that fabulous pose!

leanne said...

The card turned out great! I love your wedding photo. So special!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Nancy...that's what I call making lemonade out of lemons, for sure!!!! Your card is sooo pretty...the vintage image is adorable and your sure did make it come to life with your expert coloring!!!! Your wedding picture is lovely, too...I can't believe you two stood outside it that kinda cold...yikes!!!

Katie Renz said...

Oh my gosh on two parts... wow... brrr... and wow, your digi image turned out awesome. You must have some "mad" coloring skills.

Junieb said...

Your wedding photo is GORGEOUS!! You and your husband make a handsome couple on your BDAY too!!
Amazing coloring job!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

I got here from Doris's blog, nice crafting and love your wedding picture, looks like you both are in fairy land, you look so happy! TFS your blog! will visit again! since I have just got back to being on line after a bout of bad illness! Bye for now! Hugs always! G