This card was done for a virtual swap hosted at Stamp-Shack. The image was supplied by inkinupstamps. From the first time I saw this image, it called out for a trellis. I drew one and colored the trellis, the image and the sky around it in watercolors. When finished, the lines of the stamp looked faded from the watercoloring, so I retraced the lines in india ink. I attached the colored image as is to the brown/green card, but, I didn't like so much white around the card. It didn't quite look right to me. So I very carefully (and I mean carefully) peeled it off and cut the white off. Then I debated quite a bit on what color cardstock to use for the background. I can color an image so I'm quite satisfied, but agonize over what cardstock to use as a background. Once I'd sorted out the background, I redrew the tendrils I had cut off and added a few more. The ribbon seems to finish it off for me. Which of the two cards do you prefer?
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The image is from TAC. The saying is computer generated and the notes are hand painted. This is one of my most favorite ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). I stamped her in light brown. Didn't like the look for her so painted her with skin tone colors. Then I paper pieced her dress and hat. Punched a ton of little circles from white felt paper. Painted her shoes, the necklace and added bracelets. I mean who would get all dolled up and not have any jangling bracelets! I added notes and shadows to finish off the card. I loved her so much, I did her in a bunch of different colors.
I've been thinking of starting a blog for sometime now. I haven't done much about it, but I did think a lot about it. I thought it was a big to do about personal musings, and who would want to read about my musings. However, the more I read other people's blogs, be they friend or stranger, I realized I learned a lot from them. Whether it was their creative piece, or their creative writing or the pictures of their familes and surroundings. It all inspired me and made me happy. In a funny way, it linked me to an outside community which hereto was unknown. I fell in love with blogging and the people that shared their insights and their creativity. So, now I too am joining this community as an active member. Well, I hope an active member.
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