After beating myself up over last weeks disastrous effort, I thought I'd concentrate on my drawing this week. You know how it goes, scribble a bit then shade until the cows come home. The thing I love about this method is, you shade a bit, then you shade some more, all the while working in one orientation.
You think '...Oh yeah, it's OK..', then put it down and walk away. As you walk back you see it upside down and it seems to have warped into an entirely different piece. People think me a little odd when I tell them to turn their work upside down. I do it often and seven times out of ten I prefer it that way and people think you are really clever when you tell them you drew or painted upside down.
Next I decided to try last weeks tutorial again. With an attack of the lazies, I thought hmmm shortcuts are a really good idea today. So after skipping several steps and adding a little artistic licence of my own I came up with this one. Now, I'm far from convinced it's great but I'm OK with result. Not so in your face and scary. One must remember as a cardmaker I still have my training wheels on, mind you Eliza will front up with a spanner at any moment...LOL love ya GF.
I used Hero Arts Century French Script stamp and clear embossing powder on white card, then Tim Holtz Distress inks over the top to create the background. Other stamps used Penny Black Dreamy, Kaisercraft CS748 and sentiment.
Moral of the story: A tutorial is great, step by step instructions invaluable, but it is a guide, there are no rules. We all have our own way of doing things, that's what makes our creations unique.
I'm looking forward to jumping over to The Stamping Ground and say hi to Julia
Happy Crafting and Happy WOYWW 232